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Brian Truitt

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Recent articles by Brian:

Why 'Every Day' is your new YA movie obsession

Instead of the usual love triangle, 'Every Day' centers on a girl who falls for a wandering spirit, a thought-provoking break from the YA norm. → Read More

'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez walks on the wild side with 'Annihilation'

Gina Rodriguez breaks from her 'Jane the Virgin' good girl to play a foul-mouthed lesbian paramedic in 'Annihilation.' → Read More

Review: 'Annihilation' shines as an ambitious, if freaky, sci-fi treat

Alex Garland follows up 'Ex Machina' with a beautiful, brutal headtrip about nature gone wild in 'Annihilation,' starring Natalie Portman. → Read More

Here's your first look at Superman villain Brainiac on the Syfy prequel series 'Krypton'

Superman villain Brainiac is the big bad of 'Krypton' → Read More

Why smart sci-fi struggles to find its audience in a 'Star Wars' world

After disappointing returns for 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Alien: Covenant,' 'Annihilation' and 'Mute' set out in search of fans. → Read More

Four great new fiction titles for teens and John Green fans

Young fans of 'Star Wars,' John Green novels and mysteries will want to check out these new titles for teen readers. → Read More

'Black Panther': What those end-credits scenes tell us (spoilers!) about Marvel's future

Chadwick Boseman's King T'Challa addresses the world, while a new hero meets an old good guy. → Read More

Watch what happens when Jeff Goldblum's 'Thor: Ragnarok' character moves to Earth

The Grandmaster gets a roommate — and maybe a new assistant — in this exclusive video. → Read More

Review: Aardman's clever 'Early Man' puts its best Stone Age foot forward

Animated soccer comedy combines underdog sports tropes with family-friendly quirkiness. → Read More

The Mothership podcast: Have we finally reached peak 'Star Wars'?

Between the upcoming Han Solo movie and films from the 'Game of Thrones' guys, galactic fatigue might be a real thing. → Read More

Review: Ludicrous 'Fifty Shades Freed' wraps up a forgettably unsexy affair

Dakota Johnson manages to not be terrible, while Jamie Dornan comes off as creepy in the erotic trilogy's finale. → Read More

5 things we learned on the set of Marvel's superhero spectacle 'Black Panther'

Chadwick Boseman can do secret-agent cool, there's a whole 'Hobbit' reunion, and the female characters are not to be trifled with. → Read More

Every Marvel superhero movie, definitively ranked (including 'Black Panther')

We're now 18 movies deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. → Read More

'Game of Thrones' creators sign on for a new series of 'Star Wars' movies

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' films will get started following the final season of their hit HBO show. → Read More

Watch the spirited opening musical number of Pixar's animated 'Coco' you didn't see

An exclusive look at the showstopping number that dates back to when the Oscar-nominated film was a wall-to-wall musical. → Read More

Review: Rousing, representative 'Black Panther' is one spectacular superhero

Chadwick Boseman lends dignity and swagger to the title superhero in a stellar Marvel cast. → Read More

Hear Brie Larson singing in a Bollywood musical rom-com (yes, really)

The Oscar winner croons with guitar in hand in an exclusive clip from 'Basmati Blues.' → Read More

The first 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer is here. But is it any good?

Fans have been clamoring seemingly forever, weathering director switchups and a distinct lack of marketing, for any photos or footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story, the spinoff centering on the early days of iconic smuggler Han Solo with Alden Ehrenreich taking the mantle from Harrison Ford. Just three months before a May 25 release, we now have a trailer for the prequel spinoff and our feelings… → Read More

Watch young Han Solo in action in the first 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer

After a teaser aired at the Super Bowl, the trailer was released Monday morning on ABC's Good Morning America. → Read More

Watch young Han Solo in action in the first 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' trailer

After a teaser aired at the Super Bowl, the trailer was released Monday morning on ABC's Good Morning America. → Read More