ByNormand Goralski, writer at
Movie lover and critique! Won't Steer you wrong on a flick!
Normand Goralski

Have you ever seen the Movie "Empire Records?" Sure, you have! But just in case this one slipped by you ,Rent it, watch it, buy it! It is as good a Movie as "Rudy" if your in a funk, and need something ,powerful, funny and uplifting, to put that smile back on your face.

This little gem of a picture which came out in 1995, is as relevant and funny today as it was on it's release date. I don't think anyone really knew what they had here or created when they made this picture.

For example the cast which is a list of youngsters who would go on to become Superstars in movies,collecting some pretty nice hardware from the "Academy of motion pictures.Such as a teenybopper "Renee Zellweger" Who would later go on to stardom in films, "Jerry McGuire", Nurse Betty, "Cinderella man", and "Cold Mountain" for which She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Now this is just Renee!

Also starring in the movie "Empire Records" was Anthony LaPaglia, who would go on to star in a hit television series "Without a Trace"!

"Rory Cochrane" who would kick off in a series NCIS which I believe after 12 seasons is still the number one show on television. We can also add to the list of these fine youngsters "Robin Tunney" who would go on to a stellar movie career in such flicks as, "Vertical Limit, "End of Days" opposite "Arnold Schwarzenegger"! and ,"The Craft" in which she plays a modern Witch! and today she can be found on a hit T.V. series "The Mentalist"

Also in a fantastic cast of characters, we have "Liv Tyler" daughter of yes...."Steven Tyler" lead singer for the band "Aerosmith" But Liv strikes out in her own right, by being a superb actress, not just the daughter of a Rock Star. Liv Tyler has starred in movies "Stealing Beauty", "Inventing the Abbotts", "The Lord of the Rings..trilogy", and my favorite movie with her,in an ensemble cast also," Armaggeddon" which also starred, "Ben Affleck",Steve Buscemi","Billy Bob Thornton", the late Michael Duncan Clark",Owen Wilson, oh and "Bruce Willis"! should I go On?

So with a cast like this, how could you miss? But there are so many that don't know just how good a movie can be! I think this got by alot of people because of the titles they sometimes, "plant" on a movie, that makes us go..."Oh Empire Records"!, must be about a record store, doesn't sound very exciting, people I hardly know are in it, ehhhhhh...I think I'll pass on this One!

Well, I didn't pass,and I hope those of you that haven't seen this "kick ass" little film don't pass either.

You never know when your going to find a little diamond in the rough, or as I like to call it "One of the little "Gems of Cinema"



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