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…

10 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Ten Commandements' Movie

Charlton Hestonn in The Ten Commandments. (Motion Picture Associates, Inc)
MOVIESOne of the most famous faith-based film, The Ten Commandments, was released today in 1956 as a preview in Salt Lake City. Considered by many to be Cecil B. DeMille’s best work, it was also the director’s last. DeMille was 75 years old when making the movie and was the oldest working Hollywood director. He actually suffered a heart attack during the production and returned to work two days later.

The Ten Commandments provided Charlton Heston’s most remembered role as Moses leading the Jewish people from the land of Egypt to the Promised Land. The film also stars Yul Brynner as Rameses, Anne Baxter as Queen Nefretiri, Edward G. Robinson as Dathan, Yvonne de Carlo as Sephora, Vincent Price as Baka, Debra Paget as Lilia, John Derek as Joshua, Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sethi, Nina Foch as Bithiah, Martha Scott as Yochabel, and Judith Anderson as Memnet, among others.

Now, here are ten facts about the epic film that you may not know...


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