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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…

Roma Downey To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Roma Downey to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Roma Downey (AP Images)
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Actress Roma Downey, best known for her work on CBS’ Touched By An Angel, will be honored this Thursday, August 11 with her own star to be place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As the recipient of the 2,586th star, Downey is being recognized in the category of television. Her star will be placed next to the star that belongs to her husband Mark Burnett.

“We are thrilled to honor Roma Downey. She has been a force in the business of entertainment, both as an actress and talented producer,” said Hollywood Chamber President and CEO Leron Gubler. Gubler will be on hand to unveil the star along with special guest speakers that include her husband, actress Della Reese (who co-starred with Downey on Touched By An Angel) and Pastor Rick Warren.


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