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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…

‘Lost In Space’ Series Reboot Comes to Netflix

Lost in Space gets a reboot. (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
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The phrase “Danger Will Robinson” will become relevant once again. Netflix announced this week that the company will creating a new reboot of the Lost in Space TV series, based on the iconic 1960s classic of the same name is set to premiere in 2018. The new Lost is Space will once again feature the misadventures of the Robinson family who find themselves circling the universe trying to get back home, but the new series is said to be more “edgier” according to a report by Cnet.
 

"The original series so deftly captured both drama and comedy, and that made it very appealing to a broad audience," Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original content, said in a statement. "The current creative team's reimagining of the series for Netflix is sure to appeal to both fans who fondly remember the original and to create a new generation of enthusiasts around the world."

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