The soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s new film, Isle of Dogs, has been announced, as Exclaim! pointed out. It will feature a score by composer Alexandre Desplat, pieces from Japanese films Seven Samurai and Drunken Angel and songs by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra. The soundtrack is set to be out March 30th through ABKCO. Check out the tracklist on Amazon. The film will hit theaters on March 23rd.
Sade has recorded new music for the upcoming film adaptation of the novel, A Wrinkle in Time. Director Ava DuVernay announced it today via Twitter, writing, “I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe.’ And it’s a dream come true.” Find that tweet below.
The film will be in theaters on March 9th.
I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled “Flower of the Universe.” And it’s a dream come true. pic.twitter.com/FdXrZ1MFMO
A hip-hop documentary called Word Is Bond is going to premiere on Showtime on Friday, February 16th. The network shared a trailer featuring Anderson .Paak discussing his influences tody. “I consider myself someone that’s coming up out of the hip-hop culture. And when I really was trying to write music, I thought I was going to be an MC. I thought I was going to be a gangster rapper,” he says. “I was influenced by Snoop and Dre, and there was nothing bigger than that.”
.Paak continues, “I love Radiohead’s stuff. I like sad white boy music, too. That stuff is all important to me, and it all goes into my artistry, but it’s coming from a hip-hop perspective. I feel like it’s coming from a drummer’s perspective.” Watch below.
Word Is Bond is directed by Sacha Jenkins and according to a press release, “the film explores the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop.” The documentary will also feature interviews with Nas, Pusha T, J. Cole, Rapsody, Big Daddy Kane, and others. Word Is Bond will premiere at 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, February 16th.
Experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson has died as KQED reports. He passed on February 3rd at 53. His cause of death is unknown. The filmmaker worked with musicianslike Grouper, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, How to Dress Well, Lawrence English, Sarah Davachi, Maggi Payne, and Black Spirituals. Clipson moved to San Francisco in the 1990s where he began making visuals for experimental musicians while working as a film projectionist at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art for two decades.
A clip from Isle of Dogs, the latest film from Wes Anderson has arrived. A group of dogs, in the clip, fight over a bag of scraps. Watch it below, via Vulture. The stop-motion film features a cast of Yoko Ono, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and more. It will arrive in theaters on March 23rd.
Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples appear in the new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming movie Black Panther with what seems to be a new song. Watch it below. The soundtrack for the film, Black Panther: The Album is produced and curated by both Kendrick and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Black Panther is to be in theaters February 16th while the soundtrack is out February 9th. The film is also scored by Ludwig Göransson.
The Ocean’s 8 trailer, the Ocean’s Eleven spin-off led by women, has come out. Watch the video below. The film features Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling, and more. It was co-written and directed by The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. The film follows a heist at New York City’s Met Gala. The film is set to be out June 8th, 2018.