http://thefishportland.com/ http://thefishportland.com/ en-us "Planes: Fire & Rescue" Flies Higher Than Original http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Planes-Fire---Rescue-Flies-Higher-Than-Original <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1469676/Planes_fire_rescue_poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> This time the cute factor doesn&rsquo;t get in the way of meaningful characters and it&rsquo;s a much better picture as a result. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:35:14 PST Movies & DVDs "Planes: Fire & Rescue" Flies Higher Than Original <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1469676/Planes_fire_rescue_poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Persecuted" Puts the First Amendment to the Test http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Persecuted-Puts-the-First-Amendment-to-the-Test <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1460980/Persecuted-movie-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> In the not-so-distant future, a powerful U.S. senator pushes for a bill that forces religious leaders to give equal time to other faiths. Just one preacher stands in its way. Is it for your family? We give you this review from Plugged In! Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:32:27 PST Movies & DVDs "Persecuted" Puts the First Amendment to the Test <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1460980/Persecuted-movie-poster_w60.jpg" /> Intelligent "Apes", Mindless Entertainment http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Intelligent-Apes--Mindless-Entertainment <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1454525/DawnPlanetApesPort-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Every clich&eacute; is covered, and there are plot holes big enough to drive a tank through, but it's all about the spectacle and effects. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:18:20 PST Movies & DVDs Intelligent "Apes", Mindless Entertainment <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1454525/DawnPlanetApesPort-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Earth to Echo" is Indifferent, Not Interstellar Entertainment http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Earth-to-Echo-is-Indifferent-Not-Interstellar-Entertainment <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1445558/Earth-to-Echo_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Landing somewhere between E.T. and Super 8, this light-hearted lightweight of a feature never takes off.  Is it worth taking your family to see?  We have a review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In! Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:06:10 PST Movies & DVDs "Earth to Echo" is Indifferent, Not Interstellar Entertainment <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1445558/Earth-to-Echo_w60.jpg" /> Mindless Action Lives on in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Mindless-Action-Lives-on-in-Transformers--Age-of-Extinction <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1442409/Transformers_Age_of_Extinction_port-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Transformers: Age of Extinction is a reboot of sorts. Mark Wahlberg plays a Texas widower raising a 17-year-old daughter. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:27:02 PST Movies & DVDs Mindless Action Lives on in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1442409/Transformers_Age_of_Extinction_port-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Alone Yet Not Alone" Only Works for Those Tired of Everything Else http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Alone-Yet-Not-Alone-Only-Works-for-Those-Tired-of-Everything-Else <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1430508/Alone-Yet-Not-Alone_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Plays like a companion piece to Little House on the Prairie, but without engendering the same affection and falling dramatically flat. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:42:15 PST Movies & DVDs "Alone Yet Not Alone" Only Works for Those Tired of Everything Else <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1430508/Alone-Yet-Not-Alone_w60.jpg" /> Family Themes Breathe Fire into "Dragon" Sequel http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Family-Themes-Breathe-Fire-into-Dragon-Sequel <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1425534/How-to-Train-Your-Dragon-2_w60.jpg" alt="" /> How to Train Your Dragon 2 doesn't offer the same measure of surprise as the original but has different strengths of its own, including how regret and apology heal. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:10:30 PST Movies & DVDs Family Themes Breathe Fire into "Dragon" Sequel <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1425534/How-to-Train-Your-Dragon-2_w60.jpg" /> "The Fault in Our Stars" is No Garden-Variety Tearjerker http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/The-Fault-in-Our-Stars-is-No-Garden-Variety-Tearjerker <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1415991/The-Fault-In-our-Stars_w60.jpg" alt="" /> As sad and heartbreaking as it all is, this unordinary romance explores love, mortality and the meaning of life in such a memorable way. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:56:59 PST Movies & DVDs "The Fault in Our Stars" is No Garden-Variety Tearjerker <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1415991/The-Fault-In-our-Stars_w60.jpg" /> "Edge of Tomorrow" Belongs on the Must-See List http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Edge-of-Tomorrow-Belongs-on-the-Must-See-List <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1415979/Edge-of-Tomorrow_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Visceral and intelligent high-concept thrill-ride rigorously earns the accolade: "If you see only one movie this summer, see this." Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:44:21 PST Movies & DVDs "Edge of Tomorrow" Belongs on the Must-See List <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1415979/Edge-of-Tomorrow_w60.jpg" /> "Maleficent" - Magnificent Effects, Menacing Storyline http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Maleficent-Magnificent-Effects--Menacing-Storyline <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1393449/Maleficent-movie-poster_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Disney's most memorable villain (from Sleeping Beauty fame) returns to the screen, bent on all manner of wickedness. What can possibly stop this "mistress of all evil"? What might even have the power to redeem her? Could it be ... love? Fri, 30 May 2014 09:18:54 PST Movies & DVDs "Maleficent" - Magnificent Effects, Menacing Storyline <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1393449/Maleficent-movie-poster_w60.jpg" /> "X-Men Days of Future Past" Has Action Present http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/X-Men-Days-of-Future-Past-Has-Action-Present <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1379552/X-Men_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Past, present and future are all up for grabs when Wolverine rips his way back to 1973 hoping to make a few X-traordinary changes. Thu, 22 May 2014 12:20:59 PST Movies & DVDs "X-Men Days of Future Past" Has Action Present <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1379552/X-Men_w60.jpg" /> "Godzilla" - Loud, Grim, and Doubly Dim http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Godzilla--Loud--Grim--and-Doubly-Dim <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1373154/godzilla-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Thematically and visually dark and characterized by joylessness, this reboot manages to take the popcorn out of summer blockbusters. Fri, 16 May 2014 13:54:37 PST Movies & DVDs "Godzilla" - Loud, Grim, and Doubly Dim <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1373154/godzilla-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Million Dollar Arm" is Major League http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Million-Dollar-Arm-is-Major-League <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1372431/Million-Dollar-Arm_w60.jpg" alt="" /> A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:29:13 PST Movies & DVDs "Million Dollar Arm" is Major League <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1372431/Million-Dollar-Arm_w60.jpg" /> Laughs and Truth Awkwardly Co-Mingle in Mom's Night Out http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Laughs-and-Truth-Awkwardly-Co-Mingle-in-Mom-s-Night-Out <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1371217/moms_night_out_xlg-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Directors Jon and Andrew Erwin give faith-based humor with social and spiritual relevance their best shot and get two out of three right. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:47:10 PST Movies & DVDs Laughs and Truth Awkwardly Co-Mingle in Mom's Night Out <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1371217/moms_night_out_xlg-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Legends of Oz: Dorothy Shoulda Stayed in Kansas http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Legends-of-Oz-Dorothy-Shoulda-Stayed-in-Kansas <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1371201/Legends-of-Oz_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Begins with some of the most charming opening credits you've ever seen... and it's pretty much all downhill from there. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:43:21 PST Movies & DVDs Legends of Oz: Dorothy Shoulda Stayed in Kansas <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1371201/Legends-of-Oz_w60.jpg" /> "Ragamuffin" Introduces Us to the Real Rich Mullins, and to God's Love http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Ragamuffin-Introduces-Us-to-the-Real-Rich-Mullins--and-to-God-s-Love <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1363938/Ragamuffin-Official-Poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Short on budget and famous actors, but undeniable authenticity in the storytelling helps set it apart from many other faith-based films. Thu, 08 May 2014 14:02:04 PST Movies & DVDs "Ragamuffin" Introduces Us to the Real Rich Mullins, and to God's Love <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1363938/Ragamuffin-Official-Poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Andrew Garfield is Electric in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Andrew-Garfield-is-Electric-in-The-Amazing-Spider-Man-2 <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1363925/SpiderMan-2_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Light years ahead of its predecessor, boasting spectacular special effects (every scene gets more eye-popping) and quality storytelling. Thu, 08 May 2014 13:55:19 PST Movies & DVDs Andrew Garfield is Electric in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1363925/SpiderMan-2_w60.jpg" /> "Bears" is True to DisneyNature Legacy http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Bears-is-True-to-DisneyNature-Legacy <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1324919/Bears-movie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> True to its heritage, Disneynature captures nature on its own terms and its own schedule; with never-before-seen stories in our natural world that both astound and charm you. It's a pattern set by Walt Disney so many years ago. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:45:56 PST Movies & DVDs "Bears" is True to DisneyNature Legacy <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1324919/Bears-movie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Transcendence" Doesn’t Go Above and Beyond http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Transcendence-Doesn-t-Go-Above-and-Beyond <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1324897/transcendence-_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Has an intriguing premise but gets less interesting, not more, once Will experiences transcendence. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:21:46 PST Movies & DVDs "Transcendence" Doesn’t Go Above and Beyond <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1324897/transcendence-_w60.jpg" /> "Heaven is for Real" is Better With Questions Than Answers http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Heaven-is-for-Real-is-Better-With-Questions-Than-Answers <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1293709/Heaven-is-for-real-movie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> What&rsquo;s most compelling about Heaven is for Real is that it forces the faithful to truly wrestle with what&rsquo;s being shared from the pulpit ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:15 PST Movies & DVDs "Heaven is for Real" is Better With Questions Than Answers <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1293709/Heaven-is-for-real-movie-poster-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Rio 2" Runs Dry Too Soon http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Rio-2-Runs-Dry-Too-Soon <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1286346/rio-2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> As the flimsiness of the story becomes all too apparent, viewers may be wondering how much more they'll be able to endure. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:52:08 PST Movies & DVDs "Rio 2" Runs Dry Too Soon <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1286346/rio-2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> Draft Day Not Necessarily a Winning Ticket http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Draft-Day-Not-Necessarily-a-Winning-Ticket <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1286334/draft_day_movie_poster_1-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Cleveland Browns GM Kevin Costner has to make this year's draft picks winners ... or lose his job. How's he going to pull that off and manage his own teetering private life too? Is it a win with your family?  Catch the review! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:47:20 PST Movies & DVDs Draft Day Not Necessarily a Winning Ticket <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1286334/draft_day_movie_poster_1-220w-tn_w60.jpg" /> "Captain America Winter Soldier" More Grey Than Red-White-and-Blue http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Captain-America-Winter-Soldier-More-Grey-Than-Red-White-and-Blue <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1277089/Captain-America-sequel_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Old-fashioned good-vs.-evil fun, even if you aren't sure which side is which among the not-so-subtle real-world political parallels. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:27:31 PST Movies & DVDs "Captain America Winter Soldier" More Grey Than Red-White-and-Blue <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1277089/Captain-America-sequel_w60.jpg" /> "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" is 40 Minutes of Wide-Eyed Wonder http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Island-of-Lemurs--Madagascar-is-40-Minutes-of-Wide-Eyed-Wonder <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1277081/Island-of-Lemurs-Madagascar_w60.jpg" alt="" /> A quick-running, G-rated, family friendly film about Madagascar that educates and inspires without dancing hippos or polka-dot zebras. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:18:10 PST Movies & DVDs "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" is 40 Minutes of Wide-Eyed Wonder <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1277081/Island-of-Lemurs-Madagascar_w60.jpg" /> "Noah" Movie Review: Artistic License or Biblical Deviation? http://thefishportland.com/Movies-DVDs/Noah---Artistic-License-or-Biblical-Deviation <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1259777/noah2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" alt="" /> Drawing a clear line between the ways of God and man, Noah is rife with theological exploration that some may find heretical while others will find refreshing and artistic. Is it appropriate for your family?  We have this review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:23:23 PST Movies & DVDs "Noah" Movie Review: Artistic License or Biblical Deviation? <img src="http://fis.live.mediaspanonline.com/assets/1259777/noah2-220w-tn_w60.jpg" />