Snyder Cut DC FanDome

HBO Max is pulling out all the stops for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which got the red carpet rolled out for it at the DC FanDome virtual event. In addition to the starry panel with the cast and crew on the first FanDome day, the second day of the virtual fan event brought longtime Snyder collaborator Junkie XL to tease his new score for Justice League, including a preview of a brand new theme for the superhero film.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Mondo vinyl soundtrack

If you’re ready to die historic on the fury road, Mondo has you covered.

Mad Max: Fury Road is a vibrant, masterfully shot action bonanza directed by George Miller. But a big part of what makes the movie ride so seamlessly through the desert is the incredible score from Junkie XL. It’s been available for purchase for a long time, including on vinyl, but for the film’s five-year anniversary, we’re finally getting a Mad Max: Fury Road Mondo vinyl soundtrack with a die-cut slipcover and artwork by Boneface featuring both Max Rockatansky and the horrifying Immortan Joe. Read More »

score academy

Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, is preparing to teach a whole new generation of film composers. The composer behind the scores of films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Deadpool, is launching the SCORE Academy, an annual year-long program that offers emerging composing talents the chance at hands-on instruction with him.

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terminator dark fate soundtrack

Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg, is set to lend his signature sound to the Terminator: Dark Fate soundtrack. The composer, who has provided scores for Mad Max: Fury Road and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, also worked with Dark Fate director Tim Miller before on Deadpool. The sixth (and potentially final) Terminator film hopes to restore some dignity to a series that’s been on shaky ground for years.

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Sonic the Hedgehog score

While the early marketing efforts for Paramount’s upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie have resulted in some…odd imagery, we now know who will be providing the score for when the blue hedgehog is racing through the streets of San Francisco. Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL), who composed the scores for films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Dark Tower, will compose the film’s music. Take a listen to a few of his tracks below, and watch a featurette about his music in Alita: Battle Angel.
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Mortal Engines score

Universal’s Mortal Engines takes place in a far-flung future in which giant cities travel on wheels through a desolate wasteland. So who better to compose the score than Junkie XL, who ventured into a similar post-apocalyptic wasteland when he provided the score for Mad Max: Fury Road a few years ago?

Musician/DJ/composer Junkie XL, AKA Tom Holkenborg, is officially on board to create the Mortal Engines score. Listen to a few of his other movie-related tracks from films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool, and more below. Read More »

Justice League soundtrack

Justice League clobbers its way into theaters until next week, but you can get a jump on the epic superhero team-up film by listening to its score right now. Danny Elfman‘s musical return to the superhero genre is now streaming. Check it out the Justice League soundtrack below in all its bombastic glory.

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Justice League soundtrack

Danny Elfman created some of the most iconic superhero soundtracks of all time when he worked with Tim Burton on Batman and Batman Returns, as well as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Now Elfman is back on the superhero beat with the score for the highly-anticipated Justice League, and you can now listen to a full pulse-pounding track from Danny Elfman’s Justice League soundtrack.

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Junkie XL Studio Time Videos

Though cinema is a visual medium, movies wouldn’t be anywhere near as powerful without the music that pulses from their soundtracks. Often times it’s the composer of a film’s score that makes a scene truly memorable. But how do composers create music that enhances movies so the thousands of notes we hear combine to give the film emotion, excitement, suspense and power?

Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg), who has composed the scores for film’s such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, has created a web series called Studio Time where he explains how he works in the studio to compose music for major motion pictures. For any aspiring composers out there, it’s a master class in music and how to write it for cinema.

Check out the Junkie XL Studio Time videos after the jump. Read More »

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Junkie XL Leaving Deadpool 2

If you were worried about Deadpool 2 when director Tim Miller left the project not too long ago, this news isn’t going to make you feel any better.

Junkie XL, aka Tom Holkenborg, made a post on Facebook today revealing that in solidarity with Tim Miller, he has also decided to leave the sequel, and his reasoning certainly adds some more cause for concern. Find out more about Junkie XL leaving Deadpool 2 after the jump. Read More »