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I spent the weekend in Boston visiting one of my best girls so I was barely online. If you were also travelling this week (as everyone and their doggies and their distant relatives were according to the gridlock on my way back to the city) chances are you missed some posts. Here are a handful of key highlights from the week that was.

Our Moms and the Movies - a special podcast devoted to the mom's of our team and your mom and whatever movie-love she happened to inspire, directly or indirectly in you.
3 Women -that incomparable 70s whatsit with Shelley Duvall & Sissy Spacek 
Top Ten Palme D'Or Winners - what are the best films ever to win the top prize at Cannes? We propose these twelve. Your thoughts? 
Eye Roller? - Reader James T chose our banner theme this week and that choice generated the week's most robust comment section.  I loved reading about your often-justified pet peeves at the movies. Just get it all out!

Oscar Predictions - First Round
Eight charts are up. The rest this week. Stay tuned.

Don't forget that Hit Me With Your Best Shot is looking at Blow-Up (1966). Examine its photograph(y) with us. Amazon Instant | Netflix Disc  | iTunes Rental

Unauthorized Star of the Week
Despite my gay ambivalence, Zac Efron kind of took over the week what with the robust response to Neighbors at the box office and his uncanny resemblance to Tyrone Power who happened to have his Centennial this past week, an event that was disappointingly unremarked upon across the web. But, I guess this is what you have The Film Experience for. 



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Just wanted to say I've been loving all the classic Hollywood coverage over the past few months. And I can't wait for the Smackdown - I've been watching all of those films again in anticipation. I'd forgotten what a phenomenal film The Little Foxes was. Such a phenomenally built, deliciously toxic web of relationships, and with bravura acting and Gregg Toland behind the camera in his Citizen Kane year, no less!

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergoran

I'm so glad you do these ICYMI posts because I truly did completely miss the Tyrone Power celebration. I love him in so many films but my absolute favorite is Witness for the Prosecution. I thought he was simply perfect (as was the whole cast honestly) and I couldn't really see any other actor of the time do so well in that particular role. I need to catch up on the 3 Women collection too which I REALLY REALLY wanted to participate in but just couldn't find the time to do that phenomenal film justice.

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHannahlily

hannahlily -- thanks for saying so. i never know what people need like and don't know they need haha.

May 12, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Somehow that Tyrone Power post slipped by me, too. My mother adored him (and so do I),

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Tyrone Power was honored for his centennial on the web in a big blogathan called POWER MAD hosted by Lady Eve Reel Blogger - blogs on various sites covered some aspect of his career, and it was reallly excellent. Also he has so far been honored in his native Cincinnati, in Chicago, in Massillon, Ohio, and in other cities coming up through the end of the year.

Sadly TCM refused to do anything.

May 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Joan -- sad that no classic film blogs ever reach out to us because we're quite a widely read blog and we cover Old Hollywood far more often than most contemporary film sites (sigh). I did not know about that blog-a-thon or I would have linked up.

May 16, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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