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…

'The Chew' Crew's New Book Will Bring Inspiration into Your Kitchen


Since 2011, want-to-be foodies have been welcoming the team of “The Chew” from ABC television into their homes every weekday. Now the team wants to stay there on permanent basis – in book form.

The Chew: What’s for Dinner? 100 Easy Recipes for Every Night of the Week is a true extension of the famed TV show written by and featuring each of the show’s five hosts. While it is first and foremost a cook book, it is also part scrapbook featuring photos from the show and quips from its stars. Beautiful photographs and helpful hints accompany each page to help give inspiration and motivation in the kitchen.

“If “The Chew” has done nothing else, I hope it’s shown that home cooking shouldn’t feel like math, it should feel like finger painting,” says Producer Gordon Elliott on the Introduction page. “Every day I stand in front of the studio monitors and watch “The Chew” as an excited fan. I groove on the beautiful food and the laughs as these easy friends pull a meal together in a few minutes. They inspire me by making it look fun. And useful.”


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