Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

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Recent:
  • 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:

The 10 best movies of 2019 definitively ranked, from 'Avengers: Endgame' to 'Jojo Rabbit'

2019 gave us a great Marvel epic ('Avengers: Endgame') and a horror film inspired by Hands Across America ('Us'), so let's rank the best of the best. → Read More

How 'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson's 'Last Jedi' backlash inspired a 'Knives Out' Internet troll

Rian Johnson became a target of Internet trolls with 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' But he's getting the last laugh with a character in new 'Knives Out.' → Read More

'Star Wars': Baby Yoda is way cuter than 'vile' porgs, John Boyega says

Baby Yoda steals nearly every scene of Disney+'s 'Star Wars' show 'The Mandalorian' and 'Rise of Skywalker' star John Boyega is a fan: "So cute, man." → Read More

‘Marriage Story’ is emotionally devastating

'Marriage Story,' which chronicles a divorce, is a career-defining project for director Noah Baumbach and stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson → Read More

Review: Star-studded 'Knives Out' takes a smart stab at reinventing the murder mystery

Rian Johnson reinvents the murder mystery in the wickedly hilarious 'Knives Out,' with an all-star cast that includes Daniel Craig and Chris Evans. → Read More

Daniel Craig on 'one more' Bond, his whodunit 'Knives Out' – and why he says no to sweet potatoes

Daniel Craig embraces his comedic side as sleuth Benoit Blanc in 'Knives Out' while preparing to say goodbye to James Bond with 'No Time to Die.' → Read More

Review: Greta Gerwig's all-star 'Little Women' adapts a classic with modern wit, resonance

With Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep starring, Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' showcases the modern resonance of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. → Read More

Review: 'The Two Popes' engages with a tale of pontiffs and pizza, not preachiness

Netflix's 'The Two Popes' leans into understanding and fallibility in a tale of papal rivals-turned-friends played by Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce. → Read More

J.J. Abrams finished the new 'Star Wars' Sunday: 'I’m wildly excited & utterly exhausted'

Less than a month before the release of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' J.J. Abrams says he's "wildly excited" about finishing the 11-movie saga. → Read More

Spoilers! Anna and Elsa get cool new roles at the end of 'Frozen 2'

Disney's 'Frozen 2' features a happy ending (naturally), but it's one that finds Anna and Elsa in a different place than where they started. Spoilers! → Read More

Chadwick Boseman always finds a way to be super, even in the rather ordinary '21 Bridges'

Chadwick Boseman plays heroes of the comic-book and real-life variety. But he's still super, even in conventional fare like '21 Bridges.' → Read More

Ranked: All the 'Frozen' movie songs, from 'Let It Go' to 'Into the Unknown'

'Let It Go' isn't the only choice number in the 'Frozen' movie canon. In honor of 'Frozen 2,' we're ranking all the songs featuring Elsa and friends. → Read More

Elsa lets it go again with the new 'Frozen 2' anthem 'Into the Unknown'

'Let It Go' hit us all like an earworming blizzard in the first 'Frozen.' Now 'Frozen 2' arrives with a new song that aspires to be the next anthem. → Read More

Here's what you need to know about Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf going into 'Frozen 2'

Pop culture fell hard for Princess Anna, Queen Elsa and friends in "Frozen." Here's what you need to know about them going into the new Disney sequel. → Read More

'Frozen 2': Why Kristen Bell's daughters are totally on a Kristoff and Sven kick

"No matter how many times I tell my daughters how cool I am, they're not buying it," said "Frozen 2" star Kristen Bell. → Read More

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' brings out the warm fuzzies with Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

America's Dad Tom Hanks impresses in a perfectly warm and fuzzy (albeit supporting) role as Fred Rogers in 'A Beautiful Day the Neighborhood.' → Read More

The bromance is real in retro-cool ‘Ford v Ferrari’

In 'Ford v Ferrari,' Matt Damon and Christian Bale play the designer and driver who brought glory to Ford at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 → Read More

Gangster epic ‘The Irishman’ lives up to the hype

Dream cast of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci explores history of Jimmy Hoffa and the mob → Read More

'Frozen 2' gives boys a 'Let It Go' moment and teaches them to let their 'feelings out'

Kristen Bell shares a favorite moment from 'Frozen 2' where Kristoff tells Anna that his 'love is not fragile' and more powerful messaging for boys. → Read More

Review: Kristen Stewart steals the revitalizing, super-fun new 'Charlie's Angels'

The new 'Charlie's Angels' is a revitalizing revamp that ties together the various iterations and features Kristen Stewart at her blockbuster best. → Read More