If you’re looking for a chill weekend in, we’ve got some great movie recommendations for you whether you’re a subscriber of streaming services like Netflix, or prefer to a la carte it on iTunes! This weekend, we have a five films from a variety of genres: Wild Horses (crime, mystery), Brick (noir, mystery), Burn After Reading (comedy, drama), Little Miss Sunshine (comedy, drama) and The Lake House (romance, fantasy). Get movie synopses and soundtrack details at the jump!
Staten Island Summer, For A Good Time, Call and In Bruges have been named to Netflix Life’s50 Best Comedies list! Staten Island Summer is one of Lakeshore Records newest two-album releases with a Various Artists and Score album! But, wait: we have more must-watch comedy recommendations not on the list. We can’t wait for you to score some laugh-out-loud moments. Which movie will you cue up? Check out the list at the jump!
A teenage special ops agent yearning for a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage. Read our announcement about Barely Lethal.
There is just an aura of coolness surrounding this film: Director John Maclean is a former member of “the great and influential and weirdly underrated Scottish group” The Beta Band, says Stereogum. Under his direction, Slow West invigorates the Western genre with a score by Jed Kurzel (The Babadook), who himself hails from one of Australia’s most acclaimed bands, The Mess Hall. Read our recent post about Slow West.
Written by actor David Dastmalchian, Animals won the Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Storytelling at the SXSW Film Festival. Bobbie and Jude are a young couple living in their broken-down car parked alongside Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. Their days are a continuous ritual of theft and scoring until they must confront the difficult truth of their relationship after one of them is hospitalized. Read our previous post about Animals and the composer, Ian Hultquist, formerly of Passion Pit. The soundtrack also features music by various artists such as Pyyramids, Wedding Dress and more.
LUV – available now On Demand (rent it on iTunes) and DVD.
Director Sheldon Candis’ LUV premiered at Sundance in 2012 and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic competition. Lakeshore Records just released the soundtrack featuring the score by Nuno Malo, one of Portugal’s most respected composers. For a limited time, you can receive one of two new movie prints just released with your purchase of the soundtrack. Read our previous post for details.
Good Kill – in theaters and on VOD now (rent it on iTunes)
A fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot, based in Las Vegas, fights the Taliban by remote control for twelve hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other twelve. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end? One soldier’s tale with epic implications. Preview the soundtrack featuring score by Grammy Award®-nominated composer Christophe Beck (Frozen)!
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Good Kill (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman [Blake Lively] has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones [Michiel Huisman] reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents [Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker] threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Preview the soundtrack featuring score by acclaimed composer Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher, The Spectacular Now). The album also features the exclusive end title song, “Start Again,” co-written by Faux Fix (Katie Chastain and Nathan Johnson) and features vocals by Elena Tonra.
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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
Unfinished Business – Now On Demand (get it on iTunes)
A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Preview the soundtrack featuring score by Alex Wurman (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy)!
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Unfinished Business (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD