Three new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Expected to top the weekend box office is action horror sequel Underworld Awakening directed by Mans Marlin & Bjorn Stein and starring Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Michael Ealy and India Eisley. Lakeshore Records has released a soundtrack featuring the movie’s songs by artists including Evanescence, Linkin Park, The Cure, Ministry and Lacuna Coil this past Tuesday (click here for our announcement). A separate soundtrack album featuring the film’s original score by Paul Haslinger and three more songs will be released next Tuesday (click here for the full details and audio clips).

Also opening nationwide is the George Lucas-produced WWII drama Red Tails directed by Anthony Hemingway stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard and Bryan Cranston. Terence Blanchard has written the score for the film. Sony Classical has released the official soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music digitally earlier this week and the CD version is scheduled to come out next month. Audio clips and more information can be checked out in our previous news article. For an audio interview with Blanchard talking about his first collaboration with Lucas, visit Scorenotes.

Also receiving a wide release is the action thriller Haywire directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton and Antonio Banderas. David Holmes has composed the film’s score. A soundtrack album featuring Holmes’ music has been released earlier this week by Relativity Music Group. For the full soundtrack details, including audio clips, visit our previous article.

Opening in limited release is the historical drama The Flowers of War directed by Yimou Zhang (House of Flying Daggers) and starring Christian Bale, Ni Ni and Tong Dawei. The film’s music is composed by Qigang Chen. A soundtrack album including the score, which features violin solos by Joshua Bell has been released by Sony Classical. For audio clips and more information, visit our soundtrack announcement. The movie already received an Oscar-qualifying run in select cities last December.