We track down the cool music in the current crop of previews so you don't have to
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy go full-on Lady Lethal Weapon in the upcoming buddy-cop comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. M.I.A.’s undulating ”Bad Girls” hints at the odd-couple shenanigans to come.
Find the Song As a stand-alone single on iTunes.
Uptight college admissions officer Tina Fey finds her counterpoint in professionally adorable single dad Paul Rudd; Givers’ folk-pop ditty ”Saw You First” tracks their meet-cute.
Find the Song On the band’s In Light, from 2011.
Star-crossed young lovers! Supernatural sparkles! Confusing yet epic group fight scenes! The first non-Twilight film from author Stephenie Meyer trades in vampires for aliens but keeps the other bits, including a yearning indie-rock backdrop: Imagine Dragons’ ”Radioactive.”
Find the Song On 2012’s Night Visions.
What kind of man dresses up as a priest to rob a carnival safe and makes Jennifer Lopez take off all her clothes? According to English rockers the Heavy, ”That Kind of Man.” (Or, you know, Jason Statham.)
Find the Song On 2007’s Great Vengeance and Furious Fire.
Maybe each ”Na” in My Chemical Romance’s ”Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” stands for one big movie star in this sprawling comedy: The call sheet includes Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Faris, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, and Richard Gere.
Find the Song On 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
The Walking Dead meets The Notebook in this zom-rom-com: Young, disaffected flesh-eater (Nicholas Hoult) falls for hot human (Teresa Palmer) and learns to love with the help of Broken Bells’ ”The High Road” and the Black Keys’ ”Lonely Boy.”
Find the Songs On 2010’s Broken Bells and 2011’s El Camino, respectively.
21 and Over
Call it The Hangover Jr.: Three young bros-in-bloom enjoy a night of illicit activities set to Travis Barker and Cypress Hill’s ”Beat Goes On.”
Find the Song On the blink-182 drummer’s 2011 solo disc Give the Drummer Some.
Melissa McCarthy strikes again (that scampstress!) as a big-haired ”borrower” of businessman Jason Bateman’s identity; N.E.R.D.’s ”Lapdance” provides the rubber-band bounce.
Find the Song On 2002’s In Search of….
Another YA fantasy novel gets the big-screen treatment, this time with the help of Oscar-caliber actors Emma Thompson and Viola Davis — and Grammy-caliber songstress Florence Welch’s sweeping ”Seven Devils.”
Find the Song On Florence + the Machine’s 2011 disc Ceremonials.