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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…

The ‘Willy Wonka’ Kids Remember Gene Wilder; Where Are They Now?

Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole who starred in "Willy Wonka" remember Gene Wilder
Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole (Inquisitr)
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This week many are mourning the death of Gene Wilder, and as much as he would have liked to be known for other things, he will forever be remembered as Willy Wonka. It is well documented that Wilder was never really happy with his performance in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but for many, they wouldn’t have it any other way, including the kids who played their roles beside him.

In 2011, those same kids, now in their 50’s, spoke to Bryan Reesman from MTV and told him what they thought of the actor. It was during the 40 year reunion of the film that Peter Ostrum said that he considered Gene Wilder a close friend and appreciated his help relating to Mel Stuart, the director of Willy Wonka movie.

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