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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…

Tough Times? Max Lucado Wants You to Know that 'You'll Get Through This'

Max Lucado's book is available now.

FROM BELIEVE.COM

According to Thomas Nelson, more than 100 million people have found comfort with the words of author and pastor Max Lucado. By looking at the seemingly endless list of book titles penned by the renowned author, you would think that Lucado would have run out of ideas by now, but you would be wrong.

Lucado has the uncanny ability to speak the truth without sugar-coating it, yet still make the reader feel cared for. It's a gift few authors and speakers possess. The message is clear with his new book as well - "You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Turbulent Times."

In the book, Lucado says the things that you don't want to hear ("This will be hard." "This will be painful." "This won't be over in a day.") and balances them out with one simple line - "You'll Get Through This." Read More>

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