Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt


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Recent articles by Brian:

Spoilers! How the 'Happy Death Day 2U' end-credits scene sets up a threequel

A college girl has had to die over and over again in two 'Happy Death Day' movies. But another test subject has emerged for the inevitable threequel. → Read More

'Umbrella Academy' brings a storm of unconventional comic-book TV

Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' is part of a new class of unconventional comic-book adaptations, including 'Doom Patrol,' 'The Boys' and 'Y.' → Read More

Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' rains on the TV superhero status quo

From time-traveling tweens to cathartic dancing, Netflix's new 'The Umbrella Academy' puts a subversive spin on the dysfunctional superhero family. → Read More

Review: 'Alita: Battle Angel' offers a visually stunning action heroine and not much else

Nerd gods of filmmaking James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez team for 'Alita: Battle Angel,' which stars a great sci-fi action heroine but little else. → Read More

'Happy Death Day 2U' is the 'Back to the Future' reboot we didn't know we needed

The first 'Happy Death Day' added horror to a 'Groundhog Day' template, but the new sequel 'Happy Death Day 2U' goes full 'Back to the Future.' → Read More

Grammys 2019 minute-by-minute rundown: Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile win first awards

Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations with eight at the 2019 Grammy Awards Sunday night, which feature an expanded field in the top four categories. → Read More

10 burning questions about Liam Neeson's now-controversial new movie 'Cold Pursuit'

Will fans still want to see Liam Neeson's absurd action movie 'Cold Pursuit' after his story about racist revenge? Those and other burning questions. → Read More

Exclusive: An '80s icon gets his moment in this 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' deleted scene

A 1980s video-game icon ventures to cyberspace and back in our exclusive deleted scene from Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet." → Read More

The 5 most Valentine's-ready romances in the all-star anthology 'Berlin, I Love You'

The five most Valentine's-ready romances in the A-list anthology 'Berlin, I Love You,' starring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Luke Wilson. → Read More

All the 'Lego' movies, ranked from worst to best (including 'The Lego Movie 2')

The arrival of the irreverent sequel 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' requires ranking all the animated 'Lego' movies to date. → Read More

'Supernatural' hits 300th episode: Seven reasons why the Winchesters will never die

CW horror show 'Supernatural' is hitting a milestone 300th episode, and here's seven reasons why the monster-hunting Winchesters may never die. → Read More

Watch the exclusive first trailer for 'Bolden,' a jazzy movie from Wynton Marsalis

Jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden gets the Hollywood treatment in 'Bolden,' featuring music by fellow New Orleans legend Wynton Marsalis. We unveil the trailer. → Read More

Review: Everything is still pretty awesome in super-fun 'Lego Movie 2'

While lacking the original's freshness, 'The Lego Movie 2' is a fun sequel that keeps its overflowing cast busy and triples down on catchy tunes. → Read More

See the wild first photo of Margot Robbie's bad girl Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey'

Margot Robbie made a splash as Gotham City bad girl Harley Quinn in 'Suicide Squad' and her wild style's back in the first image from 'Birds of Prey.' → Read More

Oscar watch! What a 'Black Panther' win and other SAG Awards mean for the Academy Awards

The SAG Awards have been key in Oscar seasons past, so here's what a 'Black Panther' win and others portend for the upcoming Academy Awards. → Read More

SAG Awards 2019: Minute-by-minute updates of the show's highlights

Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' leads with four nominations at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Hollywood thespians honor their own. → Read More

It's true, 'Golden State' is an imaginative detective story with Orwellian leanings

In the land of Ben H. Winters’ novel “Golden State,” truth is more important than anything else and lies will get you exiled from civilization. → Read More

Exclusive video: How Queen upped the authenticity in one key 'Bohemian Rhapsody' scene

In an exclusive video, Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor explain why they lent their own instruments for a key scene in 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' → Read More

Oscars 2019: 'Roma,' 'Favourite' lead with 10 noms; 'Black Panther' up for best picture

The Oscars are spreading the love around, with "Roma" and "The Favourite" snagging 10 nominations each Tuesday morning. → Read More

Oscars 2019: 'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead with 10 nominations each

The Oscars are spreading the love around, with "Roma" and "The Favourite" snagging 10 nominations Tuesday morning. → Read More