“From the producers of “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch” come Layer Cake, a very similarly themed crime movie that UPs the blood and body counts and, IMO, improves on the two Guy Ritchie jobs. I LOVED “LSaTSB” when it came out but I looked at it recently and it is dated even for 1998… the film coloring was trendy then but, after all of these years, we’ve come across better looking versions. I also LOVED Snatch when it came out and, watching it recently, aside from Brad Pitt, it didn’t do much for me. The comedy is just kind of….. old. Novel at the time but now it’s just… “I’ve already done it once”. Kind of like going to a music concert (to me). “Wanna go see ***** this weekend?” Me: “Nah, I’ve been to one.”
Or like Zeus in Die Hard: With a Vengeance:
Kid: Zeus, there’s a white guy outside.
Zeus: I’ve seen one before.
But I think Layer Cake is still hip, even if it’s been ten years. Do people still use the word “hip”? Cool? Fab? Tits? I wouldn’t say Layer Cake is the tits but it’s pretty decent. BTW – Tom Hardy looks weird in this one.Before he got super popular and made shit like DREAM HOUSE (he was AWESOME in THE JACKET), Daniel Craig leads the way as the perfect drug dealer. Foxy Sienna Miller is in here too. YUM YUM YUM. Craig wants to retire but his boss sends him on one last mission – to find the missing daughter of a rival, uppity English mob fellow. Along the way he runs into a bunch of Eastern European thugs and tons of boxes full of ecstasy. Is he going to be able to retire? Are they going to toss him off the top of that building?? Will Sienna Miller show her buns????? Maybe all three!!!! BTW: Tom Hardy looks weird in this one.I’m not paying 100% to this movie I have on in the background but I think they just played a song where the chorus was “I can smell your dick.” That seems kind of iffy for a mainstream movie so, if I’m wrong, I apologize but I’ve also just thought of the title for our next SHITFEST song. HMMMMM…..
“It’s that drunken, Irish prick
GOD DAMN, Boyd, I can SMELL your dick”
“Someone’s gonna get a fucking slap!”
“Fucking females is for Poofs.”
“In those days, being black was worse than being Irish.”
Oh well – this movie is pretty good – definitely worth a watch if you’ve never seen it. There are a lot worse ways to spend an hour and a half. See THIS post.
Also – WordPress was acting up a little bit yesterday afternoon (my time)… did you miss the big SHITFEST announcement yesterday?? If so – click HERE!!