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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…

Don’t Know Dr. Strange? You’re Invited to Find Out for Free

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Marvel Studios has announced that they are offering free tickets to see 15 minutes of the upcoming Dr. Strange movie. The Marvel Studios’ Expand Your Mind: An IMAX 3D Exclusive First Look (which is a much bigger title than it needs to be) will be shown in over 115 theater locations in the U.S. on October 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
 

“As a movie fan, I am thrilled to take audiences along on the visual journey of Doctor Strange and give them an early peek at what we’ve been working on,” says director Scott Derrickson. “The completed film will feature more than an hour of specially formatted IMAX sequences that will provide audiences with a totally immersive—and mind-blowing—film-going experience and I’m excited to share a taste of that with our fans on 10/10.”
 

Remember, that this will not a pre-screening of the entire film. Instead, it is a “sneak peek” into the upcoming movies that opens in theaters on November 4, 2016. Fans you attend these mini-screenings will also receive a limited-edition Doctor Strange IMAX poster. For more information and to download tickets here.
 

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing.

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