“The Croods,” the first major animation film of the year, opened as No. 1 in U.S. and Canadian theaters, with $43.6 million in sales for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and its distributor, Twentieth Century Fox.
Before many Pennsylvania movie-goers settle in for Matt Damon’s film about the fight over natural gas drilling, they will see a message from the energy industry offering “straightforward facts” about hydraulic fracturing.
When the corporate, drill-happy shills of Gus Van Sant’s “Promised Land” arrive in small town Pennsylvania, they shop for local anti-finery from a highway store that sells guns, guitars and flannel shirts.
“Hyde Park on Hudson,” starring Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt, chronicles a visit the king and queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) made to FDR’s Hudson Valley, New York estate in 1939 to enlist support in the coming war with Germany.