spider-manThe only wide release this weekend is the superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan. The film’s original music is composed by Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six, which includes Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski and Steve Mazzaro. Columbia Records and Madison Gate Records have released a soundtrack album featuring the score, as well as songs by Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar, Liz  and more. For the full details, check out our previous article. Also click here to watch a live performance of the film’s music at the movie’s New York premiere.

walk-of-shameOpening in limited release and on VOD is the comedy Walk of Shame directed by Steven Brill and starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs. The film’s original music is composed by John Debney (The Passion of the ChristElfIron Man 2). Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack featuring the composer’s score. Click here to listen to audio clips and for the full album details. The label has also released a separate soundtrack featuring the film’s songs by artists including Dave Audé (featuring AKON & Luciana), Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Marcus Latief Scott (featuring John Costello), Brenna Bishop, Lux Lovell & more. For more information, check out our previous news article.

belleOpening in New York and Los Angeles before expanding to more cities in the next couple of weeks is the romantic period drama Belle directed by Amma Asante and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Reid and Matthew Goode. The film’s music is composed by Rachel Portman (The Cider House RulesEmmaMona Lisa Smile). Varese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score on May 13. For the full album details, check out our soundtrack announcement.

decoding-annie-parkerAlso opening in limited release is the indie drama Decoding Annie Parker directed by Steven Bernstein and starring Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul, Alice Eve, Marley Shelton, Corey Stoll and Bradley Whitford. Steven Bramson (JAG, NCIS) has composed the film’s score. No word on a soundtrack album. Decoding Annie Parker follows two women whose parallel lives are devoted to finding a hereditary link to certain types of breast cancer. The drama is being released by Entertainment One and is also available on VOD. Visit the official movie website to learn more about the film.

beneath-the-harvest-skyAnother limited release this weekend is the indie coming-of-age drama Beneath the Harvest Sky written and directed by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly and starring Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aiden Gillen, Zoe Levin and Carla Callo. The film’s original music is composed by Dustin Hamman. HUSH has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. To listen to audio clips and to learn more about the soundtrack and the movie, check out our previous news article.

bad-johnsonAlso opening in select cities is the comedy Bad Johnson directed by Huck Botko and starring Cam Gigandet, Nick Thune and Jamie Chung. Didier Leplae and Joe Wong have composed the film’s original score. An EP featuring three songs from the film by Panoorama has been released digitally last month. Visit Amazon to download the release and listen to audio clips. Bad Johnson follows a suave Chicago ladies’ man whose penis gets a mind (and body) of its own. The film is being released by Gravitas Ventures and is now also available on VOD.