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Harry Potter: the most successful movie franchise of all time is finally about to reach its conclusion with the release of the last in the series. Happy? Sad? And where’s the Oscar? They’ve got games: Una Mullally on board games …

Fri, Jul 8, 2011, 08:00

   

Harry Potter: the most successful movie franchise of all time is finally about to reach its conclusion with the release of the last in the series. Happy? Sad? And where’s the Oscar?

They’ve got games: Una Mullally on board games for bored bands backstage. Arctic Monkeys like word games, The Strokes are poker fiends and Beyonce is the queen of Connect 4.

Bright Eyes: Conor Oberst talks to Siobhan Kane about his band’s new pop album and the joys of coming to a wet field in Co Kildare to sell it.

The Original Rudeboys: Q&A with the Dublin chaps.

Plus reviews of new albums (including Ricardo Villabalos & Max Loderbauer, The Horrors, Washed Out, Handsome Furs, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Peter Bruntnell, Readers Wives, Barry McCormack, and Oh Susanna), movies (The Guard, The Tree of Life, Cria Cuervos, Film Socialisme, The Princess of Montpensier and Holy Rollers), games, apps, listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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