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Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Valhalla Rising' Finally Getting An Official Soundtrack Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2013 3:58 PM
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While "Bronson," "Drive" and "Only God Forgives" solidified Nicolas Winding Refn as a director known for his powerful filmmaking and the carefully curated scores and songs he assembles for his films, one movie seemed to be left behind: "Vahalla Rising." The moody, near wordless flick may not be as popular as those other films, but the score is just as stirring anything in those films. And finally, it's getting a proper release.

Listen: Steven Price's Full & Excellent 'Gravity' Score Plus Check Out 3 TV Spots For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 9:05 AM
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Wowing audiences at Venice, Telluride and TIFF, Alfonso Cuaron's space thriller "Gravity" will soon dock in theaters and while much attention has been given to impressive visuals, and nail biting tension, there is another element we're sure is going to start getting some buzz. Namely, the score by Steven Price.

Listen: Track From Clint Mansell's 'Filth' Score, Will Also Tune Up 'The Imitation Game' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 11:12 AM
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Perhaps other than Cliff Martinez, there are few modern film composers who have crossed over into recognition from the regular music world, quite like Clint Mansell. Creating iconic scores for all of Darren Aronofsky's films, along with "Moon," "Last Night" (one of his more underrated efforts) and this year's "Stoker," his work is distinctive and other unlike anything else out there. And he's continuing to spread his wings in interesting directions.

‘Thanks For Sharing’ Soundtrack features The Heavy, The Mountain Goats, St. Vincent & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • September 4, 2013 11:15 AM
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“Thanks for Sharing” has been on our radar for the last few months. The story of a sex addict (Mark Ruffalo) and the woman he tries to make a relationship with will finally be coming to theaters, in limited release on September 20th. It just grazed the honorable mentions of the ten must-see movies of September, and while writer Kevin Jagernauth was unimpressed with its “thin” and “conventional” storytelling, he was surprised by actors Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow. His original review from the Toronto International Film Festival can be found here.

Listen: 'The Moon Song' By Karen O From Spike Jonze's 'Her'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2013 1:22 PM
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When the trailer for Spike Jonze's "Her" dropped a couple weeks back, it was a bombshell. It not only looked pretty damn great, but it also brought with it all sorts of little bits of music news, including the reveal that Arcade Fire would be providing the score and Karen O—the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman who tuned up "Where The Wild Things Are"—had a new song for the movie too. And well, now you can hear the whole damn thing.

Watch: New Clip From 'Rush' Plus Details On The Soundtrack Which Includes David Bowie, Thin Lizzy & Hans Zimmer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2013 12:25 PM
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Heading into a hairpin turn before its release next month, Ron Howard's "Rush" will first have to get around the curve at TIFF, where he hopes audiences will shift into first gear for his true story racing drama. And with the movie getting ready to cross the finish line, a few more previews for the movie have rushed online. (Sorry, we're feeling punny today.)

Exclusive Track By Track: Edgar Wright Discusses 'The World's End' Soundtrack & His Musical Choices

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 22, 2013 4:52 PM
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With three films spanning just shy of 10 years, Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy ends this weekend, but it ends with a bang. The director's third film in his loose trilogy — which always includes his pals Simon Pegg and Nick Frost — is "The World's End" — a sci-fi-ish pub crawl comedy with heart and mind that actually focuses on nostalgia for one's youth, the meaning of friendship and even the idea of how globalization can change what you once knew as home.

'Filth' Soundtrack Features Music By Wilson Pickett, Tom Jones, The Shirelles, Billy Ocean, Clint Mansell & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 21, 2013 4:04 PM
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Seventeen years have passed since Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s “Trainspotting” and while we’re still waiting for the long-promised sequel, the author has another film adaptation on the way, the accurately-titled “Filth.” Scheduled for release in the U.K. this fall, we’ve got the soundtrack details along with a poster for the film.

Listen: Preview Eduard Artemiev’s Score For Andrei Tarkovsky’s 'Solaris,' Getting First Commerical Release In 2013

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 21, 2013 12:21 PM
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Next month, music obscurantists extraordinaire Superior Viaduct are rereleasing a fascinating gem: the soundtrack to Andrei Tarkovsky's “Solaris,” a preview of which is available right now down below for your listening pleasure.

Exclusive: Listen To A Track From 'Short Term 12' Soundtrack Plus Watch The Tree Ring Perform A Tune From The Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 2:02 PM
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If you're a regular reader of The Playlist you likely already know that many of us have been taken by "Short Term 12." The SXSW winner (taking both the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature prizes) was named among our 13 Films You Should See In August and has pretty much been winning strong notices from critics and audiences alike on the festival circuit since Austin. Starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. (from HBO's "The Newsroom"), the film chronicles the lives of workers at a short-term foster care facility and sees strong performances from all involved (as evidenced in this exclusive clip). But today we have another peek at the movie from a musical angle.

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