This year, we have a mother of a movie picks list for your Mother’s Day viewing pleasure! Our favorite moms include Norma Bates (played by Vera Farmiga) from the EMMY®-nominated A&E series, “Bates Motel”, and Grace and Frankie (played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, respectively) from the EMMY-nominated Netflix comedy series. Also see below for several more movie viewing suggestions. What is your Mother’s Day pick?
Catch up on Lakeshore Records‘ latest new soundtrack releases plus see our film and television recommendations from recent and upcoming albums such as The Promise, Logan Deluxe Edition, Underworld: Blood Wars on Blu-ray/DVD with bonus features including a spectacular new Official Digital Graphic Novel, Rob Simonsen’s long-awaited track, “New Year’s Eve” from The Age of Adaline, and more! As usual, we try to make it easy for you to access the latest and greatest movie music and film scores out on digital and streaming platforms, so see our handy list below.
It’s been exactly two years since the world was introduced to Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively), a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harris Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love.
The film features the enchanting score by Rob Simonsen (Nerve, Burnt, Foxcatcher), who just released the long-awaited new single, “New Year’s Eve”, and you can download/stream it now on all digital platforms!
There are so many movies to choose from, but here are our picks for this year’s Mother’s Day viewing pleasure, based on endearing family stories and featuring music by acclaimed composers and hit makers we love. Which film will you see?
Blake Lively is captivating as Adaline, a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harris Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love. Score by Rob Simonsen.
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The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD
The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Little Miss Sunshine (rent it on iTunes) is about a dysfunctional family who races across the country in a VW bus to get their little girl (Abigail Breslin) into a beauty pageant finals. The film won two Academy Awards® including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. The soundtrack featuring music by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa received a Grammy nomination.
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Little Miss Sunshine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Academy Award®-nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutchinson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their “donor dad,” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined. Fall in love with the big-hearted comedy that critics have called “one of the best fils of the year!”
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The Kids Are All Right (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Expecting also stars Radha Mitchell as “Lizzie,” who has given up trying to conceive after years of trying with her husband, until her best friend Andie (played by Michelle Monaghan), gets pregnant unexpectedly. Score by Mark Kilian.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (Rent It Here: iTunes)
Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessical Parker of SEX AND THE CITY FRANCHISE) is a finance executive who manages the ultimate balancing act between work and her adoring family. With the support of her best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks of TV’s MAD MEN), Kate generally manages to keep her out-of-work husband Richard (Greg Kenner of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), two young children and colleagues happy. But life gets difficult when she lands a lucrative new account that requires frequent travel, at the same time Richard receives a job offer he can’t refuse. Further complicating matters are her ambitious, child-phobic junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn of TV’s PERFECT COUPLES) and new business partner Jack (Pierce Brosnan of MAMMA MIA!, JAMES BOND FRANCHISE), who becomes an unexpected source of temptation. Based on the novel by Allison Pearson. Score by Aaron Zigman.
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I Don’t Know How She Does It (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD
I Don’t Know How She Does It (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Today, we celebrate Rob Simonsen, acclaimed composer of such films as Burnt, Stonewall, The Age Of Adaline, Academy Award® nominated Foxcatcher, The Spectacular Now, Seeking A Friend For the End of the World, (500) Days of Summer (co-composed with Mychael Danna), and many more! Rob, who was named to the Top 15 Composers Primed To Take Their Place On the A List by The Hollywood Reporter, is also the Creative Director of The Echo Society, a sonic and visual art collective based in Los Angeles.
Rob’s latest release, Burnt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records! Preview Rob’s other scores below!