Three new movies are opening nationwide this holiday weekend:

fast-and-furious-6Expected to top the weekend box office is the action sequel Fast & Furious 6 directed by Justin Lin and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Luke Evans, Gina Carano and John Ortiz. Def Jam Recordings has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs featured in the film by artists including 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, T.I., deadmau5 feat. Cypress Hills and and Ludacris feat. Usher and David Guetta. Check out our previous article for the full album details. Lucas Vidal (The Raven, The Cold Light of Day) has composed the film’s score. No score release has been announced yet. For recent interviews with the composer, visit Film School Rejects, Media Mikes and HeyUGuys.

epicAlso opening wide is the animated feature Epic directed by Chris Wedge and featuring the voice talent of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander and Beyoncé Knowles. Danny Elfman has composed the film’s original score. Sony Classics has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music. To listen to audio clips and for more information about the film and album, visit our soundtrack announcement article.

hangover-part-iiiThe final wide release of the week is the comedy sequel The Hangover Part III directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman and Jamie Chung. Christophe Beck who has scored the previous two movies returned to provide the score for the final part in the trilogy. WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film by artists including Billy Joel, Hanson, The Cramps, The Coasters, Danzig and Harry Nilsson. For audio clips and the full album details, check our previous news article. Varese Sarabande will release a separate soundtrack featuring selections from Beck’s scores from all movies of the Hangover trilogy on June 25, 2013.

before-midnightOpening in limited release is the indie drama Before Midnight directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Graham Reynolds (Bernie, A Scanner Darkly) had composed the film’s original score. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as the end credits song Gia Ena Tango by Charis Alexiou earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Also visit ASCAP’s We Create Music blog for an interview with Reynolds on his work on the film.

we-steal-secretsAlso opening in limited release is the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks directed by Alex Gibney about the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. The film’s original score is composed by Fall On Your Sword (Another Earth, Lola Versus). Back Lot Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the score earlier this week. For the full album details ans to listen to audio clips, check out our previous article. Also visit Mashable to stream the entire album and check out a video interview with Fall On Your Sword’s Will Bates on Fox News.