Friday, October 12, 2007
THIRD PICK OF THE WEEK 10/12/07
"Damn the Man! Save the Empire!"
I'm putting this movie up because it made me believe that a good teen movie could actually be written, produced, and last for over a decade and still be awesome. Even thinking about this movie still makes me smile.
EMPIRE RECORDS in itself is not a masterpiece of film, but a reminder that teen movies used to mean something, and used to be about more than winning the heart of the popular girl at school, or being prom queen. The kids in this movie are fighting against a giant corporation, against society, and for the freedom to have an independent piece of the world where they can simply exist.
The music is pulse pounding, the characters are laugh-out-loud funny, and the romance angles are there but not overbearing. I mean seriously, it's fantastic.
If your looking for a great comedy, that has great music (like HIGH FIDELITY) and is just plain good fun, then EMPIRE RECORDS is your movie tonight.
Starring Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Anthony LaPaglia and Renee Zellweger. Directed by Allan Moyle.
Released in 1995.