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  • The new poster for 'The Hangover Part III' appears to have been inspired by a certain boy wizard.

    It shows Zach Galifianakis's loose canon Alan facing off against Ken Jeong's Mr Chow, over a backdrop which teases a return to the first film's location of Las Vegas.

    [Related story: No wedding, no bachelor party in Hangover III]

    Hangover III... eerily similar to another poster (Copyright: Warner Bros)

    Using the slogan 'It All Ends', its not entirely dissimilar – or perhaps at all dissimilar – to the poster for 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2', which featured the same face-off, but between Harry Potter and his noseless adversary Voldemort.

    Potter... Face-off with Voldemort (Copyright: Warner Bros)

    The seeming destruction of Las Vegas is among the only information available about the plot of the film thus far.

    Director Todd Philips has said that there will a death of a character, which the film may centre on.

    It's also thought there won't be a bachelor party on this occasion, nor a wedding to jeopardise.

    Galifianakis returns, as do Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Justin Bartha as the 'wolf pack' of the first

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  • ‘Psycho’. ‘Mommy Dearest’. ‘East of Eden’. It’s clear that many of Hollywood’s top screenwriters have a few mother issues. To put it mildly.

    Barbra Streisand’s ‘Guilt Trip’ character is just the latest in a long line of oedipal nightmares to emerge onto our cinema, but why has Hollywood got a thing about mothers?

    Why are they all so barmy?

    Our Joe investigates…

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  • Well, someone likes Harry Potter...

    Boy-wizard fan Alice Finch took 12 months and around 400,000 Lego bricks to construct this astonishingly detailed replica of Harry Potter's school Hogwarts.

    Hogwarts... created by Harry Potter fan Alice Finch (Copyright: Flickr)

    Several scenes from the films and books have been lovingly recreated too, and the whole thing also lights up.

    Detail... scenes re-created inside (Copyright: Flickr)

    “It is designed to be architecturally accurate and completely playable. It breaks into sections that pack into 35 large flat boxes or shelves,” said Finch.

    Time on your hands... took 12 months to construct (Copyright: Flickr)

    She is also planning to post a time-lapse video of the school's construction next month.

    Lights up... must have cost her a fair few quid(ditch) (Copyright: Flickr)

    More pictures of the frankly stunning achievement can be seen on Finch's Flickr page.

    Finch... in her very own Hogwarts (Copyright: Flickr)

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  • 'Skyfall's two awards at yesterday's Oscars ceremony mark the first acknowledgments from the Academy for a Bond film since 'Thunderball' in 1966.

    Sam Mendes' celebrated 23rd Bond film won for Best Original Song, for Adele and Paul Epworth's theme, and Best Sound Editing, a joint award with 'Zero Dark Thirty' after votes were tied for only the sixth time in Oscar history.

    [Related story: Oscars 2013 - Full list of winners]
    [Related story: Oscars 2013 - Oscar category tied for onyl sixth time in history]

    Skyfall... breaks 47 year Oscar drought for 007 (Copyright: Rex)

    The series has been nominated several times since 'Thunderball's win, which was scored for John Stears' visual effects ('Goldfinger' also won a gong the previous year for Best Sound Effects), but largely Bond has largely found itself snubbed for much of the franchise's 50 year history.

    'Diamonds Are Forever' was nominated in 1972 for Best Sound, 'Live and Let Die' in 1974 for Best Music, 'The Spy Who Loved Me' was nominated three times in 1978 for Best Art Direction, Best Song and Best

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