The Best Way to Watch Jaws Is While Floating in a Lake

Courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse
Courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse

More than 40 years after Jaws terrified global audiences, fans of Steven Spielberg's classic shark movie likely assumed it was safe to go back in the water. But in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse cinema keeps patrons on their toes during the summer with outdoor screenings of the 1975 thriller. Instead of reclining in a cushioned seat, moviegoers float on inner tubes in the middle of a local lake, dangling their feet in the water as they watch the killer shark attack beach-goers on a giant lakeside screen.

As Condé Nast Traveler reports, the Alamo’s annual “Jaws on the Water” series will return on June 30 and runs until July 23. The Austin-based movie chain will host the evening screenings at the Volente Beach Water Park on Lake Travis, which is located 45 minutes from the city’s downtown.

Tickets are $55, and are available for purchase online. They cover the cost of keepsake, shark-themed inner tubes, full access to water park attractions (including water slides), and a fireworks display. And naturally, the evening’s most entertaining element—sheer terror—is free.

Love the idea, but seen the original Jaws film one too many times? This year, “Jaws on the Water” will show Jaws 2, Jaws 3 in 3D, and Jaws: The Revenge. Each of these screenings is limited to one evening only, so book accordingly.

The Alamo Drafthouse has locations nationwide, but “Jaws on the Water” is only available to Austin cinema patrons. However, fans in other cities can celebrate the classic summer blockbuster by attending special, interactive Jaws screenings at their local Alamo from June 30 through July 6.

[h/t Condé Nast Traveler]

Friends's Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc Once Pitched the Idea of a Phoebe and Joey Romance

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It's hard not to get sucked into all the romantic relationships that Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe had on the hit '90s sitcom Friends. And if you're a devout fan of the show, you probably have some opinions of your own on the various love interests seen throughout the 10 seasons. Or you may even have rooted to see relationships play out that never happened. For those viewers who ever hoped to see Phoebe and Joey get together: you're not alone. That was one romance Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc pushed for, too.

During a joint interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2016 (per Insider), Kudrow and LeBlanc, who played Phoebe and Joey, respectively, revealed that they had pitched a secret affair between their characters at one point in the show. When asked why the pair never got together, LeBlanc explained:

"Towards the end we actually pitched the idea that Joey and Phoebe had been having casual sex the entire time. We’d go back and shoot all the historical scenes and just before a moment that everyone recognizes, there’s Joey and Phoebe coming out of a broom closet together. But they were like, 'Nah.'"

While the idea sounds like it was shot down pretty quickly, imagine the Central Perk crew finding out that Joey and Phoebe had been having an affair all along. But for now, this reveal from the actors is all just a "moo point" at the end of the day.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, Reviews.org chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@reviews.org with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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