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10 ‘90s Movie Soundtracks We’ll Listen to Forever

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The decade of grunge saw movie soundtracks diversify into lots of new genres. In this feature, we’ll pimp out our 10 favorite soundtracks of the era. No Titanic, please.

10. Pulp Fiction

It was a toss-up between this and Reservoir Dogs, but either way Tarantino redefined how directors deployed classic tracks in their movies.

Check out all airings of Pulp Fiction on IFC.


9. Space Jam

R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” was just the tip of the iceberg for this collection of monster hits paired to the best animated b-ball movie ever.


8. Velvet Goldmine

Todd Haynes couldn’t use the music of David Bowie for his glam-rock flick, so he just got new tracks performed by supergroups including members of Radiohead, Suede and Sonic Youth.


7. Bulworth

This Warren Beatty vehicle is pretty embarrassing in hindsight, but the awesome soundtrack launched the inescapable “Ghetto Superstar.”


6. The Crow

Although some of the gloomy industrial-goth tracks on this one sound a little dated, there’s no denying the awesomeness of stuff like “Golgotha Tenement Blues.”


5. Kids

Larry Clark’s grim picture of teen life in New York City came with a staggeringly diverse soundtrack ranging from Daniel Johnston to Jeru the Damaja.


4. Tank Girl

In the 90s Courtney Love was at least sort of sane, and she did a bad-ass job putting together this collection of mostly female-fronted rock acts.


3. Pump Up The Volume

It’s not surprising that a flick about a pirate radio DJ would have a badass soundtrack, and this 1990 platter featured Henry Rollins with Bad Brains taking on the MC5’s classic “Kick Out The Jams”


2. Trainspotting

The grimy adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s junkie epic featured tracks from dinosaurs like Iggy Pop alongside the latest electronica from Underworld and then-booming Britpop.


1. Judgment Night

Melding the hottest hard rock acts with the fiercest rappers of the decade seems logical now, but when the Judgment Night soundtrack it blew everybody’s minds.

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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