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The final Harry Potter movie marked the end of an era this summer, and Warner Brothers is trying to punctuate the epic saga's conclusion with an Oscar blitz.

A series of "For Your Consideration" ads have been released with the intention of lobbying voters to nominate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Best Picture, so Warner Bros. certainly has a chance to gain some critical recognition for the franchise.

Here's the latest ad the Academy should ignore at its peril:

Considering the impact it has on the film world, awards in some of the many applicable categories seem likely, but only time (and voters) will tell.

Will the marketing push succeed? Should it? You tell us ...

Should Harry Potter be nominated for Best Picture?

 

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The actor who played Vincent Crabbe the bully in six Harry Potter films before getting canned following a marijuana arrest, has been charged with possession again.

Only this time, he was allegedly caught with a HOMEMADE BOMB.

According to UK reports, he intended to detonate it during the London riots this summer. Police say surveillance video showed the 22-year-old miscreant was packing a Molotov cocktail while looting champagne from a drug store on August 8.

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Cops eventually arrested Jamie Waylett on September 20.

At some point during the investigation, cops claim they found 15 marijuana plants in Waylett's home, a fact that, given his past history, isn't all that shocking.

Cops released a statement saying the following:

"[Waylett] was charged with violent disorder, having an article with intent to destroy or damage property, receiving stolen goods and also cultivating cannabis plants."

Waylett is due in court November 11.

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by Hilton Hater at

Attention, Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling's latest chapter in this iconic saga is open for business.

But not for everyone.

The handful of fortunate fans who received early access to the Beta version of this interactive website can now cycle through it. They're encouraged to share their thoughts on the "different elements" of the creation and to recommend improvements, as all will be welcomed to the site in October.

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What does it look like at the moment? How can you register in the fall? Visit Pottermore right now and find out!

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by Hilton Hater at

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits theaters today. Perhaps you've heard. Perhaps you've read the incredible reviews.

And perhaps you're being dragged to see it by a significant other and have no clue what any of this Muggle, Gryffindor or Horicrux talk is all about. Fear not. The Fine Brothers are here for you.

Dressed in Harry Potter garb, these fast-talking siblings take seven minutes in the following video to rundown the entire franchise. Never feel left out of a conversation about the sorting hat again! Watch and enjoy...

Meanwhile, visit our friends at Movie Fanatic to count down the top 10 moments in Harry Potter history!

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Two members of the Big Brother 13 cast got into an argument Tuesday, which in itself isn't news. Jeff Schroeder's homophobic comments - stemming from a discussion of Harry Potter, of all things - are being widely criticized, however.

Jeff clearly hasn't seen the films or read the books, but nevertheless starts laying into Dumbledore, who author J.K. Rowling says she always thought of as gay:

Newcomer Kalia Booker defends the books and the character, but Jeff stresses how wrong it is to send kids to a "fantasy camp" run by a gay man.

He then goes ballistic on Kalia, accusing her of "saying the right answer for TV." Odd, given that just a few nights ago, Cassi Colvin reportedly dropped the f-bomb on Dominic Briones, only to be chastised by Jeff.

What do you think? Did Jeff's rant totally cross the line? Or did he just get carried away in a conversation we don't know the full context of? Discuss.

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by Hilton Hater at

It's confusing, but intriguing - and it's got J.K. Rowling behind it, so we have no doubt it will be imaginative and successful.

We're talking, of course, about Pottermore, the author's latest creation, first teased last week and now explained in more detail. In a new video, the woman behind Harry Potter says the website will be a "reading experience unlike any other."

It will center around Rowling's iconic novels, with users playing a key role. It will also be the exclusive destination for one to purchase digital audio books and e-books. The site opens in October, but visitors can check in on July 31 and learn how they can gain early access.

"I will join in, too, because I will be sharing additional information I have been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter," Rowling teases here:

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This and the final Harry Potter trailer in the same 24 hours? In. Sanity.

Pottermore, a new, mysterious website connected to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, has fans into a frenzy. Mostly because no one knows what it is.

Whatever Pottermore is, we’ll have to wait until June 23 to find out.

J.K. Rowling will be making an announcement about it then. So far, all we can tell you is that it’s not another book, but "Rowling’s new project."

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Pottermore is shrouded in mystery and excitement.

A special Pottermore-themed YouTube page is already counting down the seconds as we speak, teasing “The owls are gathering. Find out why soon.”

There’s also a Pottermore Twitter account, which hasn't revealed much, other than calling attention to a puzzle and the aforementioned YouTube page.

The plot thickens. Why ARE the owls gathering, do you think? Sound off ...

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July 15. This bittersweet date is one Harry Potter fans cannot wait for, and at the same time dread, as one of the most successful franchises in modern cinema will officially conclude with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

A new trailer for the much-anticipated motion picture event has just been released, and in it, the forces of good and evil escalate into an all-out war.

The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But will Harry Potter himself make the ultimate sacrifice as he faces off with Lord Voldemort?

Watch the official trailer below and prepare to be mesmerized:

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by Hilton Hater at

Look out, folks. It might be on between Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga!

In a recent interview with the British version of OK! Magazine, Emma Watson talks up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which comes out on November 19. Specifically, she's asked about a romantic moment between Hermione and Ron and responds:

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"This kiss between Hermione and Ron is highly anticipated, it's been building up for eight films now. And Harry Potter is not Twilight, you know; we're not selling sex."

Snaps, yo! Did Watson just imply that the Harry Potter franchise offers in-depth character analysis and storytelling, while Twilight just relies on the hot bodies of Taylor Lautner and company, while teasing the sexual tension between Edward and Bella?

You tell us: Which is your favorite movie franchise?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

There was plenty for viewers to scream over at last night's MTV Movie Awards:

But there was more to the event than hot fashion and make-out sessions.

A pair of major movies were previewed, as the ceremony gave us sneak peek at both Eclipse and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The latter will hit theaters in November and be broken up into a pair of films. Below, get your first look at action and confrontations (Harry vs. Ron?!?) from it:

From there, try to keep your hyperventillating to a minmum, as you check out a scene from Eclipse. In it, Bella hops aboard Jacob's bike, soon after being warned that she's "the one the red head wants."

Darn you, Victoria...

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