Three new movies are opening wide this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the remake of Footloose directed by Craig Brewer and stars Kenny Wormaid, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell. Atlantic Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the movie’s songs by artists including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown, The Smashing Pumpkins, Victoria Justice & Hunter Hayes and Big & Rich. For audio clips and more information about the album, visit our previous article. The film’s score is written by Deborah Lurie and no separate score release has been announced.

Also opening wide is the horror prequel The Thing directed by¬†Matthijs van Heijingen Jr. and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen and Joel Edgerton. Marco Beltrami has written the music for the film. A soundtrack album featuring Beltrami’s score has been released by Varese Sarabande earlier this week. For more information about the album and to listen to audio clips from the release, visit our soundtrack announcement.

The final wide release of the week is the comedy drama The Big Year directed by David Frankel and starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Dianne Wiest, Rosamund Pike and Anjelica Huston. The score for the movie is composed by Theodore Shapiro. Fox Music has released a soundtrack album featuring the score, which is available exclusively on iTunes. Check out our previous article for more details.

Opening in limited release is the drama The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) directed by Pedro Almadovar and starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes. The film’s score is written by Alberto Iglesias. A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score will be released on October 18 digitally and on CD on November 29 by Lakeshore Records. The album is already available overseas on Quartet Records. For more details on the album, visit our soundtrack announcement.

Also receiving a limited release is the thriller Trespass directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato. David Buckley has scored his second movie for the director. No soundtrack album has been released. The film is being released simoltaneously on VOD and in theaters. To watch the trailer and get more information on the thriller, check out the official movie website.

Opening in select cities is the drama Firefles in the Garden directed by Dennis Lee and starring Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Ann Moss, Ioan Gruffud, Hayden Panetierre and Julia Roberts. Jane Antonia Cornish has scored the recut version of the film for the US market and a soundtrack will be released by BSX Records (check back on this page for the details). For an interview with Cornish talking about her work on the movie, visit Film Music Magazine. Javier Navarrete has previously scored the cut of the film that was released overseas and a soundtrack album featuring his score is available on Decca Records (click here to download the score). For details on the drama, visit the official Facebook movie website.

Also among this week’s limited releases is the comedy drama Father of Invention directed by Trent Cooper and starring Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson and Virginia Madsen. Nick Urata has composed the film’s score. The movie revolves around an inventor struggles to win over his estranged family after spending time in prson and catch up on current technology. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Also opening in select cities is the thriller Texas Killing Fields directed Ami Canaan Mann and starring Sam Worthington, Chloe Moretz and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film’s music is written by Dickon Hinchliffe. No soundtrack release is available. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie webpage.