Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Brian Truitt

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Recent articles by Brian:

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

Oscar nominations 2022: 'The Power of the Dog' leads with 12, Kristen Stewart nabs first nod

The 2022 Oscar season came into clearer focus with the announcement of Academy Award nominations, and 'The Power of the Dog' leads the way with 12. → Read More

'Games of Thrones' star John Bradley is a modern man in 'Moonfall,' 'Marry Me'

After eight seasons of 'Game of Thrones,' John Bradley embraces being modern in Roland Emmerich's 'Moonfall,' and Jennifer Lopez rom-com 'Marry Me.' → Read More

All the best movies we saw at Sundance Film Festival, ranked (including 'Cha Cha Real Smooth')

The 2022 edition of Sundance Film Festival went virtual again but was chock-full of great independent cinema. Here's the best stuff we saw, ranked. → Read More

‘No Way Home’ doubles as love letter to Spider-Man

Third film in the trilogy director Jon Watts launched in 2017 has visiting baddies and a story about second chances → Read More

What to watch this weekend: Netflix's 'The Power of the Dog,' holiday rom-com 'Single All the Way'

New films streaming, in theaters this weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch is a cowboy in 'The Power of the Dog,' Keira Knightley stars in 'Silent Night.' → Read More

'I fell apart': Venus Williams revisits 'the match I should have won' in 'King Richard'

Venus Williams recalls a major moment from her teen tennis years, depicted in the new biopic 'King Richard,' starring Will Smith. (Spoilers ahead!) → Read More

‘Tick, Tick ... Boom’ is a loving celebration of musical theater

Andrew Garfield does some of his best work ever in film inspired by the life of ‘Rent’ creator Jonathan Larson → Read More

Simu Liu takes the Marvel universe by storm in ‘Shang-Chi’

Canadian actor exudes likability in film that sometimes gets bogged down in its own mythology. → Read More

Chadwick Boseman's posthumous 'What If...?' appearance brings 'solemnity' to Marvel series

This week's episode of Marvel's 'What If...?' features a posthumous appearance from Chadwick Boseman voicing Star-Lord rather than Black Panther. → Read More

Comedy ‘Free Guy’ unfolds in a video game world

Ryan Reynolds stars in an action tale story that channels ‘Tron’ by way of ‘Ted Lasso’ → Read More

What to watch this weekend: Ryan Reynolds is a 'Free Guy,' Jennifer Hudson plays Aretha in 'Respect'

New films streaming and in theaters this weekend: Ryan Reynolds plays video game hero in 'Free Guy,' Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in 'Respect.' → Read More

What to watch this weekend: Ryan Reynolds is a 'Free Guy,' Jennifer Hudson plays Aretha in 'Respect'

New films streaming and in theaters this weekend: Ryan Reynolds plays video game hero in 'Free Guy,' Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in 'Respect.' → Read More