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…

57th GRAMMY Awards - Mostly Tasteful

Last year's GRAMMY Awards made headlines for all the wrong reasons.  Each GRAMMY special is usually a weird mix of every music genre with some performances more memorable than others. This year's presentation was much more calmer and dare I say, classier in comparison?

The night began with a trip on the Highway to Hell with AC/DC's first GRAMMY performance ever, which made some of us concerned about what we were going to see this year. Madonna's performance began with an army of horn-wearing male dancers which looked like another tribute to the devil, but instead, they were resprenting a herd of bulls and Madonna a matador. She sang her new single, "Living for Love" which was surprisingly uplifiting. At the end of song, she was joined on stage by a choir of gospel singers and Madonna was hoisted up into the air. The only thing really offensive was the tacky introduction by Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj.

One of the night's more clever performances was that of Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer performing Williams' "Happy," which also won the best pop solo performance. They took the theme song from the animated "Despicable Me" and gave it a classical touch. Other performances included  a tasteful performance by Lady GaGa and Tony Bennet (who won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album) and a duet with Jessie J and Tom Jones singing "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin.'" 


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