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5 Movies to Watch If You Liked Harry Potter Series

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Who doesn’t like to live in a magical world where all the fairy tales and adventures come to life? The live screen adaption of Harry Potter books made the world go on a swirl, with all the fantasy and excitement that the movies provide. The world still has four divisions like Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Raven Claw. But unfortunately, these fantasies are only limited to screens and imagination of the dreamers and could not spurt out to real life.

Harry Potter provided many viewers with joy and excitement for over a decade. But Alas! Even this magical world came to an end. Fans all around the world have since turned their minds to alternatives that could satisfy their childhood fantasy of a magical world.

Here are the top 5 movie franchises to watch if you liked Harry Potter.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY

Released in 2014, this high school drama with vampires might not look something new. But the movie has more action, comedy angle and drama. The movie is a live screen adaption of the novel of the same name. It revolves around the life of Rose, who is a half-human, half-vampire, and her best friend, Princess Lissa Dragomir, who is a peaceful, mortal vampire. They are sent to Vampire Academy to find themselves getting shrugged into high school politics and life-threatening warnings. It is now upon Rose and her friends to save Lissa and get to the bottom of everything that’s happening around them.

STARDUST

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This film released in 2007 and based on a novel with the same name. It is set in the fictional city of ‘Wall’ in Great Britain, which shares its’ border with the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. A young lad by the name of Tristan decides to enter the kingdom to retrieve a fallen star for his beloved Victoria in exchange for her hand in marriage. However, he is not the only one who wants to get his hand on the star. The princes and the witches of Stormhold also plan to hunt for the star to fulfill their selfish intentions.

TWILIGHT SAGA

The twilight saga is one of the most popular teen fantasy drama. Based on the novels of the same name, the franchise has five movies. The movie has vampires and werewolves as their prime mystical characters. It revolves around the life of Bella, who shifts to a new town with her father and falls in a love triangle with Edward and Jacob, who are far away from the concept of normal humans.

PERCY JACKSON SERIES

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Percy Jackson movies are the closest ever screen adaption of Greek mythology. Only two of the novels were a part of the movie production. The saga revolves around the children of Greek Gods, called Demi-Gods, and primarily focuses on Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon. Along with his two friends, Percy goes on adventures exploring more about the Demi-God world and the dangers of it.

NARNIA SERIES

Narnia comes out at top among the alternatives of Harry Potter. The movie based on the novels with the same name. It revolves around the lives of four children who discover the magical land of Narnia. They save Narnia from the evil queen and become the rulers of the land of Narnia. The story ahead follows their lives swapping between rulers of Narnia and ordinary children.

So be sure to check this list out and be prepared for a great time!

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Eddie Murphy finally wins an Emmy after ‘Saturday Night Live’ return

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Eddie Murphy has finally won an Emmy, scoring the coveted statue for his work on “Saturday Night Live’’ — 40 years after his first appearance on the show.

The comedian — who reprised some of his classic characters, including Gumby and Buckwheat, for his Emmy-winning episode of the late-night TV show in December — laughed and thanked “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels during a short  videotaped acceptance speech.

“This is 40 years since I started ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This is my first Emmy, so thank you so much,’’ Murphy, 59, said.

“This is a very, very special thing for me, to come back and have the show turn out the way it did. I’m still floating from it,” the actor said.

December’s show was the first time Murphy had appeared on “SNL” since 1984. His first appearance was in 1980.

His Emmy was for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

Among those Murphy beat out for the prize was Brad Pitt, who also was nominated for an “SNL” appearance.

Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat during the "Masked Singer" Sketch on "Saturday Night Live."
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‘This Is Us’ And ‘Free Rayshawn’ Stars Make History As First Father And Daughter To Win Emmys In Same Year

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Take a look at Black Hollywood’s Emmy-winning father-daughter duo!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones have made history as the first father-daughter pair to win Emmys in the same year.

After the news was announced on September 19 that the This Is Us actor won his second Creative Arts Emmy as Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the ABC show, the actor joined his daughter for her victorious win from the Television Academy for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for the Quibi original #FreeRayShawn

“As a parent, that’s the most fulfilling [thing] I could ever feel,” the This Is Us actor said. “I mean winning another Emmy is icing on the cake, but to see my daughter progress and move into this place where she’s earned an Emmy, it’s beyond words.”

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“The first time I’m nominated for an Emmy and I get to share it with my dad, who introduced me to theater at a very, very young age, it’s a very full-circle type thing,” the #FreeRayShawn actress told EW prior to the 72nd Creative Arts Emmys.

“This stuff happens once in a blue moon, once in a lifetime type thing and it’s just really, really special. It’s definitely a very, very special moment in time right now.”

Jasmine Cephas Jones virtually accepted her nomination on her rooftop in Brooklyn, NY. See her acceptance speech below:

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 4

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Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been delighting fans for three seasons now, and Midge’s combination of wit and determination is must-see TV (especially in my household). And yeah, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 3 just debuted last year, but as an intrepid fan, I want more. I want to know what’s happening with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4, dammit.

Thankfully, we’re all in luck, because Amazon confirmed Maisel is getting a fourth season.

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TITS UP, PEOPLE. And while this absolutely amazing news, we know…virtually nothing about season 4 at this point, other than it has been delayed thanks to COVID-19. “King COVID is the showrunner right now,” co-showrunner Daniel Palladino told The Hollywood Reporter. “King COVID is the master of us all right now. It remains to be seen whether productions are going to be fully running before there’s a vaccine. It looks daunting.”

But let’s make some assumptions about season 4 and see what sticks.

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The Cast Will Mostly Be the Same

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Maisel isn’t Maisel without, well, the Maisels, so Midge, Joel, Joel’s family, Midge’s family, and Susie will be back for future seasons. They’re the heartbeat of the show. But depending on the year in which season 4 picks up, Lenny Bruce may be missing—the real Lenny Bruce died of a drug overdose in 1966 in his Los Angeles home. So if the Maisel writers want to focus on the later 1960s, Midge may be suffering through the loss of a friend.

The Setting Could Change

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Season 3 has Midge on tour with Shy Baldwin, so we see Midge working for the USO, in Miami, and other far-flung American cities. If this whole tour thing works out and Midge’s star rises, she might have to move to Los Angeles. It’s the center of the entertainment world in America, after all, and if Midge wants to be as big as she can be, she might have to go cross-country. But don’t worry—you can take the Midge out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out of Midge.

Midge Will Probably Still Be Single

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At the end of season 2, Midge had a proposal from Benjamin (hubba hubba) when she decided to go on tour with Shy. The Benjamin thing feels very done, especially now that they had that confrontation at the end of season 3. And then you have Joel, who looks like he’s seriously stepping up for their kids while Midge is gone. Could that happen again? They did hook up once this season. And then there’s Lenny, who is just…hot. IDK, guys. IDK.

The Weissmans Could Have a Whole Different Life

Rose and Abe went through a serious transition in season 3. He quit his teaching job at the end, he tried to do the whole anarchist thing, they moved in with the Maisels, Rose gave up her money, etc. But considering Midge just bought that apartment and decided that her parents would live in it with her, season 4 could be a 180 from what we’ve seen from the couple in s3.

Susie Could Be a Talent All Her Own

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Susie knows a great star when she sees one, and now that she has Midge and (had) Sophie Lennon as clients, who’s to say that Susie’s own management business couldn’t take off? All she has to do is keep Midge going, and other acts may tap her to be their management. Who needs Harry Drake? Susie Myerson will be the name to beat, and maybe she won’t have to print out her business cards one by one.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4 is still way off in the distance, but at least these thought-starters will keep fans going until it’s a reality on our television screens.

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