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Recent articles by Brian:

‘Blinded by the Light’ unleashes the power of the Boss

In ‘Blinded by the Light,’ a Pakistani teen living in 1980s Britain takes refuge in the music of Bruce Springsteen → Read More

10 movies you absolutely, positively must see this fall (from 'It 2' to 'Joker')

Clowns, strippers and Will Smith, oh, my! From Stephen King horror sequel 'It 2' to Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker,' these are fall's 10 must-see films. → Read More

See how the Avengers honor a fallen superhero in exclusive 'Endgame' deleted scene

'Avengers: Endgame' ended with an action-packed climax and emotional death. A new exclusive deleted scene shows the heroes mourning their own. → Read More

Marvel announces 'Black Widow,' 'The Eternals,' fourth 'Thor' solo film at Comic-Con

The much-anticipated Marvel Studios panel did not disappoint at Comic-Con: Angelina Jolie, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Hemsworth were in the house. → Read More

Comic-Con: 'Star Trek' boldly melds past and present with Patrick Stewart's 'Picard'

'Star Trek' gave the Comic-Con crowd at its expanding universe, including more 'Discovery,' Patrick Stewart's 'Picard' return and an animated comedy. → Read More

Comic-Con: Danai Gurira confirms 'The Walking Dead' Season 10 will be her last

Danai Gurira announced at Comic-Con that 'The Walking Dead' Season 10 will be her last, while a movie is coming starring Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes. → Read More

Visual majesty elevates live-action ‘Lion King’

Disney’s ‘Lion King’ revamp razzles and dazzles but feels all too familiar → Read More

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con crowd with epic first 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer

"Top Gun" star Tom Cruise returned to San Diego to surprise a raucous Comic-Con crowd with the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel "Maverick." → Read More

Jon Favreau's best 'Lion King' direction for James Earl Jones? 'Just do what you do'

Jon Favreau brought back James Earl Jones as Mufasa in the new 'Lion King,' though he didn't have any direction other than "Just do what you do." → Read More

Tom Hanks looks back on 25 years of 'Forrest Gump': 'It was an absolute crapshoot'

'Forrest Gump' was an Oscar-winning success story that still holds up, but 25 years ago, Tom Hanks saw it as "an absolute crapshoot." → Read More

Spoilers! How those 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' end-credit scenes set up Marvel's future

Poor Spidey. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home's end-credit scenes feature a shocking return and a cliffhanger that leaves him reeling. Spoilers! → Read More

Fourth of July movie guide: The 11 biggest films to keep you entertained after the fireworks

Fourth of July has always been a big movie holiday ('Independence Day,' anyone?) and here's your guide to this year's fare, depending on your mood. → Read More

Review: 'Hereditary' director's 'Midsommar' is a nightmarish take on a toxic relationship

Ever been in a bad relationship? Well, the couple in horror film 'Midsommar' has it worse, going on a believably nightmarish trip with a Swedish cult. → Read More

'Spider-Man: Far From Home': Are Peter and MJ together? What's with Mysterio? We have answers

"Avengers: Endgame" rocked the Marvel movie universe. Here's how Tom Holland's web-swinger tries to find a way forward in "Spider-Man: Far From Home." → Read More

Every Marvel superhero movie, definitively ranked (including 'Spider-Man: Far From Home')

We're 23 movies deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How does 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' rank compared to 'Black Panther' or 'Avengers: Endgame'? → Read More

The 10 best movies of 2019 (so far), ranked

Forget sequelitis. Here are the best 10 movies of 2019 so far, from teen dream 'Booksmart' to Keanu Reeves' action jam 'John Wick 3.' → Read More

Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' swings Spidey into a post-'Endgame' world

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is both superhero sequel and 'Avengers: Endgame' epilogue as it sends Tom Holland's hero on a chaotic European vacation. → Read More

Exclusive: Here's your first look at 'Midway,' Roland Emmerich's all-star World War II epic

Director Roland Emmerich revisits the dive-bombing heroes of World War II with his epic "Midway," starring Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore and Woody Harrelson. → Read More

'Batman' turns 30: All of the big-screen Batmen, definitively ranked

In honor of the Tim Burton film's 30th anniversary, we're ranking all the movie stars who've played 'Batman,' from Michael Keaton to Ben Affleck. → Read More

Spoilers! Tom Hanks explains that surprising 'Toy Story 4' ending: 'It's pretty profound'

After four "Toy Story" films with Woody, Buzz and the gang, Tom Hanks explains a major life decision made in the Pixar movie's finale. (Spoilers!) → Read More