Two new movies are opening wide this week:

man-of-steelOpening in most theaters is the Superman reboot Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. The film’s music is composed by Hans Zimmer. WaterTower Music has released two different soundtrack albums featuring the composer’s music earlier this week. Visit our previous article for the full details of the albums. Click here to check out a video featurette on the music and also visit Collider and First Showing for video interviews with Zimmer about his work on the film. Also visit YouTube from a red carpet interview with the composer at the film’s premiere in New York and click here for another interview at the film’s premiere in London.

this-is-the-endAlready in theaters since Wednesday is the apocalyptic comedy This is the End written and directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. RCA Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the songs from the film, including the original track Take Yo Panties Off by Snoop Dogg & Craig Robinson, as well as tracks by Cypress Hill, Whitney Houston, Funkadelic, Backstreet Boys, Norman Greenbaum, J-Kwon, K.Flay and a track from James Franco’s band Daddy. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full details. The film’s original score is composed by Henry Jackman. Check back on this page to learn more about the composer’s work on the film within the next couple of days.

bling-ringOpening in limited release is the indie drama The Bling Ring written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Georgia Rock and Gavin Rossdale. The film’s original score is composed by Brian Reitzell (Stranger Than Fiction) who also serves as the music supervisor on the movie and Daniel Lupotin. Def Jam Recordings has released a soundtrack album featuring a score suite, as well as the songs from the film by artists including Sleigh Bells, M.I.A., 2 Chainz, Kanye West, deadmau5, Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Rick Ross (feat. Lil Wayne) and Azealia Banks. Check out our previous news article for the full album details.

20-feet-from-stardomAlso opening in limited release is the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom directed by Morgan Neville. Columbia Records has released a soundtrack album featuring a new recording of Lean On Me by Darleen Love, as well as the original song Desperation performed by The Voice finalist Judith Hill, the Rolling Stones song Gimme Shelter performed by Merry Clayton, Young Americans performed by David Bowie and Walk On the Wild Side performed by Lou Reed. For the full album details, visit our soundtrack announcement.

berberian-sound-studioAlso opening in select cities is the horror film Berberian Sound Studio directed by Peter Strickland and starring Toby Jones. The movie follows a mild-mannered British sound engineer named who travels to Rome to work on the post-synchronized soundtrack to The Equestrian Vortex, a tale of witchcraft and murder set inside an all-girl riding academy. The British experimental pop group Broadcast has composed the film’s score. Warp Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the score. Click here to download the album and listen to audio clips. To learn more about the film, which is being released by IFC Films and is now also available on VOD, visit the official movie website.

hatchet-iiiAnother limited release this week is the slasher horror sequel Hatchet III directed by BJ McDonnell and starring Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan and Caroline Williams. The film’s original score is composed by Scott Glasgow (Riddle, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles). A soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music is reportedly in the works. The film picks up where Hatchet II left off, as a young woman sought revenge on the monster that killed her family while they were fishing in Louisiana swamp country. To learn more about the film, visit the official Facebook movie page.