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2015 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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  2. The Martian
  3. Inside Out
  4. Jurassic World
  5. The Scorch Trials
  6. Kingsman: the Secret Service
  7. Furious 7
  8. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  9. Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation
  10. Ant-Man
  11. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Worst Movies:

  1. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  2. Home
  3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

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Best books to read:

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  3. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney
  5. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
  6. Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick
  7. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  8. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  9. The Last Anniversary by Lianne Moriarty
  10. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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Pop Culture

Songs of the Year

  1. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
  2. Take Me to Church – Hozier
  3. FourFiveSeconds – Rhianna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
  4. Sugar – Maroon 5
  5. Fight Song – Rachael Platten

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

  1. Back to the Future Day 2015
  2. David Letterman’s final show
  3. Zayn Malik quits One Direction
  4. Leonard Nimoy dies
  5. Brian Williams gets in trouble for lying about a helicopter crash
  6. Justin Bieber gets roasted on Comedy Central

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Yeah, we never saw this coming…

  1. Jon Snow “dies” on “Game of Thrones” (Still not over it!)
  2. Duran Duran’s new album
  3. John Stewart retires from “The Daily Show with John Stewart
  4. Charlie Sheen has AIDS (screw you, AIDS!!!)
  5. Sharknado 3 (Valar shark-goulis, George R. R. Martin!)

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And yes, we have to say goodbye to some notable people who met the Stranger this year:

  1. Leonard Nimoy
  2. Christopher Lee
  3. Terry Prachett
  4. Bobbi Kristina Brown
  5. Cynthia Lennon (first wife of John Lennon)
  6. Ben E. King
  7. B. B. King
  8. Andrew Lesnie (worked on Peter Jackson’s movies)
  9. James Horner
  10. Diana Douglass (mother of Michael Douglass)
  11. Omar Sharif
  12. E. L. Doctorow
  13. Jackie Collins
  14. Maureen O’Hara
  15. Mario Cuomo
  16. Bob Simon of 60 Minutes
  17. Fred Thompson
  18. Beau Biden
  19. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
  20. The victims of needless terror attacks in San Bernandino, California; Paris, France; Charleston, South Carolina;
  21. And as always, the brave soldiers who died defending our country and everything it stood for.

Also, one of my uncles (Granny’s brother) shook hands with the Stranger in September. RIP, Uncle Smokey 😦

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2015 is over…bring on 2016! Now that the future is here, the possibilities are endless.

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