The Untouchables

The Untouchables

In my opinion, this is Kevin Costner's best movie. It's a classic crime film with everything you'd expect and want: organized crime, gangsters, cops and people getting whacked.

  • If you love the radio show as much as I do... be sure to check out the first two seasons of Showtime's This American Life hosted by Ira Glass.

  • If you love the radio show as much as I do... be sure to check out the first two seasons of Showtime's This American Life hosted by Ira Glass.

  • Where I'm usually not a huge fan of stand-up, for some one as hilarious and legendary as Jeff Garlin, I'm more than will to give it a fair shake. This one is worth your consideration.

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