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Sarah Bolger @ Tribeca

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Sarah Bolger's film Emelie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 16. I was lucky enough to get rush tickets and see it. The whole cast attended and there was a Q&A after the film.

After their regular babysitter can’t make it, the Thompson family turns to her friend Anna to supervise the children while they go out to celebrate their anniversary. At first Anna seems like a dream come true for the kids, as she allows them to play with things that are usually off-limits. But, as her behavior becomes increasingly odd, the kids soon find out that her intentions are dark and twisted, and that she is not Anna at all.

Understanding that the scariest villains have relatable motivations, director Michael Thelin imbues realism into this story and its characters. As the sitter’s emotional wreckage comes to the surface, the children react in the only way they know how. Emelie’s slow burning first act soon escalates dramatically into a multidimensional, nail-biting thriller.

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Fall Movies 2014

I got my EW Fall Movie preview. Here are the movies I'm interested in seeing whether it be in the theater or Netflix:

The Maze Runner - 9/19
Tracks - 919
Jimi: All Is By My Side - 9/26
Gone Girl - 10/3
The Good Lie - 10/3
The Book of Life - 10/17
Horns - 10/31
Interstellar - 11/7
The Theory of Everything - 11/7
The Hunger Games Mockingjay pt 1 - 11/21
The Imitation Game - 11/21
Wild - 12/5
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies - 12/17
Into the Woods - 12/25
Unbroken - 12/25
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2013 Summer Movies

10th - The Great Gatsby
17th - Star Trek Into Darkness

14th - The Bling Ring
Man of Steel

Wow, only four movies to see this summer. Hollywood is going to hate me.
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The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

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Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland, c. 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.

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The Night Circus

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Has anyone ever read this book? I loved it. The story is creative and enchanting. Every character was interesting to read about. I enjoyed how the chapters were short, jumped to different points in time, and showed different points of view. The book was written in a poetic way, and the descriptions of the circus made me able to picture everything in my head. I read there's already a script being written. I can't wait to see this on the big screen because it will be really pretty to see.