ready player one title theme

Alan Silvestri was behind the theme for one of the most iconic ’80s films of all time, so it’s fitting that he would be recruited to compose the Ready Player One title theme.

The composer of Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit has teamed up with Steven Spielberg to score the director’s adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s love letter to 1980s pop culture, Ready Player One. And you can listen to it right now.

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Baby Driver Volume 2

Baby Driver, the musical that substituted car cashes for dance numbers, is about to unleash a whole new set of songs for your listening pleasure. Director Edgar Wright has announced Baby Driver Volume 2: The Score for a Score, featuring more songs, exclusive tracks, remixes, and more.

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Ready Player One Music Video

There are less than three weeks until Ready Player One brings Ernest Cline‘s nostalgic pop culture mash-up to the big screen, courtesy of director Steven Spielberg. The movie had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival last night, and for all the fans of the book who can’t wait to see the movie, we’ve got something that should hold you over.

The British synthwave band GUNSHIP recently released a music video for their new song “Art3mis & Parzival,” and as you might have guessed, it features the two characters from Ready Player One on their journey through the story and their blossoming love for each other both inside and outside the virtual world of The OASIS. Adding to the nostalgia is that it’s all done in 16-bit animation paying tribute to various video game styles throughout. Read More »

Star Wars Episode 9 Score John Williams

There’s no Star Wars without John Williams.

The legendary composer has been scoring the franchise since 1977, and his name has become synonymous with the soaring, indelible theme songs. But more than 40 years and eight films later, that long partnership may soon be over.

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Phantom Thread Mixtape

This weekend, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film Phantom Thread is up for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film has been in theaters since Christmas, and by now it’s already mostly gone. But while you wait for the movie to arrive on home video in a few weeks, you can spend some time listening to a specially curated list of music hand-picked by Paul Thomas Anderson himself.

When Phantom Thread held some special screenings around the United States, audiences who arrived a little early were treated to a special playlist of music as a prelude to the film. The tracklist feature a mix of classical music, presumably influences for Jonny Greenwood‘s incredible score, as well as some familiar songs that fit the theme of the film rather well. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 0

One of the defining factors that made Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy an immediate favorite was the soundtrack full of classic pop and rock tunes courtesy of Meredith Quill’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1, given to her little Star-Lord. The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 went for some deeper cuts, but it still made Awesome Mix Vol. 2 a fantastic collection of tracks for Marvel fans to play over and over again. Now director James Gunn has even more songs for you to listen to.

While the original Guardians of the Galaxy was in production, James Gunn had a personal mix of songs that he played on set in order to set the mood for certain scenes.  He’s talked about this for years, but now he’s finally released the tracklist for fans to listen to on Spotify, and it’s pretty damn great. Read More »

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Vinyl Soundtrack

The scores for The Lord of the Rings trilogy from director Peter Jackson have been available for awhile now, but they’ve yet to be released on vinyl since the format has risen in popularity again. But that’s about to change with an incredible new vinyl release.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring score by composer Howard Shore is getting a huge 5xLP vinyl soundtrack release from Rhino Records in March. It looks like quite the comprehensive collectible set for any fan who has been waiting for The Fellowship of the Ring vinyl soundtrack release. Check it out below. Read More »

The Lion King Beyonce

Disney’s The Lion King has one of the best musical soundtracks of any of their animated films. All of the songs were written by Broadway legend Tim Rice and classic rock icon Elton John, with the latter performing three of the signature songs for the soundtrack. However, when it comes to The Lion King remake soundtrack, Elton John is going to let one of Disney’s chart-topping cast members belt out a tune for the end credits.

Elton John recently revealed that The Lion King remake soundtrack will feature a new end credits song, and the plan is for cast member Beyoncé to sing the track. Plus, he also confirmed which songs from the original film will be featured in the new version. Find out what he had to say about The Lion King Beyonce song and more below. Read More »

Black Panther Soundtrack

Even though Black Panther is still a week away, fans can get a little taste of the movie today. The Black Panther soundtrack, which was produced and curated by Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, is streaming now.

The entire Black Panther soundtrack (not the score) is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming platforms. Or if you still like spending money to own music, you can buy it today, too. Otherwise, you’ll want to keep reading below to start nodding your head to this killer soundtrack. Read More »

The Princess Diarist - 2018 Grammy Winners

Last night saw the 2018 Grammy Awards air on CBS. Since that’s music’s biggest night, it’s not something we usually cover, but the Grammys also honor achievements in music from the world of cinema, as well as work that is cinema-adjacent.

Even though La La Land is old news to us by now, the Grammy Awards’ very different deadlines meant the Damien Chazelle musical ended up taking home the Grammy for both Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. Meanwhile, the late Carrie Fisher and the great John Williams also took home awards.

Find out more about the (movie relevant!) 2018 Grammy winners below. Read More »