Two new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

that-awkward-momentOpening in most theaters is the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment written and directed by Tom Gormican and starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas.  David Torn (Lars and the Real GirlThe Wackness) has composed the film’s original score. Varese Sarabande has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the songs from the movie by artists including Crozet, Night Drive, Black Apples, Strange Talk and Lavender Diamond. Check out our soundtrack announcement for the full album details.

labor-dayAlso opening wide following an Academy Awards-qualifying limited run in December is the drama Labor Day directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg and Tobey Maguire. Rolfe Kent (SidewaysMean GirlsElection) who previously scored the Reitman’s features Thank You for SmokingUp in the Air and Young Adult has composed the film’s original music. Warner Bros. Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score, as well as the songs featured in the drama. Check out our previous news article to find out more about the album and to listen to audio clips.Also visit Film Music Magazine for a recent interview with Kent about his fourth collaboration with the director.

at-middletonOpening in limited release is the indie drama At Middleton directed by Adam Rodgers and starring Vera Farmiga, Andy Garcia, Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, Peter Riegert and Tom Skerrit. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval  who previously scored the TV biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, in which Andy Garcia portrayed Sandoval, has composed the film’s original music. No word yet on a soundtrack release. At Middleton centers on a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that develops between two strangers over the course of a single day. The movie is being release by Anchor Bay Films and is also available on VOD. Visit the official Facebook movie page to learn more about the project.

tims-vermeerAlso opening in limited release following an awards-qualifying run in 2013 is the documentary Tim’s Vermeer directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame and starring Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, who attempts to solve the mystery of how 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer managed to paint so photo-realistically. Conrad Pope (My Week with MarilynPavilion of Women) has composed the film’s original music. Milan Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score. Visit our soundtrack announcement for the full album details and click here to listen to Pope’s theme from the score.

Also opening in select cities is the indie dramatic thriller The Wait written and directed by M Blash and starring Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Devon Gearhart, Michael O’Keefe and Josh Hamilton. Recent Oscar nominee Owen Pallett (HerThe Box) has composed the film’s original music. No soundtrack album has been released. The Wait follows two sisters who contemplate their mother’s resurrection following a mysterious phone call. To learn more about the film, which premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival and is being released by Monterey Media, visit the official movie website.