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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…

'Ice Age: Collision Course Teams Up with 'The Knot' for a Bizarre Promotion

Ice Age: Collision Course
(The Knot/20th Century Fox)
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Today, 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios unveiled its most unique promotion pairing Ice Age: Collision Course with The Knot and Pinterest. “As the #1 trusted authority on all things weddings, The Knot is the nation’s largest source for wedding news and inspiration,” states the wedding planning website. “We’ll help you stay on top of trends to plan a wedding that’s totally you.” And apparently, that means fictional characters as well.
 

This promotion is a completely new concept for the company as The Knot has never featured a wedding profile of fictional characters found in a movie before. The digital stunt will be rolled out over the next two weeks leading up the premiere of the 4th sequel in the Ice Age series on July 22, 2016.

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