Somebody goofed. First-round voting has kicked-off for the Academy’s Best Original Song and Best Original Score awards, and four buzz-worthy scores have already been disqualified. The causes behind the disqualifications vary, but the Solo: A Star Wars Story score might have the most embarrassing reason: someone forgot to submit it in time. Other scores that didn’t make the cut include Mandy, Green Book and The Other Side of the Wind.
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Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in, like something is brewing, about to begin. That thing about to begin is the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack, which is now available to stream in full. Yes, even though you have to wait for the movie, you can still kick back and listen to Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda sing their heads off for Disney’s new sequel. Listen to the the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack below!
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If you’ve still got some money leftover after Black Friday (and now Cyber Monday), then you might want to head over to Waxwork Records to pick up a couple new vinyl soundtrack releases for two very different movies.
The Warriors is getting a special edition deluxe double LP that has both the original 1979 soundtrack and the complete score by composer Barry DeVorzon. Meanwhile, for those of you getting in the holiday spirit, the score for the holiday horror flick Krampus is also getting a special vinyl release. Check out both The Warriors and the Krampus vinyl soundtracks below. Read More »
“It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion” is a new soundtrack album full of covers of classic songs featured in the mind-bending FX series Legion. The music hails from composer Jeff Russo and series creator Noah Hawley, and we have an exclusive vinyl art debut of the album below. “It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion” arrives early next year. Read More »
Aside from lightsabers, lightspeed and the light side of the Force, there’s one thing that truly makes the saga episodes of Star Wars special, and that’s the music of John Williams. The brilliant composer has written music for Star Wars that is famous around the world, even to those who haven’t seen the movies. The orchestral arrangements that John Williams creates for Star Wars are so good that even his work on the prequels is incredible. Now Williams has created a new arrangement of one of the signature themes from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Read More »
Danny Elfman‘s Batman score, one of the most iconic soundtracks of all time, is getting a fancy new vinyl release from Mondo. The score arrives ahead of next year’s 30th anniversary of the Tim Burton superhero film, and will be available in both a regular and deluxe edition. Get the full details on the Mondo Batman score vinyl below.
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Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, has fast become a soundtrack composer worth paying attention to. The musician has provided his talents to films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, Deadpool, Batman v Superman and more. Now he’s adding another potential blockbuster to his repertoire. The artist will compose the Alita: Battle Angel score for director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron. More on the Battle Angel score below.
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In 1988, DJ Jazzy Jeff (AKA Jeff Townes) and The Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) released the single “A Nightmare on My Street” – a song clearly meant to exist within the world of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. There was only one problem: the song wasn’t officially licensed by New Line Cinema, who own the Elm Street rights. As a result, a music video for the song had to be destroyed before being released. The general public has never seen a single frame from this long lost video…until now.
Never-before-seen images from the Nightmare on My Street video have surfaced, featuring Will Smith dressed up to look like Frankenstein’s monster for some reason.
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When Illumination Entertainment’s hit animated comedy Despicable Me arrived in theaters, it came with a theme song produced and performed by none other than chart-topping recording artist Pharrell. So of course they had to find another performer that all the kids would love to hear perform a new version of the classic holiday song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” for the new animated take on the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale.
Tyler the Creator was tasked with writing the new song for The Grinch, and while it keeps the familiar lyrics of the original song performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (the voice of Tony the Tiger), the style is distinctly more modern and hip, almost like spoken jazz with Tyler the Creator’s rap flair spicing it up. But that doesn’t mean it’s good. You can judge for yourself by listening to the new Grinch song below. Read More »
Bradley Cooper‘s remake of A Star Is Born is chock full of new, original songs performed by the filmmaker himself and the incredibly talentedLady Gaga. However, not all of them will be in the running for Oscars this awards season.
Warner Bros. Pictures has put up the list of categories they’re hoping A Star Is Born will land Oscar nominations for when the time comes early next year. Of course, the studio is looking to land the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but they will only be submitting three of the songs from the soundtrack in their attempt to win it. Unfortunately, the instantly infamous butt song “Why Did You Do That?” is not among them. Read More »