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Why Are Hawaiians Upset With 'Aloha'?

May 26th, 2015 9:10am EDT
Aloha
The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) is very unhappy with Cameron Crowe's new film "Aloha" for not including enough Asian-Pacific Islanders in the project.

MANAA representative Guy Aoki told the New York Post in a press release, "Caucasians only make up 30 percent of the population (of Hawaii), but from watching this film, you'd think they made up 99 percent.

"This comes in a long line of films - The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor - that uses Hawaii for its exotic backdrop but goes out of its way to exclude the very people who live there. It's an ins...
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Chris Pratt Apologizes For 'JurassicGate'

May 24th, 2015 11:53am EDT
Chris Pratt Says He's 'Just Dumb' & Pre-Apologizes For 'Offensiv
Chris Pratt, known for "Parks and Recreation" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" is apologizing for anything offensive he might have said (or will say) while promoting his new film "Jurassic World."

The actor, 35, wrote on Facebook: "I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming ‪#‎JurassicWorld‬ press tour. I hope you understand it was never my intention to offend anyone and I am truly sorry. I swear. I'm the nicest guy in the world. And I fully regret what I (accidentally will have) said in (the upcoming foreign and domestic) intervi...
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Reese Witherspoon To Play Popular Fairy

May 23rd, 2015 8:49am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has landed the role of the world's most famous fairy in an upcoming live action film.

The actress is set to play Peter Pan's tiny sidekick Tinker Bell in Disney's Tink, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-winner will co-produce with her Pacific Standard production company partner Bruna Papandrea, and Victoria Strouse is set to pen the script. Strouse also wrote the script for Pixar's upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to smash hit Finding Nemo.

THR reports that the story will have a similar style to that of last year's Maleficent, in that Tink's origin story w...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - Do You Remember 'Runaway Train' From 1985

May 22nd, 2015 12:15pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 1985 Action / Drama 'Runaway Train'
Since character actor Eric Roberts was so humble as to grace the latest horror outing "The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)" with his fine performance presence, it felt right to rehash the very best of Roberts via his powerful past work – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Amidst some very intense early films (see "Star 80!") and fabulous collaborations (see him with Mickey Rourke in "The Pope of Greenwich Village!"), this week’s choice is by far Robert’s finest hour. It’s a harrowing drama that shows what happens when human conflict and mechanical difficulties collide. There’s simpl...
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Is Maggie Gyllenhaal Getting Too Old To Land Good Roles?

May 22nd, 2015 12:05pm EDT
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been hit by ageism in Hollywood already, and she's only 37-years-old.

The actress was left reeling after a casting director recently informed her that she didn't land the role playing the love interest of a 55-year-old man in an upcoming film because she's "too old."

Though Gyllenhaal was initially stunned by the turn-down, she doesn't hold a grudge and believes that something better will come along.

"There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time," she tells TheWrap.com. "It was astonishing to me. It...
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'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' Has Arrived!

May 20th, 2015 11:21am EDT
Review: 'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' A Wicked Walk
I’ll admit it’s hard to claim an outright affinity for the movies within the Human Centipede universe. Widely ridiculed and shunned for what most perceive as a vile concept, there’s a stigma attached to Tom Six’s very original work that naturally gives film fans pause. But the one thing that I always appreciated and saw as character commendable was the insane inspired turn by actor Dieter Laser as the demented Dr. Heiter. With his gaunt expressive face and guttural German delivery, Laser’s misguided man of medicine was the epitome of dirty tongue-in-cheek fright fun and made the twisted ...
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Jared Leto Knocks Out Margot Robbie On Set Of 'Suicide Squad' (See Pics)

May 19th, 2015 1:24pm EDT
Suicide Squad
Following weeks of filming scenes for next summer's Suicide Squad in Toronto, Canada, Jared Leto has finally made his presence on set as the Joker.

The actor and co-star Margot Robbie, who plays Dr. Harleen Quinzell and later becomes villainess and the Joker's love interest Harley Quinn, were spotted shooting a scene in which Mr. J (as Quinn called him in the popular "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game) confronts Quinzell, who is apparently at the point of falling for him -- in more ways than one.

The Joker arrives on the scene in his pink hotrod -- with the license plate "HAHAHA" -- and s...
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Role Of A Lifetime Left Queen Latifah Drained

May 17th, 2015 1:30pm EDT
Queen Latifah 'Drained' By Bessie Smith HBO Biopic
Queen Latifah revealed that portraying blues legend Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic was "draining."

"I felt like it was the role of a lifetime," stated Latifah to Syracuse.com. The film was in development for more than 20 years and Latifah was always kept in mind for the title role.

"There was no Google when this movie came to me," she says during a recent conversation. "It wasn't like I could just pull it up on a computer and find out about her. So I bought the box set and started listening to her music. And initially I was terrified, because this music is so different, her voice is so di...
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Oscar Curse Catches Up To Matthew McConaughey?

May 17th, 2015 7:37am EDT
Matthew McConaughey New Film Booed At Cannes, Has The Oscar Curs
Matthew McConaughey's new film was booed by critics at the Cannes Film Festival, proving that the Oscar curse has caught up to the A-list star.

McConaughey, who won an Oscar in 2014 for his starring turn in the film "Dallas Buyers Club" scored big with his first film after winning, "Interstellar," but it is his new drama titled "The Sea of Trees" which was panned at the international film fete.

After being screened at the Cannes International Film Festival on Friday, the movie was met with a resounding set of boos from critics in attendance.The legendary "Oscar curse" means that an actor ...
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Check Out George Lucas' 'Strange Magic' On DVD And Digital May 19

May 17th, 2015 6:02am EDT
Check Out George Lucas' 'Strange Magic' On DVD & Digital May 19
In this madcap fairy tale musical inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream, a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps turn the forest upside down with their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle that takes place because of a powerful potion.

George Lucas's magical adventure features a host of colorful characters, including Princess Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) who has sworn off love, the dubious villain Bog King (Alan Cumming) and his match maker mom Griselda (Maya Rudolf), a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy (Kristin Chenoweth) and a knight who is no Prince Charming (Sam Pall...
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