Indie Rock Band Florence + the Machine Record “Wish You Were Here” for film: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
British indie/ alternative rock band, Florence + the Machine, is one of the most celebrated rock bands of this era, having won a critic’s choice award and being nominated at the Grammy’s for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for their song “What Kind of Man.”…
British indie/ alternative rock band, Florence + the Machine, is one of the most celebrated rock bands of this era, having won a critic’s choice award and being nominated at the Grammy’s for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for their song “What Kind of Man.”
With award nominations for her songs and as an artists, award wins, radio play, and charting songs as well, Florence + the Machine has proven quite an indie powerhouse since 2009. Her soulful, wistful voice are complemented by airy, rhythmic lyrics.
These lyrics repetitively say “You’re always on my mind” and evokes themes of nature and the movie it is recorded for, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which based on the book series by Ransom Riggs, and is directed by Tim Burton, the mastermind behind hit Disney movies like 2005’s Corpse Bride and 1993’s The Nightmare before Christmas (my favorite) and also 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Florence + the Machine, fronted by Florence Welch, has always struck me with its baroque yet retro, art-rock sound. Welch’s undeniably powerful, resounding vocals always fill the room with joy. Her songs like “Dog Days are Over”, a metrical, resonating melody off of debut album, “Lungs”, “Shake it Off”, a slower, meaningful song featuring and accentuating her voice, off of second album, “Ceremonials”, “What Kind of Man” a heavy rock song that resonates a retro feel, “Delilah”, a catchy and fun song, and “Ship to Wreck”, a tambourine-heavy indie, rock song, from her latest (2015) album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.” The song uses metaphors from aquatic life and environment, entailing self-defeating behaviors.
Florence + the Machine frontwoman, Florence Welch.
The film’s director, Tim Burton.
Still from film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Film based on book series.
Zachary Levi hosted the show, with winners including Sandra Bullock, Nick Cannon and Elisabeth Moss.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards were handed out Saturday night at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and viewers were able to see all the action from that show when it aired Monday night.
Zachary Levi hosted the show, where TV series and movies were honored in categories ranging from best hero to best fight to best kiss.
Dwayne Johnson was honored with the Generation Award, while Jada Pinkett Smith accepted the Trailblazer Award.
Among the presenters taking MTV Movie & TV Awards stage were Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Bautista, David Spade and Kumail Nanjiani.
Rapper Lizzo and DJ-producer Martin Garrix, alongside Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, were tapped to perform. Singer, songwriter and producer Bazzi will was in attendance to perform his hit song “Paradise.”
To see what the stars wore at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, click here, and click here to see whom The Hollywood Reporter’s deputy style editor Ingrid Schmidt chose as the night’s best dressed. For more from the red carpet, click here, and catch up on all the highlights from the night here.
A full list of MTV Movie & TV Awards winners follows.
R. Kelly faces a new, even more serious slate of sexual assault charges after Cook County prosecutors charged him with 11 additional felony counts on Thursday.
Some of the charges could carry sentences of up to 30 years in prison.
The new charges against the R&B singer stem from an alleged incident from 2010, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The victim’s name was not released, but reportedly shares initials with a victim from Kelly’s previous round of sex assault charges in Cook County.
Kelly’s new charges include two counts of criminal sexual assault by force, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a victim ages 13 to 16 and four additional counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Kelly has a court date set for June 6 to address this new round of charges. He is currently free on $1-million bond following his February indictment on sexual abuse charges involving four victims, three of whom were underage at the time.
Those 10 counts in the February cases carry charges that could result in seven-year sentences. The new round of charges, classified as Class X felonies, could result in a sentence of up to 30 years if Kelly is convicted.
Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, told the Sun-Times that “We’ll see what the charges are, and we’ll proceed accordingly.”
“I know this much: it’s old,” Greenberg added. “They’re allegations from years ago.”
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