Happy Birthday Jennifer Garner!

We at Lakeshore Records wish the lovely Jennifer Garner a happy birthday!  We’ve loved her since we first saw her in TV’s Alias, and we’ve followed her glorious movie career with great interest ever since.  She’s starred in some of our favorites including Juno, 13 Going on 30, and Academy-Award Nominee Dallas Buyers Club.  We’ve been honored to release two of her film soundtracks: 2012′s Butter and her latest Draft Day, which is in theaters now.

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Draft Day is an immersion into the world of the high stakes NFL Draft and stars Kevin Costner.  Academy Award-nominated Composer John Debney scored the soundtrack which is available now.

Listen to samples of all the songs:

Download The Album:

Draft Day Soundtrack
Download | Buy CD

 

Butter is a satirical look at the butter-sculpting world of the Midwest and co-stars Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman (watch it now at Netflix).  The soundtrack features hitmakers Fitz & The Tantrums, Jónsi, and Raphael Saadiq.

Listen to samples of all the songs:

Download The Album:

Butter Soundtrack
Download | Buy CD

 

What’s your favorite Jennifer Garner movie?  Let us know in the comments below!

Is Scarlett Johansson A Secret Recording Star?

Could Scarlett Johansson be a budding recording artist? With all the attention focused on her acting on Captain America: Winter Soldier, her musical recordings may have flown under your radar.  Before you heard her sing the Oscar-nominated “Moon Song” on screen (see our acoustic tribute link below), she recorded a George Gershwin standard, “Summertime,” in 2006, later remixed by Massive Attack for the Days of Grace movie soundtrack in 2012.  Released by Lakeshore Records, the Johansson and Massive Attack Gershwin remix is super cool and worth a listen.

Lakeshore Records: Scarlett Johansson Sings "Summertime" (Days of Grace Soundtrack)

The album for this crime thriller may have flown under your radar, so here’s your chance to realize its awesomeness: a score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (“The Road”; “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”), Academy Award-winner Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”; “The Book of Eli”) with Leopold Ross & Claudia Sarne, and Shigeru Umebayashi (The Grandmaster).

Download The Albums!
Days of Grace Soundtrack: Download | Buy CD

Acoustic Hits: A Tribute to her Soundtrack: Download

Johansson also contributed her vocal talents to “Before My Time,” for the Oscar-nominated climate documentary, Chasing Ice.  We have a hunch that we will be hearing a lot more from her.

 

Watch the Vanity Fair May 2014 cover shoot video, featuring Scarlett Johansson:

Screen capture: Scarlett Johansson/Vanity Fair May 2014 Scarlett Johansson graces the May 2014 cover of Vanity Fair magazine, shot by photographer Craig McDean.

 

 

 

John Debney Scores Again With Walk Of Shame

Composer John Debney is having a busy month!  Debney fans will be getting a double dose of goodness with his just-released Draft Day album and the Walk of Shame soundtrack!  If you missed out on the Walk of Shame pre-order, here’s your chance to get your hands on the new John Debney-scored album right away!  Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, Walk of Shame is the new romantic comedy out in theaters on May 2.  We’ve pretty much fallen in love with this hilarious film; do not be surprised when the bright yellow dress becomes the new sexy Halloween costume of the year.

Lakeshore Records: Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden in Walk of Shame (Soundtrack)

Walk of Shame is a film produced by Lakeshore Entertainment; the soundtrack and score album are released by Lakeshore Records.

Download The Album! http://bit.ly/WOSScore

 

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Stay tuned for more Walk of Shame soundtrack and John Debney news!

Blue Valentine: Ryan Gosling’s Earth-Shaking Movie – Download His Song!

Ryan Gosling sure knows how to steam things up.  Do you remember that amazing elevator kiss scene from Drive?  Ryan Gosling‘s “Driver” character gives “Irene” (Carey Mulligan) a prolonged, passionate kiss right before he saves the day by bashing a bad guy’s face in.  Gosling fans seeking more hotness from him will not be disappointed in Blue Valentine (watch it now on Netflix).  The Blue Valentine Soundtrack features great music by Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, Penny & the Quarters, and a bonus track by Ryan Gosling himself. 

Lakeshore Records: Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is featured in a recent Rolling Stone article about some pivotal moments in history for the Millennial generation.  Read the article for details about that steamy scene in Blue Valentine, here: Coming of Age: Millennials’ Most Earth-Shaking Sexual Moments.  

Download The Album!

Blue Valentine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Track Listing

01. Granny Diner – Grizzly Bear

02. In Ear Park – Department of Eagles

03. Easier (Instrumental) – Grizzly Bear

04. Lullabye (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

05. I Live With You (Instrumental) -Grizzly Bear

06. Foreground (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

07. Dory (Instrumental) - Grizzly Bear

08. You Always Hurt the Ones You Love - Ryan Gosling

09. You and Me - Penny & The Quarters

10. Shift (Alternate Version) - Grizzly Bear

11. Alligator (feat. Zach Condon, Dave Longstreth & Amber Coffman) [Choir Version] - Grizzly Bear

12. Easier - Grizzly Bear

13. Lullaby - Grizzly Bear

14. I Live With You - Grizzly Bear

15. Foreground - Grizzly Bear

 

 

The Grandmaster Composer Nathaniel Mechaly Sweeps Film Awards

Lakeshore Records congratulates The Grandmaster Composer Nathaniel Méchaly on his Best Score win yesterday at the prestigious Hong Kong Film Awards.  This adds to Méchaly’s other win at the Asian Film Awards held in Macau on March 27.  With fellow score composer Umebayashi Shigeru, the Oscar-nominated film swept both awards, garnering twelve wins in Hong Kong, and seven at the Asian Film Awards.

Lakeshore Records: The Grandmaster Soundtrack - Tony Leung, Actor

Mechaly, who also won an award at the BMI Film and TV Awards last year for his work in Taken 2 starring The Grey‘s Liam Neeson, is set to score the new French series for TF1, “Taxi: Brooklyn” produced by Eurcopacorp TV and the forthcoming Jean Becker film, “Bon Rétablissement!” starring Gérard Lanvin.

Here’s a partial awards list from the Hong Kong Film Awards:

Best Score: Umebayashi Shigeru, Nathaniel Mechaly – The Grandmaster

Best Film: The Grandmaster

Best Director: Wong Kar-wai – The Grandmaster

Best Actress: Zhang Ziyi – The Grandmaster

Best Sound: The Grandmaster

Read the full list at Variety.

 

 

Lakeshore Records: Ziyi Zhang in The Grandmaster.

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The Grandmaster: Download | Buy CD

Want to know who else scores our soundtracks?  Check out the Lakeshore Records Composer Interviews page for more!

 

7 Must-Watch Movies For Serious Mad Men Fans

Tonight marks the debut of Mad Men‘s final season on AMC (check local listings).  Lakeshore Records takes a look at the cast’s other acting appearances.  You think you know everything about your favorite Mad Men series regulars?  We uncovered seven movies which star some of your favorite Mad Men actors: Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Jessica Paré, Jared Harris and Alison Brie.

Lakeshore Records: Christina Hendricks in "I Don't Know How She Does It"

Debuted in 2007, Mad Men is a period drama which takes place in the ’50s and ’60s.  Not ones to spend their days sipping Martinis or filing their nails, these actors ventured out of their small-screen bubble.  Die-hard Mad Men fans will find it delightful to see Jared Harris in a saucy movie or Christina Hendricks play a less than classy lady.

Jon Hamm (Don Draper) as “Jake Erlich” in Howl.
Download the Howl soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD

Jessica Paré (Megan Draper) as “Rebecca” in Wicker Park.
Download the Wicker Park soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD

Jared Harris (Lane Price) as “Dr. Kent Webber” in Extraodinary Measures  and “John Willie” in The Notorious Bettie Page.
Download the Extraordinary Measures soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD
Download The Notorious Bettie Page soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD

Alison Brie (Trudy Campbell) as “Rebecca Walters” in Scream 4.
Download the Scream 4 soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD

Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) as “Blanche” in Drive and “Allison Henderson” in I Don’t Know How She Does It.
Download the Drive soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD
Download the I Don’t Know How She Does It soundtrack album: Download | Buy CD

 

Watch the Mad Men Season 7 Trailer, “Peace”:

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It’s Draft Day At Lakeshore Records: Check Out Our Music Playbook!

It’s Draft Day at Lakeshore Records!  In celebration of the new NFL football movie starring Kevin Costner, we created a music playbook which features some of our favorite players in the [Hollywood] league: Composer John Debney, Director Ivan Reitman, and actors Jennifer Garner, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Kevin Dunn, Sam Elliott and Patrick St. Esprit.  Check out the Team Lakeshore Records play-by-play and score yourself some great music!

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Don’t Fumble The Play-Offs: Download The Albums!

John Debney (composer):
Draft Day score: Download | Buy CD
Walk of Shame score: Coming soon!
The Call score: Download | Buy CD
No Strings Attached score: Download | Buy CD

Ivan Reitman (director):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
No Strings Attached: Download | Buy CD
My Super Ex-Girlfriend: Download | Buy CD
Disturbia (executive producer)
Disturbia Score: Download | Buy CD
Disturbia Various Artists Album: Download | Buy CD

Jennifer Garner (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Butter: Download | Buy CD

Rosanna Arquette (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Buffalo ’66: Buy CD

Terry Crews (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Scary Movie 5: Download | Buy CD
Gamer: Download | Buy CD
Norbit: Download | Buy CD

Kevin Dunn (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Warrior: Download | Buy CD

Sam Elliott (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Thank You For Smoking: Download | Buy CD

Patrick St. Esprit (actor):
Draft Day: Download | Buy CD
Smokin’ Aces: Download | Buy CD

Like our playbook?  Tag your Instagram photo #TeamLakeshore to share your Draft Day photos with us.  We’ll pick our favorites to be featured on the blog!

2 Jennifer Garner Must-Watch Interviews For ‘Draft Day’

Jennifer Garner fans: feast your eyes.  Last night, she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about her new film, Draft Day, which opens in theaters this weekend.  Garner plays a tough attorney who manages the salary cap for an NFL team.   She insists it’s more than a film for sports enthusiasts.  Co-stars Kevin Costner, Denis Leary, Sean Combs and Tom Welling round out the cast.  Watch the video about the Draft Day interview at Huffington Post.  Also, catch Jennifer with Kevin Costner and Denis Leary in a cute interview on the NFL program, Shooting the Shek.

Lakeshore Records: Jennifer Garner and Kevin Costner in Draft Day

Download The Album: http://bit.ly/DraftDayMusic

 

If you’re following Jennifer Garner’s career, you may also want to check one of her undiscovered indie classics, Butter:

Download The Album!

Butter: Download | Buy CD

 

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2 Kristen Stewart Movies We Love – Download The Soundtracks!

Lakeshore Records wishes Kristen Stewart a happy birthday!  We’ve seen her grow up before our eyes on screen, so we know she’s known for more than just being Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga movies.  The films, Welcome To The Rileys (available via Netflix) and the Oscar-nominated Into The Wild (watch on Netflix), hold a special place in our hearts not only because we released the soundtracks, but they are just great movies to catch KStew playing characters we’re not used to seeing.

Lakeshore Records: Kristen Stewart

Welcome to the Rileys Composer Marc Streitenfeld (also of The Grey Soundtrack) is just fantastic at capturing all the varying and sometimes very intense emotions from the film.  Co-star James Gandolfini can also be seen in Killing Them Softly (download the album here), and Into The Wild‘s Emile Hirsch stars in The Motel Life (features Twilight co-star Dakota Fanning), the title to one of our newest soundtrack releases.

Download The Album!

Welcome to the Rileys: Download | Buy CD

 

Download The Album!

Into The Wild: Download

 

What’s your favorite Kristen Stewart movie?  Let us know in the comments below!

2 Music Downloads For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans

Game of Thrones fans have an opportunity to dig deeper into the realm via our world’s Medieval and Renaissance periods.  In Reclaiming the Blade, the documentary chronicles the history of swordplay and includes testimonials from Lord of the Rings’ Viggo Mortensen and Karl Urban, and Bob Anderson, the legendary sword trainer.  Underworld: Rise of the Lycans offers a stylized interpretation of a medieval period, when torture chambers, suits of armour and swords were still a weapon of choice for Vampires and Lycans alike.  So, go ahead and indulge: grab your goblet, watch the trailers and let the soundtracks bring a piece of that world into your living room.

Lakeshore Records: 2 Music Downloads For "Game of Thrones" Fans

Watch The Reclaiming The Blade Trailer:

Download The Album!

Reclaiming The Blade: Download

 

Watch The Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Trailer:

Download The Album!

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans: Download | Buy CD

 

Want more?  Check out the Lakeshore Records Composer Interviews page!