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Listen: 6 Minute Preview Of Thomas Newman's 'Skyfall' Score Plus Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 3:18 PM
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As an eight-time Oscar nominee (but without any wins), two of composer Thomas Newman's nods have come from his work for director Sam Mendes: "American Beauty" and "Road To Perdition." In fact, he has scored all of the helmer's films date to except "Away We Go." So can the pair tune up another trip to the Oscars with "Skyfall"?

Neil Finn Of Crowded House Will Provide End Credits Song To 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 9:19 AM
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While the ingredients might seem the same -- Middle Earth, hobbits, dwarves, adventure, Gandalf, etc. -- Peter Jackson's upcoming "The Hobbit" trilogy will likely offer up some key differences from his "The Lord Of The Rings" series of movies. And when it comes to the soundtrack, it looks like Jackson will be switching up the game too.

Get Connected With New Images & Soundtrack Preview For 'Cloud Atlas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2012 2:50 PM
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Heading into the last stretch of the movie year, this is when studios generally roll out their more sure-fire bets, either banking on four quadrant stuff to take care of bored families during the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, or their awards-contending pictures that they hope will maintain buzz. But one of the biggest gambles hits in just a few weeks with Warner Bros.' "Cloud Atlas." Granted, they didn't produce it -- it was financed independently -- but the sprawling, nearly three-hour movie may have won over crowds at TIFF and Fantastic Fest, but can it carry over to mainstream audiences?

Listen: Orbital's Soundtrack To Nicolas Winding Refn-Produced Remake Of 'Pusher' + Release Details

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 5, 2012 2:27 PM
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While filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has done much in the way of leaving his mark on American cinema with 2011’s Ryan Gosling-starring “Drive” and has the highly anticipated “Only God Forgives” on the horizon, it’s a remake of his first feature that’s receiving a lot of attention at the moment – and hailing from an entirely different filmmaker.

Green Day, Christina Perri, Feist, St. Vincent & More Feature On 'Breaking Dawn Pt. 2' Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 4, 2012 6:07 PM
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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, independent movies used to curate interesting and savvy soundtracks featuring independent, lesser-known artists. Big budget films used to feature fairly predictable top 40 bands, but everyone was still pretty much happy. Then along came the mp3 industry crash of the early aughts, and struggling musicians learned that licensing their music to soundtracks was often lucrative; especially when they weren't small indie films with no budget. High and low disappeared, with everyone struggling to get a piece of the pie. Hence, the "Twilight" saga soon picked up songs from "cool" bands like Radiohead, Beck, Vampire Weekend, Iron & Wine, Thom Yorke, Muse, Metric, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver and St. Vincent, etc.

Legendary Lalo Schifrin Getting Box Set Treatment With 4-Disc Release To Feature Unreleased Movie Scores & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 5:23 PM
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With four Grammy Awards, a Cable ACE Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it's mind boggling to think that the legendary Lalo Schifrin is still without an Oscar, despite being nominated six times. The 80-year-old hasn't slowed down for a moment, with a catalog so vast that there is plenty for the devoted cinephile to explore and discover. And a holiday season treat is just around the corner.

'The Comedy' Soundtrack Features Here We Go Magic, Gayngs, William Basinski, Bill Fay & More Plus New Trailer Unveiled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 4:42 PM
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The movie title "The Comedy" is a bit of a subterfuge. While the movie is led by "Tim & Eric" comedian Tim Heidecker, and features his buddy Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and more, the movie itself is more of a deconstruction of the genre and perhaps of a lifestyle. Taking irony and provocoative humor to task, the movie is a challenging look at one man adrift as he contemplates his future. And the soundtrack is appropriately moody.

'End Of Watch' Soundtrack Features Public Enemy, The Delfonics & Bonus Cut From Josh Homme

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 1, 2012 3:24 PM
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Released on September 18th, we're a little bit behind the eight ball on "The End Of Watch" soundtrack. However, thanks to LoudWire, we've come across an additional extra musical tidbit which is arguably more interesting than the original release. While the soundtrack disc itself features an original score composed by David Sardy ("Zombieland," "21"), a classic track from Public Enemy ("Harder Than You Think")  and cuts by the Latin Rascals and The Delfonics, the iTunes release features an extra original new song from Queens of The Stone Age Frontman Josh Homme. 

'Wreck-It-Ralph' Soundtrack Features Songs by Skrillex, Rihanna, Owl City & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 1, 2012 11:45 AM
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Though initially low-profile on the Disney Animation release slate while ambitious in its scope, “Wreck-It Ralph” has slowly become one of the more interesting offerings on show this holiday season. Featuring a meta-video game narrative with 70+ characters shown, as well as a vibrant aesthetic that snaps attention to the screen, another compelling aspect remains the Skrillex-involved soundtrack, the details of which have just been released.

'Smashed' Soundtrack Features Smog, Richard and Linda Thompson, Cass McCombs & Score by Vetiver & Fruit Bats Members

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 1:37 PM
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Every couple of years, a musician will either want to stretch his or her wings creatively and or realize that there's good money in composing soundtracks that beats slugging it out on the road. Recent converts that come to mind are Nick Urrata of DeVotchKa (soundtracks include "Little Miss Sunshine" and the terrifically underrated "Ruby Sparks," both as a movie and score) and Nebraskan producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, who's recorded and performed with The Faint, Rilo Kiley, Cursive, The Good Life, Jenny Lewis, and many more ("Lovely, Still," and "Writers" are two recent soundtracks he's scored with fellow Bright Eyes member Nate Walcott).

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