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…

66th Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Seth Meye is getting ready to host the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. (NBC)
Seth Meye is getting ready to host the Primetime
Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. (NBC)
Just when you thought that the award show season has ended, it starts up all over again. This morning in North Hollywood, actress Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly helped announce the nominees for the 66 
Primetime Emmy Awards at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

This year, a lot of familiar names appear on the list including Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney,  Jim Parsons, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Louie C.K., Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Shows receiving the most nominations include: “Orange is the New Black” (8), “Fargo” (8), “Downton Abbey” (7), “Saturday Night Live” (7), “Modern Family” (6) and “Veep” (6). ABC and NBC are tied for the most nominations for the tradition television networks (14 each) while FOX is at the bottom with just three.

This year’s show will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25th on NBC. The show will be hosted by NBC’s golden child, Seth Meyers.

The list of nominees include:

Outstanding Comedy Series: "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Orange is the New Black," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep"

Outstanding Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Mad Men," and "True Detective"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," "Dancing with the Stars," "Project Runway," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Top Chef," and "The Voice"

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