Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
Past:
  • The Tennessean
  • The News Leader
  • TCPalm
  • North Jersey News
  • St. Cloud Times
  • Seacoastonline.com
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Progress-Index
  • Enquirer
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

John 'Chickie' Donohue fact-checks 'Greatest Beer Run Ever': 'This might have been a dumb thing to do'

Chickie Donahue's crazy trip to Vietnam comes to life in the Zac Efron film 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever.' The real guy breaks down fact from fiction. → Read More

'Hocus Pocus 2' review: Beloved Halloween cult classic loses its magic in wretched sequel

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return as witchy sisters in Disney's "Hocus Pocus 2,' an accursed sequel to the beloved 1993 film. → Read More

'Blonde' review: Ana de Armas is a bombshell but Netflix's Marilyn Monroe movie is brutal misery

Starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, the bizarre Netflix biopic 'Blonde' takes the Hollywood icon on a torturous journey that's painful to watch. → Read More

10 must-see movies coming out this fall, from 'Hocus Pocus 2' to Dwayne Johnson's 'Black Adam'

From Jamie Lee Curtis' last 'Halloween' to Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, the stars are out this fall. Here are 10 movies to put on your calendar. → Read More

The drama surrounding Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and 'Don't Worry Darling,' explained

A guide to all the offscreen drama surrounding Olivia Wilde's buzzy thriller "Don't Worry Darling," starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. → Read More

10 new-school vampire films you can stream tonight (including 'Day Shift')

Look out, Dracula: Jamie Foxx hunts bloodsuckers in Netflix's 'Day Shift,' one of several new-school vampire movies you can stream right now. → Read More

What new movies are playing this week? Jordan Peele's 'Nope,' 'American Pie' doc and more.

New movies streaming or in theaters this weekend: Jordan Peele unleashes his latest horror epic 'Nope,' while Don McLean and Gwar get rock docs. → Read More

'Nope' review: Jordan Peele takes UFOs for a successful spin with Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer

Jordan Peele reteams with 'Get Out' star Daniel Kaluuya and brings Keke Palmer along for the ride in 'Nope,' a UFO movie with Spielbergian ambitions. → Read More

'Lightyear spoilers! How 'Star Wars' almost changed that huge Pixar reveal, end-credits scene

Buzz Lightyear was hit with a big twist in the new Pixar 'Toy Story' spinoff 'Lightyear,' and it almost had some 'Star Wars' inspiration. (Spoilers!) → Read More

Every song on the original 'Top Gun' soundtrack, ranked (including 'Danger Zone,' obviously)

This is the real 'Danger Zone': In honor of the high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick' sequel, we ranked every song on the original film's 1986 soundtrack. → Read More

Review: Tom Cruise's excellent 'Top Gun: Maverick' takes to the skies, sticks to the formula

More than 35 years after the original, Tom Cruise's macho sequel 'Top Gun: Maverick' is an aerial extravaganza that knows how to stick to a plan. → Read More

Review: Ewan McGregor's 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' stirs up 'Star Wars' intrigue as a Jedi 'John Wick'

It doesn't break new 'Star Wars' ground but Ewan McGregor is a Jedi sort of 'John Wick' in his galactic return in new Disney+ series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.' → Read More

Fred Ward, star of 'The Right Stuff,' 'Remo Williams' and 'Tremors,' dies at 79

Fred Ward, a longtime Hollywood character actor who starred as an astronaut in "The Right Stuff" and took on giant worms in "Tremors," has died at 79. → Read More

Grammys 2022 live: Jon Batiste wins four, Olivia Rodrigo nabs pop honor for 'Drivers License'

The 64th annual Grammy Awards take the show from LA to Las Vegas, and we're updating live highlights and winners from music's biggest night. → Read More

Oscars 2022 live: 'CODA' star Troy Kotsur in driver's seat for best supporting actor win

The 94th Academy Awards celebrate a new crop of winning movies and actors on Sunday. Here are all the live updates and highlights from Oscar night. → Read More

All 93 Oscar best picture winners (yes, all of them), ranked from worst to best

A new best picture will be honored at Sunday's Academy Awards. To celebrate, we're ranking all 93 films (so far) that have won Oscars' biggest prize. → Read More

SAG Awards 2022: 'CODA' wins for best cast, Will Smith and Jessica Chastain take top honors

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards is the first major show of 2022 on the way to the Academy Awards next month. Here are the winners and highlights. → Read More

How to watch Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards – and the A-list stars who will be there

Stars are descending on the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday, with a red carpet in full force. Here's everything you need to know about the show. → Read More

Zoë Kravitz talks sweaty first day on 'Batman' set, breaking the ice with Robert Pattinson

Zoë Kravitz is all about overcoming her fears, from the daunting idea of taking on the iconic role of Catwoman in "The Batman" to hosting "SNL." → Read More

Stephen King talks how 'Gwendy's Final Task' takes its heroine across his literary universe

Stephen King pieces together beloved aspects of his literary universe with co-writer Richard Chizmar in trilogy closer 'Gwendy's Final Task.' → Read More