“The Monuments Men” hits theaters

By Hannah Bates – Staff Writer

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, there are a number of movies in theaters that would be perfect for a date night. On Feb. 14, many of the movies that are being released are romantic stories of love and loss.

“About Last Night,” which stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant, is a romantic comedy about new relationships. It is a remake of a 1986 film starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore.

Another remake, “Endless Love,” features Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde. The original “Endless Love” from 1986 starred Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt, as well as Tom Cruise in his first film role. The remake is a drama about a perilous relationship between two teenagers. For those looking for a more tragic love tale, this would be the perfect movie.

For those looking for a more mystical love story, there is “Winter’s Tale.” Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay and Russell Crowe appear in this romantic fantasy film. The film is a love story that takes place in past and present Manhattan.

There are also films in theaters for those who are not into romances. Yet another remake, “Robocop,” which is based on the 1987 film of the same name, was released on Feb. 12. It stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton. In the film, a man is altered to be a cyborg police officer.

Another film in theaters that is not based around a love story is “The Monuments Men,” written and directed by George Clooney.  This movie features an all-star cast, including Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, as well as Clooney. In the film, a group of WWII soldiers sets out to save famous works of art from being destroyed by the Nazis.

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