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Cameron Crowe's new film Aloha accused of 'whitewashing' Hawaii

4 hours ago

Romantic comedy criticised for featuring a cast with ‘too few’ Asian-Pacific Islanders – and for ‘insulting’ Hawaiian culture

After a four-year absence, Cameron Crowe is making a return to the big screen with a star-studded romantic comedy, but it seems not everyone is happy to see him back.

His new film Aloha has come under fire for “whitewashing” its view of Hawaii with a cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Alec Baldwin.

Related: DreamWorks accused of 'whitewashing' Ghost in the Shell by casting Scarlett Johansson

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- Benjamin Lee

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Johnny Depp could face 10 years in prison for taking his dogs to Australia

5 hours ago

The Oscar-nominated actor has been threatened with a lengthy sentence after failing to declare his pets when flying to the country

After illegally bringing his two dogs to Australia, Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years behind bars.

The actor, who is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, landed himself in trouble earlier this month when he brought his two Yorkshire terriers to the country on his private jet. He failed to declare them and therefore broke the country’s quarantine laws.

Related: Johnny Depp's dogs: their only crime was being born into a life of privilege | Elle Hunt

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- Benjamin Lee

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Worrying future for Tomorrowland as it tops Us box office with weak $40.7m

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Disney fantasy starring George Clooney may struggle to earn back $180m budget after slow start in North America and elsewhere

Disney fantasy Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney as an inventor who travels with a teenage girl to a strange utopia, scored a disappointing $40.7m in its first four days to top the Us box office at the weekend.

Related: Tomorrowland: how Walt Disney’s strange utopia shaped the world of tomorrow

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- Ben Child

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