Rihanna Star Trek Beyond Music Video

Normally we don’t post music videos unless they’re directed by a filmmaker whose work we’ve highlighted before or unless they’re tied directly to the release of a new movie. Today, we have one that fulfills both, and it just so happens to have the added bonus of being shot entirely in IMAX.

Earlier this week, a new Star Trek Beyond trailer debuted featuring the new single “Sledgehammer” from Rihanna, a ballad that felt reminiscent of a classic James Bond theme song. Now that track has gotten its own music video from director Floria Sigismondi, who previously helmed the rock biopic The Runaways as well as an episode of Netflix’s Daredevil series. It’s a wild, trippy music video featuring Rihanna as some kind of space witch, and it has some truly stunning visuals.

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Ghostbusters Japanese Theme

Even though I was one of the few people who didn’t flat out hate the Fall Out Boy cover of the Ghostbusters theme that debuted last week, I’ll be the first to admit that it doesn’t constitute good music. At the same time, the original theme is only beloved because it’s soaked in nostalgic love for the original movie, because Ray Parker Jr.’s signature tune is not good music either. But that’s neither here nor there, because now we have a Japanese Ghostbusters theme cover that delivers the perfect contemporary update of the original song, complete with choreographed proton pack dancing and more. Read More »

Edgar Wright Music Reel

There are a myriad of ways that we could compliment Edgar Wright. From his economical, near flawless scripts to his fast and fierce shooting style, you can spot an Edgar Wright film from a mile away. But one of the things I look forward to the most is how the director Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World uses music to enhance his movies, making for some of the most memorable scenes from his career.

A new video features some of Edgar Wright’s greatest uses of music in film, television and music videos. Even if you’ve seen all of Edgar Wright’s movies, there’s probably some footage here you haven’t seen before, especially in the music video arena. Watch the Edgar Wright music reel after the jump. Read More »

New Ghostbusters Theme

We all knew that a new version of the Ghostbusters theme was coming for the reboot hitting theaters this summer, but for the longest time, we didn’t know who would be behind it. Not too long ago it was revealed that punk pop band Fall Out Boy would be the primary artist on the track with Missy Elliott featured, presumably providing some kind of rap interlude. Now you can hear it for yourself.

Fall Out Boy has shared the full new Ghostbusters theme song online, and it’s honestly not too bad. It doesn’t compare to the old version, but it’s just a funky update of the original song. However, it does lose the signature “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” refrain from the original song and substitutes a variation on that line instead. Read More »

Suicide Squad

Even in a year jam-packed with superhero sequels and other bloated blockbusters, Suicide Squad‘s marketing has managed to stand out, and one of the reasons is the music. The promos have eschewed the traditionally bombastic action movie score for fun song choices like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Ballroom Blitz.” And the official Suicide Squad soundtrack will keep the good times going.

Among the notable tracks are Skrillex and Rick Ross‘ “Purple Lamborghini,” the music video for which will feature Jared Leto‘s Joker; Panic! At the Disco‘s cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody”; and familiar hits like Eminem‘s “Without Me” and Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Fortunate Son.” Get the full Suicide Squad soundtrack list after the jump.  Read More »

The Force Awakens Score

In today’s news that everyone expected but we all needed to hear just to reassure ourselves, the developing Disney and Lucasfilm sequels Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars: Episode VIII have confirmed who will be providing the score for each of the films. And it’s exactly who you hope it would be.

John Williams, the composer behind the iconic themes for both the fedora-toting archaeologist and the saga that takes place in a galaxy far, far away, has been confirmed to compose the scores for both sequels from director Steven Spielberg and Rian Johnson. Williams also has a playful selfish reason that he wants to score Star Wars: Episode VIII. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

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Ghostbusters Day

There’s a decent round-up of Ghostbusters stuff hitting the web today, so here are some Ghostbusters Bits:

  • Original and reboot casts coming to Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • Which musical artists are doing the new Ghostbusters theme?
  • Regal Cinemas, Cinemark and Twitter contests.
  • Soundtrack single from Elle King now online.
  • Don’t forget about anniversary screenings of the original Ghostbusters.

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Whiplash Remix

Even though Whiplash came out back in 2014, it’s one of those movies that it doesn’t hurt to talk about every so often simply because it’s so damn good. One thing that makes the movie so outstanding is the incredible jazz soundtrack. But not everyone is a fan of the orchestral musical style, so Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old DJ/producer Genranon decided to take the jazz, pump some high energy electronic music into it. The real catchy part comes from J.K. Simmons’ dialogue being remixed into the music as well, including all the yelling about rushing and dragging.

Listen to the Whiplash remix tune after the jump. Read More »

The Force Awakens Vinyl Soundtrack

Even though John Williams‘ score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been available to fans since the film hit theaters late last year, a vinyl version of the soundtrack wasn’t available until this year. While there are a couple versions available out there for purchase right now, Walt Disney Records has a special edition vinyl release that will be available in June that is extremely cool.

The double LP release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score has hand etched holograms created by Tristan Duke of Infinity Light Science that can be seen when the record is spinning and the right light is shined above it. You can see The Force Awakens vinyl hologram in action after the jump. Read More »