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The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

Natalie Grant Leads the Way to Fight Sex Trafficking – and You Can Help

Natalie Grant, singer and Executive Producer of the proposed
documentary project, "In Plain Site: It's Happening in Your City."

FROM BELIEFNET

“I was watching a local news report and they were reporting in Nashville, where I live, that 12 girls under the age of 18 were found in the same apartment with just dirty mattresses on the floor. They had just broken up this brothel and it was one mile from my front door,” says singer Natalie Grant in a recent video about sex trafficking in the United States. “It IS happening and not only is it happening, it is growing at an alarming rate.”

So disgusted and shocked by these developments so close to her own home, Grant is partnering with Word Films to present the documentary, “In Plain Site: It’s Happening in Your City” as Executive Producer and Narrator for the project.

With a goal of being released in stores nationwide in 2014, “In Plain Sight” will take introduce viewers to five different people living in five different cities who all have two things in common:
  • They are unaware of the crimes being committed in their own backyard.
  • They have more power to help stop these crimes than they thought. Read more>

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