ROBOCOP BLASTS INTO THEATERS
1 It's 2028 in Detroit and crime is rampant. Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a police officer, is injured on the job and turned into "RoboCop," part-man and part-robot. "The future of American justice is upon us," as Samuel L. Jackson (a television presenter) proclaims in the trailer. Murphy must battle with his lack of free will and internal desire to be a husband for his wife (Abbie Cornish) and a father for his son. This remake of the 1987 film is in theaters Friday.
NEW ALBUM FROM MODERN BASEBALL
2 With an album title like "Sports" from a band called Modern Baseball, you might expect a record filled with cliché SportsCenter lines and layered with slugging percentages and home-run statistics. Instead, the band's first album is filled with self-loathing and typical emo themes like leaking tears over beers and staying in to talk to girls on Twitter. The Philadelphia pop punk group returns with its second album, "You're Gonna Miss It All." It's due out Tuesday on Run For Cover Records. Catch the band on its tour with The Wonder Years; it stops April 4 at the Electric Factory.
'THE ARMSTRONG LIE' ON DVD TUESDAY
3 Lance Armstrong was a cancer-survivor-turned-seven-time-Tour-de-France-champion. The story seemed too good to be true. It turned out that it was. The long distance cyclist lied and covered up years of performance-enhancing drug use. Filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks") started out planning to document the comeback of Lance Armstrong in 2009 after a 4 year absence from the sport and ended up chronicling the doping scandal that led to Armstrong's lifetime band and the stripping of his titles. The film includes a one-on-one interview with Armstrong.