Already playing in theaters nationwide since this past Wednesday is the animated sequel The Croods: A New Age directed by Joel Crawford and starring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Peter Dinklage and Kelly Marie Tran. The film’s original score is composed by Mark Mothersbaugh (Thor: RagnarokTHE LEGO Movie,  21/22 Jump StreetHotel Transylvania). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the original song Feel The Thunder performed by HAIM. Check out our previous article for the full album details and click here to listen to the song and to learn more about the DreamWorks Animation production

Opening in select theaters and on VOD this week is the biographical drama Stardust co-written and directed by Gabriel Range and starring Johnny Flynn, Jena Malone, Marc Maron, Anthony Flanagan, Aaron Poole, Derek Moran, Julian Richings and Monica Parker. Anne Nikitin (American Animals, CalibreThis Beautiful Fantastic, Lost Girls, The Pale Horse) has composed the film’s original score. No word on a soundtrack release. Check out our scoring assignment announcement for more information about the movie, which chronicles a young David Bowie’s first visit to the US, and is being released in the stateside by IFC Films. Read the rest of this entry »

La-La Land Records has announced a new soundtrack release for the Fox mystery drama The X-Files created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. The 4-CD set features previously unreleased music from the series composed by Emmy Award nominee Mark Snow (Millennium, Smallville, The New Mutants, La Femme Nikita, Blue Bloods). Among the episodes featured on the album are Apocrypha, Avatar, Never Again, Triangle, Invocation and Nothing Important Happened Today. Also included is the finale music from the second X-Files movie Fight the Future. The soundtrack is limited to 2,000 copies and will be available to order on the label’s website on Tuesday, December 1. Click here for the full album details. Read the rest of this entry »

Passyunk Productions and Human Re Sources have released the original end credits song American Heartbreak from the HBO special Between the World and Me. The track is performed by Black Thought feat. Ledisi and co-written by themselves, James Poyser and Salaam Remi. Visit Apple Music/iTunes to stream/download the song. Between the World and Me directed by Kamilah Forbes is based on the 2018 adaptation and staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book of the same title at the Apollo Theater and combines elements of the stage production, including readings from Coates’ book, which recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his growing fear of daily violence against the Black community, and incorporates documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation. Read the rest of this entry »

Silva Screen Records has announced a soundtrack album for the documentary Audrey. The album features the film’s original music composed by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic, Honey Boy, Miss Americana, Aloha, Charm City Kings, Manhattan). The soundtrack will be released digitally on December 11, 2020. Check back on this page for the purchase link. Audrey is directed by Helena Coan and centers on Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn who won her first Academy Award at the age of 24, and went on to become one of the world’s greatest cultural icons. The movie explores her her life, her dreams and her legacy and features never-before-seen footage from her family’s personal collection. Read the rest of this entry »

La-La Land Records has announced the world premiere official soundtrack release for the 1990 horror comedy Tremors directed by Ron Underwood and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire. The album, which is being released as part of the label’s Universal Pictures Film Music Classics Collection, features the original score from the film composed by Ernest Troost (Dead Heat, One Man’s Hero), as well as additional music composed by Robert Folk (Police Academy, Toy Soldiers, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls). Visit the label’s official Facebook page for more information about the 2-CD, which is limited to 3,000 copies and features Troost’s score (including alternate cues) on the first disc and Folk’s music on the second disc. Read the rest of this entry »

La-La Land Records has announced a new soundtrack album for the 1989 sequel The Karate Kid Part III directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively and Thomas Ian Griffith. The album features the remastered and expanded original score from the film composed by Academy Award winner Bill Conti (RockyThe Right StuffMasters of the Universe, For Your Eyes Only, The Thomas Crown Affair), including previously unreleased music and alternate cues.  Visit the label’s Facebook page for the full details of the CD, which is limited to 3,000 copies, and which will be available to order on the label’s website next Tuesday, December 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Notefornote Music has released a soundtrack album for the sci-fi drama Only. The album features the film’s original music composed by John Kaefer (A Score to Settle, Quantum Break) and Michael Dean Parsons. The soundtrack is now available to stream/download on Amazon and other digital music stores. Only is written and directed by Takashi Doscher and stars Leslie Odom Jr., Freida Pinto, Chandler Riggs, Jayson Warner Smith and Tia Hendricks. The movie follows a couple who is put to the ultimate test as they try to survive a mysterious plague threatens to kill all women on the planet. Read the rest of this entry »

Universal Music will release the official soundtrack album for the documentary Zappa. The album features the songs from the movie by the film’s subject, Frank Zappa, and his band The Mothers of Invention and others. Also included is the film’s original score composed by John Frizzell (Alien: ResurrectionDante’s PeakOffice Space, Dante’s Peak, The Following, Beavis and Butthead Do America) who also serves as a producer on the movie. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, November 27 and will be available to stream/download here. A 3-CD version (and a vinyl edition) is set to come out on February 19 and is available to order on Amazon. Zappa is directed by Alex Winter and explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. The movie features appearances by Zappa’s widow Gail and several of his musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres & others. Read the rest of this entry »

Tom Hodge (McMafia, Rise of the Nazis, The Man Behind the Microphone) has composed the original score for the upcoming thriller The Mauritanian. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Touching the Void) and stars Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Levi. The movie is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir Guantánamo Diary and centers on detainee at the U.S military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center a who languishes in prison for years without charge or trial until he finds allies in a defense attorney and her associate. Michael Bronner, Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani (Informer) wrote the screenplay. Read the rest of this entry »

WaterTower Music has released the first track from the score for the upcoming live-action/animated comedy Tom and Jerry. Tom and Jerry Arrive composed by Christopher Lennertz (The Boys, Horrible Bosses, Lost in Space, Sausage PartySupernaturalBaywatch) is now available to stream/download here. Also listen to the full track below. Tom and Jerry is directed by Tim Story and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Rob Delaney, Colin Jost and Ken Jeong. The movie follows Jerry as he moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. Read the rest of this entry »