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Why Google won't tell you where to watch 'Aloha'


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When you Google the title of a recently released movie, Google is kind enough to gather all the theater showtime information at the top of the site. It's one of the easiest ways to find showtimes, and always my go to before I head to the theater. 

Go ahead, try it. It works with every movie, even smaller independent films that are only showing at one or two theaters. avengersgoogle

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In spite of (and probably because of ) the onslaught of sheer hatred from critics, I simply must see Cameron Crowe's latest opus "Aloha." But Google doesn't want me to. 

When you type in "Aloha," showtimes are simply not listed. 


Maybe it's a fluke, right? 

Wrong. Even when you type in "Aloha showtimes NYC" you get nothing.

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In case you think "Aloha" is too common a word for Google to recognize it as a title, take Dreamworks' "Home" into account.

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What gives?

UPDATE: A Google spokesperson has issued a response to our inquiry:

"Google Search is a bit of a malihini to "Aloha"—it's still learning that people may be looking for the movie and not a greeting. Our algorithms should begin to recognize and highlight the movie wikiwiki. Mahalo for asking!"

Watch the trailer for "Aloha" below.

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