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…

Did You Shave Today? It’s the First Day of Movember!

This year, grow a moustache that you can be proud of.
Today marks the first day of “Movember,” a month where men set aside shaving their face to bring awareness about men’s health. As we stand right now, men die on average six years earlier than women for a variety of reasons. This year’s campaign, the Movember Foundation is asking men and women to:

  • Grow: Grow a moustache or support someone who can.
  • Move: Make a commitment to get active.
  • Host: Host an event to help raise awareness.

“Many of our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing health crisis in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, and without people talking, and taking action, nothing will change. The Movember Foundation understands this, and by sparking conversations and engaging with men where they are, the Foundation hopes to drive this change,” says Mark Hedstrom, SVP of Global Operations at the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation has been active since 2003 and since that time, more than $710 million has been raised and 1,200 men’s health projects have been funded in 21 countries. The three biggest issues that the Movember Foundation wants to tackle:

  • Prostrate Cancer: 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease
  • Testicular Cancer: About 8,720 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year
  • Mental Health: Men are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than women and about 87 men take their own life each year.

Join the movement for men’s health by signing up to Grow, Move or Host at Movember.com

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