The only new movie opening in theaters nationwide this week is the action comedy Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Front,  Gabriella Wrigh and Richard E. Grant. The the film’s original music is composed by Atli Örvarsson (Defending Jacob, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Vantage PointThe Edge of Seventeen, The Eagle, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga). Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score last week. Check out our previous article for the full album details and to learn more about the Lionsgate release.

Opening in around 500 theaters is the documentary The Sparks Brothers directed by Edgar Wright about brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael and their overlooked rock band Sparks. The film’s doesn’t feature an original score. Gary Welch serves as the project’s music supervisor. Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack EP featuring three songs by the band from their 2018 London performance, as well  alyric read by Neil Gaiman today. Click here for the full details of the 4-track EP. Waxwork Records has announced a full soundtrack album featuring more songs to be released on vinyl. Read the rest of this entry »

Mark Mothersbaugh (Thor: RagnarokThe LEGO Movie, 21/22 Jump StreetCloudy with a Chance of MeatballsThe Royal Tenenbaums) is returning as the composer of the upcoming animated sequel Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The film is directed by Jennifer Kluska & Derek Drymon (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Adventure Time) and features the voices of Selena Gomez (who also serves as an executive producer), Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Brian Hull, Brad Abrell, Asher Blinkoff, Fran Drescher, Jim Gaffigan and Molly Shannon. The final chapter in the film series follows Drac and his monster pals as the are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster. Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) who helmed the previous three movies wrote the screenplay with Amos Vernon & Nunzio Randazzo based on a story by himself. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Gaia’ Soundtrack Released

Posted: June 18, 2021 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music Albums
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MovieScore Media has released a soundtrack album for the South African horror fantasy drama Gaia. The album features the film’s original music composed by Pierre-Henri Wicomb (Waterfront, Die Spreeus). The soundtrack is now available to stream/download in all major digital music stores worldwide (except U.S. & Canada). Visit the British Amazon store to check out audio samples. Gaia is directed by Jaco Bouwer and stars Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk and Anthony Oseyemi. The movie follows a park ranger on a surveillance mission in a primordial forest who encounters two survivalists who seem to have their own religion and a mysterious relationship to nature. Read the rest of this entry »

Music.Film Recordings & Lakeshore Records will release a score album for the action thriller The Ice Road. The album features the film’s original score composed by Max Aruj (Crawl, iBoyMe You Madness, Lansky, The Abandoned). The soundtrack will be released digitally next Friday, June 25 and is now available for pre-order here. As previously reported, Big Machine Records will release a separate album featuring songs from and inspired by the movie. The Ice Road is directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and stars Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne, Benjamin Walker, Ray McKinnon, Marcus Thomas and Amber Midthunder. The movie follows takes place after the collapse of a diamond mine in northern Canada and follows two ice road truckers on a race against the clock, before the ice thaws and the miners are trapped. Read the rest of this entry »

David Labovitch has released a soundtrack album for the horror comedy Dementia Part II. The album features the composer’s original music from the film and is now available to stream/download on Amazon and any other major digital music services. Dementia Part II is written and directed by Matt Mercer & Mike Testin and stars Mercer himself, Graham Skipper, Najarra Townsend and Suzanne Voss. The movie revolves around an ex-con who takes a job as a handyman for an unstable elderly woman to avoid a parole violation, a choice he may regret. The comedy, which screened at various film festivals, including Cinepocalypse, London FrightFest & Sitges, was released in select theaters last month by Dark Star Pictures & Bloody Disgusting and is now also available on VOD and DVD. Read the rest of this entry »

Back Lot Music will release a soundtrack EP for the documentary The Sparks Brothers. The 4-track EP features three tracks from the Sparks‘ 2018 live performance in London. Also included is a lyric read by Neil Gaiman of the band’s song Amateur Hour. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, June 18 and will be available to stream/download here. Also listen to all four tracks below. The Sparks Brothers is directed by Edgard Wright and centers on brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael and their hugely influential, and criminally overlooked rock band. The movie features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Gaiman, among others. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the drama Miss Juneteenth. The album features the film’s original score composed by Emily Rice (The I-Land). Also included are the songs from the movie by artists such as Curtis Heath, FatDaddy, LJ Echols and Mr. Tip. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, June 18 and will be available to stream/download on all major digital music platforms, including Amazon. Miss Juneteenth is written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples and stars Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson and Alexis Chikaeze. The movie follows a former beauty queen and single mom who prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant. Read the rest of this entry »

The full details of the soundtrack album for the family comedy Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway have been revealed. The album features the film’s original score composed by Dominic Lewis (The Man in the High Castle, DuckTales, Money Monster, Free Birds, The King’s Man). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, June 18 by Sony Classical and will be available to stream/download on Amazon and any other major digital music outlets. Madison Gate Records has previously released Lewis’ score from the 2018 original film. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is co-written and directed by Will Gluck and stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, as well as James Corden as the voice of the title character. The movie follows Peter as he adventures out of the garden and finds himself in the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family. Read the rest of this entry »

Lakeshore Records will release a soundtrack album for the Apple TV+ original series Physical. The album features selections of the original music from the show’s first season composed by Isabella Summers (of Florence + the Machine) (Little Fires EverywherePanic, Paradise City). The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, June 18 and will be available to stream/download here, where you can also check out audio samples. Physical is created by Annie Weisman and stars Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Lou Taylor Pucci, Della Saba, Paul Sparks and Ashley Liao. The dramedy is set in the idyllic but fragile beach paradise of sunny 1980s San Diego and follows a quietly tortured housewife supporting her smart but controversial husband’s bid for state assembly as she finds an unconventional path to power through the world of aerobics. Read the rest of this entry »

Walt Disney Records will release a soundtrack album for Pixar Animation Studios’ animated feature Luca. The album features the film’s original music composed by Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Maniac, Beasts of No Nation, The Good Doctor, Superman & Lois, Wendy). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, June 18 and will be available to stream/download on Amazon and any other major digital music services. Luca is directed by Enrico Casarosa and features the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman, Maya Rudolph, Saverio Raimondo, Marco Barricelli, Jim Gaffigan and Sandy Martin. The movie is set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera and tells the story of  young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer with his new best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. Read the rest of this entry »