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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…

Dove Awards 2013: And the Winners Are…

FROM BELIEFNET

SPOILER ALERT: The 2013 Dove Awards were presented last night, October 15, but the telecast will not be shown until Monday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the UP network. If you don’t want to ruin the surprise, stop reading now!

Matt Redman, TobyMac and Tasha Cobbs were the big winners at last night’s presentation of the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, the award show was presented at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. This marks the first year that the Dove Awards were given in the fall and the first year to honor faith-based films. READ MORE>

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