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.

Download The Albums!

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

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Now On Netflix: ‘Penelope’ Starring Christina Ricci & Two X-Men Stars | Soundtrack Score By Joby Talbot

Continuing on our scifi and fantasy film kick this week, we bring you Penelope (watch it on Netflix), a fairy tale movie which stars Christina Ricci (Buffalo ’66) as the title character, “Penelope,” and two X-Men: Days of Future Past stars: James McAvoy (Wanted) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).  The soundtrack, released by Lakeshore Records, comes with a score by Composer Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

Lakeshore Records: Penelope Soundtrack. Film stars Christina Ricci, James McAvoy and Peter Dinklage.

Penelope is a modern day fairy tale about an aristocratic girl who is born cursed with a facial disfigurement in the form of a pig’s snout.  Only through the unconditional love of a man can the curse be lifted.  Watch this interview with Composer Joby Talbot, as he explains how he expressed the various character’s personalities (wicked, comical) and what Penelope sees for the first time (excitement, wonder), when she, isolated all her life, finally gets to experience the outside world freely.

Download The Album! Penelope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD

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Minnesota Public Radio Interviews Composer Brian Reitzell On ‘Hannibal’

“His skills have been enlisted by a number of modern storytellers — including filmmaker Sofia Coppola, with whom Reitzell has worked as music supervisor and composer on a number of acclaimed films. Drawing on his training in percussion and sound experimentation, Reitzell is able to evoke core elements of the human experience in ways familiar, yet altogether new.” Read the full story at Minnesota Public Radio online.

Lakeshore Records: Composer Brian Reitzell

Composer Brian Reitzell, known for his television score work in Boss (Original Television Score) — a Lakeshore Records release, as well as his music supervising for Sofia Coppola films like Lost In Translation, is currently scoring NBC’s Hannibal television series, which just renewed for a third season.

Watch the album preview for Starz’s Boss (Original Television Score):

Hannibal returns soon to NBC on Friday nights at 10/9 Central.  Watch full episodes of Hannibal at NBC.com.

Brian Reitzell’s Scoring For Hannibal Is The Greatest TV Scoring Since…

Listen To Joss Whedon’s Song From The ‘In Your Eyes’ Soundtrack At MTV Online

“Whedon didn’t just write “In Your Eyes,” he also provided a song for the soundtrack.  The song, “Crumblin’” is performed by Noah Maffit and Jessica Freedman, and marks the first time Whedon has penned music for the screen since ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in 2012.” -MTV News 

MTV just debuted Joss Whedon‘s song from In Your Eyes online, so head on over for an exclusive listen to Whedon’s new song and read the full story on MTV News online.  Lakeshore Records will release the In Your Eyes soundtrack digitally on June 10 and the CD will be available on July 8.

In Your Eyes – Trailer from Bellwether Pictures on Vimeo.

In Your Eyes is the new Joss Whedon film directed by Brin Hill.  This paranormal romance movie starring Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, Nikki Reed, Mark Feuerstein, Jennifer Grey and Steve Howey, debuted on Vimeo a month ago.  What you’ll fall in love with, besides the charming story, is the soundtrack which, besides Whedon’s catchy tune, features beautiful score work by Composer Tony Morales.

Read More About ‘In Your Eyes’

Stay tuned for the download link!

In Your Eyes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists

01. Go Get Another Dream – Andrew Johnson

02. Temptation – Ray Beadle

03. Resurrection Fern – Iron & Wine

04. The Riot’s Gone – Santigold

05. Crumblin’ – Noah Maffit and Jessica Freedman

06. Trouble I’m In – Twinbed

07. Glad I Found You – Eddie Ray

08. In The Dark – Opus Orange

09. Fired Up – Matt Anderson

10. Stand In The Water – Wildlife

11. The Break Up – Tony Morales

 

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Pick Of The Week: ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ | Score By Academy Award Winning Composer James Horner

This week, Lakeshore Records selects The Spiderwick Chronicles (watch it on iTunes), a film directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Freaky Friday).  The film is scored by Academy Award-winning Composer James Horner (Chumscrubber).  If Horner’s name sounds familiar to you, your hunch is correct: he is known for his film score work on films like Avatar, Titanic, Braveheart, and many more.  Horner garnered the ASCAP Award for his score work on Spiderwick.  The Spiderwick Chronicles (Original Motion Picture Score) features Horner’s sweeping orchestrals to match the film’s high adventures and battle scenes with fantastical creatures.

Lakeshore Records: The Spiderwick Chronicles Soundtrack

When the Grace family move into the Spiderwick estate, the children discover a fairy tale world waiting for them. The film stars Freddie Highmore (A&E’s Bates Motel), Sarah Bolger (The Tudors), Nick Nolte (Tropic ThunderPeaceful Warrior), Mary-Louise Parker (Howl) and Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express).

Download The Album! The Spiderwick Chronicles: iTunes

 

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Weekly Roundup: 6 Stories You May Have Missed, Including ‘Blue Valentine’ On Demand & Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Limits Of Control’

Can’t get enough of movies?  This week, we’ve rounded up a collection of posts which feature some great movies and soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records.   Check out the latest list of movie soundtracks and film scores we recommend such as The Limits of Control (both the various artists and EP are fantastic), and Wanted (film scored by Danny Elfman).  Elfman’s signature touches and Director Jim Jarmusch‘s influence makes these soundtracks collectible.  Don’t forget to note the film composers to follow their score work on other Lakeshore Records albums. Lakeshore Records: Weekly Roundup - The Limits of Control & Wanted 1. Two Must-Watch Movies Starring ‘X-Men’ Stars Halle Berry & Hugh Jackman 2. ‘People Like U’s Composer A.R. Rahman Scores This Summer’s Feel-Good Movie, ‘Million Dollar… 3. Now On Netflix: ‘Home of the Brave’ – Score By Stephen Endelman & Song By Sheryl Crow 4. Pick of the Week: Director Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Limits of Control’ Now On Netflix 5. Watch Online: 8 Movies We Love Including Blue Valentine, G.B.F., The Grandmaster & More 6. Two Must-Watch Movies Starring The ‘Maleficent’ Angelina Jolie   Don’t forget to subscribe to Film Music Daily to stay in the know!

Two Must-Watch Movies Starring The ‘Maleficent’ Angelina Jolie

If you’re planning on watching Angelina Jolie play a fantasy character bent on revenge in Maleficent, here’s your chance to dose up on more of her movies: Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted are now available for rent on iTunes.  Both soundtracks to these films are released by Lakeshore Records and feature a great compilation of artist tracks.  Look out for music by Joe Strummer & mescaleros, Soft Cell, Pink Martini, and more on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtrack.  A separate score album featuring music by Academy Award-nominated John Powell (Fair Game, Jumper) is a must listen.  Wanted is scored by Academy Award-nominated Composer Danny Elfman (Nacho Libre, Corpse Bride).  Known for his television score for The Simpsons and numerous movies, Elfman is also notably recognized as the frontman of cult southern California ’80s band, Oingo Boingo.

Lakeshore Records: Angelina Jolie

Wanted (rent it on iTunes) – Co-starring James McAvoy (Penelope, X-Men: First Class) and Morgan Freeman (Feast of Love) is about an unsuspecting average guy (played by McAvoy) who turns out to be the son of a super assassin.  Captured by an elite society of assassins, he is paired by the limber and cat-like “Fox”, played by Jolie.  Besides memorable, gravity-defying action sequences, the ability for these assassins to arc a bullet with a unique shooting technique is a fun part of this movie.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (rent it on iTunes) – Co-starring Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly, Tree of Life), this movie is about two undercover spies who happen to be married to each other.  They eventually discover each other’s occupation through their latest mission.
Download The Album:  iTunes | Buy CD
Download the Score Album: iTunes

Watch Online: 8 Movies We Love Including Blue Valentine, G.B.F., The Grandmaster & More | Download The Soundtracks!

Looking for something to watch online?  We’ve taken the liberty of sifting through over 100 movie titles to bring you this tight collection of eight movies which we think you’ll enjoy over the weekend.  The soundtracks, all released by Lakeshore Records, feature award winning composers and rare tracks you can access exclusively through the album.  We think you’ll enjoy the listen.

Lakeshore Records: 8 Movies We Love Including GBF, The Blue Valentine, Zodiac and The Grandmaster.

Antiviral (rent it on iTunes) – Craving a scifi film?  Directed by Brandon Cronenberg, the futurisic movie takes it to the next level of oversharing: fans can share a (perhaps deadly) virus with their favorite über celebrity.  Score by E.C. Woodley (The Dark Hours).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Blue Valentine (rent it on iTunes) – Starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (Drive) and Michelle Williams (Synecdoche, New York), this film chronicles a marriage through a series of flashbacks through good times and bad.  Score by Grizzly Bear and features a track of Ryan Gosling singing.  Download the Album: iTunes | Buy CD

G.B.F. (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker), this endearing coming-of-age movie introduces the concept of the G.B.F.: the Gay Best Friend, with the drama coming to a head at the prom.  Soundtrack features music by Dragonette, Tegan and Sara, ‘Heven’ Helen Vergara, and many more.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

In Bruges (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York), and Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The Dutchess, The Reader), a British hitman hides out in Bruges after a botched up assignment.  While taking in the sights, he develops an appreciation of life in Belgium and considers a way out.  Colin Farrell won the Golden Globe for his performance in this film.  Score by Carter Burwell (Seven PsychopathsTwilight Saga). Features music by Townes Van Zandt and Pretenders.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Mud (watch it on Netflix) – Starring Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (BernieDallas Buyer’s Club), this drama reminds us that McConaughey can play it straight or make us laugh just the same.  Score by David Wingo.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grandmaster (watch it on Netflix) – Directed by Palme D’Or recipient Wong Kar-wai, this Academy Award-nominated film swept international awards shows for best score and music categories.  Visually stunning, the movie is just as unforgettable as the music.  Score by Nathaniel Méchaly and Shigeru Umebayashi.  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

The Grey (watch it on Neflix) – Any film which stars Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson is just cooler instantly.  In this case, literally.  Neeson leads stranded survivors of a plane crash through the frozen Alaskan wilderness.  Score by Marc Streitenfeld (Welcome to the Rileys).  Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD

Zodiac (watch it on Netflix) – Three Academy Award nominees were cast together for this film: Robert Downey, Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).  Zodiac takes you back to a scary time in California history when the Bay Area was gripped by fear, thanks to a serial killer.  Score by David Shire.  Music by Santana, Johnny Mathis, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, The Four Tops, Three Dog Night, and more, on the various artists soundtrack.
Download The Album! Zodiac Score: iTunes | Buy CD
Zodiac (Various Artists):
 iTunes | Buy CD