twin-peaksRhino Records will release two soundtrack albums for Showtime’s Twin Peaks limited event series. The albums will feature the show’s original score composed by Angelo Badalamenti (Blue VelvetThe Straight StoryMulholland Drive) who previously scored the original series, as well as the movie version. Also included is music by Chromatics. Both soundtracks will be released on September 8, 2017. The digital, CD and vinyl version of Twin Peaks (Music from the Limited Event Series) is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Badalamenti’s main titles theme (check out the titles sequence after the jump) and Chromatics’ Shadow from the show’s first episode are already available to downloadRead the rest of this entry »

the-exceptionVarese Sarabande has announced a soundtrack release for the period dramatic thriller The Exception. The album features the film’s original music composed by Ilan Eshkeri (The Young VictoriaStill AliceLayer CakeKick-AssStardust47 Ronin). The soundtrack is now available on the label’s website, where you can also listen to audio samples. The CD version is limited to 1000 copies and a digital version is also expected to be released. The Exception is directed by David Leveaux and stars Lily James, Jai Courtney, Janet McTeer and Christopher Plummer. The movie follows a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

tyler-batesTyler Bates has recently composed the music for the upcoming action thriller 24 Hours to Live. The film is directed by former stunt coordinator Brian Smrz (Hero Wanted) and stars Ethan Hawke, Xu Qing, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer. Zachary Dean (Deadfall) wrote the screenplay based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain (S.W.A.T.). Basil Iwanyk (SicarioThe TownClash of the Titans) is producing the project for Thunder Road Pictures, alongside Mark Gao (The Transporter RefueledThe Warrior’s Gate) and Gregory Ouanhon for Fundamental Films. Read the rest of this entry »

twin-peaksPremiering tonight is the revival of the classic TV series Twin Peaks created by David Lynch & Mark Frost and starring Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Sherilyn Fenn, Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, James Marshall, Everett McGill and Wendy Robie. The show’s original music is composed by Angelo Badalamenti (Blue Velvet, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive) who previously scored the original series, as well as the movie version. The new season will air every Sunday night on Showtime. Visit the official show website for more information.

dark-angelMaking its U.S. debut tonight is the British mini-series Dark Angel developed by Gwyneth Hughes based on David Wilson’s book Mary Ann Cotton: Britain’s First Female Serial Killer and starring Joanne Froggatt, Alun Armstrong, Penny Layden, Laura Morgan, Jonas Armstrong, Sam Hoare, Emma Fielding and John Hollingworth. Michael J McEvoy (Me and Orson WellesForget Me Not) has composed the film’s original music. The 2-parter premiered in the UK last fall and will air in the U.S. on PBS. Visit the official series website to learn more about the project. Read the rest of this entry »

alberto-iglesiasAlberto Iglesias has signed on to score the upcoming biographical drama Yuli. The movie directed by Iciar Bollain (Even the Rain, Take My Eyes) tells the story of Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta’s rise from the streets of Havana to the heights of classical ballet, becoming the first black principal guest dancer at the Royal Ballet in London. Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) wrote the screenplay based on Acosta’s autobiography No Way Home. The project is produced by BBC Films, Potboiler Productions and Spain’s Morena Films. Read the rest of this entry »

mamma-miaUniversal Pictures announced that Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus will be providing the music for the upcoming movie musical Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!. The film is the sequel to the studios’ 2008 hit feature Mamma Mia! starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The movie will be written and directed by Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold HotelImagine Me and You) and will feature ABBA songs not featured in the first film, as well as some reprised favorites. Judy Craymer who produced the stage musical version is producing the project with Playtone’s Gary Goetzman (My Big Fat Greek WeddingWhere the Wild Things Are). Read the rest of this entry »

Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

alien-covenantExpected to top the weekend box office is the sci-fi horror movie Alien: Covenant directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz and Jussie Smollett. The film’s original music is composed by Jed Kurzel (Assassin’s CreedThe BabadookMacbethThe Snowtown Murders). Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to learn more about the 20th Century Fox release.

everything-everythingAlso opening wide is the romantic drama Everything, Everything directed by Stella Meghie and starring Amandla Stenberg, Ana de la Reguera, Anika Noni Rose, Nick Robinson and Taylor Hickson. Interscope Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the movie. Click here for the full album details. The film’s original score is composed by Ludwig Goransson (CreedCommunityFruitvale StationCentral Intelligence). Sony Classical has released a soundtrack featuring the composer’s score. Check out our previous article for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

roque-banosRoque Banos has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam (BrazilThe Fisher KingThe Brothers Grimm) and stars Adam Driver, Michael Palin, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko. The movie follows a jaded young advertising executive who returns to the Spanish village where he made a film based on Cervantes’ masterpiece years earlier and meets a villager who believes himself to be Don Quixote as he gets swept up in a fantastic extravaganza complete with damsels in distress, knights and giants. Gilliam also co-wrote the screenplay with Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las VegasTideland) based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra.  Read the rest of this entry »

it-comes-at-nightThe full details of the soundtrack album for the horror thriller It Comes at Night have been revealed. The album features the film’s original music composed by Brian McOmber (KrishaA TeacherUgly). The soundtrack will be released digitally on June 9, 2017 and physically a few weeks later by Milan Records. Visit Amazon to pre-order the CD and listen to several tracks from the score after the jump. It Comes at Night is written and directed by Trey Edward Shults and stars Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrion Jr. The movie follows a man protecting his wife and son from a mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep. Read the rest of this entry »

nashvilleBig Machine Records will release a new soundtrack album for the CMT original series Nashville. The album features the songs from the second half of the show’s fifth season performed by cast members including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Chris Carmack and Lennon & Maisy, as well as Will Chase, Joseph David-Jones and Rhiannon Giddens. The Season 5 – Volume 2 soundtrack will be released on June 1 2017 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The label has previously released the songs from the first half of the season, as well as multiple soundtracks for the previous four seasons.  Read the rest of this entry »