You’d be hard pressed to find such an iconic pairing of director and composer as Steven Spielberg and John Williams. The two enormous talents have been working together for 42 years now, starting all the way back with The Sugarland Express in 1974 and stretching up through The BFG last year. The only two Spielberg movies that don’t have a score by John Williams are The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies. And now a new collection will assemble some of the greatest music from their long history of collaboration.
Find out about this new ultimate Steven Spielberg and John Williams score collection below. Read More »
You can hear John Legend on the La La Land soundtrack, playing the kind of jazz music that Ryan Gosling’s character actively hated until it provided him with a steady paycheck. So it only seems appropriate that John Legend cashes in himself by taking on a classic Disney theme song with another chart-topping singer.
Beauty and the Beast has one of the most famous theme songs from any animated movie, and it was all over the radio back in 1991 (and even 1992) thanks to Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson. Now John Legend has been tasked with remaking it along with fellow best-selling artist Ariana Grande (who hosted Saturday Night Live nearly a year ago). Does their rendition of the classic theme song shake a stick at the original?
Listen to the Beauty and the Beast theme song remake after the jump to find out. Read More »
When the new theme song for last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot by Fall Out Boy arrived online, a lot of people hated it. Therefore, some might be leery to hear that Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump has a track on The LEGO Batman Movie soundtrack that is essentially a theme song for The Brick Knight. But I’m happy to tell you that this song is hilarious, perfect and just plain awesome.
The LEGO Batman Movie theme song can be found on the official soundtrack, which is currently available to stream on Spotify. Don’t worry if you don’t have Spotify or you’re not willing to shell out the money for the album yet, because the track has been made legally available on YouTube as well. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Angie Han
It seems like every week we get a new look at something or someone in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but today we’ve got a little something to listen to. Director James Gunn has shared the first snippet of the score from his upcoming Marvel sequel, which was once again composed by Tyler Bates. Listen to a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 score preview below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Angie Han
Disney’s 1991 Beauty and the Beast famously featured a pop version of the title song, performed by Céline Dion and Peabo Bryson and played over the end credits. In the upcoming live-action remake, that same honor will go to Ariana Grande and John Legend, as we learned last week. But it turns out Dion will have a place on the new soundtrack as well, singing an all-new tune written just for the movie. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as Disney’s original Beauty and the Beast. The 1991 film kicked off Disney’s long-running tradition of commissioning pop versions of their own songs for their soundtracks — think Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go” on the Frozen soundtrack, or Alessia Cara’s “How Far I’ll Go” on the Moana one. Now the studio’s coming full circle with their new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, bringing in John Legend and Ariana Grande to record a new take on the title song. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Angie Han
Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” served as the perfect soundtrack for that first Logan trailer released last fall, capturing the film’s melancholy tone and gritty vibe. But what about the film itself? What kind of music will we be listening to while Hugh Jackman hacks and slashes his way through one last Wolverine movie?
Previously, the word was that Cliff Martinez (Drive) would be scoring the X-Men spinoff. However, we’re now hearing that he’s quietly dropped out and been replaced by Marco Beltrami, who worked with Logan director James Mangold on The Wolverine and 3:10 to Yuma. More on the new Logan composer below. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: We have an official audio clip of Emma Watson singing that is much better quality. You can watch it after the jump. Our original story from December 30th follows.
The Beauty and the Beast trailers released so far have made it all too easy to forget this is a straight-up musical. Yes, you hear the familiar strains of the soundtrack playing over the scenes, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of song and dance teased so far. So we’re still waiting to hear exactly how this new cast will fare with those classic tunes.
Well, today we’ve got the first tiny taste of a song from the movie. Click through to hear a snippet of Emma Watson singing “Something There” in Beauty and the Beast. Read More »
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While we cinephiles love sitting down in a dark theater to watch a new movie with a score from John Williams, the composer himself doesn’t feel the same way.
In a new interview about his work in the composition of scores for major motion pictures, the man responsible for the iconic scores from movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and countless more, revealed that once he’s done with a score, he’s done with the movie, and that means not even sitting to watch the final cut. We’re not sure if that’s the case with every single movie Williams has composed the score for, but when it comes to Star Wars, he hasn’t watched a single one of those movies. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Much as I adore the Moana musical numbers, I can’t say I was particularly surprised by most of them. “We Know the Way” was heavily promoted in all the marketing materials, “How Far I’ll Go” is clearly being positioned as the next “Let It Go,” and of course the film’s second lead, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) would have to get a musical moment or two. So going into the theaters, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the soundtrack. But I definitely did not see “Shiny” coming.
Sung by Tamatoa — a big, mean crab voiced by Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement — “Shiny” is the antithesis to everything Moana stands for. Tamatoa twirls and sparkles as he preaches the importance of “be[ing] who you are on the outside,” all the while trying to capture Moana and Maui. Oh, and it’s also an obvious David Bowie homage, with Clement serving up his best impression. It’s weird and it’s unexpected and it’s totally delightful, and now that the Moana Shiny clip is out you definitely want to revisit it below. Read More »