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…

Main Street Electrical Parade Leaves Magic Kingdom; Returns to Disneyland

Main Street Electrical Parade (Inquisitr)
Disney’s favorite “Electrical Parade” is on the move again. “The Main Street Electrical Parade” will perform its last show at the Magic Kingdom in Florida on October 9 of this year. It will then be packed up and shipped to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, for a return appearance in early 2017.

Originally, the presentation was the first nighttime parade for Disneyland when it made its debut on June 17, 1972. Featuring half a million lights, the parade was a huge hit for the park during its initial 24-year run. Today, Disney Parks Blog reports that “spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination” will return for a brief stay. Unfortunately, that means Disneyland’s current “Paint the Night” parade will come to an end on September 5 with a few repeating performances on select evenings during the holiday season.


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