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'Labor Day' Soundtrack Feature Arlo Guthrie, Vashti Bunyan Plus Score By Rolfe Kent

  • By Ben Brock
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  • December 6, 2013 12:49 PM
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Labor Day, Winslet, Brolin
Jason Reitman's “Labor Day,” releasing (confusingly, we guess) on January 31st, is going to be an interesting one. Reitman is the much-feted director of four films—“Thank You For Smoking,” “Juno,” “Up In The Air” and “Young Adult”—which run a gamut of emotions and tones but all more-or-less come down on the side of comedy, even if it's sometimes more than a little bitter. “Labor Day,” though, is to be a change of pace: a drama about a man on the run (Josh Brolin) who is taken in by a single mother (Kate Winslet)—or is he holding her hostage?

Listen: Best Original Song Oscar Contender From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2013 11:35 AM
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues
As the marketing for "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" carries on, it can be easy to forget that there is actual movie in between the mobile games, Ron Burgundy guest appearances, branded clothes, and more. But as we get closer to the release date, the fog of commercials is beginning to clear and the comedy is beckoning on the horizon. And wouldn't you know it? The movie could be an Oscar contender.

Wes Anderson Tribute Album 'I Saved Latin!' Coming, Featuring Black Francis, Mike Watt, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 21, 2013 10:44 AM
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Call us crazy, but it seems like Wes Anderson has been getting a fair amount of special attention lately. In the past two months, there’s been a new book released chronicling his career in movies, there’s this short film he made with Jason Schwartzmann, his animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is getting a Criterion Collection release, SNL recently did a parody of his films, and of course, his next film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is just on the horizon (trailer here). If you are a fan of Wes Anderson, what more could you possibly want? Maybe a Wes Anderson tribute CD? Would you want that as well? No? Well, you’re gonna get it anyway…

Contest: Win Signed Soundtrack From Turkey's Official Oscar Entry 'The Butterfly's Dream'

The nice thing about the awards season is that it shines a light on films we might not have heard of from parts of the world whose cinematic works don't often get a big spotlight in the United States. And so it goes with "The Butterfly's Dream," and we have a contest today that will hopefully leave you a bit more familiar with the film. Read More »

'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Soundtrack Features Of Monsters And Men, David Bowie, Rogue Wave & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 15, 2013 12:20 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Despite premiering to mixed reviews at the New York Film Festival earlier this fall (read our own take right here), Fox is still all in on the Ben Stiller-starring and helmed update of “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.” With the film hitting theaters next month, the details for film’s soundtrack have been released.

Who Really Created The 'Inception' BRAAAM? Composer Mike Zarin Sets The Record Straight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 1:18 PM
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It has become nearly omnipresent in blockbuster trailers, it was the defining characteristic of a major movie campaign, it has become as recognizable as any piece of score or movie music, and you know it as one single, stomach rumbling note: BRAAAM! Ever since it accented the mysterious world Christopher Nolan was conjuring for "Inception," there has been an equally enigmatic air surrounding just who is the true creator of this dark musical motif. Most of us assumed we had it figured out when Hans Zimmer shared last week how the sound was created, along with his disdain for its overuse in movie spots. But his involvement is just a small part of a much bigger story. And composer and sound design Mike Zarin, after reading Zimmer's comments, reached out to us to finally clear the air on how the BRAAAM was made and the journey it took through the advertising campaign for "Inception." And how should he know? Because Mike Zarin created it.

Watch: Emilia Clarke Sings In Clip From Jude Law's 'Dom Hemingway' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • November 8, 2013 11:25 AM
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Jude Law’s turn in “Don Hemingway” certainly got the attention of Playlist writer Kevin Jagernauth when he reviewed the film at TIFF this year. The story of a corrupt man (Law) being released from prison is a “brazenly R-rated and devilish” picture as recounted in our original review. The U.S. release isn’t until April, but the movie is hitting theaters in the U.K. next week which means a new clip from the film has arrived along with full soundtrack details.

Watch: New Clip, 2 Featurettes & Complete Details On 2-Disc Soundtrack For 'Saving Mr. Banks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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Saving Mr. Banks
An oooey-gooey love letter by Disney to themselves, or an actual movie with real drama and emotion? That's question surrounding the upcoming "Saving Mr. Banks," the movie about the journey to get "Mary Poppins" on the big screen. And the good news is: the movie works. Our review out of the BFI London Film Festival notes, the film is "moving, and nicely captures the creative process in a way that some movies-about-movies struggle with." And now you can check out a whole lot more of what's in store from the film.

Listen: The Lovely, Full Soundtrack For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 10:37 AM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Generally, the musical performance part of the Oscar show doubles as our bathroom break, as it's usually some forgettable songs coupled with some kind of bizarre choreography. But should things pan out as they should (at least we hope), in a few months from now, we'll be seeing Oscar Isaac, perhaps Marcus Mumford and a few more folks from "Inside Llewyn Davis" belting out a tune onstage at the Dolby Theater and you can bet we'll be watching. Filled with beautiful renditions of folk classics as well as one roof raising original number, the soundtrack to the movie is not just one of year's best, it's also just some of the finest tunes you'll hear anywhere in 2013. And now you can check it out in full.

Hans Zimmer's 'Days Of Thunder' Score Finally Coming To CD; T. Bone Burnett Scoring 'True Detective'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 31, 2013 6:37 PM
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Hans Zimmer
For those of you who always wanted to feel the thrill of “Days of Thunder” without actually having to watch the movie, get ready to mark your calendars. Hans Zimmer’s score for “Days of Thunder” is finally making its way to CD! Shockingly, Zimmer’s score, which also features the guitar stylings of Jeff Beck, has never been officially released on the format until now.

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