Three new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Paul Dano and Sam Rockwell. The film’s music is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score is now available to download on iTunes and will be released on CD on August 16. To check out the details of the album, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Also opening wide is the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love. directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, written by Dan Fogelman and starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kevin Bacon and Marisa Tomei. Christophe Beck and Nick Urata composed the movie’s score. A soundtrack album featuring twelve songs from the film has been released on Watertower Music. To listen to audio clips and learn more about the soundtrack, visit our previous article. No score album has been announced at this point.

The third wide release of the weekend is the family movie The Smurfs directed by Raja Gosnell, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara and featuring the voice talent of Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Alan Cummings and Katy Perry. The film’s score is written by Heitor Pereira. Madison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the score this past Tuesday. For audio clips and more details, visit out score album announcement.

Opening in limited release this week is the British action comedy Attack the Block directed by Joe Cornish and stars Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost. The movie about a London gang of inner-city kids who are fighting alien creatures is scored by composer Steven Price. Decca Records has released a soundtrack album featuring both score and songs from the movie earlier this week in the US. To listen to sound clips and check out the soundtrack details, visit our news article from earlier this month.

Also opening in select cities this weekend is the drama The Devil’s Double directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Dominic Cooper as an Iraqi who is forced to act as a body double for Uday Hussein (also played by Cooper), the son of Iraqi dictator Sadam Hussein. The movie’s score is composed by Christian Henson. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album earlier this week. Audio clips and more details are available here.

Another limited release this week is the French thriller Point Blank (A Bout Portant) directed by Fred Cavaye. The film’s music is written by Klaus Badelt who previously worked with the director on the 2008 thriller Anything for You (Pour elle). Badelt has released the score for the film on his own label. The soundtrack can be downloaded for the price of your choice on his official website. For more information on how to get the album, check out our previous article.

Besides Cowboy & Aliens, another film is opening this weekend that features music by Harry Gregson-Williams. The documentary Life in a Day directed by Kevin Macdonald and produced by Ridley Scott by filmmakers was shot all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. The movie also features music by Matthew Herbert. No soundtrack album has been announced. To find out more about the film, visit our scoring assignment announcement from earlier this year.

The final limited release of the week is the comedy thriller The Guard written and directed by John Michael McDonagh and starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. The movie centers on an unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality who is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. The film’s soundtrack is written by the folk/country band Calexico. Check out the band’s official website for more information. No soundtrack album is available. The Guard premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.