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…

2016 Dove Award Winners

For King & Country and Tye Tribbet. (Dove Awards)
Last night, the 2016 GMA Dove Awards show was broadcast from the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). This year's hosts were For King and Country and Tye Tribbet. It is no surprise that Chris Tomlin won for Song of the Year ("Good, Good Father") or that War Room won for Inspirational Film of the Year, but it was a bit of surprise to see DC Talk perform together.

This year’s winners include:
  • Song of the Year -"Good, Good Father" by Chris Tomlin
  • Songwriter of the Year - Lauren Daigle
  • Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year - for KING & COUNTRY
  • Southern Gospel Artist of the Year - Karen Peck & New River
  • Gospel Artist of the Year - Kirk Franklin
  • Artist of the Year - Lauren Daigle
  • New Artist of the Year - Jordan Feliz
  • Producer of the Year - Bernie Herms
  • Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year - "Uncomfortable" by Andy Mineo
  • Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Happiness" by NEEDTOBREATHE
  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - "Trust In You" by Lauren Daigle
  • Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year - "Till I Met You" by Laura Story
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year - "The Way That You Love Me" by Jonathan McReynolds
  • Worship Song of the Year - "No Longer Slaves" by Bethel Music
  • Worship Album of the Year - EMPIRES by Hillsong UNITED
  • Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year - Therapy Session by NF
  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year - The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows by Jon Foreman
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year- This Is Not A Test by TobyMac
  • Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year - Losing My Religion by Kirk Franklin
  • Urban Worship Album of the Year - Sounds of Revival by William McDowell
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year - Still by Booth Brothers
  • Long Form Video of the Year - "Hymns That Are Important To Us" directed by Joey + Rory
  • Inspirational Film of the Year-  "War Room" directed by Kendrick Brothers


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