Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Detroit Free Press
Past:
  • The News Leader
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Enquirer
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • argusleader
  • Hattiesburg American
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • 12 News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

The 12 movies you must absolutely, positively see this summer (yes, including 'Avengers')

Sure, you're going to watch 'Avengers: Endgame." But check out all the must-see summer movies, from a new 'Lion King' to a 'Fast & Furious' spinoff. → Read More

The 5 coolest things we saw at Star Wars Celebration, from VR Vader to a 'Mandalorian'

After a long weekend immersing ourselves at Star Wars Celebration, here are the five coolest things, from the new movie trailer to VR Darth Vader. → Read More

Star Wars Celebration: 'The Mandalorian' moseys onto Disney+ with Western vibes

Star Wars Celebration showcased 'The Mandalorian,' the first live-action 'Star Wars' series coming to the Disney+ streaming service. → Read More

'Star Wars' films will 'take a pause' after 'Rise of Skywalker,' 'Thrones' creators next

'Star Wars' films will 'take a pause' after the release of 'The Rise of Skywalker,' with 'Game of Thrones' creators next up to create a movie series. → Read More

Star Wars Celebration: 'Fallen Order' takes gamers to dark times for the Jedi

The new video game 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order' explores dark times in the galaxy far, far away, with a main character on the run from the Empire. → Read More

Star Wars Celebration: Galaxy's Edge promises authenticity, original adventure and Yoda

Fans at Star Wars Celebration got a sneak peek at the new Galaxy's Edge theme-park land, which emphasizes authenticity and individual adventures. → Read More

'Star Wars': Meet the galaxy's new fresh face, 'Rise of Skywalker' star Naomi Ackie

The recent "Star Wars" films are known for introducing new talent like Daisy Ridley. Now meet the fresh face of 'The Rise of Skywalker,' Naomi Ackie. → Read More

'Star Wars': Carrie Fisher's Leia lives again in 'The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Thanks to unused 'The Force Awakens' footage, Carrie Fisher's Leia has an emotional moment in the new trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' → Read More

'Star Wars': Actors are psyched for Rey, Poe and Finn to team up in 'Rise of Skywalker'

Han, Luke and Leia had their day, and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' emphasizes the team spirit of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron. → Read More

John Boyega has thoughts about 'The Rise of Skywalker' title: 'I've got questions, man'

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' wasn't the title John Boyega expected. And almost everybody in the galaxy far, far away has an opinion on it. → Read More

'Star Wars' analysis: Old-school returns highlight 'The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' broke the Internet on Friday, showing current galactic heroes and a few old-school returns. → Read More

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': What that first trailer and title tell us to expect

Fans starved for news about 'Star Wars: Episode IX' got a teaser trailer and a title Friday at Star Wars Celebration: 'The Rise of Skywalker.' → Read More

Review: Frustrating new 'Hellboy' fumbles monster-mashing reboot

A decade after Guillermo del Toro's films, a new 'Hellboy' unleashes an iffy reboot of the franchise with David Harbour as the half-demon title hero. → Read More

Star Wars Celebration: Will we finally get our 'Episode IX' trailer and title?

Fans heading to Star Wars Celebration have many burning questions about 'Episode IX,' from the movie's title to how it'll deal with Carrie Fisher. → Read More

Watch Joaquin Phoenix's Jesus preach forgiveness in exclusive 'Mary Magdalene' scene

A familiar biblical tale is told from a female perspective in 'Mary Magdalene,' starring Rooney Mara as Mary and Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus. → Read More

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour gets buff and gruff for 'Hellboy'

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour crosses over to the comic-book world to play the surly and complicated half-demon superhero of 'Hellboy.' → Read More

Spoilers! How the 'Shazam!' end-credits scenes set up a potential sequel

Like every other big comic-book movie, 'Shazam!' has some end-credits scenes, and they set up a potential new enemy for DC's latest superhero. → Read More

Check out Arnold Schwarzenegger's new cyborg look in 'Terminator: Dark Fate'

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is on the way and new photos are out for the sci-fi action film, including a first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger's return. → Read More

The very best and very worst Stephen King movies (including the new 'Pet Sematary'), ranked

There have been winners and clunkers in the Stephen King film canon, and we're ranking the best and the worst (including a new 'Pet Sematary'). → Read More

Bruce Lee's martial-arts legacy lives on with Cinemax's two-fisted 'Warrior'

Cinemax's new action drama "Warrior" was originally conceived by martial-arts legend Bruce Lee and showcases his kung fu style and social conscience. → Read More