Films, TV shows and their soundtracks to look forward to this week.
10 May 2019
It's that time of the week again and this Soundtrack Rundown is a jam-packed one. Six films of note are coming to UK cinemas this Friday so let's dive right in. The first film to look out for is Claire Denis' High Life. Starring Robert Pattinson, this sci-fi story of lonliness is soundtracked by British composer Stuart Staples and his alt rock band Tindersticks. Staples has few high-profile credits to his name, but this job is sure to be the beginning of big things.
Next up is Rob Letterman's highly-anticipated Pokémon Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds as the loveable pokémon. British composer Henry Jackman underscores the action comedy who you probably know from such films as Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). The full soundtrack will be released on 10th May.
Rebel Wilson fans will be pleased to hear she's teamed up with Anne Hathaway in Chris Addison's The Hustle this Friday. The pair play two scam artists from differing backgrounds who make an unlikely team. Aptly scoring this female-led film is British composer Anne Dudley who is probably best known for scoring popular TV series Poldark (2015-2018) as well as Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018). The full soundtrack has yet to be released.
If you're more interested in darker films, then Deon Tayler's The Intruder may be more up your street. The horror follows a young married couple buying their first home together who discover the previous owner refuses to let go of the property. As always, a horror isn't a horror without its soundtrack and taking the ever-important musical helm is Geoff Zanelli who you may know for scoring Christopher Robin (2018), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Mortdecai (2015). The soundtrack is not currently available.
On a lighter note, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder star as two wedding guests who discover their mutual anguish in Victor Levin's Destination Wedding. Soundtracking this romantic comedy is American composer William Ross who has worked in the music department of a number of big names such as Ready Player One (2018), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and The Hunger Games (2012).
And finally, Amma Asante's story of a bi-racial teen in Nazi Germany Where Hands Touch is coming to the big screen on Friday. Starring Amandla Stenberg, this romantic drama is underscored by Anne Chmelewsky who you may know for her score for Ricky Gervais's popular TV series Derek (2014). Where Hands Touch is Chmelesky's film scoring debut and we're sure it will lead to big things.
6 May 2019
Moving to the UK small screen, E4 will host the premier of series 3 of Speechless tomorrow night. Minnie Driver returns, starring as a highly protective mother of a special-needs teen and so does Jeff Cardoni to compose the score. Cardoni also composes for Young Sheldon (2017-), Silicon Valley (2014-2018) and Girlboss (2017). The soundtrack i snot currently available.
7 May 2019
On Tuesday night, Sky Atlantic will play host to the premiere of a mini-series outlining the untold story of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Chernobyl. Underscoring this chilling drama is composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir who you may know for soundtracking Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018). Guðnadóttir has also performed cello for Arrival (2016), The Revenant (2015) and Prisoners (2013). The soundtrack is not currently available.
8 May 2019
Over on Netflix UK, season 4 of Lucifer is out on Wednesday. This highly popular story of Lucifer moving out of Hell into LA is soundtracked by Ben Decter who has composed for a number of TV series including Frequency (2016-2017). Lethal Weapon (2016) and CSI: Cyber (2015-2016). The soundtrack is not currently available.
10 May 2019
Staying on Netflix, the sixth series of Schitt's Creek will be released on Friday. This comedy following a once wealthy family learn to live in Schitt's Creek has a score composed by Maribeth Solomon who has composed for a number of documentaries including A Beautiful Planet (2016), Hubble (2010) and TV series Earth: Final Conflict (1997-2002). The soundtrack is not currently available.
If you fancy something brand new on Netflix, then check out The Society which follows some teens who have been transported to a replica of their home town with no trace of their parents. The drama is underscored by composer Daniel Hart who is probably best known for his score for The Old Man & the Gun (2018) as well as TV series Strange Angel (2018) and The Exorcist (2016). The soundtrack is not currently available.
And last but not least, coming to Amazon Prime UK this Friday is the third series of Sneaky Pete. Giovanni Ribisi stars as a conman on the run who assumes the identity of his prison cellmate and finds himself in even deeper danger. Soundtracking this crime danger is Stephen Lukach who currently has few composing credits to his name but we hope he has more projects on the horizon. The soundtrack is not currently available.