The Week in Movie Trailers: ‘The New Mutants,’ ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘First Cow’ and More

The Week in Movie Trailers: ‘The New Mutants,’ ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘First Cow’ and More

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

The New Mutants is finally being unleashed: Marvel and 20th Century Fox released a new trailer for the long-delayed comic book movie The New Mutants, formerly intended to be a part of the X-Men franchise, along with confirmation of a new release date. Watch the spot below and finally catch the superhero horror movie in theaters on April 3.

 

Birds of Prey rounds up likeminded antiheroes: DC and Warner Bros. dropped a second trailer for Birds of Prey: (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), and despite its focus on Harley Quinn’s new team, this appears to be mostly Margot Robbie’s movie as the dominant antihero previously seen in Suicide Squad. Watch the musical new spot below and see the DCEU spinoff in theaters on February 7.

 

Brahms: The Boy II promises a haunting sequel: The porcelain doll called Brahms is back for some more disturbing playtime in the first trailer for Brahms: The Boy II. Watch the spot starring Katie Holmes below and see the Boy sequel only on the big screen starting on February 21.

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First Cow looks like an indie lover’s dream: A24 released the first trailer for Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, which delighted critics and festivalgoers last fall with its perfectly small story of entrepreneurial bakers and a dairy cow in the early 19th century West. Watch the spot below courtesy of Movieclips Indie and see the movie in theaters on March 6. 

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MUST-SEE MOVIE SCENES

1917 showcases a city on fire: Golden Globe winner 1917 is expanding into wide release this weekend, and the “single shot” World War I drama is quite the spectacle. Here’s an exclusive clip from the movie presenting some of its incredible visual craft as a soldier runs through a blazing city:

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Underwater gets dangerous: The aquatic action thriller Underwater opens this weekend with Kristen Stewart leading an ensemble to the depths of the ocean. Here is an exclusive clip showing one intense moment of danger for the movie’s characters:

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CLASSIC MOVIE TRAILERS

World War I: In honor of the expanded wide release of Sam Mendes’ 1917, let’s look back on some of the best movies set during the first World War, including classic epics and recent superhero blockbusters:

All Quiet on the Western Front: One of the most famous war movies of all time, and one that first comes to mind for depictions of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front was only the third movie ever to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Watch the original trailer for the drama, which held its U.S. premiere in Hollywood on April 21, 1930:

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Sergeant York: Gary Cooper stars in this Howard Hawks-helmed classic about one of the most-decorated American soldiers who fought in the Great War, as it was called at the time. Here’s the original trailer for the war drama, which opened in the U.S. on September 27, 1941:

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Paths of Glory: More than half a century before 1917, Stanley Kubrick guided us through the trenches in this war movie starring Kirk Douglas. Watch the original trailer below for what’s arguably the most iconic movie depicting World War I, which opened in the U.S. in December 1957.

 

Lawrence of Arabia: Considered to be one of the best movies of all time, this David Lean classic follows the story of T.E. Lawrence and his involvement with Arab forces against the Turks. Here’s the original trailer for the movie, which premiered in December 1962:

 

Wonder Woman: Finally, here’s a much more recent example of a World War I movie. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman took us back a century to see the titular DC Comics superhero fight the Germans and Ares, their mythological supervillain ally. Watch one of the first teasers for the blockbuster, which opened in the U.S. on June 2, 2017:

 

CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES

His Girl Friday: This weekend marks the 80th anniversary of the premiere of another Howard Hawks classic, His Girl Friday, so here are a few favorite moments from the screwball masterpiece starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, courtesy of Movieclips:

Reunited: First up is the scene in which newsman Walter Burns and his ex, ace reporter Hildy Johnson, are reunited for the first time since their divorce:

 

Bruce Baldwin: This funny scene of mistaken identity introduces Ralph Bellamy as Hildy’s new husband-to-be, Bruce Baldwin, and isn’t he just a swell guy:

 

The scoop: Finally, here is the moment when you just know Walter and Hildy are made for each other and need to get back together, and more importantly, it’s the moment when you realize Hildy shouldn’t be retiring from her job in journalism:

 

PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN

Dolittle casts its animals: In a fun featurette promoting the upcoming family film Dolittle, which is in theaters on January 17, Robert Downey Jr. is joined by his talking animal friends as they perform scenes from classic movies, including Scarface and Jurassic Park:

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