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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…

MercyMe Kicks Off FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concerts

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MercyMe will be featured for FOX & Friend’s third week of their All-American Summer concert series this Friday, June 8. The timing is good since the movie, I Can Only Imagine, based on the band’s hit song of the same name, will be released on DVD the following week. (Enter here to win a copy of your own!)

The concert series, which has already featured Lee Greenwood and Thompson Square, also welcomes to the stage 3 Doors Down (June 15), Lynyrd Skynyrd (June 22), TobyMac (June 29), Phil Vassar (July 6), Phillip Phillips (July 13), Dee Snider (July 20), Cody Johnson (August 10), Scotty McCreery (August 17), Lee Brice (August 24) and Scott Stapp (August 31).

If you happen to be in New York at the time, you can view the shows from the Fox News Plaza near 48th Street and Avenue of the Americas. The concerts will air from 6:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m.

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