Three new movies are opening nationwide this weekend:

imageOpening in most theaters is the action sequel The Expendables 3 directed by Patrick Hughes and starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film’s music is composed by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious, Thor: The Dark World) who previously scored the first two installments in the series. Lionsgate Records has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s score earlier this werk and La-La Land Records will release a CD version later this month. Silva Screen Records is handling distribution of the soundtrack overseas. Check out our previous news article for the full album details.

imageAlso opening wide is the sci-fi drama The Giver directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Tremblay and Katie Holmes. Marco Beltrami (Scream, World War Z) has composed the film’s original score. Sony Classical has released a soundtrack album featuring the composer’s music. Check out our previous article to listen to audio clips and for the full album details. Interscope Records has released a separate soundtrack featuring the somgs from the film, including the original track Ordinary Human by OneRepublic. Click here for the full album details.

imageAlready in theaters since Wednesday is the action comedy Let’s Be Cops. The film’s original music is composed by Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, The Hangover) and Jake Monaco (Struck by Lightning). No soundtrack album has been announced. Check out Beck’s and Monaco’s official websites to listen to audio clips from their score. Also check out our scoring assigmment announcement to learn more about the comedy.

imageOpening in select cities is the horror comedy Life After Beth written and directed by Jeff Baena and starring Aubrey Plaza, Dan Dehaan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Grey Gubler, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines, Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser. The rock band BRMC (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) has composed the film’s original music. No word on a soundtrack release. Life After Beth follows a man devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend who miraculously comes back to life, and takes full advantage of the opportunity to share all the things he regretted not doing with her before. The comedy premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is being released by A24 Films. For more information about the film, visit the official movie website.

imageOpening in New York before expanding to other cities is the indie comedy Frank directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy. Silva Screen Records has released the song I Love You All performed by the fictional band The Soronprfbs featuring the character of Frank, played by Fassbender. Check out our previous article for more information about the release and the movie. The film’s original score is composed by Stephen Rennicks. No word on a score release.