BY: SHANE NEWELL
MUSIC: “Chasing Yesterday” Former Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher returns with his second solo album, “Chasing Yesterday,” on March 2. Led by the pop-driven “In the Heat of the Moment” and groove-filled “Ballad of the Mighty I,” “Chasing Yesterday” is a welcome return to the catchy songs of Oasis’ past.
“Rebel Heart” cut
Madonna returns March 6 with “Rebel Heart,” which features collaborations from some of the world’s most popular acts. Singles from the album include “Living for Love” and “Devil Pray.” Look out for more star-studded collaborations featuring Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys.
British tour de force Laura Marling will release her forthcoming album on March 23, according to Metacritic. Tracks like “False Hope” and “Short Movie” dominate the album from the strong, versatile songwriter.
TV: “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prisoner of Belief” cut
One of TV’s most anticipated documentaries lands on HBO on March 29. Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prisoner of Belief” chronicles the lives of eight former members of the Scientology church, according to Metacritic. Having been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary has a lot to offer.
“The Late Late Show”
Missing Craig Ferguson already? James Corden will take over “The Late Late Show” for the former host on March 23, according to Metacritic. Corden is a veteran of “Begin Again” and “Into the Woods.”
“Roast of Justin Bieber”
Justin Bieber will get roasted March 30 by some comedy greats on Comedy Central. Kevin Hart is expected to lead the roast, according to Entertainment Weekly. Past roasts have included William Shatner, James Franco and David Hasselhoff.
“Unfinished Business” cut
March 6 – Starring Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson, “Unfinished Business” documents a business team tasked with finishing a business deal in Europe. Directed by Ken Scott and written by Scott Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”), the film is expected to gain big laughs with its diverse cast and plot, according to IMDb.
March 6 – From the man who shocked audiences with “Elysium” and “District 9” comes a new film dealing with identity and technology. “Chappie,” which stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver and Dev Patel, tells the story of a police droid who is given a second chance with a new personality and identity, according to IMDb. Discover a film dealing with modern-day issues.
“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
March 6 – The charming crew is back for another adventure in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Starring Maggie Smith, Richard Gere and Bill Nighy, the film follows Dev Patel and his quest to create a comforting, unique and fun resort where retirees can find solace in their later years, according to IMDb.