Harry PotterWelcome to MTV's Harry Potter World Cup! We've selected 64 of the best "Harry Potter" characters and matched them up in a series of duels for a chance at magical glory, but it's up to YOU to decide who the greatest "Potter" character of all time is in this pool of wizards and witches. Will the Death Eaters destroy Hogwarts, or will good triumph over evil? In the end, the choice is yours, so keep voting at MTV Movies Blog and make your voice heard!

Not only does "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" answer the greatest questions that J.K. Rowling's magical series ever put forth, it also addresses some of the subtler points. Take Neville Longbottom, the constantly underestimated social outcast, for example — will the boy ever live up to his full potential? Can Professor McGonagall, one of Albus Dumbledore's most trusted allies, honor her fallen comrade's memory in the most desperate time of need?

Whether or not they live up to the challenge during "Deathly Hallows" is irrelevant for our purposes. What we're concerned with is how these magicians will perform in the Harry Potter World Cup, which finally launched today. As Harry duels against Quirrell and Lucius battles Lockhart, it's time to begin phase two of the Privet Drive division. Polls for the first round close at midnight on Sunday night (June 27), so start voting now!

(5) Professor McGonagall vs. (12) Cornelius Fudge
As a Hogwarts faculty fixture, McGonagall watches over her students with a firm but kind outlook. The Head of Gryffindor House's gifts as an Animagus certainly give her an edge, but is that edge sharp enough to beat out former Minister of Magic Conelius Fudge's well-placed political connections? Depending on his ability to call in high-powered back-up, Fudge could stand a decent shot against good old Minerva — but without help from his powerful friends, the odds are not in his favor.

(4) Neville Longbottom vs. (13) Fenrir Greyback
From his very first appearance in "Harry Potter," Neville always embodied the Gryffindor spirit of bravery despite his physical and social awkwardness. He's come even further since his earliest days as a Hogwarts student, but has he risen so high that he can hold his own against the werewolf Fenrir Greyback? The notorious criminal developed a well-earned reputation for ruthlessness, so Neville will have to dig deep if he wants to make it to the next stage of the World Cup.

Having trouble deciding? Consult our Harry Potter World Cup experts from MuggleNet, The Leaky Cauldron and MTV News for their insight!

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Harry PotterWelcome to MTV's Harry Potter World Cup! We've selected 64 of the best "Harry Potter" characters and matched them up in a series of duels for a chance at magical glory, but it's up to YOU to decide who the greatest "Potter" character of all time is in this pool of wizards and witches. Will the Death Eaters destroy Hogwarts, or will good triumph over evil? In the end, the choice is yours, so keep voting at MTV Movies Blog and make your voice heard!

You've spent more than a decade obsessing over the "Harry Potter" franchise. You've spent all that time dwelling on the most spectacular spell-casters that J.K. Rowling's expansive universe has to offer. And now, the time has come to determine which of these heroes and villains stands above the pack to claim the title of greatest "Harry Potter" character of all time!

That's right, muggles and magicians alike: the Harry Potter World Cup has finally opened! The first day of voting begins with the launch of the Privet Drive division, offering up at least one clear favorite (you know, the guy we named the tournament after), one of his fiercest rivals and plenty of other worthy contenders. The duels begin now, with the first round closing at midnight on Sunday night (June 27) — so start voting now!

(1) Harry Potter vs. (16) Professor Quirrell
On paper, the tournament's first match-up is a no-brainer. Not only is the Boy Who Lived the protagonist of the "Harry Potter" series and the character that the franchise (and our tournament) is named after, he also already defeated this rival in "The Sorcerer's Stone." But if Professor Quirrell can tap into his inner-Voldemort and muster enough strength and cunning, he could very well earn his vengeance at an impressively early stage.

(8) Lucius Malfoy vs. (9) Gilderoy Lockhart
Both characters made their debut in the "Chamber of Secrets," but only one can advance to the next round. And don't expect this to be a clean fight, either — as one of Lord Voldemort's closest allies, Lucius is apt to break out the killing curse without batting an eyelash. Lockhart, on the other hand, is no stranger to trickery and misdirection; can he keep Lucius distracted enough to move onto the next round?

Having trouble deciding? Consult our Harry Potter World Cup experts from MuggleNet, The Leaky Cauldron and MTV News for their insight!

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Game of ThronesSo… that happened.

Unless you've already read the novels that HBO's "Game of Thrones" is based upon, I'm guessing that a whole bunch of you are rivaling Justin Bieber for Best Jaw-Dropping Moment right now. But pick those jaws up off the floor, folks — it happened. And, believe it or not, it's going to be okay.

If you haven't seen the most recent episode of "Game of Thrones," let me warn you now — watch it before reading the rest of this post, unless you want to ruin the biggest twist of the season for yourself. One last time, louder and clearer now: MAJOR SPOILERS LIE AHEAD. You have been warned.

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When Justin Bieber won the award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment, the newest category to be added to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the real jaw dropping moment for some viewers was the fact that the performer won the title at all. Not to discredit Justin's efforts, mind you, but there's no doubt about it: he was facing some very stiff competition.

From Natalie Portman's cringe-worthy "Black Swan" hangnail to James Franco's self-dismemberment in "127 Hours" and the destruction of a dream world in "Inception" — not to mention that oh-so horrific cocktail Steve-O endured during "Jackass 3-D" — there's no denying that there were some serious contenders for Best Jaw Dropping Moment this year.

For Bieber himself, at least, his jaw was absolutely on the floor during the "Never Say Never" performance that earned him the Golden Popcorn. The star told MTV News after his victory: "It was great. It was my first time performing at Madison Square Garden and just being there and having that experience, I'm glad that I got to just have that experience. It was great."

We're sure the debate will rage on for quite some time, but for now, let us know what you think – did Justin deserve to win Best Jaw Dropping Moment? If not, who do you think the award belonged to? Cast your vote in the poll below and take the conversation to the comments section and Twitter!

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Voldemort keeps yapping about how only he can live forever, but come on, that's simply not true — even if things don't work out for the Boy Who Lived, the legend of "Harry Potter" can never die.

That point was only driven home further like a beater knocking a bludger miles outside of the Quidditch field with the release of the first official trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," the latest, greatest and last entry in the long-running fantasy series. That's right, J.K. Rowling's epic tale of witchcraft and wizardry is about to come to an end… and as the Dark Lord warns, it won't end without a bang.

But what a bang! If the trailer was any indication, there's a lot of good stuff to look forward to when "Deathly Hallows" wraps up a decade's worth of magical mayhem this July. Narrowing down exactly what it is we're most looking forward to is harder than passing the N.E.W.T.s, but we're always up for a challenge.

So wands at the ready, dear readers, because after the jump, we're asking you to vote on your favorite moment from the "Deathly Hallows Part 2" trailer!

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"Rise of the Planet of the Apes." On paper, it's hard not to feel skeptical about another "Apes" movie, particularly after Tim Burton's poorly received 2001 effort. But in motion — well, that's another story altogether, isn't it?

The first official "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" trailer landed online earlier today and the response has been huge, for better or for worse. Many fans have had their misgivings towards the franchise reboot, but a lot of those same naysayers saw their opinions flipped upside down with this morning's trailer release.

So, what did you think of the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" trailer? Click past the jump and let us know in our poll!

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After weeks and months of teases, photos and a whole lot of waiting, it's finally here—the first full trailer for "The Hangover: Part II" has arrived.

We're pretty big fans of the trailer here on the Movies Blog team, and we're not the only ones. During CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, we spoke with Todd Phillips about his experience shooting the "Hangover" sequel, and the director confessed that he thinks the follow-up is even better than the original.

"I think it's a funnier film and a more epic film. We have less constraints on us, and I don't mean money, but freedom to do whatever we want. In that way, it just turned out to be a more satisfying film to me."

As happy as we are to hear Phillips' satisfaction with "The Hangover: Part II," what we're really interested in hearing is what YOU thought of the trailer. After the jump, vote in our poll to let us know what you thought of the first full trailer for the hard-R sequel, then continue the conversation in the comments section and on Twitter!

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The GovernatorAfter weeks of speculation, we finally know what Arnold Schwarzenegger's first entertainment endeavor post-governorship is going to be — and it was staring us in the face all along.

No, it's not a new "Terminator" flick, nor is it a role in the "Avatar" sequel. Instead, Schwarzenegger is keeping his political status firmly intact, with a twist: he is indeed "The Governator," his new comic book and animated superhero co-created by legendary Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee.

The character isn't just based on Arnold, he is Arnold: after leaving office, Schwarzenegger becomes a crime-fighter based out of his high-tech "Arnold Cave" hidden beneath his Brentwood home, where he designs strategies to take out the menacing Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-Cons, better known by the acronym — wait for it — "G.I.R.L.I.E. Men."

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Black SwanNow here's an accusation that definitely would have sent Nina Sayers over the edge.

Over the weekend, Entertainment Weekly reported that dancer Sarah Lane, the ballerina who worked as Natalie Portman's double in "Black Swan," claimed the Oscar-winning actress only did five percent "of the full body shots ... all the other shots are me." Lane, who was credited as “Hand Model,” “Stunt Double,” and “Lady in the Lane,” went on to claim that producer Ari Handel told her not to speak to the press about what she did in the movie.

"They wanted to create this idea in people’s minds that Natalie was some kind of prodigy or so gifted in dance and really worked so hard to make herself a ballerina in a year and a half for the movie, basically because of the Oscar," Lane told EW.

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"Sucker Punch" is finally out in theaters, and whether you loved it or you hated it, we're betting you have an opinion.

Make no mistake: this is a divisive movie. It's not for everyone, certainly not movie fans who aren't interested in big, loud, frenetic action flicks jam-packed with slow motion fight moves, scantily clad women and roaring renditions of some iconic rock tunes. But if those things are your cup of tea, chances are very good that you'll like what you see.

So, the all-important question: have you seen "Sucker Punch" yet? If so, what did you think? Click past the jump, vote in our poll and let us know what you thought of the film in the comments section and on Twitter!

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