Watch The 2001 Intro With The Original Score That Kubrick Rejected

It's hard to imagine that 2001: A Space Odyssey would have its incredible cinematic impact without that classical soundtrack. But director Stanley Kubrick originally hired a composer to score the film, only to abandon the score in postproduction. » 12/25/14 8:30am 12/25/14 8:30am

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Score Is Entirely Made Of Ape Puns

Michael Giacchino did a wonderful thing when naming all the tracks on his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes score. The whole thing is just one pun after the next, including our personal favorites "Gibbon Take" and "Enough Monkeying Around." Check it out. » 6/30/14 7:45am 6/30/14 7:45am

Listen to Arcade Fire’s Oscar-nominated score for Her right now

William Butler and Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire are getting a lot of attention for the melodious score they created for Spike Jonze's Her, and not just because it landed them an Oscar nomination, but simply because it's gosh-darn gorgeous. And now you can listen to the entire 13-song soundtrack here and now. » 1/22/14 8:20am 1/22/14 8:20am

Hobbit video blog highlights the best part of the movie: the music

Peter Jackson throws down his latest Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug production video blog, and this one is ALL about the music. So pull up the blankets and get ready for all the musical feels. Howard Shore is a genius. The end. » 12/24/13 12:11pm 12/24/13 12:11pm

John Williams will officially score Star Wars: Episode VII

Legendary film composer John Williams, the man behind the music for all six Star Wars films and master of the science fictional leitmotif, will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII! Here's what he has to say about his return to the Star Wars universe – including his thoughts on director J.J. Abrams. » 7/27/13 10:20am 7/27/13 10:20am

Listen to the entire score from Shane Carruth's Upstream Color

Twisty story telling director Shane Carruth, director of Primer, has released the score to his latest film Upstream Color to tantalize your ears with promises of nothingness and everythingness. We don't know — it's all so abstract and crazy. Classic Carruth. According to Slashfilm, Carruth's latest work hinges… » 2/20/13 3:40pm 2/20/13 3:40pm

Six clips from Hanna will suck you into the bloody assassin fairy tale

Teen-assassin movie Hanna from Atonement's Joe Wright has the goods: a Chemical Brothers score, gorgeous locations (perfect for Wright's long shot), immense talent, fairy-tale undertones, and action. And we've got a collection of clips that showcases each of these assets. » 3/28/11 6:30am 3/28/11 6:30am

21 stills and the Chemical Brothers soundtrack take you inside the…

We've got five of the best tracks from The Chemical Brothers' score for Hanna, and a handful of violent stills. Hit play and get sucked into the mind of a child assassin for a few minutes of of your day. » 3/22/11 6:30am 3/22/11 6:30am

Basement Jaxx scoring Nick Frost's alien invasion flick

Move over Trent Reznor, Basement Jaxx is all set to provide the score for science fiction's next big sensation: Nick Frost and Joe Cornish's teenagers-vs-aliens movie Attack the Block. » 1/12/11 5:00pm 1/12/11 5:00pm

How Old-Fashioned Makeup Effects Created The Wolfman

Rick Baker, the FX and make-up master behind Videodrome and An American Werewolf in London, took us behind the werewolf mask on Wolfman. Check out this new video, along with the discarded Wolfman rock score. » 2/18/10 2:30pm 2/18/10 2:30pm

The Biggest Oscar Snubs Ranked In Order Of Disappointment

While we're ecstatic that Avatar's loathsome original song didn't warble it's way into an Oscar nomination, those blue aliens and a few others did squeeze out a few of our favorites. Here's a list of the biggest genre snubs. » 2/02/10 5:00pm 2/02/10 5:00pm