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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…

Star Wars Museum to Find a New Home

Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas (Inquistir/Getty)
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“Chicago's loss will be another city's gain,” said Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel in response to George Lucas’ announcement that his Star Wars-theme museum would not be built in Chicago after all but instead, the long-planned projects will be moved to “somewhere” in California report MSN. "No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot," said Lucas in a statement last Friday. “The actions initiated by Friends of the Parks and their recent attempts to extract concessions from the city have effectively overridden approvals received from numerous democratically elected bodies of government.”
 

Emanuel had been a supporter of the project when it was approved by Chicago’s City Council in 2014 agreeing that the museum would bring jobs and increased tourism to the city, but his words fell on deaf ears as the Friends of the Parks group has fought the proposed project from the beginning expressing their displeasure of such a project. 
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