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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…

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' Premieres

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" premiered in theaters on June 22, 1966.
June 22, 1966
Adapted from Edward Albee’s novel of the same name, the movie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, premiered on this day in 1966. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film starred Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis. The film was one of only two movies nominated for every eligible Academy Award categories (the other film was Cimarron). The black comedy/drama won five Oscars including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2013.

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