The NCS Guide to March

ncs 1/03/2018
March

Despite the snowmageddon hitting the UK, we continue to ‘march’ on through the year (no, not funny?). This month, there’ll be lots of great things springing up like daisies and newborn lambs and all that sort of spring-y stuff. But for movies, games, music and the rest - we’ve got you covered!

NETFLIX

Even though spring officially starts on 20 March, we reckon it’s still wintery enough to stay tucked up inside with a sequel series (or two).

  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Season 2 (8 March)

We learn more about the origins of the superhero-turned-detective, and her inner demons (spoiler alert: there are a lot!).

  • Riverdale, Season 2 (8 March)

Love lives and murder collide as aspiring musician Archie spends another season trying to get out of high school without suffering a broken heart - or anything worse!

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events, Season 2 (30 March)

Follow the unlucky Baudelaire children as they face yet more trials at the hands of the wicked Count Olaf, their nefarious guardian determined to get hold of their late parents’ fortune.

FILMS

March is crammed with action-packed movies bound to get your pulse racing.

  • Red Sparrow (1 March)

Jennifer Lawrence stars as prima ballerina Dominika, who, after an injury ends her career on the stage, enlists in the CIA’s Sparrow School. The most deadly Sparrow ever, she then has to hone her skills and work out who she can trust in an undercover world of secret intelligence.

  • Tomb Raider (16 March)

Video game action-star Lara Croft returns, this time played by Alicia Vikander, and has to use her brains and brawn after finding herself on the island where her father disappeared.

  • A Wrinkle in Time (23 March)

High schooler Meg Murry goes on a voyage through space and time in search of her father, a gifted scientist who has been taken captive on another planet. Along the way, she enlists the help of mystical beings Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which (played by none other than Oprah Winfrey!).

  • Ready Player One (30 March)

Based on the bestselling book of the same name, this Spielberg adventure follows teenager Wade Watts as he tries to find a fortune hidden in a vast, sprawling video game world called the OASIS.

  • Isle of Dogs (30 March)

Wes Anderson’s latest full stop-motion animated movie since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, this canine caper follows a group of hounds relegated to Trash Island - somewhere they definitely don’t want to be!

MUSIC

It’s nice that so many big artists have been popping their heads up in 2018, after a bit of a break recently (they’ve been off catching up on Stranger Things, probably). Here’s who’s back in March:

  • Wiley - Godfather II (2 March)

  • Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar (9 March)

  • George Ezra - Staying at Tamara’s (23 March)

  • Jack White - Boarding House Reach (23 March)

  • The Vaccines - Combat Sports (30 March)

SPORTS

After the epic Winter Olympics, comes the equally jaw-dropping Paralympics, and the FA Cup Quarter-Finals kick off.

  • Winter Paralympics, Pyeongchang, South Korea (9-18 March)

  • FA Cup Quarter-Finals (17-18 March)

GAMES

While it’s still a bit early for most new releases, here’s a few of our faves coming out this month.

  • Assassin's Creed Rogue: Remastered - PS4, Xbox One (20 March)

Released back in 2014 on PS3 and Xbox 360, Rogue is now available on PS4 and Xbox One, and is a sequel to the excellent Black Flag.  

  • Far Cry 5 - PC, PS4, Xbox One (27 March)

Head deep into the Montana woods on your mission to take down a cult leader in the latest of the Far Cry games. And there’s no limit to how you can to do it - an awesome detail of this series.

  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - PC, PS4 (23 March)

If you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli movies like Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro, you’ll love this sequel to their game Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

EVENTS


Celebrations are in order this March, one way or another (if only we all got a gold award too!).

  • Oscars (4 March)

Tune in to the glitzy 90th Academy Awards ceremony honouring the best movies of 2017. Cast your bets now on who will cry the most and who will thank everyone they’ve ever met, right down to the guy who opened the door for them this morning.

  • International Women’s Day (8 March)

Join a peaceful demonstration, show your love on social media, or just let your favourite females know how much you appreciate them. Extra points if you make dinner for Mum.

  • Mother’s Day (11 March)

Or, better still, make breakfast, lunch AND dinner for Mum. Or flowers and a card are a classic too. But why stop the love there? Mothering Sunday is a great day to spoil ANY amazing lady in your life.