Films, TV shows and their soundtracks to look forward to this week.
1 February 2019
This Friday is an exciting day for the big screen. Firstly Green Book, Peter Farrelly's interesting story of an African-American classical pianist and his Italian-American bouncer touring the American South in the '60s. Rising star Kris Bowers was placed in charge of the score which can only lead to bigger and better things.
If you're more interested in a mystery drama, then Adam Robitel's Escape Room may be more up your street. John Carey and Brian Tyler underscore the six individuals as they struggle to survive in an immersive escape room. Carey and Tyler had subsequently worked together multiple times on films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and The Mummy (2017).
One for the kids (and adults, of course), the third and final instalment of How to Train Your Dragon is here. Hiccup must save the dragon population once more in Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Fans will be pleased British composer John Powell will return to complete the set of soundtracks. The soundtrack is available to buy from merchbar.com.
Finally, Melissa McCarthy stars in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marielle Heller's comedy story of deception. Heller turned to her previous collaborator and brother to compose the score: Nate Heller. Nate composed the score for Marielle's directorial debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl in 2015.
31 January 2019
HBO's comedy series Camping receives its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic this Thursday. Ben Lee has underscored the series who is probably best known for fronting Australian indie rock band Noise Addict in the '90s. The soundtrack is not currently available.
1 February 2019
Friday is the moment we've all been waiting for: the UK premiere of Modern Family Series 10. Composer and musician Gabriel Mann has been writing the score since Series 1 and will continue to score the family ten years on. Mann has scored a number of TV series including A Million Little Things and Rosewood as well as The Legend of Spyro video games in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The Modern Family soundtrack is not currently available.
Netflix's latest TV series Russian Doll will become available in the UK on Friday. The series follows a woman in New York trying to escape her own party and is underscored by Joe Wong. Wong has scored a number of TV series already including Master of None, Superjail! and Robotomy. The soundtrack is not currently available.