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2011-04-14 15:49:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Barry Levinson's found footage eco-horror film THE BAY from Alliance Films. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, President of the Motion Picture Group, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. From the producers of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise,...

2010-01-26 10:00:00

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Creative Coalition today announced that Barry Levinson, Academy Award-winning director of Wag the Dog and Rain Man, will explore America's burgeoning obesity crisis in a new documentary. The film is part of The Spotlight Initiative, a series of independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world. "The evolution of the obesity crisis in America is a fascinating and compelling human story. It's the hidden enemy within...

2009-10-01 09:55:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As America works its way through one of the most intense and contentious political periods in its history, Showtime Networks will premiere the new feature-length documentary, POLIWOOD, an in-depth and provocative look into the often convergent worlds for entertainment and politics directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson. The 90-minute documentary will premiere on SHOWTIME Monday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM ET/PT....

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2009-05-26 14:53:01

Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson has agreed to direct Al Pacino in an HBO movie about assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian is a real-life pathologist, nicknamed Dr. Death, who made headlines and sparked ethics debates for helping ailing people who wanted to commit suicide. He served a prison sentence in Michigan for second-degree murder from 1999 and 2007 in connection with one person's death. Variety.com said Levinson will executive produce and direct the TV movie with...

2008-09-24 15:00:35

By Geoffrey Macnab Gender scene Mickey Rourke puts his pecker in the popcorn in Barry Levinson's 'Diner' (1982) Men are beasts. They want only one thing and they'll lie and cheat to get it. Women are sweet-natured, romantic and fiercely protective of their virtue. This, at least, is the theory of the battle between the sexes advanced in countless US teen movies from the 1950s onward. Of course, the generalisations don't really add up. The predatory, leather-clad rebel on the...

2008-09-20 18:00:15

U.S. actor Josh Hartnett did an adequate job in his London debut as the co-star of a stage production of the movie "Rain Man," stage reviewers say. Hartnett plays the role fellow Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise made famous in the 1988 movie, playing a car salesman with an autistic brother in the stage production, the BBC noted Saturday. The Barry Levinson-directed film earned actor Dustin Hoffman an Academy Award for best actor for his performance as the autistic brother, played in the...

2008-08-07 09:00:39

Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson reportedly is planning to bring Pete Dexter's 1950s-set mystery novel "Train" to the big screen. Levinson's film credits include "Diner,""Good Morning, Vietnam" and "Liberty Heights." His movie "What Just Happened?" screened at the Cannes Film Festival this spring. The Hollywood Reporter said Levinson is to direct "Train," while "Resurrecting the Champ" author Allison Burnett writes the screenplay. The book explores themes of city politics and racism...

2005-10-26 22:45:47

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Robert De Niro will channel a real-life Hollywood producer in "What Just Happened," an independent film expected to include cameos from Sean Penn and other stars. De Niro will play a desperate movie producer hanging on to the tattered threads of his career as he tries to maintain his dignity while surviving the mounting humiliations of Hollywood. His character will be based on Art Linson, whose credits include "Heat," "Fight...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'