New & Upcoming Releases

New & Upcoming Releases

New episodes of Film Music Fridays, Film Music Focus, Score Cue Snapshots, and more.

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New & Upcoming Releases
  • Ep. 160 - Thomas Newman's 'Shawshank Redemption'

    Frank Darabont's cinematic masterpiece is one of the most unforgettable films of the mid-90's. In 2015, the Library of Congress actually selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'.

    We think that this is al...

  • Ep. 159 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman'

    Tim Burton's 1989 masterpiece is considered one of the best films ever made, which includes Keaton and Nicholson's performance in addition to Elfman's incredible score. Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek and Shirley Walker to arrange compositions for the orchestr...

  • Ep. 158 - John Morris' 'Clue'

    Because of our love of 'Sgt. Bilko', 'My Cousin Vinny', and 'The Whole Nine Yards', we felt it necessary to go back to director Jonathan Lynn's first feature film 'Clue' (1985) featuring an all-star ensemble cast which included Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd (just to name a few).

    Composer John ...

  • Ep. 157 - Patrick Doyle's 'Thor'

    We love the collaboration between Patrick Doyle and Branagh, and 'Thor' is one of Doyle's best scores simply because of its complexity. Doyle himself even mentioned that it was a challenge to find a tone that fit the duality of Asgard and Earth, and we think he found a perfect balance.

    This scen...

  • Ep. 156 - John Williams' 'Home Alone'

    We think it is fair to say that the 1990 Chris Columbus film 'Home Alone' is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Produced by the great John Hughes, it was nominated for multiple awards including two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

    The opening of the film de...

  • Ep. 155 - Elmer Bernstein's 'The Magnificent Seven'

    We don't think anyone can forget the iconic Bernstein theme from John Surges' 1960 American Western film, 'The Magnificent Seven'. Some say that it is one of the most iconic themes ever composed for the genre. Based off of Akira Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai', 'The Magnificent Seven' is considered to...

  • Ep. 153 - Rachel Portman's 'Emma'

    Portman's Academy Award-winning score to 'Emma' is one of our absolute favorites. Portman used various instruments throughout to give a unique voice to each character. She revealed that a 'quivering violin' represented Harriet's uneasy stomach, while 'a bittersweet clarinet' would accompany Emma ...

  • Ep. 152 - John Williams' 'Superman'

    Richard Donner's 1978 masterpiece featuring the great Gene Hackman and the late Marlon Brando & Christopher Reeve was nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Sound, and of course... Best Music (Original Score) by maestro John Williams. Even though John Williams did not wi...

  • Ep. 151 - Clint Mansell's 'Black Swan'

    Who can forget Darren Aronofsky's 2010 psychological thriller, 'Black Swan'? Receiving five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Natalie Portman went on to win both an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress.

    The series of scenes presented here not only showcase Portmans' incredibl...

  • Ep. 150 - Danny Elfman's 'Batman The Animated Series'

    We think Shirley Walker's score is insanely good for this awesome animated series that ran from 1992-1995, but the main title track is composed by the incredible Danny Elfman. Anyone who knows this animated series would agree that the show overall was excellent for its thematic complexity, film n...

  • Ep. 149 - John Paesano & Braden Kimball's 'Daredevil'

    Who doesn't love this Netflix Series? We can't wait for what Disney+ does with this next! This intro title sequence is from Season 1 with music by John Paesano and Braden Kimball. As always, the intro sequence is perfectly done with beautiful VFX with (obviously) a great score cue.

    If you haven...

  • Ep. 148 - John Murphy & Underworld's 'Sunshine'

    This intense sci-fi psychological thriller by Danny Boyle is another one of our favorites. Is there anything Boyle can't do? With a brilliant script by Alex Garland, there are many aspects from this film inspired by Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey), or even Tarkovsky (Solaris) and Ridley Scott (Al...

  • Ep. 147 - Danny Elfman's 'The Family Man'

    If you want to watch a feel-good Christmas family movie, 'Family Man' takes the cake as one of our favorites. Of course, the icing on the cake is the incredibly warm and heartfelt score by Danny Elfman which almost heightens nearly every scene in the film.

    With an all-star cast including gCage,...

  • Ep. 146 - Trevor Gureckis' 'Servant' (Season 3 Intro)

    M. Night Shyamalan's work, if you haven't noticed, is featured quite a bit in the Score Cue Snapshots because of his incredible appreciation and understanding of the importance of film music. 'Servant', currently in its third season on Apple TV+, is another one of our favorite shows. Not only is ...

  • Ep. 145 - Theodore Shapiro's 'Severance' (Season 1 Intro)

    Dan Erickson's 'Severance' is one of our favorite shows currently on television. Directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, it stars Adam Scott, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, and Patricia Arquette in a science fiction psychological thriller that is unique, incredibly original, and one of the...