Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:
Opening in most theaters is the found footage adventure Project Almanac directed by Dean Israelite, produced by Michael Bay and starring Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner and Ginny Gardner. The movie doesn’t feature an original score, but several songs by artists including Imagine Dragons who also appear in the film. No soundtrack album has been announced. Project Almanac follows a brilliant high school student and his friends who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. To learn more about the Paramount Pictures release, visit the official movie website.
Also opening wide is the drama Black or White written and directed by Mike Binder and starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Jennifer Ehle, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs and Anthony Mackie. The film’s original music is composed by Terence Blanchard (Malcolm X, Inside Man, The 25th Hour, Red Tails). Relativity Music Group has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music last week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and for more information about the movie.
The third wide release of the week is the thriller The Loft directed by Erik Von Looy, produced by John Silver and starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Rhona Mitra, Margarita Levieva, Eric Stonestreet, Rachael Taylor, Matthias Schoenaerts and Isabel Lucas. John Frizzell (Alien: Resurrection, Office Space, The Following, Stalker) has composed the film’s original music. Varese Sarabande Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music earlier this month. Check out our previous news article for the full album details and to learn more about the Open Road Films release.
Opening in limited release is the action thriller Wild Card directed by Simon West and starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Milo Ventimiglia, Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Max Casella, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis and Stanley Tucci. The film’s original music is composed by Dario Marianelli (Atonement, Pan, Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina). Wild Card follows a recovering gambler-turned-hired bodyguard working in Vegas who decides to help a friend after she is attacked by the mob. The thriller is being released both in theaters and on VOD by Lionsgate.
Opening at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre is the animated feature Tinker Bell and the Neverbeast directed by Steve Loter and featuring the voices of Mae Whitman, Angela Bartys, Pamela Adlon, Lucy Liu, Megan Hilty, Raven-Symone and Lucy Hale. The film’s original music is composed by Joel McNeely (A Million Ways to Die in the West, Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Holes) who scored all previous movies in the Tinker Bell franchise. Walt Disney Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as original songs from the film by KT Tunstall. Check out our previous news article for the full album details.
Also opening in select theaters is the drama Timbuktu directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and starring Ibrahim Ahmed. Amine Bouhaf has composed the film’s original music. Universal Music Group has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music overseas last year. For the full album details and to learn more about the drama, which centers on the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant Islamic rebels and is one of the five contenders in the Best Foreign Language Film category at this year’s Academy Awards, visit our soundtrack announcement.