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Rob Leane Mar 30, 2017
We have a lot of love for Ben Wheatley here at Geek Towers. His films, from Kill List to the star-studded ilk of High Rise, never fail to impress. And on TV, he directed the stellar opening episodes of Peter Capaldi’s stint on Doctor Who.
And now he’s brought us Free Fire, a thrilling close-confines shootout movie which plonks Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley and more in a warehouse full of semi-automatic and lets chaos ensue.
Wheatley wrote the script for Free Fire with his wife and writing partner Amy Jump, having been inspired by an FBI incident report from the 1980s. The mighty Mr Martin Scorsese was involved in the movie as an executive producer.
The resultant film is »
James Blunt's latest album, The Afterlove, is full of tearjerkers, but "Courtney's Song" undoubtedly cuts the deepest. The track played during a tribute at the public memorial for Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher over the weekend, and Reynolds's son, Todd Fisher, said that it was "written for us." Speaking with Entertainment Tonight last week, Fisher revealed that his sister was good friends with James Blunt. "The last lyric in the song, it's a beautiful song, is, 'I'm here to let you know. I'm here to let you go.' And it's powerful," Todd said. "The simplicity of his songs is pretty amazing. It's not like it's [got] complicated lyrics but something about how he strings all this together is beautiful." Listen below. »
- Maggie Pehanick
A public memorial for the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in La on Saturday. Fans, friends, and family all gathered at the celebration organized by Debbie's son, Todd Fisher, three months after they tragically passed away within a day of each other. During the ceremony, Todd spoke to the audience about Debbie's heartbreak following the Star Wars actress's death. "When Carrie died, my mother decided to change her plans a bit. My mother always said to me, 'I never want to go to my daughter's funeral service. I would like to be buried with Carrie.' I didn't know she was going to leave us that very next day and when she looked at me to ask permission to leave, she said she wanted to be with Carrie, and she closed her eyes and went to sleep. It was a beautiful exit," he said. »
- Monica Sisavat
The 64-year-old actor, who was once engaged to Fisher after proposing to her on the set of their 1980 film, The Blues Brothers, took the stage on Saturday to deliver an emotional tribute to the actress at the joint memorial for her and her mother at the Freedom Theater at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills.
"I felt like I could've saved Carrie, because I saved her life once before," Aykroyd started his touching speech. "We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives."
"I once saved her life, applying the Heimlich [maneuver] to dislodge a brussels sprout from her throat," he joked, before getting emotional about the actress's death. "If I'd been with our beloved showboat, I might have been able to save her again."
The Ghostbusters star went on to describe his connection »
The 43-year-old singer's new song, "Courtney's Song," played during an emotional video montage paying tribute to the two iconic actresses at their joint memorial in Los Angeles on Saturday.
Carrie's brother and Debbie's son, Todd Fisher, introduced the new tune on stage, which he said was "written for us."
"There’s still a light on your table. There’s still your name on my phone. I can’t believe I’m not able to call. We met in a beautiful place," the song began. "You danced, I talked. I go back there every single day. I’m still there, but you’re not."
"You lit me up and you led me inside. Then you disappeared with no warning sign. You broke more »
Friends, family and fans have gathered together to celebrate the beautiful lives and legacies of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with a public memorial service at the Freedom Theater at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills on Saturday. The late mother-daughter duo died just one day apart from each other back in December.
The memorial, which was also live-streamed on DebbieReynolds.com, was organized by Debbie's son and Carrie's brother, Todd. While speaking with Et earlier this week, the producer anticipated that there wouldn't "be a dry eye in the house" -- and he wasn't wrong.
Once all guests were seated in the theater, Todd came out onstage to welcome local members of the Coast Guard in, who helped kick off the memorial. "My mother would have liked that," Todd revealed. "This entire thing I'm calling a show, not a memorial »
Update The livestreamed memorial service has closed. Update with livestream, below Fans of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher can say goodbye today, with a public memorial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park set to be livestreamed and featuring the music of James Blunt and Star Wars composer John Williams. Organized by Todd Fisher (Reynolds’ son, Fisher’s brother), the memorial will take place in the cemetery’s 1,200-seat Hall of Liberty theater, with overflow crowds offered… »
The beloved actresses were remembered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles at a celebration organized by Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher, three months after the film icons died tragically within a day of each other. The public memorial was also streamed live on Reynolds’ website.
During the memorial, Todd spoke to the audience, revealing Reynolds’ heartbreak after Fisher died last year.
“When Carrie died, my mother decided to change her plans a bit. My mother always said to me, »
- Ale Russian and Brianne Tracy
Following Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' private joint funeral in January, fans will pay tribute to the actresses Saturday afternoon as part of a family-sponsored public memorial in Los Angeles. That memorial will be available to live-stream via Debbie Reynolds' site starting at 1 p.m. Pst.
The public ceremony will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, where Fisher and Reynolds were laid to rest; Fisher's ashes were placed in a giant Prozac pill-shaped urn.
In less than an hour (i.e., 1 p.m. Pt), the public memorial for mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will begin. The two Hollywood icons—who died a day apart from each other last December—had a private memorial earlier this year, but today’s event will be open to the public and their fans.
The actual ceremony is being held at Los Angeles’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park, with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. But fans can also watch the memorial through a livestream online, available either here or here. The ceremony will be hosted by Reynolds’ son and Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher. Fisher recently announced that his sister’s friend, musician James Blunt, has provided a recording of a new song in tribute of the Star Wars actress, to be played during the event. After the ceremony, fans are invited to walk together to ...
- William Hughes
It’s a sad day for fans of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, as the mother-daughter duo are remembered today with a public memorial service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. The ceremony will be held in a 1,200 seat theater at the cemetery and will feature James Blunt and John Williams’ music.
Read More: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Remembered as a Symbol of Resistance at Women’s Marches
“We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you,” Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher announced in a January statement. “The service will begin at 1:00 Pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis. There will be room for »
- Graham Winfrey
Fans who want one last chance to say goodbye to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds can do so today, as a joint memorial service for the mother-and-daughter Hollywood royalty will be live-streamed starting at 1 p.m. Pt on debbiereynolds.com. “Star Wars” composer John Williams and singer James Blunt are scheduled to perform at the service, where Hollywood memorabilia collected by Reynolds throughout her life will also be on display, according to the Associated Press. Fisher’s brother Todd organized Saturday’s service to give fans the chance to honor his mother and sister. There was a private memorial in »
- Matt Pressberg
The pair were laid to rest in a private ceremony in early January (Reynolds was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles alongside Fisher’s ashes, which were in an urn shaped like a Prozac pill), and now the public will have a chance to say goodbye to the iconic actresses in a public memorial service this Saturday.
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
A massive memorial celebrating the lives and legacies of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, is being held this weekend, and one of Fisher's close friends, musician James Blunt, composed a special song dedicated to the late Star Wars icon that will play alongside a video tribute.
"[Years ago], James Blunt came to Los Angeles, did not have anywhere to stay and was going to come and record a [song] he was still writing," Todd said, recalling how his sister invited him to crash at her house while he wrote.
"She said, 'Stay at my place,' [so] he is literally staying at her place [when] he writes, 'You're Beautiful' »
Todd Fisher is revealing more details about the public memorial planned for his mother and sister.
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be remembered at a public tribute on March 25 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where fans will be able to attend and pay their respects to the iconic actresses. The memorial, Fisher says, is in keeping with Reynolds’ wishes.
“The public is invited because that’s how my mother would want it,” Fisher told attendees Wednesday at a screening of Bright Lights — the HBO documentary about the two actresses — at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California, »
- Ale Russian
When Debbie Reynolds saw the documentary “Bright Lights,” featuring herself and children Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher, she was asked what she took away from the film. According to Todd, “She said, ‘I saw how much I loved my children.’ My mother was the ultimate mother. And if you asked her what was your greatest accomplishment, it wasn’t he singing and the dancing and all the entertaining she did. She would say, ‘It was my kids, my family.’ That was what was important to her.”
Todd Fisher spoke of his late mother and sister, both of whom passed away in December, following a screening of “Bright Lights” at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival on Wednesday night. The festival will also screen Reynolds’ Oscar-nominated performance in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” Thursday night in a special screening held in a barn. Todd Fisher was joined by his wife, actress and author Catherine Hickland, »
- Variety Staff
Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are about to get a belated but pretty awesome public send-off. The public memorial will be held March 25 at Forest Lawn, where the mother/daughter are buried. The ceremony will be held in a 1,200 seat theater at the cemetery. One of the highlights will be the unveiling of a tribute song from James Blunt. James and Carrie were tight ... she was the godmother to his child. Blunt won't be performing, »
- TMZ Staff
I’ve never been the biggest James Blunt fan with regards to his music. However, over the years I’ve certainly taken to his comedic chops. The guy is never short on making fun of himself or anyone when he’s got the chance and for that I very much respect the guy. In Blunt’s latest promotion for his new album he was nothing short of humorous when putting together a little clip for his fans. In the video you’re about to see, James Blunt utilizes the secretive (and sometimes embarrassing) nature of being a Blunt music fan to his advantage in a
James Blunt Uses Fans Shame to Promote New Album in Hilarious Ad »
- Nat Berman
Being a James Blunt fan isn’t something to be proud of for some people. James Blunt is one of those people, apparently. Related: James Blunt Discusses Close Relationship With Carrie Fisher The “Beautiful” singer stars in a new, one-minute-long video called “James Blunt Anonymous”. Taking advantage of the perception that being a fan of his […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Remember when Ed Sheeran's face got sliced open by Princess Beatrice during a prank knighting ceremony? Well, as it turns out, the joke was on us. During a recent interview with Shortlist magazine, Ed's pal, James Blunt, admitted that the entire story was a hoax. "Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself. We made a fancy story up, people fell for it. It was very embarrassing," he explained. "It's bizarre that people fell for it. I blame him. He must be desperate - he's trying to sell records. He cut himself and I just patched him up. It's made him look prettier." Back in November, it was reported that the "Shape of You" singer had to get stitches after Princess Beatrice accidentally cut his face open while trying to "knight" James with a ceremonial sword at a party. Well, Ed, you got us good. »
- Monica Sisavat
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