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…

‘Once Upon A Time’s’ Robin Hood To Play Ian Fleming in NBC’s ‘Timeless’ This Fall

News about Sean Maguire appearing in NBC's "Timeless."
Sean Maquire from Once Upon A Time (ABC)
Sean Maguire’s character, Robin Hood from ABC’s fantasy drama Once Upon A Time, suffered an untimely death during last season that not only destroyed his love interest, the former Evil Queen Regina, but also many fans. Fortunately, they have a reason to rejoice as Maguire will be returning to the small screen this fall for another show; NBC’s Timeless, according to Entertainment Weekly. Though he’ll only appear in one episode of the new time travel show, it’s something.

Maguire will be playing the role of Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels in “Party at Castle Varlar,” the fourth episode of Timeless. The actor posted on Twitter this morning saying that he, “was going to keep this a secret. But I guess it’s out….I’m Fleming. Ian Fleming. Couldn’t be more excited.”


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