History Film / EmpireRecords

8th Apr '17 3:29:37 AM Doc_Loki
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* RunningGag: Just about everyone feels the need to comment on Rex's hair at least once.
26th Oct '16 12:33:10 PM Mdumas43073
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A movie about a CloudCuckooLander, a Harvard-bound overachiever, a fun-loving [[TheVamp Vamp]], two stoners, a laid-back artist and a troubled young woman. They work at a record store under the aegis of a BenevolentBoss and a not-so-benevolent owner. An aging singer is visiting for the day. They must save the store, make discoveries about themselves, and rock out to the very best of mid-nineties alternative music.

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A movie 1995 dramedy directed by Allan Moyle, about a CloudCuckooLander, a Harvard-bound overachiever, a fun-loving [[TheVamp Vamp]], two stoners, a laid-back artist and a troubled young woman. They work at a record store under the aegis of a BenevolentBoss and a not-so-benevolent owner. An aging singer is visiting for the day. They must save the store, make discoveries about themselves, and rock out to the very best of mid-nineties alternative music.
9th Aug '16 7:54:05 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* RightThroughHisPants: When Rex and [[spoiker: Gina]] have sex, both of them inexplicably wear their underwear during the act.

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* RightThroughHisPants: When Rex and [[spoiker: [[spoiler: Gina]] have sex, both of them inexplicably wear their underwear during the act.
9th Aug '16 7:53:46 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* RightThroughHisPants: When Rex and [[spoiker: Gina]] have sex, both of them inexplicably wear their underwear during the act.
11th Jul '16 6:56:56 PM wittylibrarian
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* HadakaApron: Gina, natch, when she displays a problem with Tape Town's dress code...

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* HadakaApron: Gina, natch, when she displays a problem with Tape Music Town's dress code...
11th Jul '16 6:55:28 PM wittylibrarian
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* BenevelontBoss: Joe tries to be this, and the staff respect him for it even though it becomes clear during the movie that Joe is stressed out with how the store is struggling and may cave to the demands that he sell out to the record chain. [[spoiler:Even when Joe finally snaps at Lucas he's still being nice about it.]]

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* BenevelontBoss: BenevolentBoss: Joe tries to be this, and the staff respect him for it even though it becomes clear during the movie that Joe is stressed out with how the store is struggling and may cave to the demands that he sell out to the record chain. [[spoiler:Even when Joe finally snaps at Lucas he's still being nice about it.]]
11th Jul '16 6:55:09 PM wittylibrarian
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* BenevelontBoss: Joe tries to be this, and the staff respect him for it even though it becomes clear during the movie that Joe is stressed out with how the store is struggling and may cave to the demands that he sell out to the record chain. [[spoiler:Even when Joe finally snaps at Lucas he's still being nice about it.]]



%%** Debra and Lucas.

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%%** ** Debra and Lucas.



%%* EducationMama: Corey's father.

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%%* * EducationMama: Corey's father.father. [[spoiler:It's one of the reasons why Corey is stressed out on pills trying to over-achieve.]]



%%* GoodBadGirl: As mentioned above, Gina.
%%* HadakaApron: Gina, natch.
%%* IceCreamKoan: Lucas's wisdom.
%%* ImportantHaircut
%%* IronicEcho:
%%** "Take care of yourself, Warren. Don't let the Man get you down."
%%** "Not *entirely* perfect."
%%* LeParkour: Lucas
%%* MamaBear: Joe.
%%* MushroomSamba: "You play a mean guitar, Mark! It's really a shame that you must...DIE!"
%%* TheNineties: The movie just ''screams'' it.

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%%* * GoodBadGirl: As mentioned above, Gina.
%%* * HadakaApron: Gina, natch.
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natch, when she displays a problem with Tape Town's dress code...
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IceCreamKoan: Lucas's wisdom.
%%* ImportantHaircut
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* ImportantHaircut: Debra
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IronicEcho:
%%** ** "Take care of yourself, Warren. Don't let the Man get you down."
%%** ** "Not *entirely* perfect."
%%* * LeParkour: Lucas
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Lucas, masterfully chasing shoplifter Warren back and forth through the store.
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MamaBear: Joe.
%%* * MushroomSamba: "You play a mean guitar, Mark! It's really a shame that you must...DIE!"
%%* * TheNineties: The movie just ''screams'' it.it. Unavoidable considering when it came out...
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Already mad at Lucas for gambling away the store's money, Joe eventually snaps when Lucas overdoes his hipster wisdom act, and drags the teen into his office for an off-screen beating. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Joe doesn't leave any severe damage aside from a cut on Lucas' forehead, and they both act afterward as though they both knew it needed to be done.]] Joe [[spoiler:even hands Lucas a towel to take care of that cut.]]



%%* ParentalAbandonment
%%* ThePowerOfRock

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%%* ParentalAbandonment
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* ParentalAbandonment: Debra has no problem with Joe calling her mom about her failed suicide attempt, just as long as Joe can actually ''find'' Debra's mom.
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ThePowerOfRock



%%* StalkerWithACrush: Corey for Rex Manning.
%%* TheStoner: Eddie and Mark both fit.
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Eddie and Mark again.
%%* StylisticSuck: Rex Manning's music video.

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%%* * StalkerWithACrush: Corey for Rex Manning.
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Manning. It doesn't end well for Corey when she finds out how much of a {{Jerkass}} Rex is.
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TheStoner: Eddie and Mark both fit.
%%* * ThoseTwoGuys: Eddie and Mark again.
%%* * StylisticSuck: Rex Manning's music video.video. Granted, it's very much in the style of [[TheEighties early MTV]].



%%* SweaterGirl: Corey.
%%* ToyotaTripwire

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%%* * SweaterGirl: Corey.
%%* * ToyotaTripwire



%%* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou

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%%* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: A nice version, when Joe finally confronts Lucas for losing the store's money on a foolish gambit.
11th May '16 10:30:23 AM wittylibrarian
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: AJ tries to do this with Corey on the roof of the store, just when he thinks it's the right time for it. Corey, however, had just gone through an embarrassing moment with Rex Manning and isn't in the mood for it. [[spoiler:She calms down later and they hook up after all.]]
10th May '16 1:31:00 PM wittylibrarian
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* ADayInTheLife: The movie plays out as a SliceOfLife episode, a "Working At Empire Records" kind of day as we watch the employees cope being there. Subverted in that half the cast are going through personal dilemmas, the store itself is facing doom being overtaken by a corporate entity, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking it's Rex Manning Day]].
10th May '16 1:19:20 PM wittylibrarian
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