Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

USA TODAY

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • Daily Record
  • North Jersey News
  • Detroit Free Press
Past:
  • The Des Moines Register
  • Statesman Journal
  • The Tennessean
  • Enquirer
  • Ventura County Star
  • The News Leader
  • delawareonline
  • The News-Star
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

10 essential baseball movies to watch if you've got the Opening Day blues

Coronavirus has postponed the sacred time of Opening Day for baseball fans. But to get your sports fix, here are 10 great hardball flicks to watch. → Read More

20 great book series to keep your family entertained during the coronavirus crisis

You already have movies and TV to watch during the coronavirus crisis. How about a good read? Here are 20 great series to keep the family entertained. → Read More

Vin Diesel talks 'Bloodshot,' Steven Spielberg and the history behind his iconic tank top

After playing larger-than-life hero roles in 'Fast and Furious' and Marvel films, Vin Diesel transforms into the title super-soldier of 'Bloodshot.' → Read More

Spoilers! How the bonkers ending of 'The Hunt' hinges on misinformation – and one epic 'whoops'

Controversial thriller 'The Hunt' satirizes political divides, and the movie's bonkers ending hinges on the dangers of misinformation. (Spoilers!) → Read More

'Cats' cleans up at the Razzies, winning six awards (including worst picture)

The Razzies postponed the award ceremony but still doled out annual dishonors, including a hearty six to the maligned movie musical 'Cats.' → Read More

Let's give thanks to Tom Hanks: Watch his 10 essential feel-good roles

While Tom Hanks is quarantined for coronavirus and recovering in Australia, here are his 10 essential feel-good roles to get us through the pandemic. → Read More

10 new movies you can stream at home to stave off coronavirus boredom

Theaters are closed and would-be blockbusters are delayed. No problem, because there are plenty of intriguing movies to stream at home this spring. → Read More

Need a coronavirus escape? Here are 100 movies to watch for every cinematic yearning

We're all stuck inside with movie theaters closed, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy cinematic escape. Here are 100 movies perfect for every mood. → Read More

'The Hunt' might tick you off; here's why that's a good thing

Satirical horror thriller 'The Hunt' caused a kerfuffle with President Trump. Here's why it's controversial – and in a way might unite us, too. → Read More

25 films for quarantined kids of all ages that will keep the whole family entertained

Parents and kids can only watch "Frozen" and "Toy Story" so much, especially when stuck inside. Here are 25 family films to keep everyone entertained. → Read More

6 tips and tricks for movie-streaming newbies to make it through a coronavirus quarantine

With theaters closed, streaming movies are becoming more and more important during coronavirus. Here are 6 tips and tricks for quarantined newbies. → Read More

'Trolls World Tour,' 'The Invisible Man,' 'The Hunt' hit digital viewing early because of coronavirus

With movie theaters closing or reducing capacity, Universal announced 'Trolls World Tour' will release simultaneously to digital platforms April 10. → Read More

March madness: The 20 best basketball films, definitively ranked (including Ben Affleck's 'The Way Back')

In honor of the upcoming NCAA tournament and Ben Affleck's new drama "The Way Back," we rank the top 20 basketball movies. → Read More

A 10th 'Fast and Furious' would keep Vin Diesel's kids happy and fulfill his promise to Paul Walker

'F9,' the ninth 'Fast and Furious' movie, is postponed to 2021 by coronavirus, but Vin Diesel says a 10th film would honor his promise to Paul Walker. → Read More

Your ultimate March movie guide: Five films you need to see this month

After a couple of lackluster months to begin 2020, a slate of March movies hopes to pick up in quality, from Pixar's 'Onward' to Disney's new 'Mulan.' → Read More

Pixar magic moves ‘Onward’ upward

Charming fantasy ‘Onward’ mixes laughs and tears with swords and sorcery → Read More

Review: Pixar's charming fantasy 'Onward' mixes laughs and tears with sword and sorcery

While it doesn’t seem like a Pixar movie on the surface, 'Onward' deftly melds fantasy with a hearty quest featuring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. → Read More

Review: 'The Invisible Man' stars a classic movie monster done relevant and right

A classic Universal monster is modernized with 'The Invisible Man,' featuring a terrific Elisabeth Moss in a horror tale about abuse and gaslighting. → Read More

From Peter Pan to Neverland, here's how 'Wendy' reimagines the boy who wouldn't grow up

'Beasts of the Southern Wild' director Benh Zeitlin reimagines the mythology of 'Peter Pan' and the boy who wouldn't grow up in new fantasy 'Wendy.' → Read More

Chris Pratt, Tom Holland discuss Pixar's 'Onward,' Marvel brotherhood and being buddies 'no matter what'

They play Marvel superheroes and loving brothers in Pixar's 'Onward,' though Chris Pratt and Tom Holland are also close supportive pals off-screen. → Read More