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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).

'Butter' Soundtrack Features Jonsi, Raphael Saadiq, Imani Coppola & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 26, 2012 1:21 PM
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Lakeshore Records will release the original soundtrack to the Weinstein Company comedy "Butter," starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman, digitally on October 9th. The synopsis? When her husband (Ty Burrell) is unceremoniously asked to step down after taking first prize for fifteen years as the master Butter Carver at the Iowa State Fair, the limelight-seeking, ultra-competitive Laura Pickler (Garner) takes on a 12-year-old, African-American (Yara Shahidi) butter sculpting prodigy in a butter carving contest of epic proportions.

'Taken 2' Soundtrack Features Two Key Songs From 'Drive' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 9:29 AM
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Listen, we know that songs are never just used once, and popular tunes can be utilized across any number of films. And if we're going to get technical about this whole thing, Kavinsky & Lovefoxx's "Nightcall" actually featured on "The Lincoln Lawyer" soundtrack before it became massive with "Drive" (though music supervisor Eric Craig worked on both films). But it's undeniable that Nicolas Winding Refn's film was one of the big soundtrack stories of 2011, spawning a "Drive" tour with the bands this spring, and a vinyl reissue of the album this summer, so this move by whoever is working on "Taken 2" feels a bit lazy.

'Killing Them Softly' Soundtrack Features The Velvet Underground, Nico & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 21, 2012 10:36 AM
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While the trailer for "Killing Them Softly" may feature Johnny Cash, the movie itself goes for a different musical angle all together. Andrew Dominik's searing and scathing film takes a select batch of tunes ranging from pop standards to rock 'n' roll classics and uses them distinctly, powerfully and usually ironically to help spin his tale of a heist gone wrong in a crumbling America.

Full List Of All The Songs Featured In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2012 2:59 PM
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With "The Master" now open in limited release and hitting more cities in the coming weeks, talk about what the film is (a raw portrait of the hunger and pain of finding meaning in one's life) and isn't (an expose on Scientology) will continue for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film. And one of those talking points will also be the excellent soundtrack, which, in addition to Jonny Greenwood's avant score, also features a very good helping of big band and jazz/pop standards. And while the official soundtrack release is mostly centered on the composer's works, we've got our hands on the full list of tunes in the movie.

Lots Of New 'Looper' Pics, 2 Clips & Soundtrack Details Drop For The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 17, 2012 8:56 AM
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After the cinematic wasteland that was August, September is shaping up to be much better, especially with Rian Johnson’s “Looper” arriving at the end of the month. The sci-fi film was one of our highest recommended films to see this month -- second only to Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” -- and we have a whole bunch of new stills from the film along with the soundtrack details.

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