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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…

Move Over ‘Hamilton’; ‘Monopoly The Musical’ Comes To Broadway

"Monopoly the Musical" in the works for Broadway
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Last week, the Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of awarding good musical and play productions. The hip-hop historical musical, Hamilton won 11 Tony awards of excellence. Hamilton took a risk with its nontraditional approach to a Broadway musical, but that was nothing compared to a new production now in development: Monopoly the Musical.


In a partnership between Hasbro and the Araca Group, Monopoly the Musical is said to be the first of a string of new projects by the pair reports Yahoo.com.

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