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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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Seeking A Playlist For The End Of The World? Download Music Now!

Our Apocalypse Weekend continues with a new soundtrack companion to this weekend’s blockbuster film, Noah, starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofksy.  Noah is expected to take over the #1 spot, dethroning last weekend’s futuristic film, Divergent.  At Lakeshore Records, we have a history of releasing soundtracks from many sci-fi movies, including the soundtrack for this other apocalyptic film, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.  The quirky romantic comedy-meets-Armageddon is an endearing tale and we think you’ll dig the soundtrack and score by Rob Simonsen and Jonathan Sadoff.

Lakeshore Records: Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Soundtrack

 

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The Spectacular Now’s Shailene Woodley Stands Out In ‘Divergent’

Out this weekend: The Spectacular Now‘s Shailene Woodley stars in Divergent, a futuristic thriller set in the dystopian version of Chicago. People who do not fit into a distinct faction based on certain human virtues are marked “Divergent” and considered a threat to society.  Based on the books by Veronica Roth, the film is expected to land the #1 spot over the weekend.  After this weekend, do you think Shailene is going to be the new “It Girl” of the silver screen?

Shailene Woodley stars in The Spectacular Now

We love how Shailene represents the exuberence of youth and the un-jaded heart in both films.  Film score composer Rob Simonsen captures the essence of all the emotions of young love and living in the now for The Spectacular Now album.  Check out the soundtrack.  We think she’s a keeper.

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Download The Spectacular Now Soundtrack (More Music From The Motion Picture):

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM NOW! http://bit.ly/SpecNowEP / http://amzn.to/1hdoKM2

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The Spectacular Now – On DVD & Blu-ray

The Spectacular Now is out on DVD & Blu-ray!

The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. – New York Daily News

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The Spectacular Now (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Score by Rob Simonsen
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The Spectacular Now

Track Listing:
1. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
2. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
3. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
4. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
5. Im’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
6. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
7. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
8. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
9. I Want to Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment – Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air – Rob Simonsen
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby – Ariel Pink, Dâm-Funk
23. Wakin’ on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

Soundtrack Preview:

Album Available At: iTunes / Amazon

The Spectacular Now – get it at iTunes!

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The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. – New York Daily News

The Spectacular Now (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Score by Rob Simonsen

The Spectacular Now Track Listing:

1. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
2. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
3. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
4. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
5. Im’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
6. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
7. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
8. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
9. I Want to Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment – Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air – Rob Simonsen
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby – Ariel Pink, Dâm-Funk
23. Wakin’ on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

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DVD RELEASE DATE
January 14th

Mud and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints named Two of the Best Film Scores of 2013!

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013 | The Playlist | IndieWire.Com

MUD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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One of the masterstrokes of the near-meteoric rise of Jeff Nichols was borrowing a composer from friend and collaborator David Gordon Green. David Wingo scored many of Green’s early films, as far as back as “George Washington” (recently reteaming with him for “Prince Avalanche”—see below), and came up with one of the most memorable scores of 2011 at his first time at bat with Nichols on “Take Shelter.” We hope the collaboration with Nichols is as long-running as the one with Green, because they’ve come up with gold again for “Mud.” Even more so that its predecessor, it’s real country-fried stuff, with Wingo combining bluegrass banjo and fiddle with persistent percussion and foreboding strings. The latter in particular is crucial to the film: even at its most carefree, the filmmaker and his composer don’t let you forget that something terrible is coming.

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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The moody and mystical “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” features a trifecta of lived-in performances, sun-dappled cinematography, and a lilting, lovely score by Daniel Hart. Layers of strings, from violins and cellos to the higher ranges of bluegrass-inspired mandolin is buttressed by rhythmic hand-clapping, creating a totally unique and hypnotic sound. The score colors in all the elements of time and place, at once authentic and at other times magical and fairy-like, sounding of winged creatures taking flight. And yet, it feels organic, real, and worn, much like the aesthetic of the picture. Hart, another of ourOn The Rise composers this year, is a violinist and composer who also worked on David Lowery’s feature “St. Nick,” and short “Pioneer,” and it’s clear that the two artists’ work informs each other, fitting together seamlessly. Intimate, organic, grounded, and yet airy, the score of “Aint Them Bodies Saints” is what makes that film such a specific and unique piece.

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The Spectacular Now – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Album Available At: iTunes / Amazon

Indie composer Rob Simonsen is becoming quite ubiquitous. In 2013, he wrote music for “Girl Most Likely,” “The Way Way Back” and “The English Teacher” among others, but it’s his dreamy and emotional work in “The Spectacular Now” that really caught our ear.

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READ THE FULL POST OF ALL TITLES AT INDIEWIRE | THE PLAYLIST:
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-15-best-film-scores-of-2013-20131205

The Spectacular Now At A Theater Near You This Weekend!

Due to popular demand as one of the most well reviewed films of the summer The Spectacular Now is expanding into more theaters this weekend- nows your chance to see the movie everyone is talking about, and hear Rob Simonsen’s beautiful score.

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91% Positive at Rotten Tomatoes!
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_spectacular_now/

“4 stars” Roger Ebert
” A PERFECT MOVE” NY Daily News
” Shailene Woodley is Marvelous and Miles Teller is Excellent”  LA WEEKLY

GET THE ALBUM HERE!
The Spectacular Now at iTunes / Amazon

The Spectacular Now Track Listing:

1. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
2. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
3. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
4. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
5. Im’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
6. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
7. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
8. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
9. I Want to Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment – Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air – Rob Simonsen
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby – Ariel Pink, Dâm-Funk
23. Wakin’ on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

The Spectacular Now (More Music from the Motion Picture)

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The Spectacular Now (More music from) Track Listing:

1. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Faron Young
2. Go Hard – Kutt the Check
3. Wild Nights – Snake! Snake! Snakes!
4. New Theory – Washed Out
5. Farming Man – Tennessee River Crooks
6. The Riff – Just Water
7. No Good with Secrets – Saturday Looks Good To Me
8. Need Someone to Love – Norma Jenkins

Preview all the songs from the album here:

Interview with The Spectacular Now composer Rob Simonsen

Check out this interview from FilmMusicMag.com with The Spectacular Now composer Rob Simonsen:

Simonsen’s subtly captivating music is totally in the headspace of these two characters, the hilarious boozy-brass opening of “Spectacular Now” gradually getting past the humor to reveal its drifting self in beautiful washes of melancholy melody. For “The Way Way Back,” an alternately lyrical and bouncy guitar-driven theme pushes Duncan out the door for his journey of water slide self-discovery, all while gentle, echoing chords and a piano show the dead-end his mom’s settled for with a passive-aggressive boyfriend.

Though each Simonsen score is character specific, they’re linked by an understated, highly melodic approach that links the films and their music as taking place in the same teen universe where quirky humor blends with the angst of invading adulthood. Their offbeat tones show that Simonsen has indeed learned well from time spent with Mychael Danna, a composer who set the bar for the musically offbeat with such scores as “The Ice Storm,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Little Miss Sunshine.” Fully teaming as composers for the quirky acoustical romance of “Management” and a surprisingly traditional orchestral approach that counted down the bittersweet “(500) Days of Summer).” While he’s remained just as busy with more grown-up concerns from a murderous heir in “All Good Things” to the cop family of TV’s “Bluebloods” and the ironic task of “Seeking A Friend for the End of the World,” “The Spectacular Now” and “The Way Way Back” represent the full graduation of Simonsen into Gen Y scoring as he translates the tunes its characters listen to into the entrancing scores of their lives.

Read the full interview here: http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=11552

Download the  The Spectacular Now soundtrack now at:  http://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack and see the film, in Theaters Today!

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The Spectacular Now Soundtrack out today!

Out Today!  Check out Rob Simonsen’s beautiful score to The Spectacular Nowhttp://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack

In addition to heartfelt and touching score composed by Rob Simonsen (The Way Way Back, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World Soundtrack), the album includes these songs from the movie: ”Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent, ”Baby” by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and ”Wakin’ On A Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile.   Download it today!

GET THE ALBUM HERE!
The Spectacular Now at iTunes / Amazon

The Spectacular Now Track Listing:

1. My Name Is Sutter Keely – Rob Simonsen
2. Paper Route – Rob Simonsen
3. Sutter and Amy – Rob Simonsen
4. Amy’s House – Rob Simonsen
5. Im’ing Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
6. Walk in the Trees – Rob Simonsen
7. Turn It Around – Rob Simonsen
8. Prom Flask – Rob Simonsen
9. I Want to Call Him – Rob Simonsen
10. Porch Talk – Rob Simonsen
11. Drive to Dad’s – Rob Simonsen
12. I Wasn’t Kicked out, I Left – Rob Simonsen
13. Waiting Room – Rob Simonsen
14. Goodbye, Cassidy – Rob Simonsen
15. Leaving Her – Rob Simonsen
16. I’m a King – Rob Simonsen
17. Towards an Unknown Future – Rob Simonsen
18. Epictacular Then – Rob Simonsen
19. In the Moment – Rob Simonsen
20. It’s in the Air – Rob Simonsen
21. Song for Zula – Phosphorescent
22. Baby – Ariel Pink, Dâm-Funk
23. Wakin’ on a Pretty Day – Kurt Vile

Listen to exclusive track from The Spectacular Now Soundtrack!

From Indiewire today:

In the midst of the summer blockbuster season, it may be hard to remember that a lot of really good movies are on the horizon, and one picture that made our honorable mentions roundup in our 2013: The Best Films Of The Year…So Far list was “The Spectacular Now,” from “Smashed” director James Ponsoldt. And with the movie on the way, we’ve got an exclusive listen to one of the many winning elements of the film, the score by Rob Simonsen (“The Way Way Back,” “Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World“).

Starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, “The Spectacular Now” follows the blossoming romance between Aimee (Woodley), and the popular yet aimless Sutter (Teller). As you’ll hear in the track “Paper Route” from the score, Simonsen nicely captures the tenor of the film, which bounces from melancholy to something a bit lighter on its feet. It’s a movie we called “a valuable and honest film that’s worth the investment,” when we saw it at Sundance, and needless to say, it’s one we recommend tracking down this summer.

“The Spectacular Now” opens on August 2nd, with the soundtrack arriving on digital outlets on July 30th. Full details for the release are below along with the exclusive listen of “Paper Route.”

Read the full article here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/listen-exclusive-track-from-the-spectacular-now-score-by-rob-simonsen-20130729

 

Album out tomorrow! Pre-order it here: http://bit.ly/SpecNowSoundtrack

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