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 »

x-men dark phoenix score

There’s no putting this rock god into retirement. Last year, Hans Zimmer dramatically announced that he was “retiring from the superhero business” after he was beaten down from composing the score for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

But that retirement was short-lived, as it appears that the Oscar-winning composer is returning to superhero movies to score Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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Phantom Thread Contest

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread is expanding to theaters everywhere this week, and to honor the occasion, we’re giving away a Phantom Thread prize pack that includes Jonny Greenwood’s fantastic soundtrack and more. Details on the Phantom Thread contest are below!

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John Williams Will Score ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’

John Williams Will Score Star Wars Episode IX

John Williams, who has provided iconic music for every Star Wars film (save Rogue One, which nonetheless used his themes), is all but confirmed to score Star Wars: Episode 9. You know this, I know this, Williams knows this. A new interview with the master composer has Williams confirming that he would very much like to finish out the new trilogy, and that he made this known to director J.J. Abrams. It’s not a firm confirmation, but we can just go ahead and assume that John Williams will provide the Episode 9 score.

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Call Me By Your Name music video

Luca Guadagnino‘s sensual, erotic Call Me By Your Name was a near constant presence in conversations about the movies in 2017. It had its world premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival (where we reviewed it) and it’s continued to remain a part of the cultural conversation even up to yesterday, when it was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best adapted screenplay.

Now there’s one more way to keep the film at the forefront of your mind: watching a new music video from musician Sufjan Stevens, who provided multiple songs to the movie’s soundtrack. Check out the full video for the airy and relaxing “Mystery of Love,” which contains some clips from the movie that haven’t appeared in any of its trailers so far.
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Black Panther soundtrack

Next month’s Black Panther will mark a variety of firsts for Marvel Studios: it’s their first movie directed by a black filmmaker (Ryan Coogler), their first with a black lead (Chadwick Boseman) and a primarily black cast, and now we’ve learned it’ll be the first time the studio collaborates with an internationally renowned musician to produce and curate its soundtrack. Marvel will team with Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther soundtrack, which will consist of “music from and inspired by” the movie itself. Learn more about Lamar’s plans for Black Panther: The Album, and listen to the first single below.
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Han Solo Theme - John Williams

Over five months ago we found out that John Powell would be composing the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though composer John Williams has been responsible for providing the score for every film in the primary Star Wars saga, Disney and Lucasfilm have opted to let other composers take over for the spin-offs under the Star Wars Story moniker. However, when it comes to Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans will hear some new music composed by John Williams after all.

In a recent interview with the legendary composer, John Williams revealed that he will be composing a theme for the Han Solo movie while John Powell will handle the rest of the score. Find out more about the Han Solo theme revelation below. Read More »

Adam West Sings the Thing

We’ll admit that we’re reaching a little bit outside of our wheelhouse with this one, but considering the talent involved in this special musical project coming in 2018, we just couldn’t resist.

There’s a chance that in your life experience of pop culture, you’ve heard the name Dr. Demento. He’s an American radio broadcast best known for novelty songs and sketch comedy, the kind that inspired “Weird Al” Yankovic to become the master song spoofer that he is today.

Dr. Demento’s show sadly came to an end back in 2010, but a wonderful musical tribute to the radio host’s influential show is coming in 2018 thanks to a cavalcade of talents getting together to record an entire album of punk covers of “mad music and crazy comedy songs” that were made famouse on the Dr. Demento Show. One of those tracks comes from the late Adam West, and let’s just say that it’s exactly the kind of song you’d want to hear Adam West covering. Read More »