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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…

CBS' 'Zoo' Begins New Season; Bob Barker Says to Stop

Bob Barker asks "Zoo" to stop using real animals in the show.
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While many are eagerly awaiting the season 2 debut of CBS’s summer series, Zoo, Bob Barker is . The former Price is Right game show host is making waves with his past employer of 35 years.
 

“As former host of the longest-running show on CBS, I am writing to you after hearing from my friends at PETA that your network continues to allow wild animals to be used on Zoo, despite learning that, when used for entertainment, big cats and other animals are torn away from their mothers, subjected to abusive training methods,” Barker wrote in a later addressed to David Stapf, the president of CBS. The Vancouver Sun says that Barker asks Stapf to “adopt a network-wide policy banning the use of wild animals in future CBS programming.”
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