In honor of Jack Black’s new The Polka King film (out January 12 on Netflix), Lakeshore Records takes a look at a few fan favorite films starring Jack Black: Bernie (in which he also sings), Nacho Libre and The D Train! Make it a Jack Black weekend and gather your squad. What are your favorite Jack Black films? Let us know in the comments!
Whether he’s working with the war-ravaged jungles of Tropic Thunder, the athletic glory of Dodgeball or the sultry espionage in Spy, Shapiro says that when he scores a comedy, he wants to make viewers care the way they would with a drama. – NPR
Over the years, Lakeshore Records has released numerous scores by composer Theodore Shapiro. From the recent Central Intelligence (get it here) to Zoolander 2, or comedy classics like Tropic Thunder and Blades of Glory, we love NPR’s observation (read the story here) about Theodore’s treatment of his comedy scores. He explains, “I feel like comedies often work best when the audience is just simply invested in those movies as stories.”
Which are your favorite Theodore Shapiro score albums? Preview some of Theodore Shapiro’s best-known comedy scores below!
We revisit action-adventure film Tropic Thunder starring the really, really, ridiculously funny Ben Stiller (Zoolander), Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man 3), Jack Black (The D Train), Brandon T. Jackson (Fast & Furious), and Jay Baruchel (TV’s DreamWorks Dragons). Lakeshore Records was there for all the fun in 2008, with a dedicated Myspace page and all! The Tropic Thunder score album, various artists soundtracks (both on Lakeshore Records) and the movie are available now on iTunes. Read further for the soundtrack preview and more.
What’s your favorite line from the film? Share it with us below in the comments!
If the names Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Wes Bentley sound familiar, it’s not only because they star in Interstellar, the new scifi spectacular directed by Christopher Nolan (check show times). Check out some other great films featuring these actors and their accompanying soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records. We’ve created a handy list for you as reference for those weekend binge watching sessions, whether in theaters or on VOD. Which ones will you watch?
In honor of Tom Cruise‘s birthday today, Lakeshore Records takes a look back at Tropic Thunder(rent it on iTunes), a highly entertaining film which stars Tom Cruise as the hilariously hotheaded movie producer, Les Grossman. Composer Theodore Shapiro (Blades of Glory, Marley & Me, Dinner for Schmucks) created a decidedly epic score which highlights the movie’s beautiful cinematography and explosive action sequences. The various artists soundtrack is the perfect playlist for this movie: Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Run Through The Jungle”), Edwin Starr (“War”), Ten Years After (“I’d Love to Change the World”), The Temptations (“Ball of Confusion”), MC Hammer (“U Can’t Touch This”), The Crystal Method and more.
Cruise’s comical turn as the hip-hop dancing man of excess is arguably the icing on the cake in Tropic Thunder. With an ensemble cast headlined by Ben Stiller (Megamind, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Robert Downey, Jr. (Charlie Bartlett, Zodiac), Jack Black (Year One, Be Kind Rewind), Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Spiderwick Chronicles), Brandon T. Jackson (Californication, Fast & Furious) and Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, Million Dollar Baby), this action adventure about a movie cast who are unwittingly thrown in the middle of a drug war in the jungles of Southeast Asia is not to be missed.