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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…

Save $10 This Weekend Seeing 'Doctor Strange'; Here's How

Doctor Strange (Disney/Marvel)
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Have you heard of Atom Tickets yet? It’s a new mobile ticketing platform that will allow you to search for films instantly, invite friends to the movie you’re going to, buy tickets and pre-order your concessions before you even enter the theater. And the best part is the special offer given to Writer of Pop readers.

This weekend, you can save $5 off two tickets to Marvel’s Doctor Strange and then save an additional $5 off your total in-app order by using the special code, "WRITEROFPOP."

If Doctor Strange isn’t your think you can still save $5 by using the special code which is good to use until December 31, 2016! The free app is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

The Atom Tickets app allows you to browse movie trailers, read reviews and see the movie listings for the participating theaters near you. You can plan your night out just using the app, which looks complicated at first, but is actually really easy to use. Then, there are no lines to stand in, no paper tickets to worry about losing and you can go to front of the line to pick up your concession order where you’ll scan the QR code on your phone

For more information, visit www.atomtickets.com.


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