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…

Noel Neill and the Many Women Who Have Played Lois Lane

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Sad news has been reported this week that Noel Neill, the “original” Lois Lane, passed away on July 3 at the age of 95. She was the first actress to portray Superman’s love interest in the 1948 15-episode serial, The Adventures of Superman, created by Columbia Pictures. Neill played opposite of Kirk Alyn. In 1950, Neill reprised her role for another 15-episode serial, Atom Man V Superman.

While some argue that Neill was best Lois Lane (who continued to appear in different Superman-themed projects over the years) she certainly hasn’t been the only one chasing the man in the red cape.


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