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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…

Church Of Scientology Opens New Movie Studio; Tom Cruise Set To Film There

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Many headlines have been written recently about the possibility that longtime supporter and spokesperson Tom Cruise may be leaving the Church of Scientology, but those reports conflict with recent news about the opening of Scientology Media Productions. The new movie studio opened its doors on May 28 after five years of renovations The Daily Mail reported earlier today.
 

Books and documentaries from former Scientology members have surfaced in the last two years that have tarnished church’s mostly secretive history including former King of Queens actress, Leah Remini’s Troublemaker which was released last year. 
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