Two new movies are opening this holiday weekend:
Opening in most theaters is the mystery adventure Tomorrowland directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan Michael-Key and Thomas Robinson. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Up, The Incredibles, Lost, Ratatouille). Walt Disney Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score digitally earlier this week and a CD version will be released on June 2. Visit our soundtrack announcement for the full album details. Also visit WWMR’s website for an interview with the composer about his work on the project and Trailer Addict for another interview from the film’s premiere at Disneyland.
Also opening wide is the horror thriller Poltergeist directed by Gil Kenan, produced by Sam Raimi and starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams. Marc Streitenfeld (Prometheus, American Gangster, The Grey, Robin Hood) has composed the film’s original music. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Check out our previous news article for the full album details. Also visit Variety for an interview with Streitenfeld about his work on the film.
Opening in limited release is the indie drama Aloft written and directed by Claudia Llosa and starring Jennifer Connely, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell, Zen McGrath and Winta McGrath. The film’s original music is composed by Michael Brook (Into the Wild, The Fighter, The Vow, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) has composed the film’s original music. No word on a soundtrack album. Aloft takes place in two different periods and follows a struggling mother of two young sons who becomes a renowned artist and healer. The drama premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and is being released by Sony Pictures Classics. Visit the official movie website to learn more about the film.
Also opening in select theaters is the animated feature When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and featuring the voice talent of Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Raini Rodriguez and Vanessa Williams. The film’s original music is composed by Takatsugu Muramatsu. Studio Ghibli has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music. Visit Amazon to order the 2-CD set or visit iTunes to download the album. The film is being released in the U.S. by GKIDS. Visit the official movie website for more information.