Two new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the sci-fi thriller Total Recall directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, John Cho and Ethan Hawke. Harry Gregson-Williams has composed the film’s original score. Madison Gate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music earlier this week. The album is available digitally on iTunes and a physical release is reportedly in the works. Visit our previous news article for the full soundtrack details. Also check out a short interview with Gregson-Williams about his work on the project in Beatweek Magazine.

Also opening wide is the family movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days directed by David Bowers and starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris and Steve Zahn. The film’s score is composed by Edward Shearmur (Charlie’s Angels, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) who previously scored last year’s second installment in the series. No plans for a soundtrack release have been announced. To watch the trailer and learn more about the third part of the franchise, visit 20th Century Fox’s official movie website.

Opening in limited release is the indie romantic comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack who are also starring in the film alongside Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood. The film’s score is written by record producer Sunny Levine and DJ Zach Cowie (also known as Turquoise Wisdom). No soundtrack album has been announced. The comedy premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. To find out more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Also opening in limited release is the comedy The Babymakers directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, The Dukes of Hazzard) and starring Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Nat Faxon, Aisha Tyler, Collette Wolfe and Hayes MacArthur. The film marks composer Edward Shearmur‘s second movie to open this weekend. No soundtrack album has been released. The film premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and has been picked up by Millennium Entertainment for US distribution. To watch the trailer and find out more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Also opening in select cities is the action adventure film Soldiers of Fortune directed by Maksim Korostyshevsky and starring Sean Bean, Christian Slater, Dominic Monaghan, Ving Rhames, James Cromwell, Freddy Rodriguez and Colm Meaney. The film’s score is composed by Joseph LoDuca (Army of Darkness, Xena: Warrior Princess). No soundtrack has been announced. To learn more about the film about a group of wealthy thrill-seekers who pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, visit the official movie website.

  1. Jared K. says:

    Do you know how close they are to coming out with the physical release of Harry Gregson-Williams’ score for Total Recall? Because that was such a fantastic score and a great film; fast-paced, non-stop action and good script for the film. HGW’s score was basically the same, but with more emotion. I haven’t purchased the album from iTunes because i don’t own any Apple product and wanted the CD, but when i found it wasn’t physically released, I was extremely upset.