In 1999 Sam Mendes earned an astounding 8 Oscar nominations for his debut film, American Beauty. Since then he's gone from the art house to the flop house to the world of big budget Bond films. But did his artistic output jump the shark along the way?Read More
Will Smith contributed to not one BUT two of the worst films of 2016. Don't act surprised though. Sometime before Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty, The Fresh Prince's career jumped the shark. Shawn and Jake bravely waded through Smith's filmography to figure out where things started to take a turn for the worse.Read More
In honor of the fifth anniversary of Drive, Adam and Jake take a look at the career of the most famous Danish filmmaker not named "Von Trier" or "Dreyer," Nicolas Winding Refn. Is NWR still pumping out hyper-stylized, stone-cold classics, or has he jumped the shark?Read More
From Bad Boys to Big Momma's House, Martin Lawrence has enjoyed a long and storied (or maybe just long) career. Shawn and Steve K tackle the most pressing question on the minds of Americans young and old: When did Martin Lawrence jump the shark?Read More
With career spanning 4+ decades and a plethora of hit records and awards under his belt, Phil Collins has cemented himself as one of the greatest pop singers of all time. Still, old Phil has spent most of his career fighting a soft rock stigma (and male pattern baldness). Is the discography of Phil Collins un-fuck-with-able? Or at some point did Phil Collins jump the shark?Read More
The original Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the greatest horror films of all time, but somehow the franchise devolved into formulaic, pun-filled garbage in just a few short years. This week the OpVac crew tries to pin down when Wes Craven's iconic series jumped the shark.Read More
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Sharking the Jump! Each episode, Shawn and Steve K will choose an author, actor, franchise, french pastry or band and try to figure out when their career jumped the shark.
First Up: Ricky GervaisRead More