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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…

Voices Speak Out Against ‘Me Before You’ movie; Quadriplegic Living Is ‘Not A Death Sentence’

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Me Before You, the controversial romantic drama movie based on Jojo Moynes best-selling book of the same name, continues to do well with ticket sales despite the fact that many are unhappy with the film. Though Moynes and the creators of the films state that they have no sociopolitical agenda with the story, many of the disabled community do not see it that way.
 

“I have no problem with people seeing [Me Before You] and not liking it for 101 different reasons; you go into every project with that as a possibility. I understood going into it how vulnerable a topic it is and susceptible to very strong opinions. It has big themes in it that are very easy to make quick judgments on,” says Sharrock in a story recently posted on Inquisitr. “It’s a fundamental misunderstanding of what the message is. It’s a fictional story about how important the right to choose is. The message of the film is to live boldly, push yourself, don’t settle.” But those words are not bringing much comfort to some.CONTINUE READING ON INQUISITR >>>

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