Two new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

The Rite directed by Mikael Hafstrom and starring Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue and Alice Braga features music by Alex Heffes. A soundtrack album has been released digitally on Silva Screen Records and will be available as a physical CD in February. Check out our previous article on the announcement.

Also coming out is Simon West’s The Mechanic starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster. The film is scored by Mark Isham. A soundtrack has been released in three different versions on Isham’ own label MIM Records. The Assassin’s Edition is a six track EP of selections from the score (visit Amazon or iTunes to download and listen to clips from the album). The Complete Collector’s Edition features¬† the complete underscore that includes bonus tracks not used in the film (visit Amazon or iTunes). Finally, the Double-Barrel Edition includes both discs in a special packaging that is signed and includes actual sheet music from when Mark scored the film. All editions can be ordered on Isham’s webpage. Also check out our previous article announcing the soundtrack release.

Opening in limited release is Angel Gracia’s From Prada to Nada starring Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega. The film’s score is written by Heitor Pereira (as reported here). A soundtrack album including ten songs from the film has been released by Nacional Records. Visit iTunes to download the album and check out the official soundtrack Facebook page. No word yet on a release of Pereira’s score.

Expanding this weekend after receiving an Award-qualifying run at the end of last year is Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s Biutiful starring the recently Oscar-nominated Javier Bardem. As announced a few weeks ago, a soundtrack album featuring Gustavo Santaolalla’s score has been released by Relativity Music Group.