Three new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the action drama The Grey directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson and James Badge Dale. The film’s music is composed by Marc Streitenfeld who has become go-to composer of Ridley Scott (who is producing The Grey) over the last couple of years, having previously scored such films as American Gangster and Robin Hood. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. For audio clips and the full album details, visit our previous article.

Also opening wide is the action thriller Man on a Ledge directed by Asger Leth and starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and Kyra Sedgwick. Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class, Puss in Boots) has written the music for the film. Summit Entertainment has released a soundtrack album featuring Jackman’s music. The album is already available to download and the CD version will be released on February 7. To listen to audio clips and find out more about the film and score, check out our soundtrack announcement. Also visit YouTube for a short video interview with the composer at the Hollywood premiere of the movie earlier this week.

The final wide release of the week is the action comedy One for the Money directed by Julie Anne Robinson and starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, John Leguizamo and Debbie Reynolds. The film’s score is composed by Debroah Lurie (Dear John, Footloose). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album featuring both Lurie’s score, as well as the songs from the film by artists including Colbie Caillat, Vanessa Bryan & Mista Youngblood, Kristina & The Dolls and Amy Loftus. For audio clips and more information about the release, check out our previous news article.

Opening in limited release after receiving an Oscar-qualifying run in LA at the end of last year is the period drama Albert Nobbs directed by Rodrigo Garcia and starring Glenn Close, Janet McTeer, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Brian Byrne is the composer of the film, which has just been nominated for three Academy Awards. Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack featuring the composer’s score, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated song Lay Your Head Down co-written by Byrne and lead actress Glenn Close and performed by Sinéad O’Connor. Check out our soundtrack announcement for more details and to listen to selections from the score and the song. Also visit the LA Times, Below the Line and Variety for articles about the film’s music, as well as 123 Film Easy for an audio interview with the composer.