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2015: The Year in Pop Culture


Best Thriller: The Gift

Best Movie for Your Inner 11 Year-Old: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Bio Pic: Straight Outta Compton

Best Peanuts Movie: The Peanuts Movie

Most Educational Blockbuster: The Martian

Most Unique Horror Movies: It Follows, Unfriended

Sequel That Lived Up to the Source Material: Jurassic World

Sequel That Not Only Lived Up but Overdelivered: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Most Cliched Boxing Movie: Southpaw

Let Us Show You How a Boxing Movie’s REALLY Done, Southpaw: Creed

Should’ve Been a Summer Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service

Shortest, Worst Movie: The Lazarus Effect (83 minutes)

Meh: Terminator: Genysis

Movie I’m Secretly Afraid I Won’t Understand: The Big Short

You’re Killing Us, Adam Sandler. KILLING US: The Cobbler, Ridiculous 6, Pixels

Okay, Let’s Try This Again: Steve Jobs

What the Ladies Call Channing Tatum: Magic Mike XXL

What the Ladies Call Me: Ant-Man

Still at it, eh Diablo Cody? Ricki and the Flash

Best Rock/Rockslide Combo: San Andreas

We Are Not Your Audience: We Are Your Friends

Oh, Did You Think We Actually Wanted This? Our Bad: Entourage

Wait, Is Emma Stone Really Playing an Asian Woman?: Aloha

Movie That Needed a Safe Word: Fifty Shades of Grey

Anne Hathaway Wants to Make a Movie with De Niro and Doesn’t Care What it is: The Intern

Best Marketing Department: Minions

What? You Remade Poltergeist? Oh, That’s Cute: Poltergeist

Probably Overrated, Still Funny: Spy

What? No, I Just Have Something in My Eye: Inside Out

Hey, Who Wants Some More Money?: Avengers: Age of Ultron

No thanks, we’re good!: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Paranormal Activity: The Flop Dimension: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

You Guys, I Think Johnny Depp’s Had a Stroke: Mortdecai

Enough with the Zombies: Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Hated the Coopers: Critics Who Reviewed Love the Coopers

Looked Awesome, No One Saw It: The Heart of the Sea

Loved Into the Wild but Wish It Was About Dinosaurs?: The Good Dinosaur

Subway’s PR Department: Trainwreck

Chipotle’s PR Department: Our Brand is Crisis

Best Casting: Larry David as Bernie Sanders

Yellow and Gold: No, black and blue

Miss Universe: Miss Columbia

No, Wait: Miss Philippines

Anthony Anderson Sitcom: Black-ish

Not Black-ish: Rachel Dolezal

News for People with Different Priorities than Our Own: Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

Watch Me Whip: Now Watch Me Nae-Nae

Fool Me Once, Ryan Murphy: Scream Queens

Bruce: Caitlyn

Not Right: Left Shark

Pants on Fire: Brian Williams

Pants on Fire: Hoverboards

Hold On, Let Me Check My Watch – beep boop boop: The Apple Watch

God Just Stop It: Man Buns

Flawless Victory: Adele’s 25

Charlie Sheen: Winning!

Oh No They Di’nt: Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, Glenn from The Walking Dead

Can Anyone Tell Me What This Thing Was Supposed to Be? Galavant

Absurdist Comedy You Should Be Watching: Comedy Bang Bang

Best Portrayal of What it’s Like to be a Milennial for Old People: Master of None

Best Theme Song: Unbreakable Kimmi Schmidt

Best Little Concept hidden inside a Big Concept: Last Man on Earth

Best Ensemble Cast: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

End of the Road: Mad Men, Justified, Parks & Rec

End of an Era: David Letterman Retires, Jon Stewart Leaves The Daily Show

Oops! You’re Canceled!: CSI: Las Vegas

Nobody Understood This Thing: The Comedians

Kids’ Show That’s a Hidden Gem for Parents: Gravity Falls

Weirdest Kids’ Show Title: Fresh Beat Band of Spies

We’ll Just Forget This Happened, Okay Buddy?: Why? With Hannibal Burress

But Was It Really?: Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Well, That Was Something. See You In Another 30 Years, Muppets!: The Muppets

Most Solid New Sitcom: The Grinder

Nope. I’m Never Going to Watch This, Sorry: Dr. Ken

Most Welcome Comeback: W/ Bob and David

Best Show About Mind Control: Jessica Jones

Best Stand-Up Special: Amy Schumer Live at the Apollo

Best 30 for 30 Parody: Seven Days in Hell

Best Show I Don’t Have Time For: The Americans, apparently

Coolest TV Special: SNL’s 40th Anniversary

Best SNL Cast Member: Kate McKinnon

Worst Business Decision: E! Canceling The Soup

Welcome Back: Tracy Morgan

So Long: Bill Cosby

Serial on the TV: Making a Murderer

Serial on the Internet: The Bowe Bergdahl Stories

Biggest Album: Taylor Swift’s 1989

Biggest Beef: Meek Mill Vs. Drake

He Gonna Be Allllright: Kendrick Lamar

Why Do We Care About This Thing?: Kylie Jenner Dates Tyga

Best Raw Throwback Album: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Whoa Whoa Whoa Kanye, You’re Wrong About This: Kanye West Takes on Beck

And a Special Appearance By: Lenny Kravitz’s Penis!

Best/Worst Nanny: Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner’s Nanny

Hey, You! You’re Naked Again!: Miley Cyrus

Donut Licker: Ariana Grande

Weirdest Couple: Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani

Best Millenium Falcon Pilot: Harrison Ford

Worst Regular Airplane Pilot: Harrison Ford

Wait, that’s not the Atticus Finch We Know: Go Set a Watchman

Best New Euphemism: “Netflix and Chill”

Time to Retire: “Bae”

Best Year Ending: 2015

Best Year to Come: 2016

Article written by C.M. Tomlin

All I want is a HI-C and a turkey sandwich. @CM_Tomlin

1 Comment for 2015: The Year in Pop Culture

  1. sincitycat
    11:41 am December 31, 2015 Permalink

    My album of the year: Keith Richard’s Crosseyed Heart. Happy 2016 from Colorado Big Blue Nation!