59 Min Released Aug 27, 2018

#143: (Pt. 2) Jaws / The Meg

Jon Turteltaub’s new late-summer sharkstravaganza THE MEG isn’t shy about the debt it owes to Steven Spielberg’s JAWS, nor about its clear conception as an international co-production partially aimed at the Chinese market. We discuss whether those qualities end up being an asset or a liability in our discussion of THE MEG, before bringing in JAWS to examine how the shark movie has progressed, and not, from 1975 through the current day. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.

Please share your comments, thoughts, and questions about JAWS, THE MEG, or both by sending an email to comments@nextpictureshow.net, or leaving a short voicemail at (773) 234-9730.

Show Notes

Works Cited: 
• “The 20-year journey of The Meg, the movie the internet wouldn’t let die,” by Brian Raftery (Wired.com)

Your Next Picture Show: 
• Keith: byNWR.com
• Genevieve: Lenny Abrahamson’s THE LITTLE STRANGER
• Tasha: Jon M. Chu’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Outro Music: Lady Gaga, “Teeth”

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