Emily Whitten

Emily is a book critic and writer for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Mississippi graduate, previously worked at Peachtree Publishers, and developed a mother's heart for good stories over a decade of homeschooling. Emily resides with her family in Nashville, Tenn. Follow her on Twitter @emilyawhitten.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Wrath of the Titans

Movie | Bone-cracking, edge-of-your-seat action may help film defy the scorn of the critical gods
by Emily Whitten
Posted 4/09/12, 02:37 am

Wrath of the Titans opened to the wrath of critics, dissatisfied with its 3D battle-scenes where a plot should be. But testosterone-loving movie-goers lifted its weekend box office returns to a respectable start, second only to The Hunger Games.

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Conscience killer?

Movie | <em>The Hunger Games</em> is a compelling story that can sensitize or desensitize teens to darkness
by Emily Whitten
Posted 3/26/12, 05:21 am

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Universal Pictures

Branching out

Movie | <em>The Lorax</em> proves to be a bonanza at the box office, and for liberal groups wanting to indoctrinate children
by Emily Whitten
Posted 3/12/12, 02:36 am

On Friday, March 2, Universal Pictures released The Lorax, a movie version of the Dr. Seuss book, and it promptly raked in $70 million. That's the strongest opening of any film this year, more than tripling its closest competition for the weekend.

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