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- •Bing Bong (Richard Kind) - Inside OutIt’s a testament to the extraordinary levels of invention achieved in Pixar’s fifteenth film that a character named Bing Bong, the imaginary friend of Riley, did not turn out to be an irritating bit of comic relief afterthought. It is all the more impressive that, in a film quite literally brimming with emotions – the lead characters are named Joy and Sadness – a pink elephant-cat-dolphin hybrid could steal the film’s most poignant moment of all.
- •Mark Watney (Matt Damon) – The MartianIn space, as Ridley Scott told us once previously, no one can hear you scream. So when he’s stranded alone on Mars, Matt Damon’s enormously likeable Mark Watney has no option but to get on with things. A tribute to the spirit of dogged determination and sheer positive thinking, Watney’s ingenious solutions to his unimaginably trying circumstances somehow wring great entertainment. And the video diaries, in which he’s essentially talking to himself for months, are a constant source of upbeat
- •Shaun The Sheep (Justin Fletcher) - Shaun The Sheep The MovieThis year’s only feature from Bristol’s Aardman Animations flew under most people’s radar, perhaps because it was erroneously seen as a mere ‘family-friendly’ affair. They missed out on a treat. Justin Fletcher - best known to pre-school tikes and tired parents as CBBC celebrity Mr. Tumble - provides Shaun’s various baas and bleats, but the ever-charming, ever-resourceful Shaun is essentially a silent movie star
Here are events in history that happened today
- •1620: The Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock.
- •1879: Joseph Stalin (Russian Communist Leader) was born
- •1898: Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium
Looking back on the year, some songs really stood out to me and impacted my year. Here are 5 I'd like to share with you!
- •Black Magic by Little MixLittle Mix's lead single from their album 'Get Weird' shot into the No.1 spot and stayed there for TWO weeks. 2015 has been a year of '1 week No.1s' however the ladies were album to buck the trend and prolong their stay in pole position.
- •I Really Like You by Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen stormed into the music industry with her smash hit song 'Call Me Maybe'. Four years later the Canadian songstress returned with undoubtedly one of the poppets singles of ALL time let alone in 2015. The music video for 'I Really Like You' featured Hollywood legen Tom Hanks as well as a sneaky cameo from none other than Justin Bieber.
- •Worth It by Fifth Harmony feat. Kid InkFifth Harmony have hit the nail on the head with song; catchy brass interludes, lyrics you can't help but sing whenever you hear it and of course the classic hip hop collaborator. All these components make for an amazing pop track.