Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • Ventura County Star
  • Detroit Free Press
  • The News Leader
Past:
  • North Jersey News
  • delawareonline
  • Enquirer
  • The News-Star
  • The Shreveport Times
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The Des Moines Register
  • argusleader
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Brian:

Grammys 2020: Tanya Tucker, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Beyonce win early pre-show awards

Country music legend Tanya Tucker finally wins her first Grammys ever, while Lil Nas X and Beyonce also score wins. → Read More

SAG Awards 2020: 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' 'Irishman' jockey for Oscar momentum

Thespians honor their own at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where 'The Irishman' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' are up for best ensemble. → Read More

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence party like it’s 1995 in ‘Bad Boys for Life’

25 years after the original ‘Bad Boys,’ stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence maintain their swagger and their flair for humor in 'Bad Boys for Life' → Read More

Your ultimate 2020 horror film guide, from 'Halloween Kills' to the 'Quiet Place' sequel

Last year was a great year for horror but lacked Michael Myers. The maniac is back in 2020 with 'Halloween Kills,' one of a new crop of scary movies. → Read More

Review: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence party like it's 1995 in delightful 'Bad Boys for Life'

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence renew their buddy-comedy cop mojo amid wall-to-wall action in the delightfully bombastic threequel 'Bad Boys for Life.' → Read More

Review: New 'Dolittle' does little with Robert Downey Jr.'s animal magnetism

Robert Downey Jr. is the latest to take on the role of the doctor who talks with animals, though 'Dolittle' doesn't measure up to its A-list star. → Read More

The 10 best Kristen Stewart films, ranked (including 'Underwater' but not 'Twilight')

In honor of her new horror flick 'Underwater,' let's rank the 10 best films in 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart's sneakily impressive movie career. → Read More

Jared Leto has a Marvel-ous taste for blood and broodiness in first 'Morbius' trailer

Jared Leto goes from playing the Joker to another comic-book role, that of a living vampire in the horror-tinged new superhero movie "Morbius." → Read More

Oscar nominations 2020: 'Joker' leads with 11 nods, including best picture

'Joker' leads with 11 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, where Joaquin Phoenix heads the actor race and Renee Zellweger is up for best actress. → Read More

War tale ‘1917’ takes innovative approach to the battlefield

Director Sam Mendes presents riveting story of 2 soldiers on a mission as a single real-time take → Read More

'New Mutants' trailer puts young Marvel superheroes through a hellish X-Men horror show

A new trailer is out for 'The New Mutants,' a horror movie featuring young superheroes that'll tide over Marvel fans until the X-Men return. → Read More

Review: Powerful performances by Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx elevate predictable 'Just Mercy'

Fans of legal dramas will find familiarity with 'Just Mercy,' though most courtroom stories lack the dynamic duo of Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. → Read More

'Joker,' 'The Irishman,' 'Knives Out' receive Producers Guild film nominations

'Joker' followed a bunch of BAFTA nominations with a key honor at the Producers Guild Awards, a bellwether for best picture at the Oscars. → Read More

Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi score Directors Guild film nominations

Sam Mendes ("1917") follows his Golden Globe win with a Directors Guild nomination alongside Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Taika Waititi. → Read More

Golden Globes 2020: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 'Parasite,' 'Succession' win major awards

HBO's 'Succession' won best drama at the Golden Globes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge snagged best actress in a comedy, and "Parasite" took best foreign film → Read More

Golden Globes 2020 predictions: Who will win – and who should?

Let's predict the 2020 Golden Globes, where 'The Irishman' and 'Marriage Story' are vying for best drama and Brad Pitt could start his Oscar run. → Read More

After 'The Rise of Skywalker,' it's time for 'Star Wars' to go away (at least for a while)

'The Rise of Skywalker' wraps up 42 years of franchise storytelling. But 'Star Wars' should take the chance to step back and plan a creative reboot. → Read More

Why ‘1917’ is the heart-wrenching, genre-defying war thriller you have to see this holiday

Sam Mendes has crafted a holiday must-watch with his World War I thriller "1917," a tale of two young soldiers (George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman). → Read More

Eddie Murphy hosts classic characters, comedy all-stars for hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' return

For his first time on "Saturday Night Live" since 1984, Eddie Murphy brought back classic characters (Gumby!) and was joined by Chris Rock and more. → Read More

Alec Baldwin's Trump crashes Democratic debate, spoofs impeachment in 'Saturday Night Live' cold open

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returned to 'Saturday Night Live' to crash the Democratic debate and mock his impeachment in the show's holiday episode. → Read More