Category: Scores

Before ’22 Jump Street’: Channing Tatum Was A High School Teen In ‘She’s The Man’

Before 22 Jump Street star Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street) played an undercover cop at a local college, he was a high school teen in She’s The Man (rent it on iTunes).   The film co-stars Amanda Bynes (Hairspray, The WB’s What I Like About You) and Laura Ramsey (The CovenantAMC’s MadMen).  She’s The Man (Music From The Motion Picture) is released by Lakeshore Records, and includes a fun compilation of music by OK Go, The Veronicas, David Lichens, Slightly Stoopid, The F-Ups, Junior Senior, Flipsyde, Dressy Bessy, Matt White, Spiderbait, Ken Oak, The Tea Queens and a score by Composer Nathan Wang (Rumble in the Bronx, Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical).  Watch the music video for “Let Go” by David Lichens at the jump.

Lakeshore Records: She's The Man Soundtrack. Pictured: Laura Ramsey and Channing Tatum.

Fans of Channing Tatum will be happy to know he will continue along the path of tackling roles in action films as it was announced he will star as Gambit in X-Men: Apocalypse, expected to be out in theaters in 2016.

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She’s The Man (Music From The Motion Picture): iTunes | Buy CD

Track Listing

01. Invincible – OK Go
02. The School Cut Our Team – Nathan Wang
03. Somebody – Slightly Stoopid
04. 4Ever – The Veronicas
05. Talking to Your Brother – The Veronicas
06. Let Go – Dave Lichens
07. Wrong the Right – The F-Ups
08. Good Girl, Bad Boy – Junior Senior
09. She IS the Man – Nathan Wang
10. Spun – Flipsyde
11. Side 2 – Dressy Bessy
12. Treat You As an Equal? – Nathan Wang
13. Wasteland – Matt White
14. Kissing Booth Makeout – Nathan Wang
15. Put It Down – Spiderbait
16. Inda – Ken Oak
17. Runway Kiss – Nathan Wang
18. Love Is All Around – The Tea Queens

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Now On Netflix: ‘Bounty Killer’ | Score By Greg Edmonson

If you’re looking for a fun movie in which both men and women get to flex their shoot ’em up and ultimate-fighting muscles, then check out Bounty Killer (watch it on Netflix) starring Matthew Marsden (Resident Evil: Extinction), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Legend of Awesomest Maximus) and Christian Pitre (HBO’s True Blood, Crazy, Stupid, Love.).  The movie is scored by Greg Edmonson (Fox’s King of the Hill, Fox’s Firefly).  Set in a post-apocalyptic future in which bounty killers gain fame and fortune by killing off corporate greed, literally, Edmonson’s score is the perfect accompaniment to all the road warrior action and high-stakes drama.

Lakeshore Records: Bounty Killer Soundtrack

Co-stars Gary Busey (Piranha 3DD, Lethal Weapon) and Beverly D’Angelo (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Entourage) round out the big ensemble cast.  Fun fact: before directing Bounty Killer, Henry Saine worked as the graphic designer for hit television shows like The Office, Entourage and That ’70s Show.

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Bounty Killer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Related: 7 Movie Soundtracks To Supercharge Your Need For Speed

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Now On Netflix: Three Father’s Day Movies We Love | Download The Soundtracks

Looking for something to watch on Father’s Day?  We mix things up a bit with three great movies with soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records: Get The Gringo (watch it on Netflix), Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (watch it on Netflix) and World’s Greatest Dad (watch it on Netflix).  Get The Gringo is scored by Antonio Pinto (Lord of War, Perfect Stranger, Snitch, The Odyssey), Spy Kids is scored by Carl Thiel (Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Grindhouse: Planet Terror) and Director Robert Rodriguez (Machete Kills, Sin City), and World’s Greatest Dad features music by Bruce Hornsby, Peggy Lee, The Deadly Syndrome, Akron/Family, Inara George and Brenden Benson.

Lakeshore Records: Get The Gringo Soundtrack, Score by Antonio Pinto

In Get The Gringo, A young boy (Kevin Hernandez) teaches a career criminal (Mel Gibson) how to survive inside a notorious Mexican prison.  Jessica Alba (The Love Guru, Sin City), Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale (NBC’s Community, Spider-Man 2) head up Spy Kids, an adventure the whole family can enjoy.  World’s Greatest Dad is a dark comedy which stars Robin Williams (Night At The Museum, August Rush) as a father who covers up his surly son’s embarrassing death, played by Daryl Sabara (John Carter, Machete).

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Get The Gringo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D: iTunes | Buy CD
World’s Greatest Dad (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Watch The ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Soundtrack Preview, 10th Anniversary Edition | Includes A Karaoke Sing-Along & Movie References

Napoleon Dynamite Week continues!  We created a 10th Anniversary edition album preview video, which includes a fun karaoke sing-along plus movie references.  Lakeshore Records received a Grammy nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Napoleon Dynamite soundtrack and we think you love this album, too.  The soundtrack features classic hits like “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai; “Forever Young” by Alphaville; “I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow; “Only You” by Yaz; “The Promise” by When In Rome; Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” performed by Sparklemotion; and a score by John Swihart.  Watch this fun flashback:

It’s been 10 years since Napoleon Dynamite first debuted in theaters, when movie goers were introduced to the laugh-out-loud moments of this coming of age movie centered around the life of Napoleon Dynamite, played by Jon Heder, a high school student determined to make a difference.

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Napoleon Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

Keep the fun going:  join in Lakeshore Records’ celebration of Napoleon Dynamite Week: make a six-second Napoleon Dynamite vine or #DanceForPedro dance loop, and we will revine our favorites!

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Now On Demand: Watch ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Actress Shailene Woodley In ‘The Spectacular Now’

Shailene Woodley fans will get to see her in the comforts of their own homes: The Spectactular Now is now available via Amazon On Demand.  So, if you’re hankering for another romantic film after watching her in The Fault In Our Stars, all you have to do is subscribe and hit that play button.  The score album for The Spectacular Now, released by Lakeshore Records features a score by Rob Simonsen (Seeking A Friend For The End of The World), who embues the film with incredibly memorable and romantic music, and bonus tracks by Ariel Pink and Dam-Funk, and Kurt Vile.

Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now (Soundtrack by Lakeshore Records)

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The Spectacular Now: iTunes | Buy CD

Read about the The Spectacular Now More Music EP

 

Composer Tony Morales Talks Film Scoring On ‘In Your Eyes’ | Download The Album!

Lakeshore Records recently spoke with Tony Morales, the Emmy-nominated film composer who scored In Your Eyes, the new Joss Whedon movie directed by Brin Hill.  Currently working on the new Lifetime TV Movie, Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs, he took a moment to talk working on In Your Eyes and how he views music making.  A New Hamphire native, he moved to L.A. right after graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in order to attend USC’s Advanced Studies in Film Scoring program.  Morales found his calling while at Berklee when he was inspired by film scoring greats like Bernard Herrmann (Vertigo) and Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen).

Lakeshore Records interviews Composer Tony  Morales. Photo courtesy of Cinemedia Promotions.

What was it like working on In Your Eyes?

I had worked with Brin Hill before on his feature debut, Ball Don’t Lie (2008).  We have developed a great trust in our working relationship since then.  For In Your Eyes, we decided on using orchestral and electronic instruments to best support the story.  My approach then was to combine live strings, hand percussion and solo voice with electronic beds and processing.  The scene I wrote was “It’s Snowing.”  From there, ideas started to happen and the process was up and running.

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In Your Eyes Score Album: iTunes
In Your Eyes (Various Artists): iTunes

Do you identify yourself as a composer or musician?

I am a composer first but still a musician.  When I finished my education, some of my first work came as a guitar player on film and tv sessions.  The guitar is an instrument I use quite often in my composing work.

Who would you love to collaborate with?

I admire many film composers working today: Alexandre Desplat (The Tree of Life) and John Powell (Jumper, Fair Game) to name a few. I’ve had the pleasure of working with John Debney (Walk of Shame, Draft Day), Brian Tyler (Transformer: Prime) and Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia) over the years.  I’d be interested in collaborating with a song writer on a film score; I feel their sensibilities could inspire a different perspective for me when it comes to writing for film.  [Editor’s note: Together with John Debney, Morales co-composed the hit History Channel mini-series, Hatfields & McCoys.]

What’s your favorite instrument?  

It changes all the time but right now, it’s the Bajo Sexto – it’s a 12-string acoustic bass guitar, mostly heard in Mariachi music.  It’s like a heavy metal bass guitar.  Really rumbly.

What do you think about orchestral music and processed electronic music criss-crossing platforms?

I’m all for it: music is music.  Music in film is there to support the story.  I’ve been involved with both.  I got my start writing music for commercials — there’s a lot of pop music requests in that realm of work.  A couple of years ago Eddie Vedder wrote a bunch of songs for Into The Wild that I really enjoyed just as much as I love a Thomas Newman (Skyfall, Wall-E) score.

You have been nominated for just about every music award, what does that feel like?

I love what I do and am thankful to even have the opportunity to do it!

In your years composing, what were some surprises or lessons you’ve learned that helped make you who you are now?

There’s definitely more to this career than the creative side.  Relationships are very important. It’s important to be able to collaborate and listen, to be able to accept ideas; to be someone that people can be comfortable with.  People want to work with people they like; people they trust.  Things can get stressful and intense so those relationships really help.

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Live, Die, Repeat: Watch ‘Source Code’ – A Time Travelling Sci-Fi Thriller | Film Score By Chris Bacon

If you were to live, die, repeat like Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow character, what would you do over and over again?  BAFTA-winning Director Duncan Jones (Moon) takes us on a time-travelling ride in Source Code (watch it on VUDU), starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Zodiac, Donnie Darko).  Lakeshore Records released the soundtrack to this critically-acclaimed movie, scored by Composer Chris Bacon (The Dark Knight, Blood Diamond).  Expect to find a soundtrack filled with big orchestrals which underline every thrilling moment of this movie.

Photo: Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Source Code.' Soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records.

Gyllenhaal’s character, Colter Stevens, is a soldier who finds himself a part of a covert government computer program called “Source Code,” in which he gets to re-live the last 8 minutes of a man’s life over and over again in order to locate a Chicago commuter train bomber.  He soon finds himself on a separate mission to save Christina Warren, played by Michelle Monaghan (Better Living Through Chemistry, Expecting).  Source Code also stars Vera Farmiga (A&E’s Bates Motel) as Colleen Goodwin, an official from the Source Code operation who interfaces with Colter Stevens.  It’s a small world: Composer Chris Bacon now scores the Bates Motel TV series.

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Source Code (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD

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Three Soundtracks We Love Featuring ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Composer Christophe Beck

Lakeshore Records takes a look at Emmy Award-winning Composer Christophe Beck (Disney’s Frozen), who recently added this weekend’s scifi epic, Edge of Tomorrow, to his film scoring resume.  The new Tom Cruise movie, directed by Doug Limon (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Jason Bourne Trilogy) also stars Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, Sunshine Cleaning), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), and Bill Paxton (Million Dollar Arm, HBO’s Big Love).  The following films were also scored by Christophe Beck: Runner Runner, Waiting for Superman and Charlie Barlett — with soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records.

Lakeshore Records: Christophe Beck Soundtracks

In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise (Tropic Thunder, Oblivion) plays “Cage,” a soldier who finds himself trapped in a time loop during an alien invasion.  Trivia: Cruise also faced aliens in War of the Worlds (2005).  In case you haven’t seen Edge of Tomorrow, check out the trailer:

Composer Christophe Beck’s film scores range from classical, organic music (Charlie Bartlett) to experimental and processed electronic sounds (Runner Runner).  Watch the Runner Runner album preview below for more and click through the video for track listing information.

Download these albums featuring the music of Christophe Beck:

Charlie Bartlett: iTunes | Buy CD
Runner Runner: iTunes | Buy CD
Waiting For Superman: iTunes | Buy CD



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Happy Anniversary, WarGames! Pop Culture Movie Favorite Turns 31

“Shall we play a game?”  This weekend marks the 31st anniversary of WarGames (rent it on iTunes), one of pop culture’s favorite movies.  Debuted in theaters on June 3, 1983, WarGames stars Matthew Broderick (The ProducersDeck The HallsWonderful World), Dabney Coleman (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Ally Sheedy (Welcome To The RileysThe Breakfast Club).  Released by Lakeshore Records, Wonderful World (rent it on iTunes) is scored by Craig Richey and Welcome to the Rileys is scored by Marc Streitenfeld.

Lakeshore Records: Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick in a scene from Wonderful World.

Directed by John Badham (The CW’s Supernatural), WarGames hypothesized what would happen if a teen wiz kid could accidentally hack into the ultimate video game.  He soon realize that his online war game might actually be real.  The film was made during the Cold War, when the thought of a Soviet threat was a looming dread for many.

Download these soundtracks by Composer Craig Richey:

Answers to Nothing: iTunes | Buy CD

Girl On A Bicycle: iTunes | Buy CD

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters: iTunes | Buy CD

 

Download these soundtracks by Marc Streitenfeld:

The Grey: iTunes | Buy CD

Welcome to the Rileys: iTunes | Buy CD

 

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Throwback Thursday: Vanessa Hudgens Is The Beauty In ‘Beastly’ | Watch The Music Video

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, Lakeshore Records selects Beastly (rent it on Netflix), a film starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) as the vain “Kyle Kingson,” Vanessa Hudgens (High School MusicalSucker Punch) as the quiet and kind “Lindy,” Mary-Kate Olsen (New York MinuteFull House) as “Kendra” the witch who casts the spell on Kyle, and Neil Patrick Harris (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as “Will” the blind tutor.  The Beastly score album, with music by Marcelo Zarvos, and the Beastly (Songs From The Motion Picture), are released by Lakeshore Records.  Featured on the album include music by Raney Shockne, The Vines, and Kristina & The Dolls.  Watch the music video featuring Kristina & The Dolls at the jump.

Lakeshore Records: Beastly Soundtrack (Starring Alex Pettyfer & Vanessa Hudgens)

This 2011 modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is told from the perspective of the Beast (played by Pettyfer).  Peter Krause (NBC’s Parenthood, HBO’s Six Feet Under) and LisaGay Hamilton (Jackie Brown, ABC’s The Practice) round out the cast.

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Beastly Score Album: iTunes | Buy CD Beastly (Songs From The Motion Picture): iTunes | Buy CD

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