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RLJ Entertainment: "TERRIFIED" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to Terrified from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. Terrified will be released on September 1, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. The horror film from writer/director Demián Rugna (Cursed Bastards) and produced by Fernando Diaz stars Maxi Ghione (“Montecristo”), Norberto Gonzalo (“El Asesor”), Elvira Onetto (Russian Roulette), and Demián Salomón. RLJE Films will release Terrified on DVD and on Blu-ray.

In Terrified, on an ordinary suburban street in Buenos Aires, voices are heard from kitchen sinks. Bodies are levitating. Evil is here. It is up to a doctor, her colleague, and an ex-cop to get to the bottom of this neighborhood nightmare.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "I AM WOMAN" music CHELSEA CULLEN


Milan Records announces the Friday, August 21 release of I AM WOMAN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), an album of music from the biographical film surrounding Australian singer Helen Reddy as performed by CHELSEA CULLEN. Available for preorder now, the album features the music of Helen Reddy as heard in the film and performed by singer-songwriter Chelsea Cullen. Included in the album is Cullen’s recording of Reddy’s massive hit “I Am Woman,” which eventually became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s – listen here. I Am Woman will be available in theaters, on digital and on-demand beginning Friday, September 11 from Quiver Distribution.

I Am Woman stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai, 52 Tuesdays), Evan Peters (American Animals, X Men, Deadpool 2) and Danielle Macdonald (Skin, Patti Cake$, Dumplin’). It tells the inspiring story of Australian singer Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women's movement in the 1970s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time to become the international singing superstar she always dreamed of being.

The film is produced by Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding), and was written by Emma Jensen (Mary Shelley). WestEnd is handling world sales.

I Am Woman is a Goalpost Pictures production in association with Deep Blue Pacific with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. Financed with support from the Goodship Women’s Fund.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "ANTEBELLUM" music by NATE “ROCKET” WONDER and ROMAN GIANARTHUR


Coinciding with the September 18th release of Lionsgate’s Antebellum, the motion picture starring Janelle Monáe, on premium on-demand platforms, Milan Records announces the same day release of ANTEBELLUM (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by NATE “ROCKET” WONDER and ROMAN GIANARTHUR featured in the forthcoming Janelle Monáe-starring thriller. Best known for their work alongside Monáe as part of her Wondaland Arts Society, the production duo now bring their talents to the film world with their first-ever score collaboration. Combining darkly dramatic, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences, the resulting 14-track collection is the perfect companion to the film’s nightmarish narrative.

“Writing the score for Antebellum has been a rewarding adventure in creating a musical bed that compliments the script while becoming its own unique character and identity within the film. It was really wonderful to work with my brother on this, it was one of the most fulfilling experiences,” says NATE “ROCKET” WONDER of the project, adding, “Working with Janelle Monáe has also been a pleasure as always. We’ve done this a few times before and every time it is a thrilling experience to work on such intriguing ideas. It’s been especially heart-warming to work on this feature, as it is the next step in the evolution of her emotional pictures.”

“We’re thankful for the opportunity for this to be our first feature and to be working with Gerard and Chris on their first feature film as well,” continues ROMAN GIANARTHUR. "After reading the script we started ideating in Atlanta at the Wondaland studio, and began with simple voice memos. From there we brought in a violin, viola and cello to flesh the tone and direction of the score out. The process of shaping these voice memos and growing them to eventually be recorded with a symphony orchestra has been gratifying and an unforgettable experience.”

In Antebellum, successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future – before it’s too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush | Renz) – best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice – write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the acclaimed films Get Out and BlacKkKlansman, Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the mindbending new thriller Antebellum.

The film stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and introducing Tongayi Chirisa. Written and Directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz. Produced by Raymond Mansfield, p.g.a., Sean McKittrick, p.g.a., Zev Foreman, p.g.a., Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz, and Lezlie Wills, p.g.a.

ABOUT NATE “ROCKET” WONDER: NATE "ROCKET" WONDER is a co-founder of the Wondaland Arts Society, and one of the core musical architects behind Janelle Monáe's celebrated string of Afro-futuristic masterpieces: Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase); The ArchAndroid (2010); The Electric Lady (2013); And Dirty Computer (2018). Nate's background includes an internship at NASA (where he worked on a Mars rover), production stints at Stankonia, where he produced songs for Big Boi and Outkast, and an earnest proficiency in rich media and website design, which led him to become the Chief Technology Officer at Wondaland, as well as an ardent appreciator of "code" which he calls, "the true language of the future."

In addition to his present role as executive producer for the Wondaland Arts Society and Janelle Monáe, Nate is one-half of the riotous duo known as Deep Cotton, a punk-funk group known best for their Sonos commercial featured anthem "We're Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out."

Recent feats include scoring his first feature film, Antebellum, due to be released in April 2020, with his composition partner, Roman GianArthur. The duo also wrote and produced original songs “That’s Enough,” “Not So Sweet,” and reimagined “He’s A Tramp” for Disney’s 2019 release of Lady And The Tramp on the Disney+ platform. Mr. Wonder is also a Grammy Nominated producer for his production on 2019 Album of the Year Grammy Nominated, Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe. Additional Grammy nominations include 2015 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for production on Jidenna’s hit “Classic Man” and 2011 Best Contemporary R&B Album for Janelle Monáe’s official debut album The ArchAndroid. His recent work may also be seen in the live television performance arena as he was on the creative direction team for Ms. Monáe’s 2019 Grammys and 2020 Oscars live performances as well as for Ms. Monáe’s viral performance of “Come Alive (War of the Roses)” at Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2019 RTW show.

Overall, Mr. Wonder is a Morehouse College graduate, multi-talented composer, writer, performer, computer programmer and visual artist. His present plans for 2020 include: 1) further impacting global culture through innovative sounds and music; 2) making the world even safer for hardworking androids (such as Cindi Mayweather); and 3) proving the colossal importance of his visioning philosophy: "Imagination Inspires Nations."

ABOUT ROMAN GIANARTHUR: ROMAN GIANARTHUR is a jaw-dropping singer, composer, arranger, producer, and performer —an innovative and inspiring 21st century redefinition of what it means to be an artist. Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Roman now spends his days consistently broadening the expectations of what a soul singer at heart can do: scoring films, writing musicals, composing concertos, conducting orchestras, picking up new instruments and learning their mysteries at prodigious speed, all while offering heartfelt reflections on the social implications of art, and the need for more beauty in the world around us. Recent feats include scoring his first feature film, Antebellum, due to be released in 2020, with his composition partner, Nate “Rocket” Wonder.

The duo also wrote and produced original songs “That’s Enough,” “Not So Sweet,” and reimagined “He’s A Tramp” for Disney’s 2019 release of Lady And The Tramp on Disney+. Always excited and hungry for collaboration, Roman also shares his talents as a producer and multi-instrumentalist within the Wondaland collective including credits on the 2019 Album Of The Year Grammy Nominated, Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe, both 85 to Africa and The Chief LPs by Jidenna, and the Running To The Sun EP by St. Beauty. Roman is also Grammy nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the 2015 smash hit, “Classic Man” by Wondaland Records artist Jidenna on which he was the featured artist. With a laugh, Roman shakes his head and says, “I just love to practice...and telling myself stories while I practice. It's really my favorite thing to do!"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "THE NEW MUTANTS" music by Mark Snow


The New Mutants Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features score by composer Mark Snow.  Stream the soundtrack here: https://hollywoodrecs.co/TheNewMutants

About Mark Snow: Brooklyn native Mark Snow has been making music since the 1950s. Following a start in the music industry as a popular recording artist with his band the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Mark made the switch to composer for television and film in the 1970s.

This prolific composer, best known for his scores for such television series as The X-Files, for which his iconic theme has been recorded by almost every musical genre, from pop, to country, hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, jazz to name a few. Additional series include Smallville, One Tree Hill, Kojak, Millenium, Pasadena, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart and Blue Bloods. He's the only ASCAP composer to receive the "Most Performed Background Music" award every year consecutively since the inception of the award in 1985-86, through the present.  His Emmy®-nominated scores for television series and television films include Helter, Skelter, Children of the Dust, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Something about Amelia. Recent film projects include the scores for the two X-Files movies, and the last four films by the iconic French director, Alain Resnais, Private Fears in Public Places, Wild Grass, You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet and Life of Riley.

About "The New Mutants".. Twentieth Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents "The New Mutants," an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. Directed by Josh Boone ("The Fault in our Stars") and written by Josh Boone & Knate Lee, "The New Mutants" stars: Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones"); Anya Taylor-Joy ("Glass"); Charlie Heaton ("Stranger Things"); Alice Braga ("Predators"); Blu Hunt ("The Originals"); and Henry Zaga ("13 Reasons Why"). The film is produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Karen Rosenfelt  and Lauren Shuler Donner with Stan Lee and Michele Imperato Stabile serving as executive producers.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

La-La Land Records has something "COOL" coming soon!

Varèse Sarabande: "WILD WILD WEST" music by Elmer Bernstein


Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce its latest CD Club release: Wild Wild West (Deluxe Edition) Original Motion Picture Score with music composed and conducted by the late Academy Award®-winning Elmer Bernstein and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony. The original 10-track album has been expanded to 47 tracks and over 75 minutes of music, including alternate takes and cues that were not used in the film.  The Deluxe Edition soundtrack is limited to 2,000 copies, which is now available exclusively on VareseSarabande.com and Intl.varesesarabande.com.
 
Elmer Bernstein was an undisputed master of both westerns and comedies—to the point of being typecast in each genre, and he had essentially left both to spend most of the 1990s rehabilitating his “serious” status with directors like Martin Scorsese (The Age of Innocence) and Francis Ford Coppola (The Rainmaker). Bernstein agreed to score Wild Wild West because he loved director Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1997 action-comedy Men in Black. “When I got a chance to work with Barry Sonnenfeld and Will Smith, I thought, cool, I’d like to do this. And when I met Barry, I really liked him and we had a great relationship,” says Bernstein. The film gave him, who studied with the prototypical western composer Aaron Copland, a chance to write an unabashed, non-ironic throwback western theme—one that sits comfortably in his canon next to The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Shootist (1976).
 
In the history of film music, Elmer Bernstein (1922–2004) is among the iconic and the legendary. With a career that spanned an unparalleled five decades, he composed more than 150 original movie scores and nearly 80 for television, creating some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history: the driving jazz of The Man with the Golden Arm, the rousing Western anthem of The Magnificent Seven, the lyrical and quietly moving music of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the jaunty, thumb-nosing march of The Great Escape. Bernstein’s last major film score was for the critically praised, Todd Haynes–directed drama, Far From Heaven, starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Haysbert. It earned him his final Academy Award® nomination in 2002. His impact is still felt, and his presence still missed, by movie-makers and moviegoers alike.

MORE INFO: https://www.varesesarabande.com/products/wild-wild-west-the-the-deluxe-edition-cd
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "PETS UNITED" music by David Newman


Milan Records announces the release of PETS UNITED (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by renowned composer, conductor and orchestrator DAVID NEWMAN (Anastasia, Matilda, Ice Age).  Available everywhere August 28, the album features music written by Newman for the animated comedy-adventure film directed by Reinhard Klooss.  From Timeless Films, Pets United will be available to stream on Netflix beginning Friday, September 11.

Of the soundtrack, composer DAVID NEWMAN says, “I found inspiration for the music of Pets United from the film itself.  It is so lush and provocative. I always look to the film, the story, the characters for inspiration.  The theme of different people working together to solve a problem is a wonderful metaphor for our global society.”

When ROGER (a Robin Hood-esque, stray dog) and BELLE (an elegant yet spoilt pet cat) are thrown together amidst the chaos of a robot take-over of their home city, they must push all their preconceptions aside in order to survive, as they embark on a high-stakes, action-packed adventure.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "ALL TOGETHER NOW" (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) music by KEEGAN DEWITT


Milan Records announces the August 28 release of ALL TOGETHER NOW (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) by composer and singer-songwriter KEEGAN DEWITT.  Available for preorder now, the album features music written by DeWitt for Netflix’s newest film starring Auli’i Cravalho (Moana).  The project reunites DeWitt with director Brett Haley, having previously worked together on titles including this year’s Netflix film All The Bright Places and 2018 Sundance favorite Hearts Beat Loud.  All Together Now will premiere globally on Netflix Friday, August 28.

Of the soundtrack, composer KEEGAN DEWITT says, “Brett works at such a clip, that it often feels like we are barely wrapping one project before stepping into another. Fresh of the full orchestral score of All The Bright Places, All Together Now offered a really wonderful refresh in terms of its tender simplicity.  This was such a raw and heartfelt project that we made sure to tend to it with a gentle and loving hand, walking that tightrope that is so true of family relationships.  From the drifting synths to the antithetic pounding drums, the score is often taking its lead from an amazing ensemble of actors, some beautifully agile cinematography from Rob, and of course Brett’s deft directing touch.”

Making its debut alongside today’s pre-order is an original track featuring the vocals of All Together Now lead Auli’I Cravalho – listen to “Feels Like Home” here.  Well known as the voice of Disney’s Moana, Auli’I once again brings her emotive vocal stylings to the track, performing the new track live on Entertainment Tonight – watch here. 

“It was a rare and special opportunity to sit down and begin writing a song knowing that someone as deep and powerful as Auli’i would be singing,” adds composer KEEGAN DEWITT.  “I tried to embrace the challenge of creating space – simple chords with air between them, allowing space for her beautiful voice, her nuanced performance and her indelible presence as a person.”

ABOUT ALL TOGETHER NOW
Amber Appleton (Auli’i Cravalho) remains an optimist even when her personal life is far less stable than it appears on the surface. A musically gifted high school student with aspirations to attend Carnegie Mellon, Amber balances her beloved high school drama club helmed by Mr. Franks (Fred Armisen) with working long hours at a donut shop to help support herself and her down-on-her-luck single mom (Justina Machado). She also spends time at the local retirement community, giving care and attention to her favorite pessimistic resident (Carol Burnett). When new obstacles present themselves that threaten her dreams, Amber must learn to lean on the strength of her chosen family to move forward.  Directed by Brett Haley (All The Bright Places, Hearts Beat Loud) and based on Matthew Quick’s novel “Sorta Like a Rock Star,” ALL TOGETHER NOW is a story of finding hope in the darkest of times. The film co-stars Rhenzy Feliz, Judy Reyes, Taylor Richardson, C.S. Lee, Anthony Jacques Jr., and Gerald Isaac Waters.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Something New from LA-LA LAND RECORDS!


La-La Land Records, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation present the original score to the acclaimed DC Universe Original Series YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS. The renowned Dynamic Music Partners composing team, comprised of Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion and Lolita Ritmanis (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, BATMAN RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS, JUSTICE LEAGUE) unleash a powerful musical odyssey of heroic thrills, chills, drama, bravery and heart! This is some of the most striking and vibrant music in series Animation today, with the musical highlights of the beloved show assembled across this deluxe 2-CD presentation. Produced by the composers and mastered by James Nelson, this special release features courageous art design by Dan Goldwasser and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer John Takis. This is a limited edition of 1000 Units.

La-La Land Records, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation present the original score to the acclaimed 2019 DC Animated Movie TEEN TITANS GO! Vs TEEN TITANS. Composer Jason Lazarus (TV min-series ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?) crafts a wonderfully brilliant original score, full of comedic fun and heroic excitement – finding the perfect pitch for this vastly entertaining and action-packed tale in which the present-day Teen Titans take on their classic 2003 counterparts, only to band together to fight common enemies! The album producers of this special CD release are Joseph Trapanese and Dan Goldwasser, with mastering by James Nelson, and colorful art design by Dan Goldwasser. This is a limited edition of 1000 Units.

La-La Land Records proudly presents composer Devin Burrows’ (DEADHEADS) original motion picture score to the acclaimed big-screen horror/thriller/fantasy sensation THE WRETCHED, starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda and Jamison Jones, and written and directed by The Pierce Brothers. Composer Burrows pulls inspiration from both modern and classic film scoring motifs and unleashes a thrillingly nail-biting orchestral ride that buoys the film’s outlandish witch-driven scares as well as its brooding, haunting atmospherics and character-driven drama. This is a notable genre score from one of 2020’s most celebrated horror offerings. Produced by the composer, and mastered by Tom Hutten, this is a limited edition CD release of 1000 units featuring bewitching art direction by Dan Goldwasser and exclusive, in-depth liner notes by writer Daniel Schweiger.
 
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

BEHIND THE LINE: ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK [DVD]



Trinity Creative Partnership has released the official trailer and poster for WWII Action Film, BEHIND THE LINE - ESCAPE TO DUNKIRK. A WWII POW is recognized as a boxing champion and targeted by a Nazi Commander, who wants to pit the prisoner against his own champion in a match. The soldiers use the diversion leading up to the fight to plot a mass escape back to Dunkirk and freedom.


 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Filmtrax/The Orchard: "THE TAX COLLECTOR" music by Michael Yezerski

 
Filmtrax (via BFD/The Orchard) has digitally released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to David Ayer’s indie crime thriller The Tax Collector, which was released on August 7 by RLJE Films. The film topped the box office its opening weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot. The Hollywood Reporter says composer Michael Yezerski’s original score brings a sense of “churning dread.” The Tax Collector is available on digital and On Demand.
 
Contrary to what is expected for a crime thriller, David Ayer wanted a heartfelt score. Michael came up with an understated score that plays into the emotion, rather than the violence taking place on screen. Michael describes the music as “humanistic,” where he utilized his own vocals, guitars, and strings to accomplish this sound quality. The characters have tough exteriors, but the score hints at the undercurrent of emotional turmoil within them.
 
“With a blend of acoustic folk, hip hop, and Latin influences, this score sounds like nothing else I've done. I take inspiration from sounds that these characters would listen to in their daily lives. Yes, the music is gritty and dark, but it's also deeply humanistic and even beautiful at times. This is musical world-building to match the epic imagery and frenzied action of David Ayer's vision,” says Michael Yezerski.
  
ABOUT MICHAEL YEZERSKI... The composer’s musical works are highly evocative, original and diverse. From his Oakland-inspired score to Blindspotting to the avant-garde horror drones of The Devil’s Candy; from the Western-inspired action stylings of Deputy, to the lush period drama A Place To Call Home; Michael is hard to pigeonhole as a composer and yet brings a signature musical intensity and authenticity to every project he takes on. 
 
Recent projects include Elissa Down’s hit Netflix film, Feel The Beat, David Ayer’s The Tax Collector, Deputy for Cedar Park, EOne and Fox and Nash Edgerton’s Mr Inbetween for FX. Keith Thomas’ terrifying The Vigil will be released in 2020. 
 
Earlier career highlights include his first feature film The Black Balloon (winner of 8 AFI/AACTA Awards including Best Picture), PJ Hogan’s Mental, Wolf Creek Series 2, Catching Milat, Peter Allen, the Academy Award winning short, The Lost Thing and his collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Red Tree. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "DC's STARGIRL [SEASON 1]" music by Pinar Toprak

 
WaterTower Music is excited to announce the new soundtrack release of the fan-favorite DC/Warner Bros. Television series: DC’s Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score) by Emmy-nominated composer Pinar Toprak available on all platforms now, as well as the online store at DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes on Saturday, August 22.
 
DC's Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score) features 22 tracks from the debut season of the hit series. Recently wrapping its first season on both The CW and DC UNIVERSE, DC’s Stargirl was recently renewed for a second season exclusively on The CW. Based on the character created by Geoff Johns, DC’s Stargirl features an epic score by the award-winning film and television composer Pinar Toprak, who received her first Primetime Emmy® nomination this year for her work on HBO’s McMillions.
 
“I’m a huge fan of show creator Geoff Johns and everything he’s done,” remarked Toprak. “When we met, the way he talked about Courtney, the character, and his vision for DC’s Stargirl really touched my heart. Obviously, I love this genre to begin with, so it was a no-brainer to compose the score. Working with Geoff was just one of the best experiences of my career, to be honest.”  
 
About DC’s Stargirl Composer Pinar Toprak... Pinar Toprak is one of the most refreshing voices in music composition today, with a diverse body of work spanning film, television, and video games. In addition to DC’s Stargirl, she has composed for major Super Hero sagas like Captain Marvel, and Warner Horizon Scripted Television’s Superman prequel series Krypton. She also scored HBO’s six-part docuseries McMillions, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and earned her a 2020 Emmy® nomination. In addition, she has written music for Epic Games’ massively popular online video game Fortnite. Away from the big screen, Toprak crafted the new main theme for Walt Disney World’s iconic EPCOT theme park and wrote music for Christina Aguilera’s 2019 Xperience show in Las Vegas.
 
Toprak was the recipient of the 2019 ASCAP Shirley Walker Award and also won the 2019 IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) Award for “Best Original Score for a Documentary Film” for her score to The Tides of Fate. She had previously won two other IFMCA Awards for her work on The Wind Gods and The Lightkeepers. which was on the Academy Award® shortlist for Best Original Score in 2011.
 
Toprak was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, where she began her classical music education at the age of five. After studying composition and multiple instruments at the conservatory, she moved to Chicago to study jazz, before continuing on to Boston for a degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music. She then moved to Los Angeles, earned a master’s degree at CSUN in composition at age 22, and has quickly become an active and reinvigorating composer in Hollywood.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "Lucifer: Seasons 1-5" (Original Television Soundtrack)

 
WaterTower Music is excited to announce new releases available on Friday, August 21, for two fan-favorite DC/Warner Bros. Television series: Lucifer: Seasons 1-5 (Original Television Soundtrack) and DC’s Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score). The WaterTower Music releases are available at all platforms now, as well as the online store at DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes on Saturday, August 22.

Lucifer: Seasons 1-5 (Original Television Soundtrack) features 13 songs from the first five seasons of the devilish drama, featuring performances by series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and Lesley Ann-Brandt, as well as guest star Lindsey Gort and performer Skye Townsend. Recently renewed for a sixth and final season, Lucifer’s fifth season premieres Friday, August 21, on Netflix.
 
Lucifer composers Jeff Russo and Ben Decter relished the opportunity to tap the musical skills of the cast in performing a number of classic and contemporary standards: “Getting to record amazing songs with a fantastically talented cast is a rare experience. And creating this Lucifer soundtrack album was a treat. If only every cast were as fun! We feel lucky.”
 
Series star Tom Ellis, who plays the title character, was equally enthusiastic: “The music of Lucifer has been one of the main reasons I have loved playing this role. It rekindles my passion for singing, which ironically started in church when I was a child. Funny old world, isn’t it?”
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER" music by Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton

 
The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order original soundtrack is now available on all digital platforms.  With music by Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack features 44 original tracks, totaling over three hours of music.   The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

Since the game's release in November 2019 by Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment, the score has won the SCL award for Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media, "Music of the Year" and "Best Original Choral Composition" at the G.A.N.G. awards, "Video Game Score of the Year" at the 2019 ASCAP Composer's Choice Awards, and was nominated for "Best Music Supervision" in a Video Game by the Guild of Music Supervisors.

About Gordy Haab: Gordy Haab is a multi award-winning film, video game and television composer who has written music for many well-known titles, including most recently: Microsoft's "Halo Wars 2, and EA's "Star Wars: Battlefront II," and "Star Wars Battlefront I," which won Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, and Best Instrumental Score at the 2016 GDC G.A.N.G. Awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Excellence in Audio Achievement. Haab also recently scored Activision/AMC's "The Walking Dead," based on the #1 hit TV series and Microsoft's "Kinect: Star Wars," which won "Best Music" at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Haab continues to compose the music for EA and Bioware's "Star Wars: The Old Republic," for which he was awarded "Best Original Soundtrack" and "Best Instrumental Music" at the 10th Annual GDC G.A.N.G. Awards.

Haab is known for his unsurpassed understanding of the orchestra as well as his unique ability to blend contemporary and traditional sounds into one - often times conceiving and creating brand new musical instruments to feature in his scores. He has recorded and conducted his music with orchestras from all around the world, including The London Symphony Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, The Nashville Symphony and the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

About Stephen Barton: Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, Stephen Barton has written music for more than three dozen major motion picture, video game and television projects. These have included scoring the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," which has sold over 14 million copies to date, and contributing music to "Shrek 2" (including co-writing a song on the platinum-selling soundtrack) and the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" movies.

In 2009-2010 he wrote the music for 20th Century Fox' "Jennifer's Body" alongside Theodore Shapiro, as well as scoring the BAFTA nominated British thriller "Exam," the DreamWorks video game "How To Train Your Dragon," Sony's "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay," the Toiion animated feature "Dino Time," and the cult hit series "GI Joe: Resolute" for Cartoon Network/Adult Swim.  Other movies for which he has contributed music include Sir Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven," Tony Scott's "Deja Vu" and "Man On Fire," and Ben Affleck's "Gone Baby Gone."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Walt Disney Records: "THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN" music by Craig Armstrong and the original end-credit song, "Free" written by Diane Warren and performed by Charlie Puth!

 
Walt Disney Records releases the digital original soundtrack to Disney's new movie "The One and Only Ivan," streaming exclusively on Disney+ today. Directed by Thea Sharrock ("Me Before You"), the movie and soundtrack feature an original score by composer Craig Armstrong and the original end-credit song, "Free" written by Diane Warren and performed by Charlie Puth.  The digital soundtrack is available here.  Watch the music video here.

The original song "Free" was written by iconic songwriter Diane Warren, an 11-time Oscar® nominee and GRAMMY®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winner whose songs have been featured in over 100 motion pictures and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  "I'm so proud to have written the song 'Free' for Thea Sharrock's amazing movie 'The One and Only Ivan.' The theme of this movie deeply touched my heart and I hope my song deeply touches yours as well. Charlie Puth brought this song to life in a way nobody else could. It is a very special and meaningful song to me, and I hope it becomes one for you as well. I hope it makes you feel a little more free," said Diane Warren.

"Free" is performed by multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Charlie Puth.  At only 28 years old, Puth has proven to be one of industry's most consistent hitmakers and a celebrated, multi-dimensional artist. Puth has already amassed eight multi-platinum singles, four GRAMMY nominations, two Billboard Music Awards, a Critics' Choice Award, and a Golden Globe nomination.

"It was very exciting to work on this movie and to collaborate with the incomparable Diane Warren on the song "Free," said Charlie Puth. "I can't wait for everyone to hear what we created together for this special film."

The soundtrack features score by GRAMMY-winning Scottish born composer Craig Armstrong.  Through his orchestral writing, electronic music and wide ranging artistic collaborations in classical and film music, Craig Armstrong's distinct compositional voice has received worldwide acclaim.  He has composed scores for both Hollywood and independent films, from Peter Mullan's directorial debut "TheClose Trilogy" to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe Award-winning scores for Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge!"   Recent projects include Giuseppe Capotondi's "The Burnt Orange Heresy" and Oliver Stone's "Snowden."
 
An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney's "The One and Only Ivan" is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action andCGI, is based on Katherine Applegate's bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal.
 
The movie stars: Sam Rockwell as the voice of Ivan; Angelina Jolie as the voice of Stella; Danny DeVito as the voice of Bob the dog; Helen Mirren as the voice of Snickers the poodle; Brooklynn Prince as the voice of Ruby; Ramon Rodriquez as the mall employee George; Ariana Greenblatt as George's daughter Julia; Chaka Khan as the voice of Henrietta the chicken; Mike White as the voice of Frankie theseal; Ron Funches as the voice of Murphy the rabbit; Phillipa Soo as the voice of Thelma the parrot; and Bryan Cranston as Mack, the mall's owner. "The One andOnly Ivan" is directed by Thea Sharrock from a screenplay by Mike White based on Applegate's book and is produced by the late Allison Shearmur, Angelina Jolie andBrigham Taylor. Sue Baden-Powell and Thea Sharrock serve as executive producers.
 
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/I-uIQDRS4a8
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "THE DON IS DEAD" Music Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH

 
Intrada's latest release features Jerry Goldsmith's score to the 1973 Universal Pictures film The Don is Dead. Following Intrada's earlier release this year of Take Her, She's Mine, Don is also a score never before released. Like other Goldsmith's scores of the period such as A Step Out of Line, the composer chose a lean, gritty, percussive approach, focusing on the suspense and tension of the proceedings. On top of the orchestra, Goldsmith introduces a lone, pulsating electronic motif to complete the natural acoustics, performed on stage live with the orchestra. The electronics provide a prominent rhythmic figure used during suspense scenes that build slowly and climax in exciting bursts of orchestral violence. Although a mafia film, sandwiched in between releases of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, Goldsmith offers no sweeping traditional Italian melodies like those films, but rather a more subtle theme for guitar and flute introduced later in the film. The film's love theme, "Our Last Night" is first heard in a vocal arrangement, on which Goldsmith collaborated with his wife, Carol.

This Intrada presentation of the complete score was mixed, edited and mastered from the ½” three-channel scoring session masters, stored in pristine condition within the Universal vaults.

Based on a novel by Marvin H. Albert, The Don Is Dead, the complex story had three young mob players—hot-headed Frank Regalbuto (Robert Forster) and brothers Tony (Frederic Forrest) and Vince (Al Lettieri) Fargo—becoming involved in a power struggle when Frank’s father, head of a mafia crime syndicate, dies and Frank is passed over for leadership in favor of elder statesman Don Angelo DiMorra (Anthony Quinn). Scheming capo Luigi Orlando (Charles Cioffi) and his greedy wife, Marie (Jo Anne Meredith), urge Frank’s girlfriend Ruby (Angel Tompkins), a would-be singer, to approach DiMorra for career help—and Ruby understands that seducing the lonely Don is the fast track to getting him in her corner. When a mysterious source leads the jealous Frank to an apartment Ruby shares with DiMorra, Frank goes berserk and beats Ruby brutally enough to put her in the hospital, pitting himself and his partners against the powerful Don DiMorra while Orlando and his wife wait to pick the spoils of the gang war.

Check out the The Goldsmith Odyssey Soundtrack Spotlight for a behind the scenes look at the album's production. 
 
For track listing and sound samples, please visit the: The Don is Dead soundtrack page. 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Super LTD: "YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE" [DRIVE-INS or VOD]

 
Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career. Dangerously determined to redeem his reputation and reclaim his self-respect, Arquette will stop at nothing to earn his place in professional wrestling.

Super LTD will release YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE in drive-in theaters August 21st, 2020 and on VOD August 28th, 2020.

Check Out the Trailer: [CLICK HERE]
 
So watching this, I at first thought this is an elaborate joke of some sort, it turned out to be an pretty serious documentary. Fans of WRESTLING should watch, fans of David Arquette should watch or both you will not be disappointed.
Jeremy [Six Strings]
 
 

La-La Land Entertainment: "THE SPECIALS: LIMITED EDITION" (BLU-RAY)

 
La-La Land Entertainment presents a very “special” 20th Anniversary limited edition Blu-ray of THE SPECIALS, marking the film’s world premiere release in high-definition. Featuring a brand new 2K scan and restoration from the film’s interpositive, with lossless 5.1 & 2.0 audio for the first time, new and vintage bonus features, and all-new front cover art by artist Paul Shipper.

Meet THE SPECIALS! They’re the sixth (okay, maybe the seventh) greatest superhero team in the entire world. At their modest suburban headquarters, The Strobe (SIDEWAYS’ Thomas Haden Church), The Weevil (PARKS AND RECREATION’s Rob Lowe), foul-mouthed Amok (SCREAM 1&2’s Jamie Kennedy), Ms. Indestructible (CRIMINAL MINDS’ Paget Brewster, Deadly Girl (HALLOWEEN 2018’s Judy Greer), new member Nightbird (CABIN FEVER’s Jordan Ladd) and the rest all spend their time bickering, having extramarital affairs, and preparing for the grand unveiling of their own action figure line. But when a furious Strobe suddenly disbands the group, who will be there for the oddballs, rebels, outcasts and geeks? Before they save the world, can they save themselves?


Kelly Coffield (IN LIVING COLOR), Michael Weatherly (DARK ANGEL), Chase Masterson (DEEP SPACE NINE) and Melissa Joan Hart (SABRINA) co-star in this hilarious cult hit from director Craig Mazin (creator of HBO’s CHERNOBYL) and screenwriter James Gunn (Writer/Director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY I&II).

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "Z" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

 
RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to Z from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. Z will be released on September 1, 2020 on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray.

Directed by Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) who co-wrote the movie with Colin Minihan (What Keeps You Alive, Grave Encounters), the horror film stars Keegan Connor Tracy (Final Destination 2), Jett Klyne (The Boy), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters), Sara Canning (War for the Planet of the Apes), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen), and Chandra West (White Noise). RLJE Films will release Z on DVD and on Blu-ray.


In the film, when Beth’s (Keegan Connor Tracy) son (Jett Klyne) brings home an imaginary friend named “Z,” she becomes concerned that he is falling too deep into a world of make believe. He starts to display extremely destructive behavior, blaming Z for all of his actions. But after he gets kicked out of school, Beth is forced to find a solution. She medicates her son, making him unable to see his imaginary companion. But now Beth sees Z…and he wants to be her friend.

Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/pQiPaUenG7Q

The Digital HD release will include an iTunes Extras package that features an audio commentary with director Brandon Christensen, Behind-The-Scenes interviews with the cast and crew, never-before-seen deleted scenes and outtakes, and an insider’s look at the music, the incredible VFX, shooting with an actual train and how the filmmakers achieved the notorious "Stair Scare."

iTunes Extras package:

· Audio Commentary with Director Brandon Christensen
· Behind The Scenes of Z
· The Stair Scare
· Train Day
· The Creepy Kid
· The Music of Z
· VFX Reel
· Deleted Scenes
· Gag Reel
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: "EMPEROR" [DVD]

 
Witness the story of a man who defied impossible odds to change the course of his life and the fate of the nation in the action-packed drama EMPEROR. Inspired by a true legend, the thrilling film arrives on Digital, DVD and On Demand on August 18, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the harrowing and inspirational journey of Shields Green, one of the many brave men in history, who risked his life to fight against the horrors of slavery and save his family, EMPEROR is a stirring account of an extraordinary uprising in the pre-Civil War South.
 
A captivating and emotional story of courage, EMPEROR is based on the iconic American freedom fighter and legend Shields “Emperor” Green (Dayo Okeniyi, Terminator Genisys, “Shades of Blue”) a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave. The film tells the astonishing tale of Green’s escape from slavery and his transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Harper’s Ferry, the key battle of the abolitionist movement which helped spark the beginning of the Civil War and alter the course of American history.

 

Okeniyi leads the cast with an exceptionally powerful performance as the titular character in EMPEROR, alongside Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell (The Green Mile, “The Young Pope”), Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Naturi Naughton (“Power”), Mykelti Williamson (Fences, Forrest Gump), Ben Robson (The Boy, “Vikings”) and Academy Award® nominee Bruce Dern (Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood). Produced by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Reginald Hudlin (The Black Godfather, Marshall, Django Unchained) along with fellow producers Mark Amin (Frida, Eve’s Bayou) and Cami Winikoff (Peaceful Warrior), EMPEROR is directed by Amin from a script by Pat Charles (“Black Lightning,” “Sons of Anarchy”) and Amin.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cinema Libre Studio: "ENTER THE FORBIDDEN CITY" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

 
Set in the Qing dynasty 230 years ago, this lush, epic drama brings to life the historical origins of Peking opera through the tale of two young opera singers who risk their lives to perform for the emperor at a special celebration for his 80th birthday.

Directed by Mei HU and written by Zou Jingzhi (Zhang Yimou’s “Coming Home,” Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster”), the film won the Chinese American Film Festival’s top prizes for best director and best feature film earlier this year and will forgo a planned theatrical release and to be released on Bluray, DVD and On Demand by Cinema Libre Studio starting August 18th.

Based entirely on historical events and figures from the Qing Dynasty, the period in which Peking Opera first began to flourish in Imperial China, the film was developed by Hu Mei over a period of six years. Production was significantly delayed due to a fire that burned down the studio the crew was utilizing, taking two years to complete in 2018.

No sets were designed for the film, which is shot entirely on location, although over 200 hand tailored costumes were created in order to replicate Peking Opera clothing from the Qing Dynasty. Hu is well-known in China for several acclaimed television and film works. Her previous film Confucius, which stars Chow Yun Fat, was released in the US in 2010.

To grasp the history behind the movie, Hu and her team traveled to the mountainous areas of China's Anhui province, where opera played a key part in the education of children.
 

"The role that opera plays here is that it condenses China's thousands of years of music, drama, politics, culture, worldly wisdom and moral principles into various repertoires," says Hu. "The about 1,000 popular opera songs in the area were passed down from parents to children, from generation to generation.”

Made with a budget of about $14.3 million (RMB100 million), it was distributed in China by state-owned Huaxia in theaters.

Yue Jiu, the most famous opera singer in all of Imperial China, is expelled from the capital city for vulgarity. He heads south, where he encounters Wang Runsheng, a promising young opera singer for the Chuntai Troupe. When the Emperor invites all of China’s opera troupes back to the capital city for a celebration, Yue Jiu and Runsheng are forced to choose between their reputations, their safety, and their love of opera.

Website:  EnterTheForbiddenCity.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/EnterTheForbiddenCity
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/380798159
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

WaterTower Music: "PERRY MASON" Season 1 music by Terence Blanchard

 
WaterTower Music is excited to announce the release of Perry Mason: Season 1 (Music From The HBO® Series), the soundtrack to the celebrated HBO series which stars Matthew Rhys. The full first season of Perry Mason is available to stream on HBO Max. The soundtrack album features an original score by six-time Grammy-winner, Oscar® nominated trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard (Da 5 Bloods, BlacKkKlansman) who is featured on several of the tracks. Blanchard’s prolific musical contributions were woven into the fabric of each Perry Mason episode throughout the show’s acclaimed 1st season. So much so, in fact, that nearly an album’s worth of music was released after each episode aired, culminating in this 72-track Season 1 soundtrack album.
 
Blanchard reflected on his work on the project, while looking to the future of the series. “Perry Mason is an example of how like-minded people can come together from every aspect of the creative process to make something unique. I look forward to collaborating again with these brilliant minds on Season 2.”
 
Perry Mason: Season 1 (Music From The HBO® Series) features 72 tracks from the show’s first season and is now available on all digital platforms.
 
ABOUT PERRY MASON:
1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason.  When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
 
ABOUT TERENCE BLANCHARD
Oscar® nominee, six-time Grammy-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning painful American tragedies – past and present.
 
From his expansive work composing the scores for Spike Lee films ranging from the documentary When the Levees Broke, about Blanchard’s hometown of New Orleans during the devastation from Hurricane Katrina to the epic Malcolm X; and the latest Lee film, Da 5 Bloods, Blanchard has interwoven melodies that created strong backdrops to human stories. 
 
Blanchard received an Oscar® nomination for his original score for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.  He was also BAFTA nominated for his original music for the film.  He won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for writing “Blut Und Boden (Blood and Soil)” a track from BlacKkKlansman.
 
More recently, Blanchard has composed his second opera, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the memoir of celebrated writer and The New York Times columnist Charles Blow.  The libretto was written by Kasi Lemmons and commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where it premiered in June 2019.  The New York Times has called Blanchard’s opera “inspiring,” “subtly powerful” and “a bold affecting adaptation of Charles Blow’s work.”  The Metropolitan Opera of New York will premiere Fire in 2022-23, making it the first opera composed by an African American composer to premiere at the MET.  Blanchard’s first opera, Champion also premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 at OTSL and starred Denyce Graves with a libretto from Pulitzer Prize Winner, Michael Cristofer.
 
With his current quintet E-Collective, featured on the score to BlacKkKlansman with a 96-piece orchestra, Blanchard delivered “a soaring, seething, luxuriant score,” the New York Times. In Vice Magazine, Blanchard elaborates, “In BlacKkKlansman it all became real to me. You feel the level of intolerance that exists for people who ignore other people’s pain. Musically, I can’t ignore that. I can’t add to that intolerance. Instead I have to help people heal from it. “ 
 
Some of Blanchard’s other film credits include the Kasi Lemmons’ films, Eve’s Bayou; Talk to Me; and Harriet; George Lucas’ Red Tails; and Tim Story’s Barbershop.  Blanchard also wrote the original score for the powerful documentary On the Record which was directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and premiered on HBO Max on May 27.
 
Regarding his consistent attachment to artistic works of conscience, Blanchard confesses, “You get to a certain age when you ask, ‘Who’s going to stand up and speak out for us?’ Then you look around and realize that the James Baldwins, Muhammad Alis and Dr. Kings are no longer here...and begin to understand that it falls on you. I’m not trying to say I’m here to try to correct the whole thing, I’m just trying to speak the truth.” In that regard, he cites unimpeachable inspirations. “Max Roach with his ‘Freedom Now Suite,’ John Coltrane playing ‘Alabama,’ even Louis Armstrong talking about what was going on with his people any time he was interviewed. Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter who live by their Buddhist philosophy and try to expand the conscience of their communities. I’m standing on all of their shoulders. How dare I come through this life having had the blessing of meeting those men and not take away any of that? Like anybody else, I’d like to play feel good party music but sometimes my music is about the reality of where we are.”
 
ABOUT WATERTOWER MUSIC
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.
 
ABOUT HBO
HBO® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 140 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television, including drama series Succession, Watchmen, Westworld, Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Band of Brothers and The Wire, as well as comedy series Barry, Insecure and Sex and the City. In the United States, HBO® and sister network Cinemax® are available across multiple platforms including HBO On Demand®, Cinemax On Demand®, HBO GO® and MAX GO®, as well as HBO NOW®. Internationally, HBO branded services, including television networks and the standalone streaming product HBO GO®, are available in more than 70 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. HBO and Cinemax programming is also sold into more than 150 countries worldwide.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

In Case of Emergency... LA-LA LAND RECORDS




 

La-La Lands Records has something for everyone!

https://lalalandrecords.com/

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Sorcery of a Queen: Dragons of Terra #2" Brian Naslund

 
Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy.

They called her the Witch Queen...

Driven from her kingdom, the would-be queen now seeks haven in the land of her mother, but Ashlyn will not stop until justice has been done. Determined to unlock the secret of powers long thought impossible, Ashlyn bends her will and intelligence to mastering the one thing people always accused her of, sorcery.

Meanwhile, having learned the truth of his mutation, Bershad is a man on borrowed time. Never knowing when his healing powers will drive him to a self-destruction, he is determined to see Ashlyn restored to her throne and the creatures they both love safe.

Dragons of Terra Series
Blood of an Exile
Sorcery of a Queen

Brian Naslund is an American fantasy author based in Boulder, CO. He grew up in Maryland and studied English at Skidmore College in New York. Brian first started writing about dragons to escape the crushing boredom of his incredibly long bus commute. When he's not writing, he’s usually griping about video games on Twitter, hiking with his dog, Lola, or whitewater kayaking in the mountains. The last activity makes his mother very nervous. He is the author of Blood of an Exile.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "I Come with Knives: Malus Domestica #2" by S. A. Hunt

 
Robin – now armed with new knowledge about mysterious demon terrorizing her around town, the support of her friends, and the assistance of her old witch-hunter mentor – plots to confront the Lazenbury coven and destroy them once and for all.

Meanwhile, a dangerous serial killer only known as The Serpent is abducting and killing Blackfield residents. An elusive order of magicians known as the Dogs of Odysseus also show up with Robin in their sights.

Robin must handle these new threats on top of the menace from the Lazenbury coven, but a secret about Robin's past may throw all of her plans into jeopardy.

S. A. HUNT is the author of the Malus Domestica horror-action series from Tor Books, beginning with Burn the Dark (Jan 2020). In 2014, she won Reddit's /r/Fantasy "Independent Novel of the Year" Stabby Award for her Outlaw King fantasy gunslinger series. She is an Afghanistan veteran (OEF 2010), a coffee enthusiast, a fervent bicyclist, and she currently lives in Petoskey, Michigan.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "The Shadow Commission: Dark Arts #3" by David Mack

 
November 1963. Cade and Anja have lived in hiding for a decade, training new mages. Then the assassination of President Kennedy trigger a series of murders whose victims are all magicians—with Cade, Anja, and their allies as its prime targets. Their only hope of survival: learning how to fight back against the sinister cabal known as the Shadow Commission.

DAVID MACK is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, and comic books. He currently resides in New York City.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Quiver: "SKIN: A HISTORY OF NUDITY IN THE MOVIES" - Available On Demand August 18th


A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

Skin delves  into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that “cleaned up” Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of “what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?”


Featuring:
Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Targets, Saint Jack)
Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
Diane Franklin (The Last American Virgin, Better Off Dead, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
Pam Grier (The Big Doll House, Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown, Above the Law)
Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking, Clueless)
Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Caligula, Startrek: Generations, Halloween)
Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Inherent Vice, Star 80)
Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street)
Jim McBride (creator of Mr. Skin)

It was a great documentary and not to sound too puny "it was pretty revealing", I learned so much as they covered the history. From the views of people jumping into nudity with out a care or second thought and then I forgot about Mary Poppins.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJE Films: "THE BARGE PEOPLE" [BLU-RAY/DVD]


RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the horror film THE BARGE PEOPLE on August 18, 2020 on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. Written by Christopher Lombard (The Writer) and directed by Charlie Steeds (Deadman Apocalypse), the film stars Kate Davies-Speak (Off Grid), Mark McKirdy (Electric Man), Makenna Guyler (King of Crime), and newcomer Matt Swales. RLJE Films will release THE BARGE PEOPLE on DVD and on Blu-ray.


In THE BARGE PEOPLE, a group of friends sets off for a relaxing weekend away on the canals of the glorious British countryside, unaware of the flesh-eating mutants lurking in the water…ready and waiting to feed.

TRAILER: CLICK HERE!
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "SHE DIES TOMORROW" music by Mondo Boys

Milan Records today releases SHE DIES TOMORROW (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by MONDO BOYS.  Available everywhere now, the album features music written by Mondo Boys for NEON’s darkly comedic thriller.  Written, directed, and produced by Amy Seimetz, She Dies Tomorrow is now available in drive-in theaters and on-demand.

Of the soundtrack, composers MONDO BOYS say, “We knew the score had to be able to handle the depth of a true existential crisis, yet not take away from the subtle comedy that is all around the story. We realized with Amy the way to score it, was to just go for a fully indulgent dark opera.”

“Mondo Boys were integral to the development of She Dies Tomorrow,” adds director AMY SEIMETZ.  “I sent them footage early on and they immediately sent me back a track that became one of the inspirations for filming the rest of the movie.  I am so wildly thrilled by every piece of music they send to me. They have the ability to tastefully interpret scenes and make minor adjustments to score at such a rapid pace.  I am endlessly lucky to work with artists who have great instincts and who trust me.”

After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.

ABOUT MONDO BOYS... Mondo Boys have scored projects by icons such as Ridley Scott (Phoenix Forgotten) and Steven Soderbergh (The Girlfriend Experience Season 2). They’ve worked with Disney Animation as well as exciting new filmmakers Barry Jenkins, Amy Seimetz, Lake Bell and Adele Romanski. Their score and songs have created buzz in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin and NME among other publications. Mondo Boys’ quick rise to prominence in the film community can be attributed in part to their passion for story, their close collaborations with filmmakers and their ability to write lyric-and-vocal songs as well as memorable score to fit any story.  Mondo Boys are represented by Adam Rejwan of REJ Entertainment.  For more information about Mondo Boys, please visit www.mondoboys.com.

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Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, Milan Records, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway imprints. For email updates and information please visit https://lnk.to/sonysoundtracks.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel's "Iron Man VR" music by Kazuma Jinnouchi

Don the PlayStation VR headset to suit up as the Armored Avenger in an original Iron Man adventure! Tony Stark has retired from making weapons and instead creates technology used to battle evil as Iron Man. After several years as a world-famous Super Hero, Tony is attacked by the mysterious Ghost, a hacker and anti-corporate activist who repurposes old Stark Industries weapons. In her efforts to topple his empire, Ghost attacks Stark's corporate locations around the world, leading to ever-escalating stakes and a final showdown.

Using two PlayStation® Move motion controllers fire up Iron Man's Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies with an arsenal of iconic Iron Man gear at your fingertips. Face off against one of Iron Man's greatest foes in high stakes, action-packed battles. Upgrade tech in Tony Stark's garage to customize Iron Man's sleek armor and awesome abilities.
 

About Kazuma Jinnouchi: Kazuma Jinnouchi's credits include Microsoft's blockbuster video game Halo 5: Guardians, for which he received a BAFTA Games Awards nomination in Best Music category, as well as the critically-acclaimed video game Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots.

As a collaborator, Jinnouchi is a long-time collaborator of Tokyo-based composer, Nobuko Toda on a number of projects, including Netflix's original anime series, "Ghost In The Shell SAC_2045" and "ULTRAMAN." He has also worked with renowned composer Henry Jackman, and composed additional music for "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" and "Jumanji: The Next Level."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

"THE PIANO FRAMED" Themes by George Fenton... Arranged and Performed by Simon Chamberlain

‘The Piano Framed’ is a selection of new recordings for solo piano including the never-before-digitally-released single from Ever After: A Cinderella Story, plus The Blue Planet for which the famed composer won a BAFTA, Ivor Novello, and Emmy Award, Dangerous Liaisons which earned Fenton Oscar and BAFTA nominations, and furthermore You’ve Got Mail, Groundhog Day and The Lady in The Van.  The album is arranged and performed by Simon Chamberlain and reflects George Fenton’s rich musical catalogue and showcases his diverse working relationships with directors including Richard Attenborough, Ken Loach, Nora Ephron, Andy Tennant and others. The album is available digitally today, July 31st, with vinyl and CD following on August 14th available via www.georgefenton.com.
 
“It’s a very personal album to me,” says Fenton. “But I think actually the personal element extends to anybody listening, because we recorded in a very unadorned way – right close up to the piano.  You can kind of hear every squeak and Simon breathing.  It’s like you’re standing right next to him and he’s playing for you.”
 
Simon Chamberlain is one of London’s most sought after piano players and has worked with George for numerous years.  Together, they co-wrote the musical Mr. Henderson Presents.
 
George has written for film, theatre and television. He has received 5 Oscar nominations and won multiple Ivor Novello, BAFTA, & Emmy Awards, and a Classical Brit.
 
The 24-track album is available on digital platforms today, July 31st. This will be followed by a limited edition 17-track vinyl and CD on August 14th available through www.georgefenton.com.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Silva Screen Records: "The Deceived" music by Hannah Peel

Emmy-nominated composer Hannah Peel has created a darkly atmospheric soundtrack for The Deceived, a contemporary psychological thriller scheduled to air on Channel 5 on 3rd August 2020.

Written by Lisa McGee (Derry Girls, Being Human, The White Queen) and Tobias Beer, the four-part drama from New Pictures (The Missing, Catherine the Great) is a compelling, sinister narrative of lust, manipulation and betrayal.

To soundtrack the complex psychological drama, Hannah Peel drew on one of the masters of the genre as inspiration: “I’m a fan of Hitchcock and of course the incredible Bernard Herrmann scores that always leave a wonderful aural aftertaste. The obsessive romance of Vertigo played on my mind a lot,” says Peel, “but The Birds was my main grounding for inspiration. The use of field recordings and electronic manipulations created a unique soundscape. This really came into play for a lot of my audio source material, which I recorded on set. I spent a day on set recording sounds specific to the old house to be able to work into the soundscape of the score. Unnerving atmospheres from crystal cut glass, sub-bass creaks from the front door: with electronic manipulation they became a foundation for me to score the strings on top of.”

Tensions and releases occur throughout. “The string scoring was saturated with swells and high contrasting dynamics,” explains Peel. “The players had to ease in and out of all parts as if breathing deeply. The electronic synths always had pulses within them, to keep building upon the restlessness. The piano also came into play a lot; high imperceptible tinkles on the strings themselves, mixed with the loud and low reversed swells leading into the shock moments. I used my voice intangibly too to underscore moments with whispers and ghostly melodies expressive of certain characters.”

Hannah Peel is a Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster. Throughout a career that has included the solo electronic and pop work of Awake But Always Dreaming, which became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; the electronic ruralism of Chalk Hill Blue, an album recorded with the poet Will Burns; and the space and the unparalleled vastness of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a 30 piece colliery brass band - Hannah Peel’s work is ambitious and forward-looking, adapting and re-inventing new genres and hybrid musical forms.

In 2019 she composed and recorded the soundtrack for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which earned her an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’. Peel also began presenting the BBC Radio 3 show Night Tracks and scored the documentary film about the ground-breaking photographer and model, Lee Miller, which aired on BBC 2, May 2020.

www.hannahpeel.com
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "CURSED FILMS" [BLU-RAY/DVD]

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to CURSED FILMS, from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. CURSED FILMS releases on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on August 18, 2020. The five-episode documentary series, written, edited and directed by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine), stars Phil Nobile Jr. (Fangoria Editor-in-Chief), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th franchise), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Mitch Horowitz (As a Man Thinketh), Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse Pictures), Richard Donner (The Omen) and Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III). CURSED FILMS offers a fascinating exploration of the facts and myths surrounding the troubled and sometimes tragic events associated with genre classics such as The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie. RLJE Films will release CURSED FILMS on DVDand on Blu-ray.

CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?
 
Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/-LNE0Z6u1dE

RLJE Films’ recent features include the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston. Upcoming releases include David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Shia La Beouf and Bobby Soto; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones.”  us.rljentertainment.com.
 
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Jeremy [Six Strings]