Films, TV shows and their soundtracks to look forward to this week.
19 April 2019
Three films of note are coming to the UK big screen this Friday. The first of which is Neil Jordan's Greta starring Chloë Grace Moretz who befriends an elderly widow whose vulnerability may not be as it seems. The score is composed by Spanish composer Javier Navarrete who's probably best known for soundtracking Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006).
The second film to look out for from Friday is S. Craig Zahler's Dragged Across Concrete starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughan, which follows to police officers dipping their toes into the criminal underworld. The underscore for this action drama is credited to Zahler himself along with American composer Jeff Herriott who have previously worked together on Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2015) and Bone Tomahawk (2017).
And last but certainly not least, Trevor Nunn's Red Joan starring Judy Dench as the title character will be hitting UK cinemas on Friday. This story of the KGB's longest serving British spy, Joan Stanley, is composed by British composer George Fenton who has a long list of credits including TV documentaries Frozen Planet (2011), Planet Earth (2006) and The Blue Planet (2001) as well as films such as The Lady in the Van (2015), Hitch (2005) and Groundhog Day (1993). The soundtrack is not currently available.
15 April 2019
Tomorrow is the moment we have all been waiting for. The final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on Sky Atlantic in the early hours of the morning, and then repeated at a more social hour in the evening. It's only apt that Ramin Djawadi scored the epic finale to finish off what he started. The German composer is probably best known for his work on Game of Thrones but he has also soundtracked other massive TV series such as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018-), Westworld (2016-2018) and Prison Break (2015-2017).
Not a Game of Thrones fan? No problem. The tenth series of highly popular BBC sitcom Not Going Out will premiere tomorrow night on BBC One. John McBurnie and Roger Planer have been scoring the series since its reboot in 2014 who have little noteworthy credits to their name. The soundtrack is not currently available.
If Netflix is more your thing, the first series of No Good Nick is premiering on the streaming platform tomorrow. Starring Melissa Joan Hart, this series follows a family who find themselves in over their heads when a person knocks on their door claiming to be a distant relative. This new series is soundtracked by American composer Chris Alan Lee who has scored a plethora of TV series including Heathers (2018), Younger (2015-2018) and Uncle Buck (2016). The soundtrack is not currently available.
16 April 2019
After all the excitement of Game of Thrones the day before, the fifth series of Vikings will be available on Amazon Prime on Tuesday. As always, Canadian-British composer Trevor Morris has underscored the series who, like Lee, has composed for a humner of TV series including Taken (2017-2018), Iron Fist (2017) and Emerald City (2017).
19 April 2019
And finally, the fifth series of Bosch will premiere on Good Friday. The rule-breaking homicide detective returns and so does composer Jesse Voccia to underscore the series. Voccia has composed a handful of scores in the past, but he's best known for working in the music department of such films as My Sister's Keeper (2009), Sex and the City (2008) and Finding Nemo (2003). The soundtrack is not currently available.