Four new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the thriller Contagion directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Cranston and John Hawkes. The film’s music is composed by Cliff Martinez. A soundtrack album featuring the score by Martinez has been released by Watertower Music. Check out our previous article for more information and audio clips from the score. Also visit Film Music Magazine for a lengthy audio interview with the composer talking about his recent work.

Also opening wide is the drama Warrior directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison and Noah Emmerich. The movie’s score is written by Mark Isham. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack album including Isham’s score, as well as a song by The National. The digital release is already out and a CD version will be released next Tuesday. For audio clips and more details, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Also receiving a wide release is the comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star directed by Tom Brady, co-written and produced by Adam Sandler and starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson and Stephen Dorff. The movie about a small-town guy who moves to Hollywood, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his parents and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world is scored by Waddy Wachtel (Waddy Wachtel: Born to Be a Star). No soundtrack release has been announced. To find out more about the movie, visit the official movie website.

The final wide release of the week is the indie horror movie Creature directed by Fred Andrews and starring Mehcad Brooks, Serinda Swan and Daniel Bernhardt. The music is composed by Kevin Haskins. No soundtrack album is availale. The movie is set in Louisiana, where a group of friends unearth a terrible secret that unleashes a monster from the depths of the swamp. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Opening in limited release this weekend is the drama Main Street directed by John Doyle and starring Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn and Orlando Bloom. Patrick Doyle has written the music for the movie. A soundtrack album has yet to be announced. The film centers on a group of residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. To learn more about the drama, visit the official movie webpage.

Also opening in select markets is the drama Tanner Hall directed by Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg. The movie starring Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson, Amy Sedaris and Amy Ferguson revolves around two girls who struggle to survive adolescence in a rustic boarding school. The film’s music is composed by Roger Neill (Beginners, King of the Hill). No plans for a soundtrack album have been announced. For more information about the project, visit the official movie website.