Opening

13% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
55% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
88% Bears Apr 18
57% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
48% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
71% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

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100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 10
90% Parenthood: Season 5
100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6
100% Portlandia: Season 4
55% Reign: Season 1
0% Saint George: Season 1
100% Scandal: Season 3
73% Sirens: Season 1
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1
92% Vikings: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
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While there are rewards to sticking with this tempest-in-teapot saga of sexual awakening across three family generations of Mexican-American women, its pacing is leisurely to the brink of stasis.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Stylistically, the film takes risks before veering into an odd sort of studied artiness.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 18, 2008
Bob Baker
Los Angeles Times
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Another victory for a first-time, full-length feature filmmaker with a curious, inventive eye and an unsparing point of view.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 18, 2008
Stan Hall
Oregonian

Pena has a great role and delivers her best performance since Lone Star in 1996.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

August 1, 2008
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Riedel reveals herself to be a novice filmmaker, especially in the pacing of most scenes.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

July 24, 2008
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A lovingly crafted portrait of a kind of life not often seen on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Like Blanca and her friends, walking languidly down the street, then spontaneousy grabbing a shopping cart for a ride, Reidel plays with the rhythm of her enjoyably unhurried tale.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 13, 2008
Ethan Alter
Giant Magazine

Although the story is overly familiar, Riedel's evocation of small-town life rings true.

Full Review Source: Giant Magazine

May 21, 2008
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

This is a movie with wonderful, strong performances from three very talented women.

Full Review

May 20, 2008
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

It's a smart little film, although there are some odd cinematographic moments --- curious, at best. And at two hours plus, the movie runs at least 20 minutes too long.

Full Review

May 20, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Leisurely paced but lovely and touching.

May 19, 2008
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

If your taste is for movies off the beaten path, run out and see this one before it disappears.

Full Review Source: Houston Community Newspapers | Original Score: 3/4

May 17, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

A tenderly spun tale of female sexual desire traversing three generations of Latina women north of the border, the movie is crafted glowingly from a woman's point of view, and with supreme sensitivity, dignity, warmth, sadness and humor.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

May 16, 2008
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

With the Garcia Girls, Riedel will take the right audiences someplace this summer.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 16, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Riedel's film is a breakthrough achievement and a hopeful sign of more to come.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The film is sensitively told and appealingly bittersweet, though the story at times meanders and loses its way.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 16, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Garcia Riedel is affectionate toward her characters to a fault - cameras linger as they walk down the street or make other prosaic moves, dragging the already sluggish story's pacing even more -- but she does get some lovely behavior out of each actress.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

May 16, 2008
Joe Leydon
Houston Chronicle
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With equal measures of discretion and honesty, Riedel directly addresses the sensuality of all three women, achieving an almost startling sense of intimacy in scenes that range from mesmerizingly intense and gently comical.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2008
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Writer-director Georgina Garcia Riedel makes inventive use of the wide-screen format in this gentle, poetic 2005 comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 16, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Ms. Reidel also deserves credit for depicting the possibility of finding love at all ages, something that larger and more mainstream movies so often shy away from showing.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 16, 2008
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