Empire Records Review

Empire Records

There aren’t a lot of films like Empire Records. There are so many reasons why people relate to it so much. A few of them being the characters. These are 7 teenagers who don’t really know where they’re heading in life. I mean, I for one don’t know where I’m going to end up in a few years. Another reason is definitely the music. As I have said earlier in the week, music is bled through this film. Well it is set in a record store, so you’d hope there would be some decent music throughout. And boy do they deliver. It was released in the mid 90s so it’s mostly punk music, but there are some songs everyone should recognise.

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Empire Records – Soundtrack

Sometimes you get a great film with a soundtrack as a second thought. Other times you can get a poor film with a great soundtrack. And then a film will come along and the soundtrack is just as amazing as the film is, so good that you can’t talk about the film without mentioning the soundtrack, they are intertwined.

No I’m not talking about a musical (although it does sound like that doesn’t it?). I am talking about Empire Records. Please, please enjoy this great soundtrack. Another cult (ish) film with a rock-pop soundtrack, I know but stick with me.

(According to Wiki there’s a lot more songs not included on the track list, find them here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Records)

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Wayne’s World Review

Wayne’s World is a cult classic. There’s no doubting that. And you know what, I can see why.

With the backing from the late 80s/early 90s buzz around SNL, it’s no surprise that this Saturday Night Live sketch transferred onto the big screen with relative ease.

The film follows two friends, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey who host a public access cable show in their basement. Seen as slackers, the lovable pair are popular throughout their town, with their catchphrases shouted at them from the street. Enter TV Executive, played by Rob Lowe, who wants to make the show commercial. Wayne, Myers, falls in love with female singer Cassandra, played by Tia Carrere. Garth, Carvey, and Wayne must fight to keep their show how they want it, untouched by corporate hands.

There’s not much else to say about the film. With it’s witty script, classic catchphrases and quirky performances, it’s not hard to see why it’s loved globally. I know not a lot of people enjoy this kind of humour, but I love it! Possibly called idiotic humour, I think sometimes you need these kind of jokes, that mean no harm and just try and make you laugh in the simplest way.

Watch this film if you love Austin Powers, SNL, The Love Guru (basically if you’re a Mike Myers fan you’ll love this) and if you love comedy that is stupid and clever at the same time.