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'Ping Pong Summer' Soundtrack Features The Fat Boys, Mr. Mister, New Edition, Whodini & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 3:40 PM
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Ping Pong Summer
Looking for a little throwback flavor to your summer movie viewing? Something a little retro, perhaps a bit lo-fi, but with its heart in the right place? Well, "Ping Pong Summer" could fit the bill. The Sundance comedy is coming to theatres today, and if the movie doesn't grab you, perhaps the soundtrack will.

Listen: Jónsi's Song From 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Soundtrack, Plus New Clip, Featurette & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 3:01 PM
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How To Train Your Dragon 2
So, yes, an animated sequel did play the Cannes Film Festival. Which one? Well, in case you forgot, it was DreamWorks' "How To Train Your Dragon 2," and for the most part, reviews were favorable. Indeed, our man on the ground liked it well enough, calling the movie "in the top tier of the studio's output." And it's now coming to theaters to fill up the family entertainment niche at the multiplex.

The 20 Greatest Movie Theme Songs Of The 1980s

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 4, 2014 2:35 PM
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The 20 Greatest Movie Theme Songs Of The 1980s
This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the classic supernatural action-comedy "Ghostbusters," which hit theaters on Friday June 8th, 1984. One of the most beloved films of its generation, the Ivan Reitman-directed movie is remembered for its sharp, funny, tight script (co-written by the late Harold Ramis), still-superb visual effects, great performances from the likes of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Ramis, and being a rare example of the successful blend of blockbuster fantasy and comedy.

Soundtrack For 'In Your Eyes' Features Iron & Wine, Santigold, Song Written By Joss Whedon & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 4, 2014 11:22 AM
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In Your Eyes
It ought to be easy to dislike Joss Whedon. He's an absurdly talented, extremely laid-back mega-geek who created some of the finest TV ever and now gets to play with all Marvel's money and makes little indie movies on the side just because he can... and he's also a musician. This isn't really news, since Whedon wrote the “Firefly” theme tune, the songs for the musical “Buffy” episode “Once More With Feeling,” the songs for “Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog” (and for the sing-along DVD commentary to that blog)—the man even wrote a song for the direct-to-video “The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.” He ought to be really, really resent-able.

‘22 Jump Street’ Soundtrack Features Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Skrillex, Angel Haze, Travis Barker & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 4, 2014 9:22 AM
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22 Jump Street
Three elements were highly underrated from “21 Jump Street.": the score by Mark Mothersbaugh, the excellent theme song written by Mothersbaugh, and the overall soundtrack. In fact, it’s kind of crazy that no soundtrack was ever released considering the eclectic hits on it, but for some reason no disc or digital collection ever came out (but you can find all of the songs in the first movie here).

Exclusive: Listen To 2 Tracks From Julian Wass' Score For 'The Pretty One' Starring Zoe Kazan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Pretty One Julian Wass
Jenée LaMarque's "The Pretty One" is a film we were charmed by all the way back in 2013 when we first saw it at the Tribeca Film Festival. And of the many elements that caught our attention was the "gauzy, dreamy" score by Julian Wass. And the good news is, in addition to the film coming to VOD soon, the soundtrack will also be available shortly to spin at home too.

Listen: Tracks From ‘The Rover’ Soundtrack Including Tortoise, Colin Stetson, William Basinski & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 23, 2014 2:00 PM
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The Rover
You wouldn’t think of a barren, sun-scorched movie like David Michod’s “The Rover” having much in the way of recognizable music in it. And it doesn’t really. The movie has an original score by Antony Partos (“Animal Kingdom”) that’s said to be droning, discordant and moodily ambient. But the movie also includes score, sound design and song pieces from Sam Petty, the sound designer/musician on Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and projects like "Hesher," "Lore" and "The Grandmaster."

Exclusive: Hear 2 Terrific Tracks From The Soundtrack To Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2014 11:09 AM
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The Double
As you've probably already surmised by now from our coverage, we are big fans of Richard Ayoade's "The Double." When we saw the film at TIFF last year, we called it "totally bonkers, hilarious and wickedly clever." And indeed, in addition to Jesse Eisenberg's great (dual) performance, the fantastic set design, the pitch perfect control of tone and the spot on casting, one of the elements that really makes the film sing, is the soundtrack. And today we've got a nice preview of what's to come.

'Neighbors' Soundtrack Features Missy Elliott, Icona Pop, Fergie, Flo Rida, Ke$ha & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2014 3:04 PM
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Neighbors
So far, 2014 hasn't given moviegoers a movie to really let loose with. But that all ends next week, when Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's "Neighbors" rocks the house, with the bawdy comedy coming in all its R-rated fury. And to get a sense of what you're in for, the soundtrack should tip you off.

Check Out The Artwork For Mondo's Color Vinyl Reissues Of The 'Jurassic Park' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2014 1:06 PM
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Jurassic Park
With "Jurassic World" dropping next summer, there's perhaps no better time to start riding the nostalgia train a little bit. It has been over a decade since Steven Spielberg wowed audiences with "Jurassic Park," and while the technical wizardry is still very much appreciated, not to mention the fact it's just a good piece of popcorn entertainment, John Williams' score deserves major praise for doing some of the lifting when it comes to projecting the sheer awe of the film. And Mondo is doing their part to give it a bit more shine.

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