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Fight Club
Fight Club (1999)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The first rule of fight club is: Leave your inhibitions at the door!

This film is irresistibly, irrevocably and soul destroyingly sick; and I loved it.

In a world where everyone is fussing over material possessions and polite mannerisms, it is so refreshing to see a story that not only spits in the face of this conventionality, but oozes blood all over the concrete.

Fight Club is a story of a predictable life and ferocious need to feel.

You may find yourself pressing your lips into a line whilst watching this film, trying to convince yourselves that you are not this animalistic; But guess what? You are.

Fight Club is a film that will keep you guessing and have you reeling, as you come face to face with a character that you can relate to, a character that scares you, and a story that makes you realise that everything you hate about yourself, and love about yourself will forever be at loggerheads.

Norton gives a stirring performance as the narrator, an honest character with some twisted remedies for his misery. Pitt delivers a performance that may just be his key into the kingdom, a key that may convince his critics that his is not all looks, but some startling talent as well.

Fight club will open your eyes.
Look inside the true core of humanity, if you dare.


SEE IT IF YOU LIKED: Rebel without a cause, The Game.

CHILDREN: The humour is black and the scenes bloody and violent. Send them to bed, no argument.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY: Don?t bother. The very philosophy of this film presents is a borderline religion, and a sick one at that. It will offend you if you are devout.

Charlotte Gray
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Charlotte Gray is a film which had the opportunity to do something unique, but instead follows a very tired and worn formula. Girl falls in love with boy, boy goes to war, girl follows boy using any means possible, war changes girl and helps her realise that she can never go back to the life she had. It has been done so many times, in every genre, and using every conceivable plotline.

My preconception that Charlotte Gray was going to be about a tough as guts female war hero (i.e. Nancy Wake) may have set me up for disappointment. Either way, regardless of the fact that my expectations were smashed, it is still a predictable storyline and, even as a romance, didn't get my blood pumping. It really is a damn shame. With a little guts and some well placed perspective, this could have been really good. Oh well, it won't be the last good idea that is thwarted in favour of the safe route.


Watch it if you liked: If you like war films and romance, then you will probably like this a medium amount.

Don?t watch it if: You are expecting something different.

Children: For the most part, it is actually quite tame. Cover their eyes two or three times, and you?ll be sweet.

Candy (2006)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This film is getting crappy reviews, and I don't get it! I think it's some of the most brilliant cinema that I've seen in years. It's moving, shocking, imposing and achieves exactly what it is designed to achieve.
It is probably one of the most realistic tributes to drug culture that I have seen in some time. It's gruelling, that's for sure, but it doesn't try too hard. It isn't more confronting than it should be, and it doesn't exaggerate the horror of the characters dilemma. The anger, the setting, the lighting; everything about the film mimics what one would expect to see should they ever be privy to such a tragic story.

Many have suggested that this film is too closely paralleled with others in its genre, but I don't agree. Despite its murky subject matter, Candy beholds much beauty. This, for me, is what sets it apart from many of its counterparts. Rather than focus on the absolute depravity of the drug culture (although it certainly covers this), it also delves into the enticing intimacy that can form between users, and how this intimacy, even in the sober light of day, can cling to the soul and permanently imbed itself. The film demonstrates this intimacy in such a way that it does not glamourise drug culture, but rather, invites the viewer to consider its fingerprints.

For me, it is definitely up there with Requiem and Trainspotting and is brilliant all on its own.


Watch it if you liked: Requiem for a dream or Trainspotting.

Don't watch it if: So many reasons. It's pretty gruelling and deals with some very confronting issues; reserve only for those who can handle very confronting drama.

Children: Definitely not.

The Lion King
The Lion King (1994)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It is rare that a film can conjure a lump in the throat, but even rarer when it can achieve this reaction within the first 5 minutes. The spectacular opening of The Lion King sets expectations high, and it does not disappoint. It is a film that will go down in history as one of the best ever made, and you would be doing yourself a cultural disservice not to watch it. Grab someone you love, snuggle under a blanket with some tissues, and enjoy this guiltless cinematic experience in all of its glory.


Watch it if you liked: The little mermaid.

Don't watch it if: Just watch it.

Children: Definitely.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

At the end of the day, Weitz seems aware that he is catering to a specific kind of audience; the obsessed kind that wouldn't care if you placed a can of dog food on the screen -so long as it had a picture of Robert Pattinson scowling on one side, and a picture of Taylor Lautner shirtless on the other.

This second instalment of the Twilight saga mainly revolves around the strengthening friendship between Bella (played by Stewart) and Jacob (Lautner). After a minor mishap with her vampire boyfriend Edward and his family, that leads Edward to believe his continued presence in Bella's life is dangerous, he decides to leave her behind.

The electric chemistry between Stewart and Pattison is somewhat absent from the film due to the fact the Pattinsons character Edward does leave the story for an extended block of time, leaving Lautner and Stewart to carry the story alone.

The chemistry between Stewart and Lautner is somewhat nonexistent, which does make the plotline drag slightly. There is also an overabundance of painful soap opera staring and lingering camera work that borderlines' on nauseating. The angst that existed in the first film has been put on steroids. I will be watching the papers for Stewart to lodge a compensation claim with summit for spine dysplasia, since she spends the majority of her time lurching around like a heartbroken caveman. It is almost as if the sheer prospect of any of these stars cracking a smile would ruin their super cool image. Parents wondering why their teenage daughters have suddenly become reclusive, sulky little mope abouts, may have a culprit to blame in these films (check the walls for posters).

I will say that the special effects, although there was not
as much as I had hoped, did live up to standard, and the director has managed to fit a startling amount of information into the film so you will get bang for your buck if you are a fan.

Fans needn't bother reading published critic reviews as they will not hear what they are wanting to: That the Twilight saga is Oscar worthy. Regardless of any opinion of any third party, fans will love the films and be loyal regardless.

The phenomenon has taken over the world so there is no doubt that teenagers will love it, although Team Edward fans may be disappointed with Pattinsons' absence. Boyfriends will probably hate it, but endure it if there is a prospect of action post credits. There are still two more instalments to go, and I am looking forward to the prospect of writing a review that will glow, I really am, but it's not for New Moon, and it's not today.

Children: It is my personal opinion that very young impressionable children, especially girls, do not need to be subjected to material of this nature. The films are quite heavy and will obsess little minds very easily which may be unhealthy. Aside from this, do we really need more littlies growing up with a false example of love and romance? If you have kids, or teenagers that you consider emotionally capable of separating fact from fiction with regards to the emotional/human aspects of the story (ie: you are never going to find your own Edward Cullen), then they will be fine.

Religion: I wouldn't expect many parents of a devout faith to consider any of these movies appropriate for kids under the age of 15-18, as they will escalate your child's hormones to an uncontrollable level.

Watch it if you liked: Only Twilight fans can tolerate this franchise.