If you’re planning on watching Angelina Jolie play a fantasy character bent on revenge in Maleficent, here’s your chance to dose up on more of her movies: Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted are now available for rent on iTunes. Both soundtracks to these films are released by Lakeshore Records and feature a great compilation of artist tracks. Look out for music by Joe Strummer & mescaleros, Soft Cell, Pink Martini, and more on the Mr. & Mrs. Smith soundtrack. A separate score album featuring music by Academy Award-nominated John Powell (Fair Game, Jumper) is a must listen. Wanted is scored by Academy Award-nominated Composer Danny Elfman (Nacho Libre, Corpse Bride). Known for his television score for The Simpsons and numerous movies, Elfman is also notably recognized as the frontman of cult southern California ’80s band, Oingo Boingo.
Wanted (rent it on iTunes) – Co-starring James McAvoy (Penelope, X-Men: First Class) and Morgan Freeman (Feast of Love) is about an unsuspecting average guy (played by McAvoy) who turns out to be the son of a super assassin. Captured by an elite society of assassins, he is paired by the limber and cat-like “Fox”, played by Jolie. Besides memorable, gravity-defying action sequences, the ability for these assassins to arc a bullet with a unique shooting technique is a fun part of this movie. Download The Album: iTunes | Buy CD
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (rent it on iTunes) – Co-starring Brad Pitt (Killing Them Softly, Tree of Life), this movie is about two undercover spies who happen to be married to each other. They eventually discover each other’s occupation through their latest mission. Download The Album:iTunes | Buy CD Download the Score Album: iTunes
One of the biggest television premieres in recent history belongs to the Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey series, hosted by Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The reboot of the landmark Cosmos series from the 1980s (hosted by Carl Sagan), explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Lakeshore Records has produced quite a collection of beautiful celestial and terrestrial-themed film scores created by some of the most recognized Composers in the business.
Download these soundtracks to build your Cosmos-themed music collection:
1. Love Stinks – The J. Geils Band
2. Nothin But a Good Time – Poison
3. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
4. Baby, Baby – Alana D
5. Express Yourself (Mocean Worker Remix) – Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
6. Mondo Bongo – Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
7. Lay Lady Lay – Magnet featuring Gemma Hayes
8. Ill Melt With You – Nouvelle Vague
9. Nobody Does It Better – 8mm
10. Lets Never Stop Falling in Love – Pink Martini
11. Assassins Tango – John Powell
12. Used to Love Her (But I Had To Kill Her) – Voodoo Glow Skulls
13. You Are My Sunshine – Stine J.
14. Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin – Righteous Brothers
15. Making Love Out of Nothing at All – Air Supply
16. You Give Love a Bad Name – Atreyu
17. Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille
From the film that changed everything for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starring as husband and wife assassins! A fun mix of inspired songs including a cover of the Guns & Roses song “I Used To Love Her, But I had To Kill Her” by the Voodoo Glow Skulls and a cover of Bon Jovi‘s “You Give Love A Badname” by Atreyu. Also includes timeless classics such as “Tainted Love’ by Softcell, “You’ve Lost The Lovin Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, “Express Yourself” by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm band to name just a few. An absolute must have album.
Starring Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini Killing Them Softly was adapted from the book by George V. Higgins, “Cogan’s Trade.” The Dark neo-noir crime drama follows a hitman (Pitt) making the rounds. The album features an amazing mix of timeless and classic songs including “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground, “Moon Dance” by Carl Stone, “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” by Nico as well as an incredible cover of Johnny Cash song “The Man Comes Around” by famed guitarist James Wilsey!