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.

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Surrender the Secret

Television
by Emily Whitten
Posted 12/21/12, 01:00 am

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Anna Karenina

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/30/12, 01:00 am

Two lovers lie in blooming grass and sunlight, in the springtime of their adulterous affair. It is hours before nightfall, before the violent grasping for fig leaves. But still the twinge of conscience comes: “Someone might be watching.” And with those words, they look up to the boughs of swaying trees, suddenly aware of that Someone, unseen, in the rushing wind.

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Walt Disney Pictures

Wreck-It Ralph

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/02/12, 01:00 am

After a provoking day under the shadow of Fix-It Felix Jr., hammer-handed video game villain Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) sets out to prove he’s not the bad guy everyone thinks he is. He zips through power cords and game hops through the arcade, winning a medal of honor in a Halo-type game, which he quickly loses inside the racing game, Sugar Rush. While searching for the medal, he befriends the barb-tongued yet sprightly Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), and together they concoct a plan to secure both his medal and her place in the upcoming race line-up.

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