Only one movie is opening in wide release this weekend:

Already breaking box office records is the film adaptation of the bestseller The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson. James Newton Howard has written the film’s score and T Bone Burnett is the project’s executive music producer. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score will be released next week by Universal Republic. Check out the full album details here. A separate soundtrack including songs from and inspired by the movie by artists including Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi, Miranda Lambert, The Civil Wars, Glen Hasard, The Low Anthem, Punch Brothers and Birdy has been released by the label earlier this week. More information can be checked out here.

Opening in limited release is the martial arts action film The Raid: Redemption directed by Gareth Huw Evans about a SWAT team that infiltrates and attempts to take over an apartment complex acting as a safe house for a drug lord. Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese have composed the score for the film. Madison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the score, as well as the song Razors.Out featuring vocals by Chino from Deftones. The full album details can be found in our previous news article. Various video interviews with the composers have been published by Hitfix, Lost in Reviews, First Showing, Twitch Film and ARTISTdirect. Also visit Collider, The Hollywood Reporter and Film Music Magazine for more interviews.

Another limited release this week is the indie thriller Brake directed by Gabe Torres and starring Stephen Dorff as a man who is captured in the trunk of a moving car and won’t be set free until he gives up the whereabouts of a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack. Brian Tyler has written the film’s music. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score has been released earlier this week on Varese Sarabande Records. For the full album details and to listen to audio clips, visit our soundtrack announcement. Also check out a studio session video for the recording of the score on YouTube.

Also receiving a limited release is the drama The Deep Blue Sea written and directed by Terence Davies and starring Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale are co-starring. While the film doesn’t feature any original score, Samuel Barber’s Opus for Violin and Orchestra is featured prominently in the picture. Ian Neil (127 Hours, Kick-Ass) is the music supervisor of the project. The film premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and is being released by Music Box Films. To find out more about the film, visit the official movie website.

The final limited release this weekend is the British comedy Reuniting the Rubins directed by Yoav Factor and starring Rhona Mitra, Timothy Spall, James Callis and Honor Blackman. The film’s score is written by Tim Atack (The Invention of Lying). No soundtrack album is available, but a couple of tracks from Atack’s score can be checked out on the composer’s official website. The movie centers on a lawyer who has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a holiday gathering. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.