“The Hunger Games” soundtrack to include The Decemberists, Arcade Fire and Taylor Swift


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With composers T-Bone Burnett and James Newton Howard putting together the music for the upcoming “The Hunger Games” adaptation, it should come as no surprise that the soundtrack for the film is going to be pretty darn good. A couple of artists off the album have been announced, including The Decemberists and Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, and they are definitely living up to our high expectations of the process.

We have to admit, we were a little bit hesitant when the first musician to be announced on the project was Taylor Swift. “The Hunger Games” skews to a number of different audiences, and Swift caters to the younger, mostly female portion of it. But Swift’s song, “Safe and Sound,” is very unlike her typical bubbly country music and actually fits with the tone of “The Hunger Games” very well. If this is the shape of the soundtrack to come, then consider us fully enthused.

In addition to Swift, The Decemberists and Butler & Chassagne, leading lady Jennifer Lawrence will be adding her vocals to the soundtrack for the song “Rue’s Lullaby.” That song will be used within the film, and will likely on “The Hunger Games” full soundtrack disc as well.

There likely will be more musical announcements for “The Hunger Games” soundtrack in the coming weeks, but for now we can rest assured that each of the artists brought on to the project will be creating original songs that will match the film in tone.

Though comparisons from “The Hunger Games” to “The Twilight Saga” are something of a stretch, it’s fair to say that Lionsgate is going the same route Summit did with “Twilight’s” soundtracks by combining mainstream talents with indie darlings. And, whether you liked the “Twilight” films or not, those soundtracks were actually pretty darn good.

“The Hunger Games” stars Lawrence, John Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth and is directed by Gary Ross. It’s due to hit theaters on March 23.

Do you like the current line-up for “The Hunger Games” soundtrack? Who else would you like to see be on it? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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