Filmmaker Ryan Herring is growing pot in an effort to boost his production company.

THE ATTORNEY 3 1/2 stars. A hustler-attorney's life changes when he takes on a case involving a student who was arrested and tortured by the South Korean government in this true story. 2 hrs. 07 No MPAA rating (profanity, mild violence, scenes of torture, smoking) - Tirdad Derakhshani

LOS ANGELES - Greg Kinnear says it's impossible for an actor to be part of a movie like "Heaven is for Real" and not start thinking about his or her own personal convictions. The film, based on the book of the same name, recounts 4-year-old Colton Burpo's story of visiting heaven.

A number of high-profile 2014 awards hopefuls - and an eclectic group of Hollywood stars - will make their way to the Cannes Film Festival this year, joining the annual parade of global auteurs.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Marlon Wayans isn't trying to change the world. He just wants to change your mood.

LOS ANGELES - Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers is taking her West Wing experience to the West Coast.

Films in competition for the 2014 Palme d'Or award at the May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival. The name of the film is followed by its director.

Actress Meryl Streep can add an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University to her collection that includes three Academy Awards.

David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

For years, the rumor about Johnny Depp was that he wouldn't take a role that required him to get a haircut. "Chocolat," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," "Sleepy Hollow" - mop-topped coincidences, or a career vanity?

"Bears" is exactly the sort of nature documentary we've come to expect from Disneynature, the film division of the company that rolls out a new nature documentary every year at Earth Day.

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action."

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

MIAMI - Nick Frost may be pasty, portly and, well, British - but, man, can he dance. It took practice, though. In "Cuban Fury," Frost plays Bruce, an office drone who re-energizes the salsa moves he learned as a kid to impress his love interest / boss Julia, played by Rashida Jones.

LOS ANGELES - It's too easy to start with the face or what she wears, how she sits. The color of her earrings. The essence is in the vowels, the way she holds and releases them. The voice drops a register, as if in a conspiracy, and a morning conversation drifts across art, ambition, age and riding camels in the desert.

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage.

"Heaven is for Real" is based on the true story of a 4-year-old Nebraska boy who after major surgery tells his father - a local minister - that he's been to Heaven. Although there are immediate doubts, people begin to accept the story when the youngster reveals information he only could have been given by those who died before he was born.

Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear.

Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.

The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.

LOS ANGELES - "How you doin', baby?" Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips.

Greg Kinnear, an actor perpetually on the verge of tears, is the perfect choice to play a preacher whose son tells him he's been to heaven. And "Heaven is for Real," based on a book by a Nebraska pastor about his then-4-year-old son's near-death experience and account of a visit to heaven, is a sometimes touching and comforting account of this family's story.

The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.

Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Native American writer Sherman Alexie will be in Tulsa for a screening of his film "Smoke Signals" and to answer questions.

Tourism leaders in the Pensacola area say more television producers and film makers are paying attention to their region.

China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.

Relativity Media, a film financier and movie distributor, was rebuffed in a last-minute bid for Maker Studios, the YouTube video creator that agreed to be bought by The Walt Disney Co. last month.

In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2."

Residents in North Dakota's largest city are ready to celebrate the premier of "Fargo" the TV show, along with an actor from the area who plays a part in the series.

Annie Baker's "The Flick" has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for drama, a play set in a rundown movie theater that was hailed by the judges as a "thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters" with "lives rarely seen on the stage."

"Fading Gigolo" is John Turturro's idea of an old-school Woody Allen comedy, sohe wrote Allen into it.

LOS ANGELES - Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.

A movie set to be released later this week focuses on the 2002 murder of a northern Idaho man and the drug smuggling rivalry that led to the crime.

Shortly before he began shooting his new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" last year, filmmaker Wally Pfister flew Jose Carmena and Michel Maharbiz, a pair of UC Berkeley scientists, to his office in Los Angeles. Professional consultants are common on Hollywood movies, but they're not usually this advanced - Carmena studies neuroscience and Maharbiz is a nanotechnology specialist - and even fewer go really deep into the weeds with directors.

After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV.

LOS ANGELES - The MTV Movie Awards handed top prizes to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" on Sunday night, naming the dystopian thriller best movie and handing honors for best male and female performances to Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.

Wong Kar Wai's much lauded kung fu epic "The Grandmaster" won a record dozen honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Official says a sub will be deployed for first time to search for Malaysia jet wreckage

Winners at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday:

Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.

Winners at the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday:

In a battle of the sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" retained its superhero grip at the weekend box office, finishing No. 1 and beating the animated "Rio 2" by a slim margin.

Lights! Camera! Now, show us your permit.

A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000.

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