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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…

Have Your Say on Who Wins the American Comedy Awards

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Who is your favorite late night TV host? Which comedy movie did you see this year that was worth your hard-earned money? Which viral video cracks you up every time you see it? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an award show (as if there wasn’t enough already) to honor those who pull our funny bone? Well now there is! Don Mischer Productions will be presenting the American Comedy Awards Thursday, May 15 on NBC, however, your vote is needed NOW. (Why NBC waited until the last minute to ask for our help, is a mystery.)


“The American Comedy Awards will honor those who have achieved new heights during the past year in both film and television, as well as pay tribute to some of comedy's most enduring personalities,” states the award show’s press release. “The telecast will acknowledge the work of stand-ups, those who specialize in movies and the actors and actresses who are seen by millions on TV every week.”

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