Five new movies are opening in wide release this weekend:

Opening in most theaters is the political thriller Argo directed by Ben Affleck who also stars in the film with Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, Tate Donavan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochran, Christopher Denham, Chris Messina and Kyle Chandler. The film’s music is composed by Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). WaterTower Music has released a soundtrack featuring the composer’s score earlier this week. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and to listen to audio clips and visit AOL Music to stream the full album.

Also opening wide is the horror thriller Sinister directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley and Vincent D’Onofrio. Christopher Young (Hellraiser, Spider-Man 3) has composed the film’s score. A soundtrack album featuring Young’s music is now available digitally and will be released on CD on October 30. For audio clips and to check out the full album details, visit our previous article. Check out a lengthy audio interview with the composer conducted by Movie Geeks United on YouTube.

Another wide release this weekend is the comedy Here Comes the Boom directed by Frank Coraci and starring Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Salma Hayek and Charice. The film’s score is composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams (Bee Movie, Click, Grown Ups). Visit ASCAP’s website to check out a couple of tracks from the score, including the big orchestral main theme, which is performed on screen by the school orchestra in the film. The composer has also collaborated with singer/actress Charice on a song featured in the comedy. No soundtrack album has been announced yet. To learn more about the film, visit the official movie website.

Also opening nationwide is the comedy thriller Seven Psychopaths directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko and Gabourey Sidibe. Carter Burwell (Fargo, In Bruges) has composed the film’s original score. Lakeshore Records has announced a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music, as well as the film’s songs by artists including Hank Williams, P.P. Arnold, The Walkmen, Deer Tick and Josh T. Pearson. The album will be released digitally on October 23 and physically on November 20. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full details.

The final wide release of the week is the drama Atlas Shrugged: Part II directed by John Putch and starring Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe and Esai Morales. The second part in a proposed trilogy adapting Ayn Rand’s 1957 classic novel is scored by Chris Bacon (Source Code, Gnomeo & Juliet) who follows composer Elia Cmiral who has written the music for last year’s first part. No soundtrack album is currently available. To find out more about the film, check out our scoring assignment announcement.

Opening in limited release is the indie drama Smashed directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place. Andy Cabic and Eric D. Johnson (Our Idiot Brother, Ceremony) have composed the film’s score. A soundtrack album featuring selections from the score, as well as the film’s songs by such artists as Richard and Linda Thompson, Bart Davenport, Omero Guerrero, Cass McCombs, Dark Meat, Sonny & The Sunsets and Smog has been released by Lakeshore Records this past Tuesday. For audio clips and more information, visit our previous article.

Also opening in select cities is the indie comedy 3,2,1…Frankie Go Boom directed by Jordan Roberts and starring Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Ron Perlman and Chris Noth. The film’s music is composed by Mateo Messina (Juno, Butter). No soundtrack album is currently available, but several tracks from the score can be checked out on the composer’s official website. To learn more about the comedy, which is being released in theaters by Variance Films and is also available on VOD, visit the official Facebook movie page and click here to watch the trailer.

Also opening in limited release is the French drama War of the Buttons (La nouvelle guerre des boutons) directed by Christophe Barratier (The Chorus) and starring Laeticia Casta, Kad Merad, Guillame Canet and Gerard Jugnot. Philippe Rombi (Swimming Pool) has composed the movie’s score. Music Box Records has released a soundtrack album featuring Rombi’s music. To find out more about the album, visit our news article from earlier this year. To check out the trailer for the latest film adaptation of the classic story, which is being released by the Weinstein Company, click here.