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…

You Could Win $100,000 if You’re 'Lucky'

While I don’t condone gambling, I don’t see anything wrong with winning a lottery that you didn’t pay anything to play to begin with. ABC hopes you will feel that way too as they will be giving away a $100,000 prize during the premiere on their new show, “Lucky 7.”

In ABC’s “Lucky 7,” a group of lucky co-workers strike it rich when they win a mega million dollar lottery jackpot. (Read my review below!) You can see how lucky (or “blessed” if you’d rather) you are by entering ABC’s “Lucky 7” Sweepstakes. Upon entering the sweepstakes, you will receive an online ticket with seven randomly assigned numbers that could potentially be the Grand Prize winner. There will only be one winner, and viewers can watch the series premiere of “Lucky 7” live, Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. to see if their ticket contains the seven winning numbers. The numbers will be revealed throughout the episode – pretty clever, no?

The sweepstakes launched today, Friday, September 13 at 12:01 a.m., ET, and you can enter until Tuesday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m., ET online. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. For the Official Rules including full details, click here.


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