Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

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Washington, DC, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • Detroit Free Press
Past:
  • delawareonline
  • Enquirer
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The News Leader
  • The Des Moines Register
  • argusleader
  • Indianapolis Star
  • North Jersey News
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Recent articles by Brian:

Review: Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent 2' is like a dark and magical 'Meet the Fockers'

Disney sequel 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' reimagines 'Sleeping Beauty' with a darker side and Angelina Jolie vs. Michelle Pfeiffer in a mom fight. → Read More

Review: Two Will Smiths mean double the disappointment in perplexing 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith plays a middle-aged assassin and his 23-year-old clone, but his personal appeal and snazzy tech can't save Ang Lee's thriller 'Gemini Man.' → Read More

'The Addams Family' dream team: Who's the best Gomez or Morticia? We pick our all-time faves

'The Addams Family' returns to the big screen with Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard. But who played the roles best? → Read More

Brie Larson: Marvel women are 'passionate' about a potential all-female superhero movie

After having a huge team-up in 'Avengers,' Brie Larson says her fellow Marvel women are 'passionate' about an all-female superhero project. → Read More

The best (and worst) Will Smith movies, ranked (including his new 'Gemini Man')

Will Smith has been a Hollywood A-lister for three decades, and in honor of his new 'Gemini Man,' we're ranking his very best and very worst films. → Read More

Review: 'Parasite' attaches to your soul with a thought-provoking tale of social inequality

Bong Joon-ho's latest effort 'Parasite' attaches and doesn't let go in a genre-defying tale about a well-to-do clan and a family of poor grifters. → Read More

'Joker' ignites uproar for featuring a song by convicted pedophile Gary Glitter

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' is already controversial for its violent content, but now there's uproar around a scene set to a Gary Glitter song. → Read More

Spoilers! Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' has definite Batman leanings, and that's a bad thing

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' promised a different spin on Batman's foe. Instead, it leans into all-too-familiar Dark Knight connections. Spoilers ahead! → Read More

Joaquin Phoenix will chill you in unsettling 'Joker'

‘Joker,’ which features a chilling performance by Joaquin Phoenix, is more psychological thriller than conventional comic-book movie → Read More

Ready to rumble? From WWE to AEW, our guide to all the pro wrestling body-slamming TV

You can't turn your channel anymore without getting dropkicked by pro wrestling. Here's a newcomer's guide to the various shows, from WWE to AEW. → Read More

Things get doubly freaky when Stephen King and son Joe Hill team up 'In the Tall Grass'

Alone, they're scary enough. But things are doubly freaky when horror master Stephen King and son Joe Hill's 'In the Tall Grass' comes to Netflix. → Read More

Review: Natalie Portman's 'Lucy in the Sky' plots a course toward soapy banality

Based on Lisa Nowak's crazy space scandal, "Lucy in the Sky" puts Natalie Portman in an astronaut suit but fails to embrace its inherent weirdness. → Read More

'It's shaky ground as an actor': Joaquin Phoenix charts an unpredictable path as 'Joker'

It's a role famously played by Heath Ledger, Jared Leto and others before him, but Joaquin Phoenix both loved and hated parts of playing 'Joker.' → Read More

Every big-screen Joker (including Joaquin Phoenix), ranked from worst to best

Joaquin Phoenix's dark 'Joker' is the latest to hit the big screen. From Mark Hamill to Heath Ledger, here are all the movie versions, ranked. → Read More

Review: Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' questions if there's empathy for the devil

Starring a phenomenal Joaquin Phoenix, 'Joker' puts a psychological spin on the iconic Batman villain and subtly explores a world devoid of empathy. → Read More

Emmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' vie for top prizes in their final adieus

Wielding 32 nominations, 'Game of Thrones' is likely to dominate the 71st Emmy Awards as it competes for best drama; 'Veep' is vying for best comedy. → Read More

Review: Brad Pitt rockets to greatness in spiffy space adventure 'Ad Astra'

Brad Pitt follows an outstanding turn in 'Once Upon A Time in Hollywood' as the shining star of James Gray's stunning space adventure 'Ad Astra.' → Read More

Michael B. Jordan plays 'real-life superhero' and Delaware native in 'Just Mercy'

The movie detailing Delaware native Bryan Stevenson's work as a human-rights lawyer will hit movie screens nationwide on Christmas Day. → Read More

Stephen King's new novel 'The Institute' mines familiar ground with psychic kids in duress

Hardcore Stephen King fans will find a lot of familiarity in his new novel, "The Institute," which follows a bunch of kidnapped psychic kids in duress. → Read More

Review: Jennifer Lopez's 'Hustlers' is so good, it almost makes up for 'Showgirls'

Jennifer Lopez shines as the leader of a girl gang in her new movie "Hustlers," about a group of strippers who fleece their Wall Street clients. → Read More