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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…

This Day in Pop Culture for November 29

Crowder was born on November 29, 1971.

Crowder is Born

It was on this day in Texarkana, Texas in 1971 when David Wallace Crowder was born. In 1996, he was the lead vocalist of the David Crowder Band who released six studio albums, two live albums, four EPs and on compilation album. In 2012, the group broke up and Crowder began going it alone. His debut solo album, Neon Steeple, was released in May of 2014. His most recent album, American Prodigal, was released on September 23, 2016.





Natalie Wood died of a mysterious drowning on November 29, 1981.

Actress Natalie Wood Drowns

Though the drowning of actress Natalie Wood happened back on this day in 1981, her death is still ruled a mystery. Wood, her husband Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken were aboard the couple’s yacht, “The Splendor,” which was moored off Santa Catalina, California. Wood and Walken were working together in the film Brainstorm during the time. It has been suspected that Wood somehow slipped overboard while untying the dinghy attached to the boat, but some also think that Wagner is responsible for her death, but nobody knows for sure what really happened. Wagner and Woods had married twice from 1957-1962 and 1974 until the time of her death. The case has been opened and shut a few times since 1981, with no concrete answers. Yet.



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