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Watch: First Clip From 'The Fault In Our Stars'; Soundtrack Features M83, Lykke Li, Charli XCX & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 14, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Fault In Our Stars
You have to hand it to Shailene Woodley. “Divergent” was not exactly a hit with the critics when it came out last month, far from it, but it’s managed to become a solid performer in the box office and has solidified Woodley’s status as a star. Studios have been desperate to replicate the type of success that “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” have received over the past few years, but only “Divergent” has managed to come close to achieving big box office numbers. Clearly, Shailene Woodley is a big reason for the film’s success. And now, fans of the young actress will get to see her appear on the big screen once again in this summer’s “The Fault In Our Stars.”

First Listen: M83 & Snow Patrol's 'Divergent' Tracks, Plus 2 New Clips & 14 Images From The YA Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 28, 2014 1:39 PM
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Divergent
Will “Divergent” overcome the curse of previously failed YA adaptations? The movie doesn’t open up until March 21st, but tickets are already going on sale Tuesday March 4th, which suggests the demand is there. Moreover, the movie starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller and many more is tracking well, and Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment’s would-be franchise looks on course to haul in north of $50 million on its opening weekend. That would certainly bode well for its franchise hopes (and might even seal the deal immediately).

‘Divergent’ Soundtrack Features M83, Snow Patrol, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 21, 2014 1:30 PM
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Divergent
Got a young adult dystopian sci-fi-ish movie on the way? Chances are, like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” your soundtrack is loaded with hip, up-and-coming indie acts (the music of which probably not actually featured in the movie, but that’s besides the point when you’re talking about synergy and trying to move units).

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 5, 2013 1:24 PM
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2013: 15 Best Film Scores
Even as frequent soundtrack-listeners, it's only at the end of the year when we come to take stock of the various scores that have passed through our ear canals over the previous twelve months that it's possible to get a measure of the state of composition for film. Which is to say that, having spent the last few days relistening to some of the major scores of 2013, it's been a fantastic year.

Listen: M83's "Ali & Mathias" From The Soundtrack For 'You And The Night' Plus Watch The Striking Trailer For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 4:30 PM
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Covering festivals far and wide throughout the year, we've become pretty adept at digging into the further reaches of various schedules. But we have to admit, for whatever reason, "You And The Night" ("Les Rencontres d'après minuit") escaped our notice when it played the Cannes Critics' Week this past spring. Which is a bit shameful considering none other than M83 scored the movie. But luckily, the artist himself has reminded his fans that he did more this year than just tune up Tom Cruise's space adventures in "Oblivion." And he's even dropped a track from it.

Soundtrack For Francois Ozon’s ‘Jeune Et Jolie’ Features M83, Vitalic, Crystal Castles & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 7, 2013 3:19 PM
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Director Francois Ozon’s latest film, “Jeune Et Jolie” (“Young and Beautiful”) made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Our own Kevin Jagernauth wasn’t too impressed, giving it a “C” partially because of Ozon’s underwhelming narrative that uses “a young woman’s risk-filled sexual awakening as an illustration of coming-of-age, while also demanding a realism from a situation that he keeps far from being rationalized and justified.” Although it has yet to grace our shores, the film’s soundtrack has been revealed.

Watch: Bryce Dallas Howard Directed Video For M83's "Claudia Lewis" Starring Lily Collins

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 6, 2013 10:45 AM
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It’s been a couple of years now since Bryce Dallas Howard announced her intentions to move into directing with her original co-written script “The Originals.” Though that project has yet to materialize, Howard hasn’t given up on her directorial career and has helmed the music video for the latest single from M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

M83 Reveals He Nearly Quit 'Oblivion,' Studio Said His Music Was "Too Indie For The Film"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 5:34 PM
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So yes, "Oblivion" landed this past week and it was a big, big hit taking nearly $40 million at the U.S. box office with another $61 million in the bank from overseas, leading to a very happy weekend for execs at Universal. And indeed, it was likely a nice couple of days for M83 aka Anthony Gonzalez, with the French electro-shoegaze maestro making it through this first Hollywood scoring gig, a major studio blockbuster and coming out looking pretty good. He even put in an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to help get the word out. But as he candidly tells Pitchfork, things weren't always so sunny on the movie.
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Watch: M83 Performs 'Oblivion' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 9:44 AM
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Today, Tom Cruise returns to theaters in Joseph Kosinski's heady sci-fi adventure "Oblivion," and as you already know by now, it's not just the action, intriguing story, the presence of Andrea Riseborough, crisp digital filmmaking and excellent special effects that will be worth paying the ticket price for. M83 has provided the soundtrack, which adds a unique propulsiveness and texture to the effort, and in the process it will hopefully make some more people aware of his excellent, non-soundtrack work. And certainly last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he displayed what he does best.
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Check Out Mondo's Illustrated Gatefold Vinyl 2xLP For M83's 'Oblivion' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2013 9:41 AM
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"Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" has nearly landed, but the early word is out on the Tom Cruise starring sci-fi action flick. Our review is somewhere in the middle, not quite wholly taken with the effort, but certainly impressed by the spectacle on display. And perhaps one reason to buy a ticket besides the top notch special effects work, is a chance to hear M83 in surround sound.

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