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“Crazy Rich Asians” Score and Soundtrack Mixes Jazz with Mandarin

Crazy Rich Asians is poised to be one of the summer's sleeper hits. Huge with Asian-American audiences, but with a lot of crossover appeal, the romantic comedy has a lot of good will built up.

WaterTower Music has released both the film's score and compilation soundtrack. The former features tracks heard in the film, including several in Mandarin Chinese. It also features two covers of the Motown classic "Money (That's What I Want)": One by Cheryl K, the other a remix featuring co-star Awkwafina. The latter features the original jazzy score by Brian Tyler, who composed for several Marvel Cinematic Universe entries. (Now why they went with a random white guy, when the rest of the cast and much of the crew are Asian-American is a stumper.)

The soundtrack is currently available on streaming services and to download. The film hits theaters on Wednesday, August 15.

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About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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