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  • Ahhh, the wonderful world of Oz. Munchkins with curly hair. Sparkly eyed dogs. Shiny footwear. it’s cockle-warming stuff.

    Except that when you, ahem, peek behind the curtain of the L. Frank Baum’s many cinema outings (there’s more than you think), you find darkness, tragedy and weirdness.

    Inspired by just the latest Oz adventure, prequel ‘Oz the Great Powerful’, our Joe investigated…

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  • President Snow may look chilled out in this brand new (and exclusive) poster for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’, but his relaxed demeanour hides a seriously evil mind.

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    Check it out below...

    (Credit: Lionsgate)

    The image of Donald Sutherland in his finery is the latest character poster featured on Panem’s ‘propaganda fashion site’ Capitol Couture.

    Snow was certainly a bit miffed about Katniss’ antics at the end of the first movie, when she broke the rules of the games, and helped inspired a rebellion.

    ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees winners of the 74th Games Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) paraded around the country as the media sensation they’ve become. Along the way Katniss senses a rebellion is coming, but the Capitol is still in control. That is until President Snow devises a plan for the 75th Hunger Games that could change the nation of Panem forever.

    ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

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  • Steven Spielberg will always be a legend... that's a given.

    But the director has shown that despite being one of the world's best – and likely busiest – directors, he's still got time to encourage the next generation.

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    Spielberg... sends note of encouragement to young filmmaker (Copyright: Rex)

    19-year-old amateur filmmaker and design student Krishna Bala Shenoi of Bangalore, India, made a 75-second animated tribute to his idol and posted it online.

    Through the singular power of the internet, it then ended up on Spielberg's very own screen.

    The clip came to his attention after Shenoi posted it in a blog on the Chicago Sun Times website, where he is a special correspondent for film critic Roger Ebert.

    The blog was in turn spotted by Spielberg's long-standing make-up designer Lois Burwell, who has worked with the director on films including 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Catch Me If You Can' and 'Lincoln', who made Spielberg aware of it.

    So impressed was the director with Shenoi's work, he penned him

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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.

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    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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