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Born on this day: April 21, 1959 - Singer, songwriter and founder of The Cure, Robert Smith (born Robert James Smith in Blackpool, UK). Happy 58th Birthday, Robert!!

The Untouchables - For the ‘Train Station Sequence’ Alone

A huge hit the summer it came out, and probably the start of the whole ‘remaking old television series for the big screen’ trend that got a little out of hand in the coming years ('Flintstones’ or 'Josie and the Pussycats’ anyone?). A great cast, and beautiful music by Ennio Morricone, but as usual with a DePalma movie, it is a flimsy piece of work held together by a couple of truly amazing scenes, in this case, there are several good sequences to hold it together, including a memorable 'baseball bat scene’ starring Robert De Niro as Al Capone, and a 'Train Station’ scene that is worth the price of admission alone. Costner plays the Gman Elliot Ness with a bland 'good guy’ persona, who enlists the help of a colorful crew of helpers in his quest to see Al Capone put behind bars (of course, his eventual imprisonment for tax evasion is a bit of a story let down, but what are ya gonna do? rewrite history? DePalma’s no Quentin Tarantino, that’s for sure.). Sean Connery won an oscar for his portrayal of a gruff no nonsense irish cop (but it was probably more of a career oscar for years of James Bond servitude).

3.5 stars out of 5

Released 1987, First Viewing June 1987 with several revisits since

Why is it that every man I like has to either be

a) around the same age or older than my parents

b) married/ engaged/ taken

c) famous

d) all of the above

I mean why? what is wrong with me? I need help