In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at some featured superheroes in honor of Netflix’s new The Umbrella Academy series, launching Friday, February 15! We know there are the obvious ones from the Marvel and DC universes, but we’re not here for that. Let us know which superhero movies and film scores are your favorite below!Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Superheroes Before Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’
What do Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon have in common? They all star in James Gunn’s Super film (2011), with score by The Belko Experiment’s Tyler Bates! The outlandish dark comedy should be on your required viewing list for all things James Gunn, whose latest film, The Belko Experiment (directed by Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean), hits theaters this Friday, March 17 (get tickets). Preview the album and watch the movie trailer for a taste of this delightful cinematic throwback!
My favorite cue might be ‘Libby Goes Down’, specially for the part that starts around 4:01 which is a brilliant and powerful ending to a great track that has been building up to a finale. It is a mix of synth, electric guitar, percussion and choir. – Soundtrack Geek
Lakeshore Records join iTunes in celebrating Superhero September, featuring seven soundtracks including the beloved Nacho Libre and Superbad albums, which are now available on vinyl! These super soundtracks take you back to laugh-out-loud moments in the films!
The new One & Two (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring score by Nathan Halpern, has been described as “the most understated superhero movie to come around in forever,” says Blake Rodgers of Nerdist. This is no ordinary superheroes soundtrack playlist — it’s extraodinary — and you’ll see why!
With every film he composes, Composer Timothy Williams (The Darkest Hour, Super, Doomsday) embues his music with the heart of the story. Lakeshore Records is excited to announce the release of Red Sky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), with music by Timothy Williams. Williams is also the Orchestrator for Guardians of the Galaxy, scored by Composer Tyler Bates (The Darkest Hour, Super, Doomsday, Watchmen), opening this weekend. Red Sky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) comes out on Tuesday, August 5th, but you can pre-order the album today.
Collaborating with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Tyler Bates, Williams’ goal was to realize Bates’ musical objectives and Director James Gunn’s underlying message of an intergalactic “family” comprised of a rag-tag group of space-criminals with heart. The film has been described as a space opera — Marvel‘s answer to Star Wars. With all the high adventure, pageantry and epic destruction, the comparison is an easy one. With a team like Tyler Bates and Timothy Williams painting in the colors of the universe through the film score, expect the cosmos at your ears.
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Red Sky (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes
Read more about Timothy Williams in our upcoming Composer Interview, coming next week.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend. The film from Marvel Comics stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, who, as his name implies, is one of the world’s Most Finest Superheroes fighting evil and corruption. Not all heroes are super. Bad supers aren’t trying to save the world. They’re just trying to make their little corner of it better. Sometimes, as we learn in the film Superbad, the greatest hero you’ll ever know is already standing right beside you; your best friend. Boop.
In Super, Rainn Wilson stars as Crimson Bolt, a delusional man on mission to save his wife from an evil drug dealer. In My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma Thurman plays G-Girl, a heroine-scorned who strays so far from justice that she nearly becomes a super-villain. In Crank, Jason Statham plays the unstoppable Chev Chelios, a true anti-hero who wades through the criminal underworld powered by nothing but epinephrine and a desire to hear his girlfriend pick up the goddamn phone. Here’s a playlist to celebrate those who stumble, trip, and fall into greatness – heroes who lose their way or have strange ideas about what constitutes a good deed.
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01. Beneath The Clothes We Find The Man… by Jack Black in NACHO LIBRE
02. Calling All Destroyers by Tsar SUPER
03. No Sleep 2Nite by Molly McQueen MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
04. Bring Us Bullets by Rocket from the Crypt CRANK
05. Defendor Interrupts Dooney & Kat by John Rowley DEFENDOR
06. Goldslick / Seth Fantasy by Lyle Workman SUPERBAD
07. Move, Move, Move by Alan Hawkshaw & Alan Parker NACHO LIBRE
08. The Joker by Fatboy Slim feat. Bootsy Collins MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
09. I Do by Lo-Def Dollz SUPER
10. Here I Come (feat. Malik B. & Dice Raw) by Dice Raw & The Roots SUPERBAD
11. Adrenalina by David Rolas feat 10 West & Jimi Varrz CRANK
12. Guns Are For Cowards by John Rowley DEFENDOR
13. Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night by Beck NACHO LIBRE
Like this playlist? Check out our Apocalypse Weekend mixtape!