Renaissance News Vol. 2 Issue 12

A belated happy mother’s day to any mother’s who read my blog, and to my own who-if she did read this blog-would try to ground me even though I’m in my thirties. To the news!

  • Xbox 360 owners will be getting the motion control system Project Natal sometime in October. The official name of the control scheme is expected to be released at next month’s E3.
  • FOX has renewed Human Target for a second season and Lie to Me for a third.
  • The possibility that Transformers 3 will not be quite the cinematic boot scraping it’s predecessor was increased significantly by the news the twin robots (I forget their names, let’s just call them Bigotbot and Rascisty) will not be returning.
  • Dreamworks is courting Tim Burton to make a movie based on the board game Monsterpocalypse.
  • Terrence Howard will play Nelson Mandela opposite Jennifer Hudson in Winnie, a biopic of Mandela’s controversial wife.
  • If you’re visiting Disneyland/world anytime before this fall, take one last ride on Star Tours. The Star Wars ride will be getting re-imagined for a 2011 reopening.
  • Pixar has canceled development of it’s animated film Newt.
  • Avatar has sold a record-shattering 19.7 million DVD/BluRay discs since it’s release. Looks like none of y’all wanted to wait for the good DVD release this fall, huh?
  • Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed another RN rumor; that Bad Boys 3 is on the way.
  • Another Will Smith-related rumor/gone official now has a release date. Men in Black III-D will hit theatres on May 25, 2012.
  • Brad Bird (The Incredibles) has been confirmed as the director of Mission: Impossible IV.
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift will hit theatres in 2012.
  • Elizabeth Perkins will be leaving Weeds after this season to develop her own sitcom.
  • DVD Release Dates:
    Hot Tub Time Machine, June 29th
    The Simpsons
    : The Complete Thirteenth Season, August 24th
    The Wolfman, June 1st
  • Box Office
    1. Iron Man 2, $128.1 million (5th best opening of all-time)
    2. Nightmare on Elm Street, $9.1 million
    3. How to Train Your Dragon, $6.7 million
    4. Date Night, $5.4 million
    5. The Back-Up Plan, $5.0 million
  • Rolling Stone Charts Top 5 Albums
    1. Oracle by Godsmack
    2. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
    3. The Generous Mr. Lovewell by MercyMe
    4. Live at the Troubadour by Carole King and James Taylor
    5. My World’s 2.0 by Justin Bieber
  • Video Game Best Sellers
    1. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2, DS
    2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, PS3
    3. Super Street Fighter IV, PS3
    4. Pokemon Heart Gold, DS
    5. Super Street Fighter IV, XBOX 360
  • New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
    1. 9th Judgment by James Patterson
    2. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
    3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    4. Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci
    5. Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber

One thought on “Renaissance News Vol. 2 Issue 12”

  1. Well, I'm really glad I got one last ride on the great Star Tours. Definitely one of my top 10 favorite rides of all time. I think you're right though…it was time for some remodeling. Does that Droid who guides you on the tour have a name?-Steve (brother of the Renn-master)


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