Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
With the addition of Jared Leto last week, Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2 finally finished casting. But we’re still learning about interesting hires behind the scenes. Recently, composer Jóhann Jóhannsson let slip that he’d be scoring the sci-fi sequel, having previously worked with Villeneuve on Prisoners, Sicario, and the upcoming Arrival. Read More »
Stranger Things features Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein‘s first score. The members of the Austin-based band S U R V I V E had a few of their songs in Adam Wingard‘s The Guest, but the Duffer Brothers‘ hit Netflix series is their first official credit as composers. Fans of the sci-fi show have responded enthusiastically to their synth-heavy score, wondering if or when it might get released. The Stranger Things soundtrack release date has been set, and volume one of the soundtrack comes out this Friday.
Below, learn more about the release of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s Stranger Things score.
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If you’re a record collector and you love the music of Pixar Animation films, then you may have already realized the disappointing fact that Michael Giacchino‘s score for Inside Out is not available on vinyl. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like there’s a release of the full score on vinyl in the future, but the folks at Mondo have a collectible 7″ record series that will be available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con with album artwork by Phantom City Creative.
However, if you’re unable to be at Comic-Con next week, there will be a chance to get your hands on prints of the album artwork inspired by some real life album covers such as Isaac Hayes’ Joy, Hole’s Live Through This, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream. Get the details on the Inside Out vinyl records and album artwork after the jump. Read More »
The new Ghostbusters theme song from pop punk band Fall Out Boy featuring a rap interlude by Missy Elliott is nearly universally hated. Personally, I don’t think it’s flat out terrible, but it’s also not very good. However, one man thinks that if Sony Pictures would have called him, then he could have helped to give the song some ties to the original. That man is Ray Parker Jr. Find out what Ray Parker Jr says about the new Ghostbusters theme song after the jump. Read More »
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.
Watch the Rihanna Star Trek Beyond music video after the jump. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »