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…

Steve Harvey To Host ‘Funderdome,’ ABC Taking Applications Now

Steve Harvey to host new "Funderdome" TV show on ABC.
Steve Harvey (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey will host a new competition series for ABC titled, Funderdome to air in October. The new seed-building entrepreneurial show is being developed by Mark Burnett who also created ABC’s Shark Tank. The 13-epsiode show is said to face off two new entrepreneurs with big dreams and ideas in a recent press release from ABC. However, instead of “sharks,” these contestants must win over a live studio audience in order to receive anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000. 


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