DIG Now: April 2014

BY: SHANE NEWELL 

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MOVIES Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The quintessential American superhero returns to screens on April 4. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan as Captain America’s enemy, “The Winter Soldier” follows Captain America two years after the Avengers formed. With supporting performances from Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “The Winter Soldier” will undoubtedly please fans of all ages.

Draft Day - Kevin Costner is back in familiar territory with “Draft Day,” a movie about a fictitious football general manager who desperately wants to receive the number one draft choice. The film includes supporting performances by Frank Langella and Jennifer Garner, and is sure to evoke memories of Costner’s iconic roles in “Field of Dreams” and “Bull Durham.” “Draft Day” hits theaters on April 11.

Transcendence - Johnny Depp returns to the big screen on April 18 in “Transcendence,” a thriller directed by Wally Pfister. Detailing a researcher’s quest to create a machine that can mimic intelligence, “Transcendence” features enough mind-bending imagery to wow audiences worldwide.

TV SHOWS

Game of Thrones - Season four of the ever-popular “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on April 6. Who can forget what happened in season three? With so many twists and turns, season four should deepen the fanbase of one of President Barack Obama’s favorite TV shows.

Veep - After a successful awards season, the third season of “Veep” returns to HBO on April 6. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” is one of HBO’s best gems. Fans of the show will watch closely to see what shocking event will happen next.

Mad Men - Don Draper fans can rest a little easier. On April 13, the first half of the final season of “Mad Men” returns to AMC. What will happen to Don Draper and his family following the shocking ending of season six? Fans will surely stay tuned to the short seven-episode season.

MUSIC

Catacombs of the Black Vatican - Fans of heavy metal, rejoice. The ninth album from Black Label Society, “Catacombs of the Black Vatican,” is set to hit shelves on April 8. Formed by Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society is pushing “My Dying Time” as the lead single on the album.

Demolicious - Green Day is returning to the music scene with a compilation of 18 demos on April 19. “Demolicious” is a collection of songs recorded in 2012 throughout the “Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tré!” album trilogy sessions, and will also feature the unreleased track “State of Shock.” The two-disk special can be purchased on vinyl, as well as CD and cassette, just in time for Record Store Day.

Pop Psychology - Neon Trees is back with its third album “Pop Psychology.” Set to be released on April 22, “Pop Psychology” features the hit single, “Sleeping With a Friend,” which was performed on The Tonight Show before Jay Leno departed.