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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…

'Secrets And Lies': What's New This Season?

Secrets and Lies season premiere is September 25, 2016.
Juliette Lewis, Mekia Cox, Michael Ealy and Terry O' Quinn (ABC)
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Secrets and Lies, the crime drama mystery show on ABC was originally conceived as a limited series during the summer of 2015. The first season starred Ryan Phillippe who played Ben Crawford, a man hounded by Juliette Lewis' Detective Andrea Cornell's icy stare every week as she tried to uncover who killed the young neighbor boy down the street with all roads leading to Crawford as the guilty party … only he didn't do it.

Secrets and Lies was a hit, but its story line ran out. ABC renewed the show for another year with Lewis being the only character to come back and the show. This season will focus on a whole new case and family for Cornelle to make miserable in the process. Cornell is the heart of the show despite the fact that Lewis' character is largely unlikeable. Secrets and lies was to appear again last summer, but ABC re-thought that decision and moved the show to a fall premiere instead.

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