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…

Snoopy is 63 Years Old Today

Photo: Featured on Snoopy's official
Facebook page.
While not a national holiday, today should be celebrated because 63 years ago, the very first Peanuts comic strip was printed in national newspapers today. Ironically, the gang don't look any older and they aren't going away anytime soon.

The very first Peanuts comic strip appeared on October 2, 1950 and the very last was published on February 13, 2000. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and friends, passed away on the day before. However, many newspapers continue to run "classic" Peanuts comic strips every day. Now, fans can take advantage of the comics in digital form.

The very first Peanuts comic featuring Shermy, Patty (not Peppermint)
and good 'ol Charlie Brown himself.
Many of the Classic Peanuts collections are as close as your iOS device. For the first time, iVerse Media is providing fans ten collections of the strips in digital form including "The Great Pumpkin" (how timely) and "Good O' Charlie Brown."

The new Peanuts
Comics app.
But you haven't seen anything yet. In two years, Peanuts will reach another milestone of 65 years with an all-new movie. 

Almost a year ago, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced that Peanuts Worldwide would release a Peanuts feature film on November 25, 2015. This also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" TV special. Written and produced by Schulz' son, Craig, Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have been chosen to produce and animate the new film. In the word's of Lucy, "Don't mess it up blockhead!"


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