Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • The Des Moines Register
  • argusleader
  • The Shreveport Times
Past:
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Detroit Free Press
  • North Jersey News
  • The News Leader
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Enquirer
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Hattiesburg American
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
  • 11Alive Atlanta
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Recent articles by Brian:

Review: Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' is one fun and rollicking existential crisis after another

Pixar's 'Toy Story 4' deals in weepy emotions and Tom Hanks warmth, but also features adventure, laughs and one nutty road trip with a jittery spork. → Read More

Do the X-Men belong in the Marvel movie universe after 'Dark Phoenix'?

'Dark Phoenix' caps off nearly 20 years of X-Men movies. Now that they fall under the Disney banner, do the mutant heroes belong with the Avengers? → Read More

Harrison Ford is cool with being a dog in 'The Secret Life of Pets 2': 'I don't like cats'

Harrison Ford's career has gone to the dogs. He stars as a no-nonsense canine in 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' before resuming his 'Indiana Jones' role. → Read More

Review: Forgettable 'Dark Phoenix' flames out as an X-Men franchise finale

Sophie Turner gives a fiery performance but is let down by 'Dark Phoenix,' which finishes off the X-Men films (for now) in forgettable fashion. → Read More

See exclusive first photos of Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman in Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in the first images from this fall's big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's best-selling novel 'The Goldfinch.' → Read More

Your Memorial Day weekend movie guide is here! From 'Aladdin' to adult fare, we've got you

A three-day weekend means an extra day to watch movies! But what should you see? For starters, 'Aladdin' and 'Booksmart.' Streaming? 'The Perfection.' → Read More

Watch Brie Larson totally own a dude in this exclusive 'Captain Marvel' video

Brie Larson's hero has no patience for skeezy guys, and she puts toxic masculinity in its place in an exclusive extended scene from "Captain Marvel." → Read More

How James Gunn's superhero-horror mash-up 'Brightburn' perfected its creepy kid villain

An ultra-creepy DIY costume and a hint of realism helped James Gunn's new film 'Brightburn' make hay out of mashing up superhero and horror genres. → Read More

'Star Wars' fans, rejoice! Take a look at Keri Russell's new 'Rise of Skywalker' character

A new Vanity Fair cover story on 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' features new photos and intel, including a character reveal for Keri Russell. → Read More

Review: Dynamic new 'Aladdin' wishes upon Will Smith's star Genie

Will Smith goes over the top as a big blue Genie in Disney's new 'Aladdin,' a live-action redo that doesn't quite have the charm of the 1992 original. → Read More

'Life changes you': James Gunn bounces back from 'Guardians' firing with 'Brightburn'

After being fired and rehired by Disney, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn says he's a better person as he returns with "Brightburn." → Read More

Review: Heartwarming 'Booksmart' puts Olivia Wilde at the head of Hollywood's cool class

Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with the raunchy and heartwarming coming-of-age comedy 'Booksmart,' one of 2019's best films so far. → Read More

10 horror films we're freaking out about this summer, from 'Brightburn' to 'Midsommar'

Hide your eyes and get on the edge of your seat because a host of horror films are coming to haunt summer, including 'Brightburn' and 'Midsommar.' → Read More

'Guardians' director James Gunn calls 'Brightburn' a 'great help to me' after Disney firing

James Gunn's work on superhero horror film 'Brightburn' helped in navigating the ups, downs after Disney fired him from 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' → Read More

'SNL': Adam Sandler sings about being fired with Chris Rock, pays tribute to Chris Farley

On his first night back to "Saturday Night Live" in 24 years, Adam Sandler sang about being fired with Chris Rock and paid tribute to Chris Farley. → Read More

Spoilers! Every fist-pumping, fan-pleasing moment in 'Avengers: Endgame,' ranked

A lot happens over the course of three hours in 'Avengers: Endgame,' and we're ranking the seven most rousing moments of them all. (Spoilers!) → Read More

Review: Satisfying 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's glorious greatest-hits package

'Avengers: Endgame' is the glorious, satisfying culmination of all the Marvel superhero movies so far that tests the wills of its good-guy bunch. → Read More

'Avengers: Endgame': Everything you need to know going into Marvel's epic final battle

While plot details are still sketchy, here's what you need to know going into Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame,' from body counts to concluding story arcs. → Read More

The 12 movies you must absolutely, positively see this summer (yes, including 'Avengers')

Sure, you're going to watch 'Avengers: Endgame." But check out all the must-see summer movies, from a new 'Lion King' to a 'Fast & Furious' spinoff. → Read More

The 5 coolest things we saw at Star Wars Celebration, from VR Vader to a 'Mandalorian'

After a long weekend immersing ourselves at Star Wars Celebration, here are the five coolest things, from the new movie trailer to VR Darth Vader. → Read More