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BY: SHANE NEWELL

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TV

 “Homeland”

The most anticipated television series returns on Sept. 29. The Emmy-Award winning drama featured brilliant lead performances from Claire Danes and Damian Lewis last season. After leaving off on an extremely high note, the writers of “Homeland” have promised that Season 3 will be unforgettable. If its anything like the first two seasons, the world will be in for a treat.

“Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Special”

As the world prepares to bid adieu to Matt Smith as the eleventh doctor, show writer Steven Moffat has a treat in store. A much talked about cameo from former “Doctor Who” actor David Tennant will be featured in the secret special. Who is the Doctor and what is his big secret?  Hopefully we’ll find out.

 “Masters of Sex”

With the recent addition of “Ray Donovan,” Showtime is continuing its luck with “Masters of Sex.” Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” is set to tell the story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Supporting roles from Beau Bridges and Allison Janney will ensure the show’s success.

MOVIES

“Rush”

The fall’s most anticipated film might steal the show at next year’s Academy Awards. On Sept. 27, the Ron Howard-directed epic about 1970s Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda will hit theatres. The story of the pair’s intense rivalry and Lauda’s return from a traumatic racing accident will surely please the fans. With lead performances from Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, “Rush” is poised to be the “Argo” of 2013.

“Don Jon”

Written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Don Jon” is set to be the definitive comedy-drama film of the year. In “Don Jon,” Gordon-Levitt portrays a macho, sex-obsessed “bro” who has his eyes set on Scarlett Johansson. Once she finds that Gordon-Levitt is addicted to watching pornography, however, her views of him change. Supporting performances from Tony Danza and Julianne Moore are likely to enhance this indie-flick.

“The Fifth Estate”

From “Sherlock” to “Star Trek,” Benedict Cumberbatch is easily one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood. “The Fifth Estate” will see Cumberbatch portraying WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange. Detailing the controversial Australian’s rise to worldwide recognition, “The Fifth Estate” will likely be one of the year’s biggest sleepers. Knowing Cumberbatch’s talent as an actor, “The Fifth Estate” will undoubtedly wow audiences, regardless of their feelings towards Assange.

MUSIC

 “AM”

Following four studio albums and nearly a decade of international success, the Arctic Monkeys will return with their fifth album, “AM,” on Sept. 10.  Led by the 12-string-guitar-driven single “Do I Wanna Know?,” “AM” is poised to be one the band’s most raucous, awe-inspiring albums yet. The release of “AM” will bring the band to SoCal in late- September, where they will perform three nights at The Wiltern.

 “MGMT”

America’s favorite psychedelic duo, MGMT, returns Sept. 17 with their self-titled third album. “MGMT” will be the band’s first studio album since 2010’s “Congratulations.” Led by the brilliant “Alien Days,” “MGMT” is set to be the album of the fall.