Four new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in almost 3000 theaters is the horror comedy Fright Night directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Please, David Tennant and Toni Collette. The film’s music is composed by Ramin Djawadi. A soundtrack CD will be released on August 30, 2011 by Varese Sarabande. The album is already available to download on iTunes, where you can also listen to audio clips. Check out our soundtrack announcement for more details.

Also opening wide is the action remake of Conan the Barbarian directed by Marcus Nispel and starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols, Rose McGowan and Stephen Lang. Warner Bros Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the film’s music by Tyler Bates. For more details and audio clips, visit our previous article. Also check out a lengthy audio interview with the composer on Film Music Magazine, as well as interviews with Bates about the project on Billboard, Huffington Post and Examiner. Finally, a short video feature, which includes Bates talking about his approach for the project can be found on ARTISTdirect.

Another wide release this weekend is the family movie Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Jeremy Piven,  Ricky Gervais, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Danny Trejo and Antonio Banderas. Rodriguez and Carl Thiel ave written the music for the film. Lakeshore Records has released the movie’s soundtrack earlier this week. Visit our soundtrack announcement for album details and audio clips.

The final wide release of the week is the romance One Day based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, directed by Lorne Scherfig and starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess and Patricia Clarkson. The film’s score is composed by Rachel Portman. Universal-Island Records has released a soundtrack album featuring selections of Portman’s score, as well the film’s songs by Elvis Costello among other artists. Click here for audio clips and more details. A separate soundtrack album featuring Portman’s score has been released in the UK and is available to download on the British Amazon. No word on a domestic release of the album.

Opening in limited release is the drama The Last Circus written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia. The movie about a “happy” clown who is forcibly recruited to serve in the Spanish Civil War is scored by Roque Banos. Milan Records has released a soundtrack featuring the score and a number of songs. Audio clips can be found in our soundtrack announcement article.

Receiving a release in New York and Los Angeles is the action drama 5 Days of War directed by Renny Harlin and starring Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Dean Cain and Heather Graham. The film’s music is written by Trevor Rabin. No soundtrack album has been announced. The movie centers on the war between Russia and Georgia, and is focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Also opening in select cities is the crime comedy Flypaper directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Pfifer and Jeffrey Tambor. The film’s music is written by John Swihart. No soundtrack album is available, but several tracks from the score can be listened to on Swihart’s official website. For more information about the movie, visit IFC’s official movie website.

Another  limited release this weekend is the comedy drama The Hedgehog (Le hérisson) directed by Mona Achache and based on the bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barber. The music from the movie is written by Gabriel Yared. Colosseum Records has released a soundtrack in 2009 when the movie opened in Europe. To download the album and to listen to audio clips, visit Amazon. More information about the movie starring Garance Le Guillermic and Josiane Balasko can be found on Neo Classic Films’ official movie site.

The final limited release this week is the drama Amigo directed by John Sayles and starring Joel Torre as a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. Chris Cooper and Ronnie Lazaro are co-starring. Sayle’s regular musical collaborator Mason Daring composed the score for the film. To watch the trailer and learn more about the project, visit the official movie website.