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'The Hangover Part III': New poster spoofs 'Harry Potter'

Remember the old days, when most bigscreen movie sagas ended after three movies? The Trilogy era came to an end sometime in the late-2000s, when Hollywood noticed that the Harry Potter franchise was still making kabillions of dollars in its later installations, and therefore decided that every franchise could feasibly run on forever, with occasional pitstops to reboot the cast or sprinkle in some Wahlberg. But Todd Phillips long ago declared that The Hangover Part III would be the concluding chapter of the Wolfpack’s journey through the dark side of the American dream, or whatever this series is supposed to be about. The new poster for Part III makes that explicit, with an image that purposefully resembles the poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 2. Check out the Hangover poster below: READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' mini movie being filmed for Wizarding World area of Universal theme parks

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Harry Potter fans, break out your wands and invisible cloaks.

An inside source confirms to EW that a Potter “mini movie” — following the franchise’s eighth film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 — is being filmed at the Harry Potter studios in Hertfordshire, England with cast members including Helena Bonham Carter (as evil death eater Bellatrix Lestrange).

The mini movie will appear exclusively at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed area at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure in Florida, as well as Potter-themed areas under construction at Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando opened to the fan-frenzied public in 2010.

Universal Orlando spokesman Tom Schroder declined to comment when reached by EW.

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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Super 8,' 'Breaking Bad,' and 'Fringe' win big at the Saturn Awards

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Super 8, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 may have been skunked when it came time to hand out Academy Awards, but they cleaned up but good at the Saturn Awards, which honor the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. At a ceremony Thursday night in Burbank, Calif., Rise of the Planet of the Apes won Best Science Fiction Film, as well as Best Supporting Actor (for Andy Serkis’ motion capture performance as the sentient ape Caesar), and Best Visual Effects. Super 8‘s director (J.J. Abrams), composer (Michael Giacchino), and young star (Joel Courtney) all earned Saturn trophies. And the final Harry Potter film took home the Best Fantasy Film Award.

In the television category, Fringe won best network TV show, Breaking Bad best syndicated or cable TV show, and The Walking Dead best TV presentation (a category for anything lasting 10 episodes or less). Director and actor Frank Oz, and actor James Remar both won Life Career Awards; writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) won the Filmmakers Showcase Award; and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman won the first ever Innovator Award. (Check out a full list of the awards at the end of this story.) READ FULL STORY

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