Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the gang of Empire Records again? Sure, Corey and AJ left town, but college is only four years; they’ve got to come back to visit Joe, Lucas, Gina, Mark and the gang, right? What makes the idea of an Empire Records reunion even more appealing, is the opportunity to see how the industry would affect the story, yet again. Back when the film came out, it was all about store chains taking over independent shops. Nowadays, just about every one of those chains has shut down and all that’s left are the struggling solo retailers. Did Empire Records hold on? Did it embrace the digital age? Is Rex Manning a has been?