These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Empire Records
Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Mark watching tv and inexplicably watching himself show up in a Gwar music video and getting ripped apart, while his reaction ranges between horrified and ecstatic.
It makes more sense considering he's eating Eddie's "special brownies" while watching a Gwar video.
Also, it's clear that, after a moment of thinking about it, Marc realizes it's because of the special brownies.
Crowning Music of Awesome: A lot. "Sugar High" at the end, along with "Money (That's What I Want)", "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Hey Joe", "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", "Here it Comes Again", and "Say No More, Mon Amour".
Fridge Logic: When playing on the roof, in the second verse they hand Gina the microphone again and she acts hesitant like this is the first time she is singing to a crowd. This would be pretty dramatic considering she mentioned wanting to be a singer, except for she was already singing the song solo with them in the first verse without any signs of nervousness.
During the first verse, she was a backup singer. For the second verse, she is asked to "take the lead", putting her in the proverbial spotlight. That's the cause of her anxiety.
Harsher in Hindsight: The movie is rather like a story about somebody buying a buggy-whip store in 1900.
Just Here for Godzilla: Considering the movie's reviews were abysmal and only made about $300,000 at the box office, it likely would have completely disappeared if not for its soundtrack.
Now...take a look at the poster for the movie◊—did it ever occur to ANYBODY at the time that the slutty-looking blonde chick on the right would not just be the most famous out of everyone there, but be a tabloid fixture AND an Oscar winner?
The female leads went on to do big things. Most of the male leads flamed out spectacularly.
Funny thing is that all of the three male leads would play in CSI: Miami,in more or less recurring role.