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Recent articles by Brian:

Will whitewashing anger haunt live-action 'Ghost in the Shell'?

Social media has grievances and Asian Americans have issues with the casting. But it remains to be seen if Internet conversation will hurt the bottom line of Scarlett Johansson's sci-fi action film. → Read More

See a creepy/cool photo of the new Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It' remake

The theme of innocence lost is explored in the new big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel directed by Andres Muschietti and starring Bill Skarsgard as the malevolent clown Pennywise. → Read More

'Spider-Man': Check out the first photos of Michael Keaton as Vulture

Michael Keaton’s bad guy in Spider-Man: Homecoming (in theaters July 7) differs from the likes of Avengers villains Loki and Thanos in one important sense: He’s an everyman. → Read More

'Justice League' trailer unites Zack Snyder's supergroup

A trio of rookies make their mark in the 'Batman v Superman' follow-up. → Read More

Review: 'Life' offers familiar alien scares but with a crafty monster

A space mission goes ghastly wrong in the new sci-fi film. → Read More

'Weird Al' Yankovic relives his younger days on screen and in tunes

The 'Milo Murphy's Law' star has a career-spanning box set out this year. → Read More

Youthful 'Power Rangers' invades the packed superhero movie space

A new reboot hopes to stake a franchise on teenage wish fulfillment. → Read More

Woody Harrelson gets uncensored to play a lovable loner in 'Wilson'

'Wilson' star also chats about dogs, dads and playing a 'Planet of the Apes' baddie. → Read More

See how a 'Star Wars' droid came to life in exclusive 'Rogue One' videos

Actor Alan Tudyk explains the sometime embarrassment of being K-2SO. → Read More

Review: 'Power Rangers' is stuck in a mire of nostalgic cheese

At least old fans and young kids will appreciate the heroic 1990s reboot of TV's 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,' which stars Becky G, Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston. → Read More

Woody Harrelson talks up Han Solo film: 'It's going to be really good'

The Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, but no one ever said it was comfy in there. The cast of the upcoming young Han Solo film — the latest A Star Wars Story spinoff — all piled into the ship for their first cast shot last month, and Woody Harrelson reports that being in the Falcon can get cramped. "A little bit. I wouldn’t say it was roomy," the actor laughs during… → Read More

Woody Harrelson talks up Han Solo film: 'It's going to be really good'

The 'Wilson' actor, who's heading back to England to finish his 'Star Wars' movie, says Alden Ehrenreich is "the perfect guy" to fly the Millennium Falcon. → Read More

The Mothership podcast: Getting 'Weird' with Al Yankovic

USA TODAY's geek crew talks with the pop-culture icon about his music and new cartoon. → Read More

Review: 'Iron Fist' is Netflix's first Marvel super-fail

The karate-kicking lead of 'Iron Fist' is a dud in Netflix's fourth Marvel series. → Read More

Q&A: Jessica Henwick gets a kick out of her 'Iron Fist' superhero role

'Game of Thrones' actress Jessica Henwick addresses whitewashing concerns on Netflix's newest Marvel series. → Read More

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' sequel is happening — but without Rooney Mara

'The Girl in the Spider's Web,' based on the fourth book by David Lagercrantz, will feature a new cast and filmmaker. Daniel Craig isn't returning, either. → Read More

Darth Vader, Voldemort or Joker: Who should win our March Badness bracket?

The hosts of 'The Mothership' podcast debate the greatest bad guys of all time. You can vote for the 32 evildoers in our March Madness tournament. → Read More

The Mothership podcast: Help us pick the greatest villain of them all

USA TODAY's podcast crew embraces March Badness and also interviews WWE star Big Show about his new animated film. → Read More

Josh Gad presents a guy's guide to the new 'Beauty and the Beast'

It's not just for Disney princesses. Even macho dudes will find something to love in the new live-action remake, its star says. → Read More

Sneak peek: 'American Gods' tests its hero's faith with a cadre of deities

See exclusive photos from Starz fantasy series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman novel → Read More