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…

Look Who's Sneaking into Theaters

Paddington Bear
Heyday Films
Although the story of a little bear named Paddington has been aroud since 1958, his story is just now making it to the big screen - and practically sneaking in as there has been little fanfare for the film.

The original story was an inspiration that came to author Michael Bond on Christmas Eve in 1956. Bond noticed a lone teddy bear sitting all by himself on a store shelf near Paddington Station, so he purchased the bear as a gift for his wife. Bond then wrote "A Bear Called Paddington" in ten days, but it wasn't published until October 13, 1958 by William Collins & Sons. Since then, more than 20 books have been written about the stuffed little guy.


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