Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

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Recent articles by Brian:

Review: Emma Stone, Steve Carell hold court in dynamite 'Battle of the Sexes'

The famous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs is retold in an entertaining and timely biopic. → Read More

Watch Melissa McCarthy go crazy for baking competitions in first 'Cook Off!' trailer

The mockumentary aims to be the 'Best in Show' for cooking competitions and their oddball contestants. → Read More

Emmys 2017: Live from the TV awards hosted by Stephen Colbert

A minute-by-minute rundown of the night honoring TV's best and brightest. → Read More

Emmys 2017: Live from the TV awards hosted by Stephen Colbert

A minute-by-minute rundown of the night honoring TV's best and brightest. → Read More

Let's discuss why 'mother!' is called 'mother!' (spoilers!)

Is it a heavy-handed treatise on climate change, a biblical allegory with a spin on the end times, or an ode to love? We debate. → Read More

'The Crown' star Claire Foy cast as new 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' Lisbeth Salander

Emmy-nominated actress is the third woman to play the role of the literary hacker antiheroine. → Read More

10 other crazy mom movies to check out in honor of Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!'

'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Carrie' are obvious choices, but 'The Babadook' and the original 'Friday the 13th' also serve up matriarchal madness. → Read More

Review: Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' births an insane piece of audacious art

Director Darren Aronofsky presents a crazy romp that's part quasi-religious allegory, part treatise on impending motherhood. → Read More

Why J.J. Abrams is the right choice — and a safe pick — to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

A female director would have been great to close out the trilogy, but with Lucasfilm's crises of late, the 'Force Awakens' filmmaker just feels right. → Read More

Emily Blunt breaks bad as villainous unicorn in exclusive new 'My Little Pony' trailer

Before she's Mary Poppins, the British actress voices a unicorn with a broken horn and lots of attitude. → Read More

Praise Hera! Patty Jenkins is returning to direct Gal Gadot in 'Wonder Woman' sequel

The director behind summer's biggest movie has signed on to rejoin her star Gal Gadot for the anticipated follow-up. → Read More

Five things to know about the 'pretty crazy' Jennifer Lawrence thriller 'mother!'

There's good reason for the oddball title of Jennifer Lawrence's peculiar new project written and directed by boyfriend Darren Aronofsky. → Read More

Len Wein, Wolverine co-creator and 'Watchmen' editor, dies at 69

Hugh Jackman, Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman pay tribute to the comic-book legend who also had a hand in introducing Swamp Thing. → Read More

The Mothership podcast: All about 'It' and its infamous clown around town

USA TODAY crew tackles the new Stephen King adaptation plus a discussion about the latest 'Star Wars' director departure. → Read More

Hear the first snippets of new 'Frozen' songs from upcoming Olaf short

Josh Gad and Idina Menzel take to social media to introduce fresh tunes from an upcoming short. → Read More

Kid heroes step up to save the world in throwback 'It,' 'Stranger Things'

Just like in the Reagan era, pop culture is again seeing a resurgence of youngsters facing off against evil when the adults are useless. → Read More

'Star Wars': 1 of these 5 directors could/should take over 'Episode IX' right now

Rian Johnson may just extend his stay in the galaxy far, far away, or Ava DuVernay could be the first female director for the franchise. → Read More

The very best and very worst Stephen King movies (including 'It'), ranked

'The Dark Tower' rates high for mediocrity, but where does the new 'It' adaptation figure in? → Read More

See first photos and trailer for Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' movie

Mariah Carey's seasonal tune 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' has spawned an animated movie about a girl in desperate need of a pooch pal. → Read More

Review: 'It' does justice to freaky horror and youthful zest of Stephen King's novel

While Bill Skarsgård is now the quintessential Pennywise, the kids make the new thriller one of the best Stephen King adaptations ever. → Read More