Is “Father Figures” funny? “Jane” joyous? Popcorn Bag home video reviews!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mindless comedy and a biographical documentary are new home video offerings this week. Check out which one Russ and Shawn recommend!


Warner Brothers


“Father Figures” is a mildly funny and mindless comedy. Yes, it’s lazy at times and often desperate for attention. I loved watching Katt Williams the most underrated funny person of our generation.

SHAWN: 2 Popcorn Bags


2) JANE (PG)

National Geographic


Although she had no formal training, young Jane Goodall went into the African jungle in the 1960s, lived with the chimpanzees and became one of the foremost experts on simian behavior. The documentary “Jane” chronicles her life’s work mostly through the lens of her former husband, famed nature cinematographer Hugo van Lawick. If you can get past the intrusive score by Phillip Glass, “Jane” is an agreeable look at a fascinating individual.

Tremendously informational and extremely fascinating but not very well executed as Docs go.

RUSS: 3 Popcorn Bags

SHAWN: 3 Popcorn Bags



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