actor: Armand Assante

Leaves of the Tree

October 24, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Leaves of the Tree" is a unique film, featuring the mystery of a tree and its restorative leaves in Sicily. The film opens in Segesta, Sicily, in 1808, and robbers have wounded a man. A couple of men help him by placing him in a river and laying the restorative leaves from the tree on his chest. [...]

A Fine Step

June 24, 2014

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Calvin Masterson is a five time world champion along with his horse Fandango in the Paso Fino competition, which means fine step. Paso Fino is a breed of horse that is known for its smooth, natural, four beat lateral gait. So our story begins after Cal and Fandango take their fifth win and are [...]

Shark Swarm

June 3, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a riveting movie in spots, as the viewer waits to see who might be the next victim or victims of attack from a swarm of sharks. This story has all the elements that make for a good movie including good actors (John Schneider, Armand Assante and Daryl Hannah), in addition to mystery. Armand [...]

The Third Wish

April 17, 2007
"The Third Wish" is a modern day fairy tale about a young woman who seems to have nothing but bad luck until she stumbles upon a lantern she finds in a drawer at the used book store she works at. After jokingly rubbing the lamp, she suddenly finds herself five million dollars richer after a [...]

Two for the Money

January 17, 2006
I don't know why good actors even want to be in films like this. The entire film is depressing and negative. It deals with greed, one of man's worst attributes. Walter Abrams plays off of other people's gambling addiction and doesn't care who he hurts along the way. In one scene Walter, who is in [...]

Two for the Money – Filtered

January 17, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey give good performances in "Two for the Money." This typical Hollywood film of today takes two large actors and places them into a world that would, under any other circumstance, be entirely boring. In the illegal world of sports betting, there exists an entirely [...]

Mambo Kings – Filtered

August 16, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Two brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba to start a career in America as musicians. This is what Nestor thinks the plan is, but Cesar has a secret about his love back in Cuba, Maria. She married a man, Luis, and he told Cesar if they didn't leave Cuba that they would kill him. They got to New [...]


August 17, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Set in Scotland in the mid 1700's, "Kidnapped" is based on Scottish history and is, of course, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. David Balfour, a young man whose parents recently died, sets out to make his own way in the world. As he says good-bye to friends and neighbors he is given a letter, [...]

Looking for an Echo – Edited

September 24, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a film with a heart that bleeds at times: Vinnie's young daughter is hospitalized with a life-threatening cancer, and the scenes in the hospital room between father/daughter are heart wrenching. Vinnie's wife died and he blunts the emotions of having to deal with the possibility of also [...]

The Road to El Dorado

December 12, 2000

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Like Butch and Sundance, Tulio and Miguel help preserve the comic outlaw “buddy” film. These two Spanish adventurers maintain the same camaraderie that Hope and Crosby had for each other in "Road to Morocco," "Road to Rio," and the rest. You remember, where Bing put Bob in danger for financial [...]