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'Sparkle' Soundtrack Features Cee Lo, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2012 1:50 PM
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Led by "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks with an the ensemble cast that includes Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and the late Whitney Houston in a music heavy remake of the 1976 film of the same name, you can bet the filmmakers behind this are hoping the same audience that turned "Think Like A Man" into a sleeper hit show up for this next month. And it certainly won't hurt having a start studded soundtrack.

Details On 'Ruby Sparks' Soundtrack By Devotchka's Nick Urata; Also Features Plastic Bertrand, Sylvie Vartan & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 2, 2012 4:44 PM
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The first time the indie-rockers Devotchka penned a score to a movie, they made a pretty big splash with the killer soundtrack to Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' "Little Miss Sunshine" that they co-wrote with composer Mychael Danna ("Moneyball"). It's been often imitiated and certainly often-reused (just give a listen to "The Winner Is" below which has become a type of go-to score for indie-film trailers). Devotcka frontman Nick Urata composed most of 2009's "I Love You, Philip Morris" score by himself and he's done the same for his reteam with Dayton and Faris, "Ruby Sparks."

Exclusive: M83 Scoring Joseph Kosinski's Sci-Fi Film 'Oblivion' Starring Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 2:11 PM
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For his first feature film, Joseph Kosinski embraced the challenge set forth to him by Disney. Not only did he bring a unique visual eye to the blockbuster "Tron: Legacy" he eschewed a traditional score for a set of brand new compositions from Daft Punk, a pairing that proved to be a stroke of inspiration. Now gearing up his next effort, the sci-fi tale "Oblivion," Kosinski has once again chosen another exciting act to help tell his tale.

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Soundtrack Hits iTunes Today; Plus List Of U.S. Theaters Where The Film Plays

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  • June 27, 2012 2:21 PM
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Stick a cork in your list of best soundtracks of the year right now, it might be done. Unless, by some miracle, something unexpectedly happens (and or Hans Zimmer just blows us away with "The Dark Knight Rises"), one major contender for soundtrack of the year is the score for Benh Zeitlin's well-celebrated indie picture, "Beasts Of The Southern Wild." Already lauded at Sundance (where it won Best Narrative) and Cannes (where it picked up the cinematography prize), we recently placed the film at the top of our Best Films Of Year... So Far list and we'll tell you: believe the hype, it's well-justified.

'Savages' Soundtrack Features M. Ward, Bob Dylan, Peter Tosh, Massive Attack & More Plus All The Songs In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 5:25 PM
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So, it's summer, and what better season is there for lighting one up, throwing on some chill tunes and whiling away a lazy weekend? While we officially don't condone those sorts of activities, unofficially we might, but either way, if you need to re-up your stash you might track down a couple of laid back bros like Ben and Chon in Oliver Stone's "Savages." Though hopefully, you won't get caught in the crossfire. Squaring off against a Mexican cartel looking to take over their turf, their shared girlfriend O is kidnapped, raising the stakes, and needless to say the results are explosive. And, the tunes on the soundtrack are equally fiery.

Feist, Micah P. Hinson, Leonard Cohen & The Buggles: All The Music Featured In 'Take This Waltz'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 25, 2012 12:59 PM
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Due in theaters this weekend in Canada and in limited release in the U.S. (and currently available on VOD), by now you hopefully know that Sarah Polley’s sophomore release “Take This Waltz” is one of our favorite films of the year so far. Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Canadian actor Luke Kirby, and comedienne Sarah Silverman (in a great dramatic performance) the film is an unflinchingly raw look at love, infidelity and the often selfish choices we make in our lives (read our review here).

'Ted' Soundtrack Features Hootie & The Blowfish, Tiffany, Norah Jones, Queen & More; Full List Of All The Songs In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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If you thought last weekend's double dose of '80s movies "Rock Of Ages" and "That's My Boy" were going to be the last gasps of the decade this summer at the multiplex, guess again. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" is around the corner, and believe it or not, it's bringing a healthy does of the '80s -- along with a bit of '70s and '90s -- along for the ride.
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New TV Spot For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Plus Tracklist & Samples Of Hans Zimmer's Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 1:31 PM
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If you have anyone in your family who is English or French, or if you have a friend who is a diehard football (soccer) fan, you already know that England is playing France today in opening rounds of the Euro Cup. It's easily one of the biggest matches of the tournament (at least so far), between two major rivals, so it's makes sense to put a new TV spot in there for what will be one of the biggest movies of the year as well.

Soundtrack For 'Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap' Features Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 11:20 AM
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Music fans, rest assured. Tom Cruise, a bunch of garish costumes and set design, and the hair metal tunes from "Rock Of Ages" won't be your only option this weekend at the movies. For those looking for a more satisfying musical outing, head to your local arthouse for "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap," a documentary that explores the birth of hip hop and how it has turned into a global phenomenon.

'Safety Not Guaranteed' Soundtrack Features Guster's Ryan Miller, Mark Duplass & Summer Fiction

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 4, 2012 6:36 PM
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Tomorrow, June 5, ABKCO Records will digitally release the original soundtrack to the FilmDistrict feature "Safety Not Guaranteed." Directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Derek Connolly, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Karan Soni, and features an original score written and performed by Ryan Miller, the singer, guitarist and founder of the alternative rock group Guster.

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