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Reese Witherspoon, All Angst, Introspection in First ‘Wild’ Trailer

Reese Witherspoon is featured in the first trailer for her new movie “Wild,” and looks like she went to extremes to play Cheryl Strayed, a heroin addict who went on a 1000-mile hike to change her life. Strayed, now 45, wrote what became a best-selling book “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” Witherspoon, 38, reportedly jumped at the role and is already generating some Oscar buzz. She looks gaunt in the trailer, and must have lost a lot of weight to play the character. ...

Ridley Scott’s Moses, a Wrathful God Strikes in New Trailer (watch)

Ridley Scott’s Moses, played by Christian Bale in a new trailer for the movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” is far different than character play be Charlton Heston Will the public buy it? Although Heston starred in Cecil B. DeMille’s groundbreaking “The Ten Commandments” in 1956, the film should still be familiar to today’s moviegoers. Now Bale is stepping into Heston's role and Joel Edgerton will tackle Rameses II. But 20th Century Fox wisely steered clear of mentioning Moses in the title. Instead we get "Exodus: Gods and Kings." ...

Chloe Moretz Tackles Dramatic Role in New ‘If I Stay’ Trailer (watch!)

Chloe Moretz graduates to a meaty dramatic role in a new trailer for the movie “If I Were.” She plays a comatose woman who relives her life in an out-of-body experience as she hangs between life and death. Now 17, she’s transitioning into more mature roles. She’s also appearing in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” with Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore and “The Equalizer,” a thriller with Denzel Washington. ...

Nicholas Cage Faces Rapture: What Happens When God Punts (watch!)

Nicholas Cage plays Ray Steele who has the misfortune of missing the holy Rapture in a new trailer for the movie “Left Behind.” Chaos ensues, people start disappearing, but is that really what the Bible says? Religious themed movies drawn directly from scripture are all the rage in Hollywood these days. Going back to Mel Gibson’s break-through “Passion of the Christ” in 2004 through this year’s “Noah,” God makes good box. The movie focuses on Steele, an airline pilot, Cameron “Buck” Williams (Chad Michael Murray), a journalist trapped in the plane and Steele’s daughter Chloe Steele (Cassi Thompson)....

Chloë Moretz First Look as Teen Hooker in New Equalizer Trailer

Chloe Grace Moretz is featured as a teen hooker in a new trailer for “The Equalizer,” a movie knock-off of the popular television show. Move over Jodi Foster and Brook Shields. Moretz, 17, teams up with Oscar winner Denzel Washington, who plays Robert McCall, a retired special-ops commando. Melissa Leo plays McCall’s old friend and Marton Csokas plays Teddy, a brutal fixer for the Russian Mob. ...

James Franco’s Art-Imitates-Life Film, Palo Alto, Gets New Trailer

Emma Roberts runs the gauntlet of teen sex, drugs and juvenile delinquency as a shy virgin in a new trailer for “Palo Alto,” a coming of age tale that takes the same premise as Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 drama “Thirteen” and ramps it up from middle-school to high-school. Roberts’ sweet character April is a popular 14-year-old who excels at soccer and spends her weekends babysitting. Her biggest customer is Mr. B. (James Franco), a single dad who coaches her in high school and pays her to watch his kid....

Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg Explode in Night Moves (trailer!)

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard are featured in a new trailer for the movie “Night Moves.” The film focuses on three “eco-terrorists” who are determined to take out a hydroelectric dam with improvised explosives. The eco-saboteurs also get caught up in a love triangle with Fanning torn between two lovers. The movie also stars Alia Shawkat, Clara Mamet, James LeGros, Katherine Waterston and Nate Mooney....

Kristen Bell Steely, Knife-Edged in New Veronica Mars Trailer (watch!)

Kristen Bell brings her killer instinct, and, oh yes, killer body to a new theatrical trailer for her upcoming movie “Veronica Mars.” Bell plays the ex-teenage detective who is drawn back to her hometown to solve a murder. The 33-year-old actress played the character for three seasons on the CW Television Network. “New Girl” star Max Greenfield and “Breaking Bad” actress Krysten Ritter also star along with Chris Lowell and Jason Dohring....