Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

splitExpected to top the weekend box office is the thriller Split written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan  and starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson. The film’s original music is composed by West Dylan Thordson (FoxcatcherJoy, The Jinx). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score today. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the Universal Pictures release.

xander-cageAlso opening wide today is the action sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage  directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Kris Wu, Michael Bisping, and Samuel L. Jackson. Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3Fast & Furious series, Avengers: Age of UltronNow You See Me) and Robert Lydecker (Sleepy Hollow) have composed the film’s original music. Paramount Music has released a soundtrack featuring the songs from the film. Click here for the full album details. A separate soundtrack featuring the composers’ score will be released by Varese Sarabande (visit Amazon to pre-order the CD version). Read the rest of this entry »

good-fightDavid Buckley has been hired to score the upcoming CBS drama The Good Fight. The show is created by Robert & Michelle King and stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Sarah Steele, Justin Bartha, Erica Tazel, Paul Guilfoyle and Bernadette Peters. The drama is a spin-off to the network’s series The Good Wife and picks up one year after the events of the show’s final episode. The Kings are also executive producing the project with Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams) who co-wrote the premiere, as well as Ridley Scott & David Zucker (The Man in the High Castle, The Pillars of the Earth), Liz Glotzer (Friends with Benefits, The Mist), Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross. Read the rest of this entry »

rockn-rollL’R du Trésor will release a soundtrack album for Guillaume Canet’s comedy Rock’n Roll. The album features the film’s original music composed by French singer/songwriter Yodelice who previously scored the director’s last feature Blood Ties. Also included are the songs from the movie by artists such as Nick Waterhouse, Dead Or Alive, Celine Dion, Ellis Shirley, The Ting Tings, Ellis Shirley & more. The soundtrack will be released on February 15, 2017 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can also check out audio samples. Rock’n Roll stars Canet himself, alongside Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Fanny Ardant, Philippe Lefebvre and Yvan Attal. Read the rest of this entry »

outsidersMadison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album for the WGN America original series Outsiders. The album features seven songs from the show by The Ben Miller Band. Also included is the drama’s main title theme Taker’s Creed by Morgan O’Kane. The soundtrack is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio samples. Outsiders is created by Peter Mattei and stars David Morse, Joe Anderson, Gillian Alexy, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson and Thomas M. Wright. The series tells the story of the Farrell clan and their struggle for power and control in the hills of Appalachia. Read the rest of this entry »

split splitBack Lot Music will release the official soundtrack album for M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split. The album features the film’s original music composed by West Dylan Thordson (FoxcatcherJoy, The Jinx). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow and is now available to download on Amazon, where you can also listen to audio clips. Split is written and directed by Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) and stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson. The movie revolves around a man who endures a major loss and becomes compelled to abduct three teenage girls. The Blumhouse production is being released this weekend by Universal Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

guild-of-music-supervisorsThe Guild of Music Supervisors announced the nominations for its 7th annual awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The awards will recognize outstanding Music Supervisors in 15 categories representing Motion Picture, Television, Games, Trailers and Advertising. Below are the nominations for some of the major categories. In addition to those categories, Gary LeMel, who served as President of Music at both Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios, will receive the second Guild of Music Supervisors Legacy Award at the event. For the full list of nominations, visit the organization’s official website. Read the rest of this entry »

beauty-beastWalt Disney Pictures announced today that Celine Dion will perform the new original song, How Does A Moment Last Forever,  for the studio’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. The track is written by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita). Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts during the film’s end credits. The song is also included on the official soundtrack album, which will be released on March 10, 2017 and is now available for pre-order on AmazonRead the rest of this entry »

xander-cageParamount Music will release a soundtrack album for the action sequel xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The album features the songs from the movie by artists including Alesso, Kris Wu, Ice Cube, Bishop Briggs, The Americanos, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK and more. Also included is Madsonik’s (aka composer Brian Tyler) & Kill The Noise/Jake Stanczak’s original track Divebomb (feat. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. As previously reported, Varese Sarabande will release a separate soundtrack featuring Brian Tyler’s & Robert Lydecker’s original score from the movie. Check back on this page for the score album details.  Read the rest of this entry »

andrew-hewittAndrew Hewitt has been tapped to score the upcoming thriller We Have Always Lived in the Castle. The film is directed by Stacie Passon (Concussion) and stars Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga, Sebastian Stan, Joanne Crawford and Crispin Glover. The movie is based on the horror novel of the same title by Shirley Jackson and follows an isolated family, which has already lost four members to poisoning, that uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople. Passon also co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Kroger. Read the rest of this entry »

wind-riverNick Cave and Warren Ellis have composed the original music for the upcoming thriller Wind River. The film marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal. The movie centers on an FBI agent who teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Sheridan also wrote the screenplay. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Patriots Day, Lone Survivor) is producing the project with Matthew George (LBJ), Basil Iwanyk (The Town, Clash of the Titans), Elizabeth A. Bell and Wayne Rogers. Read the rest of this entry »