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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…

Mickey Mouse Club 60-Year Reunion

Original Mouseketeers will join in for a 60th year reunion.
While its not Comicon, Disney's D23 EXPO is pretty impressive in it's own right. This year, the event will hold a special reunion of the original Mousketeers on August 16. The roll call includes: Sherry! (Alberoni), Sharon! (Baird), Bobby! (Burgess), Tommy! (Cole), Darlene! (Gillespie), Cubby! (O'Brien) and Doreen! (Tracey) along with Spin and Marty actors Tim Considine and David Stollery. The panel will be hosted by author Lorraine Santoli who wrote the book, "The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book."

In addition, a small collection of Mickey Mouse Club items will be on hand to observe including props and costumes from the original Mickey Mouse Club Circus attraction at Disneyland and Mouseketter Annette Funicello's handprint on display when she was inducted as a “Disney Legend” in 1992.

Here is the a video of the first season's team:


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