http://thefishportland.com/ http://thefishportland.com/ en-us "The Book of Life" Deals More in Death and Questionable Truth http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Book-of-Life-Deals-More-in-Death-and-Questionable-Truth <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559887/TheBookOfLifePoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Full of humor, charming characters, and some interesting life lessons, but quite a lot of it is about death and what happens after. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:52:32 PST Movies & DVDs "The Book of Life" Deals More in Death and Questionable Truth <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559887/TheBookOfLifePoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Murray Excels as a Geezer with a Heart of Gold in "St. Vincent" http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Murray-Excels-as-a-Geezer-with-a-Heart-of-Gold-in-St--Vincent <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559872/StVincentPoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Thanks to particularly inspired casting it's transformed from a standard indie movie, clich&eacute;s and all, into something far more special. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32:14 PST Movies & DVDs Murray Excels as a Geezer with a Heart of Gold in "St. Vincent" <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559872/StVincentPoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "The Best of Me" is Easily the Worst of Sparks http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Best-of-Me-is-Easily-the-Worst-of-Sparks <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559863/TheBestOfMePoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Owns the least plausible and laughably awful ending committed to film in recent memory; nothing but a poor knock-off of The Notebook. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:28:42 PST Movies & DVDs "The Best of Me" is Easily the Worst of Sparks <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1559863/TheBestOfMePoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> The Kendrick Bros Take Their Films Beyond Sherwood http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Kendrick-Bros-Take-Their-Films-Beyond-Sherwood2 <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1557142/Kendricks-thumb_w60.jpg" alt="" /> With several successful films like "Courageous and "Fireproof" now under their belts, Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick are now putting the finishing touches on their latest motion picture, on the power of prayer, tentatively titled, Movie Five. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:31:45 PST Movies & DVDs The Kendrick Bros Take Their Films Beyond Sherwood <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1557142/Kendricks-thumb_w60.jpg" /> "Left Behind's" Gross Miscalculation: Too Little Eschatology, Too Much Disaster http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Left-Behind-s-Gross-Miscalculation-Too-Little-Eschatology--Too-Much-Disaster <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1546417/Left-Behind-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Rather than a timely, relevant story, this poorer Left Behind plays like a throwback to the 70s, when disaster movies were all the rage. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:39:01 PST Movies & DVDs "Left Behind's" Gross Miscalculation: Too Little Eschatology, Too Much Disaster <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1546417/Left-Behind-poster_w60.jpg" /> "The Good Lie" Makes for a Good Reminder http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Good-Lie-Makes-for-a-Good-Reminder <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1546387/the-good-lie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> A powerful movie about family, love, faith and being found. The story of Sudanese refugees comes to life with grace, humor, and dignity. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:24:29 PST Movies & DVDs "The Good Lie" Makes for a Good Reminder <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1546387/the-good-lie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Inspired by The Song of Solomon, but Feels More Like Ecclesiastes http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Inspired-by-The-Song-of-Solomon--but-Feels-More-Like-Ecclesiastes <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1542340/The-Song-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> The Song may not make it to the top of the charts but it is (loosely) inspired by Scripture and might be excellent for date night. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:27:03 PST Movies & DVDs Inspired by The Song of Solomon, but Feels More Like Ecclesiastes <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1542340/The-Song-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Filmmakers Seeking Child Audience Should Think Outside "The Boxtrolls" http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Filmmakers-Seeking-Child-Audience-Should-Think-Outside-The-Boxtrolls <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1542327/boxtrollsposter-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> The directors dedicated so much energy to making it surreal and quirky that they forgot who, namely the younger set, will be watching. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:23:49 PST Movies & DVDs Filmmakers Seeking Child Audience Should Think Outside "The Boxtrolls" <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1542327/boxtrollsposter-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Maze Runner" Not the Most Novel Dystopian Tale http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Maze-Runner-Not-the-Most-Novel-Dystopian-Tale <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1532757/MazeRunnerPoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Levels of intensity and violence push the PG-13 boundaries, but the film is competent considering it's another teen dystopian adaptation. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:22:59 PST Movies & DVDs "Maze Runner" Not the Most Novel Dystopian Tale <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1532757/MazeRunnerPoster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Dolphin Tale 2" Just Treads Water http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Dolphin-Tale-2-Just-Treads-Water <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1528233/DolphinTale2Poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> The pacing is sluggish, the storytelling predictable. Compared to the original, it's pretty inferior in the inspiration department, too. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:17:37 PST Movies & DVDs "Dolphin Tale 2" Just Treads Water <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1528233/DolphinTale2Poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "The Identical" Surprisingly Un-Identical to Blander Inspirationals http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Identical-Surprisingly-Un-Identical-to-Blander-Inspirationals <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1525366/the-identical-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Rather than follow a predictable trajectory of rebellion during the dawn of rock, it takes a refreshing track of spiritual exploration. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:04:22 PST Movies & DVDs "The Identical" Surprisingly Un-Identical to Blander Inspirationals <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1525366/the-identical-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> As with the Rapture, so Too "The Remaining": The Best Stuff's Gone from the Get-Go http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/As-with-the-Rapture--so-Too-The-Remaining-The-Best-Stuff-s-Gone-from-the-Get-Go <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1525354/remaining_movie-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Most of the movie feels un-scary, unsure of its theology, inconsistent in its methods, but there are a few nuggets of subtle quality. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:57:01 PST Movies & DVDs As with the Rapture, so Too "The Remaining": The Best Stuff's Gone from the Get-Go <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1525354/remaining_movie-poster_w60.jpg" /> The Kendrick Bros Take Their Films Beyond Sherwood http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Kendrick-Bros-Take-Their-Films-Beyond-Sherwood <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1522774/Kendricks-thumb_w60.jpg" alt="" /> With several successful films like "Courageous and "Fireproof" now under their belts, Christian filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick are now putting the finishing touches on their latest motion picture, on the power of prayer, tentatively titled, Movie Five. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:39:10 PST Movies & DVDs The Kendrick Bros Take Their Films Beyond Sherwood <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1522774/Kendricks-thumb_w60.jpg" /> Sneak Peek: "Left Behind" Movie http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Sneak-Peek-Left-Behind-Movie <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1509111/Left-Behind-thumb2_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Get a look at the upcoming apocalyptic Action-Thriller movie starring Nicolas Cage, based on the New York Times bestselling novel that brings biblical prophecy to life in modern times.. Left Behind - In theaters on October 3, 2014. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:42:59 PST Movies & DVDs Sneak Peek: "Left Behind" Movie <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1509111/Left-Behind-thumb2_w60.jpg" /> Teen Romance on Life Support in Weepy "If I Stay" http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Teen-Romance-on-Life-Support-in-Weepy-If-I-Stay <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1503786/If-I-Stay-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Compared to, say, Twilight, If I Stay is a giant leap forward for young female protagonists. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:22:48 PST Movies & DVDs Teen Romance on Life Support in Weepy "If I Stay" <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1503786/If-I-Stay-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "When The Game Stands Tall" Towers http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/When-The-Game-Stands-Tall-Towers <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1502444/When-the-Game-Stands-Tall-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Under the disciplined leadership of coach Bob Ladouceur, the De La Salle High School football team in Concordia, Ca. won 151 straight games. So what happens when a streak like that &hellip; ends? We get this movie review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:41:26 PST Movies & DVDs "When The Game Stands Tall" Towers <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1502444/When-the-Game-Stands-Tall-poster_w60.jpg" /> "The Giver" a Fair if Basic Treatise on Societal Control http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Giver-a-Fair-if-Basic-Treatise-on-Societal-Control <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1499374/The-iver_xlg-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> A parent-friendly thriller that allows a young audience to think about complex ideas and core human values for the first time. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:27:30 PST Movies & DVDs "The Giver" a Fair if Basic Treatise on Societal Control <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1499374/The-iver_xlg-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "What If" This Film Had Snappier Dialogue? http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/What-If-This-Film-Had-Snappier-Dialogue- <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1499364/what_if_movie_poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> On the rom-com scale, scores fair on chemistry between leads, poor on script. Too bad in a sex-free film where marriage is a noble goal. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:23:24 PST Movies & DVDs "What If" This Film Had Snappier Dialogue? <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1499364/what_if_movie_poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Andrea Logan White Found God at Low-Point in Career http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Andrea-Logan-White-Found-God-at-Low-Point-in-Career <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1493008/Andrea-Logan-White_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Actress Andrea Logan White, who starred in the hit movie, Mom's Night Out, retells a gripping faith testimony - and how radio was the tool used to bring her to God. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:02:28 PST Movies & DVDs Andrea Logan White Found God at Low-Point in Career <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1493008/Andrea-Logan-White_w60.jpg" /> "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is an Empty Shell http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-is-an-Empty-Shell <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1486386/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Those sword-swinging, ninja star-slinging mutant turtles are back for another rough-and-tumble rumble. (Not a creative enough teaser for you? Well, consider the source material we had to work with.) Is the movie worth the price of admission?  Check out our review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In! Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:10:19 PST Movies & DVDs "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is an Empty Shell <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1486386/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles_w60.jpg" /> Sneak Peek: "When The Game Stands Tall" Featurette - Behind the Huddle http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Sneak-Peek-When-The-Game-Stands-Tall-Featurette-Behind-the-Huddle <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1486273/When-the-Game-Stands-Tall-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Go behind the scenes and watch what the cast of When The Game Stands Tall has to say about the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:48:47 PST Movies & DVDs Sneak Peek: "When The Game Stands Tall" Featurette - Behind the Huddle <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1486273/When-the-Game-Stands-Tall-poster_w60.jpg" /> "Get On Up" Isn't Pretty, but Captures the Essence of James Brown http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Get-On-Up-Isn-t-Pretty--but-Captures-the-Essence-of-James-Brown <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1479333/Get-on-Up-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Not your typical birth-to-grave biography. It's a little spastic and occasionally confusing but certainly keeps the intensity set high. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:17:38 PST Movies & DVDs "Get On Up" Isn't Pretty, but Captures the Essence of James Brown <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1479333/Get-on-Up-poster_w60.jpg" /> "Guardians of the Galaxy" - High Valor, Low Value http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-High-Valor-Low-Value <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1478429/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy_w60.jpg" alt="" /> This exuberant, rollicking roller coaster of a movie has more problems than your typical superhero flick. Can it still find a heroic heart?  And should your family see it? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:46:05 PST Movies & DVDs "Guardians of the Galaxy" - High Valor, Low Value <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1478429/Guardians-of-the-Galaxy_w60.jpg" /> Beautiful "Calvary" about the Struggle to be Both Righteous, Human http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Beautiful-Calvary-about-the-Struggle-to-be-Both-Righteous--Human <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1478414/Calvalry-movie-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> When a religiously-themed film has no agenda towards evangelism or secularism, it&rsquo;s amazing how legitimately thought-provoking it can be. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:24:44 PST Movies & DVDs Beautiful "Calvary" about the Struggle to be Both Righteous, Human <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1478414/Calvalry-movie-poster_w60.jpg" /> "Hercules" Flexes Some Muscle http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Hercules-Flexes-Some-Muscle <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1476610/hercules-port2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> This new Hercules is a completely different animal (and I&rsquo;m not just talking about the lion our hero so famously slew with his bare hands... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:02:47 PST Movies & DVDs "Hercules" Flexes Some Muscle <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1476610/hercules-port2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" />