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'Hunger Games' Soundtrack Boasts Civil Wars 'Survival Song'

'It's not a fairy tale. That's what we loved about the books,' John Paul White tells MTV News about movie's music.

By Jocelyn Vena, with additional reporting by Matt Elias

The Civil Wars

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To accompany the highly anticipated theatrical release of "The Hunger Games" this week, the movie's soundtrack, The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, also hits the streets.

Featuring a wide-ranging list of musicians including Neko Case, Arcade Fire, Maroon 5 and Kid Cudi, the album's themes and sounds pay homage to the story's subject matter of rebellion and war, as well as the film's setting in a dystopian version of the Appalachian Mountains, thanks to lots of twangy guitars and a handful of country ballads.

One of the soundtrack's most frequent contributors, the Civil Wars, spoke to MTV News about the opportunity to appear on the film's album. They not only
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Quentin Tarantino To Receive Special Critics' Choice Movie Award

The edgy filmmaker will be honored with the Critics' Choice Music+Film Award at the event, which airs live on Friday on VH1.

By Jocelyn Vena

Quentin Tarantino

Photo: Charles Eshelman/ FilmMagic

Quentin Tarantino will receive the inaugural Critics' Choice Music+Film Award at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards, which VH1 will air live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday at 9 p.m. Et.

According to a press release, the award "was created to honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music."

Maroon 5, who will serve as the night's house band, also will perform a musical tribute to the filmmaker as scenes from his iconic films play. "Throughout his career, [Tarantino] has truly harnessed the power of a single song and created unforgettable, heart-breaking, exhilarating
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'Jennifer's Body': Girl Trouble, By Kurt Loder

Megan Fox vs. Amanda Seyfried in a biting new comedy.

Megan Fox in "Jennifer's Body"

Photo: 20th Century Fox

Just as he's about to rip the beautiful Jennifer's tightly bound body to shreds with a knife, hunky young Nikolai tries to tell her why. Nikolai is the lead singer of an indie band called Low Shoulder. They're desperate to make it big — to be the next Maroon 5! But the world is awash in indie bands, so it's hard. "There are so many of us," he says, "and we're all so cute. ... Satan is our only hope." In the group's quest for diabolic new management, Nikolai has downloaded a Satanic ritual off the Internet. All that's required is a virgin sacrifice. Unfortunately, he's picked the wrong girl: Jennifer's days of sexual innocence are far behind her. ("I'm not even a backdoor virgin," she later admits.) So the ritual goes seriously wrong.
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