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BY: VIVIAN GATICA

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Movies

The Monuments Men- Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett, “The Monuments Men” documents the struggles of saving pieces of art and other important artifacts from Hitler’s destruction as World War II reached its end. Clooney directed, wrote and produced the film, which premieres Feb. 7. With its strong cast and new take on traditional World War II films, this film could be the new “Argo.”

RoboCop- A remake of the 1987 film, “RoboCop” stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy, a police officer injured in an explosion. This gives OmniCorps, a company making billions off military drones overseas, the chance to create the perfect RoboCop prototype to bring to the U.S., forgetting that there is a real man behind its product. The action-packed film opens on Feb. 12.

Endless Love- Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a remake emerges of the classic romance film, “Endless Love.” Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde play David Axelrod and Jade Butterfield, lovers from two very different worlds, which is the ultimate obstacle in their tumultuous relationship. “Endless Love” premieres on Feb. 14.

TV

House of Cards- After a successful Emmy-nominated season, Netflix is releasing the second season of “House of Cards.” Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in the political drama of revenge. What will Francis Underwood’s (Spacey) new appointment mean for the next season? We’ll just have to wait until Feb. 14 and see.

The Americans- The Cold War drama of married Soviet officers undercover as American couple Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) constantly battles the idea separating professional and personal lives. Season two will continue to follow the journey of the Jennings, and premieres Feb. 26 on FX.

Hannibal- The quest of FBI Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) forced to solve the murders of eight girls with the help of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) ended with a major twist in events in favor of Lecter, who is a serial killer with no one suspecting him. The fate of Graham lies in season two, which premieres on Feb. 28 on NBC.

 

Music

Ed Sheeran- With over 500,000 copies sold in the United States of his debut album, +, Ed Sheeran quickly gained notoriety in the music business performing original songs, as well as writing songs with artists like Taylor Swift and One Direction. On Feb. 17, Sheeran will release his sophomore album and leave fans guessing, as he has yet to reveal the name of the album. However, with his worldwide success and critical acclaim, Sheeran will surely not disappoint fans.

Candice Glover- Breaking the male winning streak on “American Idol” in 2013, Candice Glover became the first female winner since Jordin Sparks’ 2007 win and the fourth African American winner in the show’s history. Her powerful voice won over the judges and fans ultimately earning her the winning title. Her debut album, Music Speaks, will premiere on Feb. 18.

The Fray- After three successful albums, The Fray has left quite a mark in the music industry with hits like “How to Save a Life,” “Over My Head” and “You Found Me.” The band has had four Grammy nominations, showing promise to it’s latest project Helios, which is scheduled for release on Feb. 25.