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…

'America's Got Talent' Crowns Its 11th Season Winner

11th season of AGT final five contestants...and the winner is?
America's Got Talent's final five. (NBC)
It's been an extremely good season on NBC's America's Got Talent and one of the few where I really cared who would be the winner. When all is said and done, all of the top 10 acts were worthy of winning the thing, but of course, there can only be one winner. 

To make great chagrin, that lovable and always fun clown, Tape Face was the first to be eliminated. Linkin' Bridge came in 9th place, contortionist Sofie Dossi came in 8th, the extremely talented artistic juggler Viktor Kee came in 7th and young opera singer Laura Bretan came in 6th place. Don't feel too bad for Laura though. She is actually the winner of Romania's Got Talent and this was her second gig. It's true. 

So that brings us to the final five. Who won the night? Continue reading after the jump to find out!

Grace VanderWaal is the winner of the 11th season of AGT
Simon Cowell, Mel B., Grace, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum (NBC)
5th Place: 
Crooner Sal Valentinetti

4th Place: 
Singer Brian Justin Crum

3rd Place: 
Card magician Jon Dorenbos

2nd Place: 
The Clairvoyants

1st Place Winner: 
Grace VanderWaal!


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