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…

Lecrae to Perform at the BET Hip-Hop Awards

Lecrae will perform at the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 4, 2016.
Christian rapper Lecrae will be performing during this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards program on October 4 reports Rapzilla. Lecrae was the first rapper to win Best Gospel Artist at the awards in 2015. "[Lecrae] gives us our messages in an extremely relatable way," the 2016 BET Awards said. Incidentally, Kanye West was nominated for Best Gospel Artist in 2005 (!) but he lost to Donnie McClurkin.


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