Sounds are the unheralded heroes of movies. They flutter into your eardrums without you even realizing it, and become as crucial a part of the experience as anything else. And nowhere is that truer than in Star Wars, where the sound department has to create sounds for things we’ve never seen before.
A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay has unveiled the new songs for her upcoming Disney film, which sees groundbreaking female artists like Sia and, yes, the glorious Sade taking center stage right alongside main character Meg Murry.
All hail the king. Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment have released the album they cultivated and produced for Black Panther, and it’s about to become your regular playlist for the next week, and then some.
Black Panther might not hit theaters until February 16, but fans eager for an early visit to Wakanda can soon check out the much-anticipated Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack album, which features some equally impressive artists.
Last weekend, while driving my kid to swim class, I was nodding my head along to the bassline of a song playing in the car. “Do you like this song, Daddy?” my daughter asked. My answer was yes. Yes, I like that one song from the My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack.
Monsters, scares, and gore can only take a horror movie so far. Sound and music are also essential—which is why this brand new box set of the scores to the Nightmare on Elm Street films is such a perfect idea.
A six-minute Spider-Man: Homecoming suite from Michael Giacchino’s score is now online, and it provides audio evidence we have lots to get excited about when Spidey comes back to the big screen.
Dario Argento’s Italian horror classic Suspiria is beloved for many reasons, but high atop the list is the film’s haunting score by frequent Argento collaborators Goblin. A Suspiria remake is due later this year, and the crucial slot of soundtrack creator has just been announced. It’s a name you might recognize.
Marvel has announced the much-anticipated soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it looks like James Gunn and the Guardians crew have outdone themselves, with an impressive and eclectic set list that truly earns the name “Awesome Mix.”
Get ready for your collective nostalgia monocles to pop, because the soundtrack for the new Beauty and the Beast is finally here.
Tina Guo, the cellist who helmed Hans Zimmer’s powerful theme for Wonder Woman’s action scene in Batman v Superman, has teased a kickass metal version of the song, making us more pumped that she’s back for the Wonder Woman solo film.
Holy crap, the Logan soundtrack is going to be incredible.
As excitement for the Showtime Twin Peaks revival builds, there’s no better time to revisit David Lynch’s cinematic prequel to the series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Specifically, the 25-year-old cult classic’s spooky Angelo Badalamenti score, which is getting a stylishly packaged and fully remastered re-release.
Marvel’s Netflix series Luke Cage has barely been out a week, but already everyone is talking about it. Among those topics is the show’s incredible soundtrack, featuring spaghetti-western influenced hip-hop beats by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Now, you can get that music in an amazing vinyl release.
It wouldn’t be ‘tis the season of Luke Cage without some Sweet Christmas songs. Marvel has released Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s dynamic track, “Bulletproof Love” (featuring Method Man), but the thirst has not been quenched. We need a full soundtrack.
Netflix’s Stranger Things has been receiving a lot of positive criticism for a number of reasons, one being the soundtrack, which features a mix of 1980s pop hits and synth rock. The theme song follows this trend. It isn’t especially catchy, but it’s fun and encapsulates the rest of the series very well.
It’s not as simple as just playing sad music over sad scenes. No, Pixar plays with our emotions through music, sending out contrasting messages through what we see and what we hear to tear at our feelings even more. Which means, mixing happy music over sad scenes is how Pixar really gets us.
The experience of playing Far Cry: Primal is immersive and visceral, an achievement that can be attributed at least in part to its phenomenal score, which fuses modern recording techniques with ancient instruments.