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2014 Entertainment Review

So, in the sense that we have this review blog, I say that we’re going to review some of the things that I have put on the end-of-the-year report…

Best movies:

  1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
  3. Interstellar
  4. Big Hero 6
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. Divergent
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  9. The Maze Runner / The Giver
  10. The Fault in Our Stars

 

Worst Movies:

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
  3. Lucy
  4. Godzilla
  5. Hercules
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  7. Into the Storm
  8. Noah
  9. The Muppets: Most Wanted
  10. A Million Ways to Die in The West

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Best books to read:

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  2. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
  4. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
  5. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  6. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  7. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
  9. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  10. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

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Pop Culture

Out of everyone, I say that these people had had a great year. They are as follows:

  1. Peter Jackson (thank you for the Hobbit movies)
  2. Kim Kardashian (thank you for breaking the Internet)
  3. Ellen Degeneres (thank you for the biggest selfie that brokeTwitter)
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Jennifer Lawrence

 

Honorable mention: Benedict Cumberbatch. (Nuff said)

 

And yet, some of us weren’t so lucky. Those on my Wall of Shame in 2014:

  • Kris Jenner: for being a world-class jerkface towards her entire family.
  • Miley Cyrus: at least she’s cleaning up her act…albeit very slowly.

For 2015, I’d like to see one of them clean up their act.

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Songs of the Year

  1. Happy by Pharrell Williams
  2. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
  3. Animals by Maroon 5
  4. The Hanging Tree by James Newton Howard Featuring Jennifer Lawrence
  5. Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  6. Stay With Me by Sam Smith
  7. Rude by MAGIC!
  8. Counting Stars – OneRepublic

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Big Events: And some big events for all of us to NEVER forget…

  1. 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
  2. 2014 World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Riots in my hometown of St. Louis, MO
  5. MH370 disappears
  6. Comet landing
  7. Hoverboards

And now for a list of things I just didn’t like this year:

  1. “Nae Nae” (dance)
  2. Sharknado 2 (even better than Sharknado)
  3. Submarine the Shark
  4. Bill Cosby gets Shut Down
  5. Unarmed Black Teen Shot/Killed Near St. Louis
  6. Flappy Bird (that stupid game returns)
  7. “Weird Al” returns

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Yeah, we never saw this coming…

  1. Grumpy Cat movie
  2. Barbara Walters Retires
  3. Michael Jackson’s hologram performance
  4. Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and David Letterman retire from Late Night TV
  5. Ice Water Bucket Challenge
  6. George Clooney Gets Married (FINALLY!!!)
  7. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite at the Grammy’s

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And yes, we have to say goodbye to some notable people who decided to leave us in 2014. And some of them are on this list:

  1. Robin Williams
  2. Joan Rivers
  3. James Garner
  4. Ann B. Davis
  5. Casey Kasem
  6. James Avery
  7. Russell Johnson (Professor on “Gilligan’s Island”)
  8. Ariel Sharon
  9. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  10. Mickey Rooney
  11. Maya Angelou
  12. Shirley Temple Black
  13. John Henson (son of Jim Henson)
  14. Harold Ramis (director of Ghostbusters and other films)
  15. Lauren Bacall
  16. Don Pardo (voice of SNL)
  17. Brittany Maynard (fought for right-to-die)
  18. Norman Bridwell (creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog)
  19. And as always, the brave soldiers who died defending our country and everything it stood for.

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2014 is over…bring on 2015! (also, be on the lookout for hoverboards, hovercars, automatic lace-up sneakers, and the new Jaws movie. Back to the Future II is now.)

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Sources used:

  • Mr. PopCulture
  • Goodreads.com
  • Billboard.com
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