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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…

20th Century Fox Presents New 'Peanuts' Poster

Movie poster for "The Peanuts Movie"

Long time fans of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang initially had huge reservations about the new upcoming, 3-D animation film with fear that 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios might ruin the legacy that Charles M. Schulz worked so hard to protect. Then the teaser trailer came out and most fans relaxed.

Here's the premise: Charlie Brown, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. The Peanuts Movie arrives in theaters on November 6, 2015.


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