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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…

James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Gets A Spin-Off, Apple Music Gets A Hit

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What started as a stunt for ratings, the “Carpool Karaoke” sessions featured on CBS’ Late Late Show with James Corden has grown into a monster hit that is about to take on a life of its own.

This week, Apple announced that it has signed a deal with CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 to turn the musical segments into its own standalone series. The new Carpool Karaoke show will first be shown only to subscribers to Apple’s music streaming app. The new series will begin with 16 episodes that will stream weekly on Apple Music.

Love it or hate it, Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” has been hugely popular, with many being re-broadcasted in the form of YouTube videos, so it would appear that this new project will also be a huge hit. However, here’s the rub: Corden will most likely not appear in the new videos, according to the Daily Mail. Apple has yet to announce who the new host will be, and although Corden won’t be crooning this time around, he will serve as the series’ executive producer along with Ben Winston.

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