Catch up on Lakeshore Records‘ latest new soundtrack and artist releases, such as Sleight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), College’s long-awaited new album, Shanghai, The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) EP 1, and “Tomboy” by Raney Shockne feat. Melissa Reese from The Assignment movie. Plus, see what we’re recommending on films from recent soundtrack releases available now On Demand or DVD!
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Sleight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): get it here
From the producers of Get Out comes Sleight, the new superhero origins film directed by J.D. Dillard, and stars Jacob Latimore.
Some new directors announce themselves with a splashy opening scene, but J.D. Dillard prefers to wow you with an unforgettable finale – Vulture
“Sleight” fuses superhero story with a tough coming-of-age tale, and it enlivens and elevates both genres into something new and different – Chicago Tribune
BH Tilt and WWE Studios present SLEIGHT, in theaters now (get tickets).
College – SHANGHAI: get it here
College’s long-awaited new album comes in the form of SHANGHAI, signaling a new direction and a departure from their throbbing synth tracks such as his famous “A Real Hero (feat. Electric Youth)” from the Drive soundtrack.
A beautiful triumph – Vehlinggo
“Love Peas,” is less ambient and differs greatly from the other tracks on this album. It’s luscious and lachrymose, truly beautiful in it’s own right. – NewRetroWave
The Rise of The Synths (The Official Companion Album) – Bandcamp Exclusive: get it here
Seven curated tracks culled from the worldwide community of synthwave/retrowave musicians kicks off The Rise of The Synths‘ Companion Album, EP 1. Fans of this music genre and supporters of the forthcoming documentary about the synthwave scene and ’80s pop culture are already clamoring for EP 2.
This entire album is a win, a perfect collection of some staggering music that will leave you wanting more. – Slack Jaw Punks
Each artist has contributed a top-notch song to the project – Vehlinggo
Raney Shockne feat. Melissa Reese: “Tomboy” (from The Assignment): get it here
For die-hard fans of Walter Hill (the Alien films), one of the best genre directors of our time, it is a no-brainer to explore The Assignment, a revenge film starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver.
It’s so skillful and pulpy that it could become a cult classic – Common Sense Media
Saban Films presents THE ASSIGNMENT, available now on VOD (rent it on iTunes).
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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. [IAmNotYourNegro.com]
Six talented but struggling improv comics see a sudden shift in their troupe’s dynamic when one of them lands a much-coveted gig in television. Stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Mike Birbiglia, and Richard Masur. [dontthinktwicemovie.com]