New How To Train Your Dragon 2 Video

Dragon’s director Dean DeBlois, left, has been talking about the next chapter in the series, including the use of 3D technology. In a feature released on Brazil’s Bol Noticias, it also shows brand new clips from the film.

I’m currently unable to put the video on here but you can watch it here: http://mais.uol.com.br/view/14971847

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JK Rowling writing three films

Warner Brothers have announced that the Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them film will be apart of a trilogy.

All featuring magizoologist Newt Scamander, who “wrote” the iconic Hogwarts textbook, Rowling told Hermione actress, Emma Watson, in an interview that she wrote the script in just 12 days. David Heyman is said to be producing the project, fresh from his success with Gravity.

Last year, when the film was announced, Rowling said, “I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.”

Find further details from the BBC News website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26812277.

Essential writing skills: lessons in dialogue

Definitely something to think about.

Matthew Wright

I realised recently that my standard conversation in any take-away always goes something like this:

“Hi, I’ll have a Super Glob Burger, hold the ketchup thanks.”
“Wanchiwitha?”
“I’m sorry, I didn’t understand the question.”
“WANCHIWITHA?”
“Could you repeat that please?”
“WAN–CHI – WI – THA?”
“You mean, do I want chips with that? Yes please.”

My Adler Gabrielle 25 - on which I typed maybe a million words in the 1980s. My Adler Gabrielle 25 – on which I typed maybe a million words in the 1980s.

What does that tell us about writing? First point is that it’s obvious who was speaking – all without a single “I said”, “he said”, or anything else.

More crucial is the mis-spelling. I did that deliberately. What impression does it give of setting and character? A bored burger slider? Background clatter? Me having trouble figuring it out? All of the above? I didn’t say – and that’s important, because it makes the reader think. However, mis-spelling is a trick authors…

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Details and Pictures for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel fans got a glimpse today at the filming of the second Avengers movie.

Joining Clint Barton, a.k.a Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on the ground in a fictional city in Eastern Europe were refugees, Wanda/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and her twin Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The pictures also show someone partly dressed as Ultron of the title.

The pictures do not offer much in the way of telling what the possible plot for the second Avengers is going to be but you can find more information and pictures at ComicBookMovie.Com.

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron is slated for release in 2015.