Two new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the video game adaptation sequel Resident Evil: Retribution directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Johann Urb, Li Bingbing, Shawn Roberts, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe and Michelle Rodriguez. The film’s score is composed by tomandandy (The Strangers) who have scored the previous installment in the series. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer duo’s score, as well the end credits song Hexes produced by Bassnectar featuring Chino Moreno (of the Deftones) on vocals. Check out our previous article for the full soundtrack details and audio clips.

Also opening wide is the 3D re-release of Pixar’s animated hit feature Finding Nemo directed by Andrew Stanton and featuring the voice talent of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Alexander Gould. The film’s music is composed by Thomas Newman who received an Academy Award-nomination for his work on the film. No new soundtrack has been released, but the original 2003 album is still in print (click here to download the album). To learn more about the 3D version of the film, visit the official movie website. Playing in front of Finding Nemo 3D is the new Toy Story short Partysaurus Rex, which features music by BT (The Fast and the Furious).

Opening in limited release is the period drama The Master written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemns,¬†Josh Close and Fiona Dourif. The film’s music is composed by Jonny Greenwood who previously scored the director’s 2008 drama There Will Be Blood. Nonesuch Records has release a soundtrack album featuring Greenwood’s score performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra and AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, as well four period songs by artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Jo Stafford and Helen Forrest. Check out our soundtrack announcement for more information on the album and click here to listen to a stream of the soundtrack.

Also opening in select cities is the indie drama Arbitrage directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Laetitia Casta, Brit Marling and Nate Parker. Cliff Martinez (Traffic, Drive) has composed the film’s score. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as songs by Bjork, Billie Holiday, Jobim/Getz and a cover of My Foolish Heart. Check out our soundtrack announcement for more information and audio clips. Also check out an interview with Martinez about his work on the film on Film School Rejects.

Another film to receive a limited release this week is the action thriller Stolen directed by Simon West and starring Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston, Mark Valley and M.C. Gainey. The film’s music is composed by Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It). No soundtrack album has been released at this point. The movie about a former criminal who has to track down his kidnapped daughter who has been locked in the trunk of a taxi cab in New York City is being released by Millennium Entertainment. Visit our scoring assignment announcement article and the official movie website to learn more about the thriller.

The final limited release of the week is the indie comedy drama Liberal Arts written and directed by Josh Radnor (happythankyoumoreplease) who also stars in the film alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro and Elizabeth Reaser. The film’s score is composed by Ben Toth. No soundtrack album has been announced. The movie about a thirty-something admissions worker at a New York college who visits his liberal arts alma mater where a 19-year old student tries to romance him premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has been picked up for domestic distribution by IFC Films. Visit the official movie website to learn more about the comedy drama.