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This morning, Harry Potter fans everywhere had to come to terms with some pretty big disappointment. Hopes that "Deathly Hallows – Part 2" might earn Oscars glory crashed and burned today with the nominations announcement.

It wasn't just the fans that prayed for a big night on Oscar night. Warner Bros. made a big push for award consideration with their ubiquitous "Consider" ad campaign. Many held out hope for a Best Picture nomination and perhaps recognition, at long last, for Alan Rickman and Severus Snape.

Alas, "Deathly Hallows - Part 2" did not make the cut, despite a relatively long list of nine Best Picture nominees, one less than the maximum. But were the awards dreams just fan delusions that got out of hand?

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Mike Posner is a busy man. That's what you're left with after this clip from the upcoming rock-doc, "No Room for Rockstars."

The documentary, which is premiering at the independent film festival Slamdance, brings viewers an in-depth look behind the scenes of the Vans Warped Tour and the many musicians playing on it.

The crew on "No Room for Rockstars" shot over 300 hours of footage in order to portray exactly what it's like as a touring musicians these days and to get a sense of what the alternative music scene is like today in general.

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If you've heard anything about "The Raid," you've probably heard all the right things. Whenever the Indonesian martial arts film has screened, including Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival, it has left rave reviews in its wake.

We have an exclusive clip from "The Raid" called "Four-On-One," and it's called that for a good reason.

Now outfitted with a new score, courtesy of Linkin Parks' Mike Shinoda, "The Raid" is poised to take Sundance by storm.

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With the kickoff of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, almost as many A-listers are heading to Park City, Utah as industry newcomers. The fest has always been a place for established actors and filmmakers to branch out and go indie for a movie or two.

We've looked over the scheduled screenings and rounded up a list of some of the celebrity attendees and the projects they're representing at Sundance this year.

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Michael Bay knows how he likes his movies: big, loud and sleek. In this exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," members of the cast and crew recall what it was like working with the director's distinct style.

It's called ATT-ATT, and it stands for "All the toys, all the time." That basically sums up how Bay likes to shoot his films. When approaching a particular scene, the director prefers to have all different types of film equipment ready to go if inspiration strikes at any particular moment.

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It's time we moved past the whole "With great power comes great responsibility" thing. It totally ruins all the fun you could have with superpowers.

In "Chronicle," a new found-footage film about three teenage boys who acquire superpowers, we learn what happens when superheroes forget responsibility and focus more on having a good time.

Also, it's basically what every guy you knew in high school would do if he and his buddies got powers.

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At this month's Sundance Independent Film Festival, 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell will star in a short film probably unlike anything you've ever seen before.

"The Life and Freaky Time of Uncle Luke" tells a fictionalized account of Campbell's hip hop career and campaign to be mayor of Miami-Dade County. The story line strays from fact in many, many places, but none is more notable than the nuclear fallout Miami suffers after a reactor explodes, leaving Uncle Luke as the sole survivor.

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After script delays and even more casting rumors, we are finally on the road to a second trip to the final frontier: the long-awaited follow-up to J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot has officially started production.

With still so much longer to go until May 17, 2013, there is an endless list of details we don't know about the second Abrams "Trek," but there is a list just as long of things we hope to see and others we're praying not to.

Here are our hopes, dreams and fears for the "Star Trek" sequel.

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The 2012 Golden Globes have come and gone, and unfortunately, they did little else besides that.

If you asked most people to recount their favorite moments from Sunday's telecast, you'll certainly hear about Seth Rogen's poorly-timed erection or the challenge Madonna extended to Ricky Gervais. (We would have run too.) But aside from one or two memorable surprises, the Golden Globes lived up to their reputation and did little else.

Gervais returned to host the show after his performance at last year's honors stirred the kind of controversy that the historically mild award show desperately need. Predictably, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wanted Gervais back, but the Ricky we got was far more reserved than what we saw last year.

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You kind of have to love Mark Wahlberg. While he's certainly capable of surprising audiences by breaking type (and doing it spectacularly), the man knows what he likes and doesn't apologize for any of it.

Over the years, Wahlberg has carved out his own corner of the crime genre, which we'll call the "Wahlberg Picture." There are clear variations in the several Wahlberg Pictures that Mark Wahlberg has made, but at their core, they're the same enjoyable flick. His newest movie, "Contraband," is no exception to this rule.

If you're unfamiliar, here is a helpful guide to the key characteristics of a Wahlberg Picture.

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