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As previously announced here on the blog, we're celebrating the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" on DVD and Blu-ray this Friday with the most obsessive and wonderfully nuts way we could think of: watching all eight movies in sequence in a single day. Thanks to the good people at Warner Bros. I've got all of them here, ready to go. It's roughly twenty hours of magic, so there's no time to waste. Let's get to it!

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Year One: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001), Running Time: 2:32
5:20am: Oh my it's early. But I realize that it's actually an hour earlier than I thought. Never before has daylight savings time worked so fortuitously in my favor. Score.

5:25am: We're off and running with the Chris Columbus-directed first film. If one could say Professor Dumbledore ever looked young, this is it.

5:28am: Oh yeah, the Dursleys. I hate the Dursleys.

5:29am: We get our first look at Daniel Radcliffe, who appears to weigh about 90 pounds, including his ill-fitting outfit. One certainly could not see "Equus" coming here.

5:31am: First bit of accidental magic at the zoo, and the foreshadowing of Parseltongue. Happy birthday indeed, Dudley.

5:35am First real magic as the Durleys' house is swarmed with thousands of copies of Harry's Hogwarts invite. It always seemed illogical to me that Mr. Dursley didn't want Harry to leave to go to school. Like, doesn't he hate Harry and want to be rid of him? His later threats to keep Harry out of Hogwarts as punishment seem oddly misplaced.

5:38am: World, meet Rubeus Hagrid.

5:30am: "You're a wizard, Harry!"

5:40am: Cauldron shopping and our first look at the magical world.

5:43am: Oh, that Professor Quirrell seems nice.

5:45am: First real special effects shot as Hagrid and Harry open up the brick wall to Diagon Alley. By today's standards it looks a little flat. At the time this flick was visually ground-breaking. I recall seeing the first trailer a decade ago and thinking "wow, this movie is going to make a billion dollars." If you add up both foreign and domestic gross, it comes to $974,755,371. Partial credit, then.

5:48am: The Sorcerer's Stone is very briefly revealed. Commonly known fact among "Potter" fans: In England it's called the Philosopher's stone. Less-known fact: In France it's called the large delicious hunk of roquefort cheese.

5:50am: OK, not really. First lie of the live-blog.


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The 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards delivered a serious déjà vu experience, with most of the evening's winners being repeats of the previous weekend's Golden Globes extravaganza. Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"), for instance, triumphed at both ceremonies. This year's SAG Awards take place two weeks after the Globes. Will the results be the same?

That would mean a dominating performance from "The Social Network," which nabbed four Globes, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director. But "The King's Speech" is on the rise, locking up 12 Oscar nominations last week after Colin Firth won best dramatic actor at the Globes. And never count out, for that matter, "True Grit," which rebounded from a shutout in the Globe nominations to become a surprise box office hit ($148 million and counting) and then garner 10 Oscar nods. Oh, and today is Christian Bale's birthday, and the birthday boy could well walk away with supporting actor statue for "The Fighter."

All of which is to say: we have our suspicions and our theories, our personal favs and hoped-for dark horses, but there's no way to tell what's actually gonna go down until the show goes live. By now, the celebs like James Franco, Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake have sashayed down the red carpet, done their best to avoid the rain, and entered the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The curtain rises in a matter of minutes. And MTV News is ready to rock with our SAG Awards live blog. Keep hitting refresh on your browser to find out the very latest news and analysis from the show.


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Golden Globes live blog
The time for the 2011 Golden Globes is upon us. The stars have walked the red carpet, endured countless "Who are you wearing?!" queries, engaged in chit-chat about their picks for who'll win. But now it's time to find out who will actually win, who'll miss their award because they're in the bathroom and who host Ricky Gervais will make fun of the most (our bet: Charlie Sheen).

We'll be watching the show and updating this blog in real time, so be sure to refresh the page every minute or two for a play-by-play of the night and some insightful (or at least entertaining) commentary. Check out our GOLDEN GLOBES LIVE BLOG below! Read More...

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2009 MTV Movie AwardsHere we are. Sunday, May 31. I know why you're here. It's Colin Farrell's birthday. Let's party!

Ohhhhhh... you're here for that other reason. The 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Yeah, that's pretty big. The show will be packed full with trailer/clip premieres from the likes of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "New Moon," and we're live blogging the whole shebang.

Will "Twilight" sweep the other six (now that Best Villain is out) of seven categories it is nominated in? Will there be a "Slumdog" upset? Perhaps a surprise or two? Keep refreshing here for the live blog and please, share your own observations in the comments section below.

9:00 pm: Whew, the sound's back. And Samberg is doing very dirty things.

9:02: Hey, Aziz Ansari beamed up Samberg! I get this reference! Spock's ping-pong cred is news to me though.

9:04: Glad to see he found his tux. Naked Samberg for the whole night might've pissed a few people off. Read More...

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