Four new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:
Expected to top the weekend box office is the fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Slayer directed by Bryan Singer and starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. The film’s music is composed by John Ottman (X2, The Usual Suspects, The Fantastic Four) who also edited the movie and served as an associate producer. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Visit out previous article for audio clips and the full album details. Also check out an article on Ottman’s involvement on Variety.
Also opening wide is the comedy 21 & Over written and directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore and starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin and Sarah Wright. Relativity Music Group has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film by artists including Langhorne Slim & The Law, Dropkick Myrphys, 4th Pyramid, Spaceman, T. Mills, The Blue Van, Big Freedia, Benny Benassi, Ben Gidsjoy, Iman Shumpert, The Naked and Famous and The Gaslight Anthem. For audio clips and to learn more about the release, check out our soundtrack announcement. Lyle Workman (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Win Win) has composed the film’s score.
Another wide release this week is the horror thriller sequel The Last Exorcism Part II directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and starring Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson and Louis Herthum. The film’s original score is composed by Michael Wandmacher (Drive Angry, My Bloody Valentine, Piranha) who created an ambient, electronic score incorporating vocals. No soundtrack album has been announced yet. To find out more about the film, check out our previous article and visit the official movie website.
The final wide release of the week is the thriller Phantom written and directed by Todd Robinson and starring Ed Harris, David Duchovny, William Fichtner, Sean Patrick Flanery and Lance Henriksen. Jeff Rona (White Squall, Chicago Hope) has composed the film’s original score. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the original song An Ocean Away performed by Rachel Fannan. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full details. Also click here for a video featurette about Rona’s scoring process and visit Film Music Magazine for an interview with the composer, as well as ASCAP’s We Create Music blog for an article by Rona about his work on the project.
Opening in limited release is the psychological thriller Stoker directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver. The film’s music is composed by Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream). Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as the original song Becomes the Color by Emily Wells, an original piano piece by composed by Philip Glass, and Nancy Sinatra’s & Lee Hazelwood’s Summer Wine. Check out our previous article for more information on the soundtrack. Also visit DIY Film for a recent interview with Mansell about his work on the film.
Also opening in limited release is the documentary A Place at the Table directed by Kristi Jacobsonand Lori Silverbush about the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. The film’s music is composed by The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett. A soundtrack album has been released by 1-2-3-4-GO! Records. For the full album details and audio clips, as well as more information about the film, check out our soundtrack announcement.
Another limited release this week is the British crime drama The Sweeney directed by Nick Love, based on the 1970s cult TV cop series and starring Ray Winstone, Ben Drew (aka Plan B), Hayley Atwell and Damian Lewis. Lorne Balfe (Megamind, Ironclad) has composed the film’s music. Rhino Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as two songs by Magnetic Man (featuring John Legend and Katy B). The album is currently only available overseas. For the full soundtrack details, check out our previous news article.
Also opening in select cities is the epic drama Day of the Falcon directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim, Freida Pinto and Liya Kebede. The film’s music is composed by James Horner. The movie was released in 2011 and early last year in Europe under the title Black Gold. A soundtrack album featuring Horner’s score was released on Varese Sarabande. For audio clips and more information on the album, check out our soundtrack announcement. Day of the Falcon is now also available on VOD.