Two new movies are opening wide this weekend:

The sci-fi adventure prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes directed by Rupert Hyatt and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow and Brian Cox is already guaranteed to top the weekend box office. The film’s music is composed by Patrick Doyle. A soundtrack album featuring the Doyle’s score will be released on CD later this month on Varese Sarabande. The album is also already available digitally on Amazon. For more details on the soundtrack and to listen to audio clips, visit our previous article.

The other wide release of the week is the comedy The Change-Up directed by David Dobkin and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Alan Arkin and Olivia Wilde. John Debney has written the score for the movie.  No soundtrack release has been announced. For a short audio clips from Debney’s score, visit the composer’s official Facebook fanpage. For more information on the film revolving around a married guy who accidentally changes bodies with his single best friend and ends up pursuing a female coworker, check out our scoring assignment announcement.

Opening in limited release this weekend is the drama The Whistleblower directed by Larysa Kondracki stars Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vanessa Redgrave and David Strathairn. The movie is based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal. Mychael Danna has written the music for the drama. No soundtrack release is available. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Receiving a limited release in Los Angeles after opening in New York last weekend is the indie drama The Future written and directed by Miranda July and starring herself, Hamish Linklater and David Warshofsky. The film’s music is by composer Jon Brion. No plans for a soundtrack release have been announced. The movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January centers on a couple that decides to adopt a stray cat which changes their perspective on life changes radically. For more information on the drama, visit the official movie website.

The final limited release of the weekend is the music drama The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll written and directed by Scott D. Rosenbaum and starring Kevin Zegers, Jason Ritter, Taryn Manning and Peter Fonda. The score for the film is written by Andrew Hollander (Waitress, Serious Moonlight). Also featured in the drama are original songs co-written by Hollander and  Steve Conte of the New York Dolls. Check out a video feature on the music including an interview with the composer on YouTube.  A soundtrack album featuring four songs by lost Soulz has been released earlier this year and is available on Amazon. The movie centers on a rock star retreats who to his hometown after his sophomore album flops. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.