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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…

'Gospel According to Britney' - Brilliant or Blasphemy?

Promotion for "SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney"
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FROM PEANUTS & POPCORN

In what sounds like a joke, the Foxwood Theater in New York, home of “Spiderman the Musical: Turn Off the Dark,” will be hosting a special reading of a proposed new show, “SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney” on Thursday, November 7, 2013. The “SPEARS Team” refers to the show as a “Britney Spears and Jesus Christ Mash-Up.”

In a recent press release it was announced that “SPEARS” is an original production that chronicles the life of Jesus by telling the story with Britney Spears music and while this is new for most of us, the people behind the project have been at it for a while now.

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