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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…

Kenny Loggins, Foreigner To Perform on ABC’s ‘Greatest Hits’

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Kenny Loggins, Rick Springfield and Ray Parker Jr. headline the talent represented on the premiere of the limited summer TV series, Greatest Hits hosted by Arsenio Hall and country singer Kelsea Ballerini which debuts on June 30. Each week, the series will focus on a five-year period of music from the 80’s to the 2000’s with special music performances by the people who made them famous as well as tributes being sung my today’s hit makers like Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo and Pitbull.

Greatest Hits sounds like a promising venture as it is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, the people responsible for the Grammy Awards presentations since 1980. The show will air Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on ABC who has announced the first three night’s performers:

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