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The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?

The Middle Episode 200 Recap: Was It Udderly Great for You?
The Middle celebrated its 200th episode Tuesday by commemorating a much smaller milestone achieved by the town that Frankie & Co. call home.

PhotosThe Middle Pilot Revisited: ‘Super’ Frankie, Touchy Feely Brick and More

Early on in “The 200th,” Nancy and Ron Donahue dropped by the Hecks to inform them that Orson had just been named one of the top 200 cities in Indiana, coming in at… No. 200. To mark the occasion, the town’s upcoming cow rededication ceremony — thrown by none other than Frankie’s former boss Mr. Ehlert — would double as a celebration of Orson’s having made the list.
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ABC News' Brian Ross Suspended Following Michael Flynn Gaffe

ABC News has issued a four-week suspension to chief investigative reporter Brian Ross, who botched a special report following the guilty plea of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

On Friday, Ross appeared during ABC’s breaking news coverage of the Flynn indictment, during which he weighed in on Flynn’s connection to the ongoing federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It was then that he falsely reported that Flynn would testify that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed him to make contact with the Russians. This was not the case.

ABC News was forced to issue a retraction later that day,
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S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars React to Season 5's Earthshaking Revelation — Plus: Will We Ever See [Spoiler] Again?

S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars React to Season 5's Earthshaking Revelation — Plus: Will We Ever See [Spoiler] Again?
The following contains 5.97 sextillion metric tons of spoilers from the Season 5 premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

It was, as promised, a world of difference when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. uncorked its Season 5 premiere, as Coulson & Co. came to realize that the big question was not so much where in space they were, but when. Plus, what… happened to Earth?

Related2018 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Because just as they were getting acclimated to their new digs in “The Lighthouse,” to which they each were transported via a Kree monolith
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Exclusive: Barbara Corcoran Reveals She Cried For the First Time In 25 Years During 'DWTS' Rehearsals

Exclusive: Barbara Corcoran Reveals She Cried For the First Time In 25 Years During 'DWTS' Rehearsals
Barbara Corcoran is meeting a whole different side of herself onDancing With the Stars.

Et's Lauren Zima caught up with the businesswoman at Shark Tank's Paley Center premiere event on Wednesday, where she revealed that rehearsals with her partner, Keo Motsepe, had her crying for the first time in 25 years.

"I spent today three hours in practice and learned exactly three little steps and there's roughly 80 steps in a dance and I have two dances to turn out Saturday. So, needless to say, I had a cry down," Corcoran confessed. "I didn't know I had enough juice in my body to cry. I haven't cried in like, 25 years and I was sobbing all over Keo's lap."

"It was terrible. And I can't stand women that cry. I just had a breakdown," she continued. "I'm hoping I bounce up from here, we'll see. I'm starting to pray again. I haven't prayed for years."

Exclusive: Barbara
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‘Outside In’ Review: Edie Falco and Jay Duplass Find Forbidden Love in Lynn Shelton’s Tender Drama — Tiff

‘Outside In’ Review: Edie Falco and Jay Duplass Find Forbidden Love in Lynn Shelton’s Tender Drama — Tiff
Lynn Shelton is the rare American filmmaker to oscillate between contemplative dramas (“We Go Way Back,” “Touchy Feely”) and playful situational comedies (“Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister”). As such, her filmmaking voice — discounting the prolific TV direction of the last few years — extends across multiple genres and doesn’t really fit into any of them.

Read More:tiff 2017: Here’s the Winners and Losers of the Festival

Her latest, “Outside In” is another somber, low-key drama, but its premise could just as easily work as cringe comedy. Both modes operate in service of minimalist character studies about people desperate for companionship, who hover on the verge of bad decisions in their attempts to set things right. Shelton’s work is understated, but elevates seemingly forgettable scenarios with a wise, humane approach that makes even a lesser work like “Outside In” a cut above the market standard.

Jay Duplass and Edie Falco
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The Orchard Acquires Lynn Shelton’s “Outside In”

Outside In

Once again, it’s almost Tiff season and several new films will be hitting the scene. This includes a new, buzz-worthy project from “Your Sister’s Sister” helmer Lynn Shelton. Deadline reports that The Orchard has obtained worldwide distribution rights to Shelton’s “Outside In,” which will make its debut at Tiff in September.

Written and directed by Shelton, “Outside In” explores the relationship between a high school teacher, Carol (Edie Falco), and an ex-student (Jay Duplass) following his release from prison. As he works to catch up with all that he’s missed, Carol attempts to rebuild a relationship with her teenage daughters.

Outside In’s” cast also includes Kaitlyn Dever (“Short Term 12”) and Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation”). Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt serve as producers. The Orchard’s two-part release plan includes a theatrical and digital premiere sometime in 2018 followed by a Netflix release shortly thereafter.

“Your Sister’s Sister,” starring Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”), Rosemarie DeWitt (“La La Land”), and Mark Duplass (“The League”) also premiered at Tiff. Shelton’s directorial credits include episodes of “Glow,” “The Mindy Project,” and “New Girl” and films “Laggies” and “Touchy Feely.”

The Orchard Acquires Lynn Shelton’s “Outside In” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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The Best Indie Film Directors are Working on One Hulu Show, and Most Just Happen to be Women

The Best Indie Film Directors are Working on One Hulu Show, and Most Just Happen to be Women
Each year, when “Casual” executive producers Zander Lehmann and Helen Estabrook brainstorm who should direct the new season, it starts with two very simple requirements:

“We sit down and make our list of who we most want to work with, and which good indie movies we’ve seen lately,” said Lehmann, who created the Hulu comedy.

“We’ve always really wanted to match the indie filmmaking aesthetic and perspective with a television show, so a lot of it comes from us sitting down and thinking about, ‘Who are the directors working in this space that we’re really excited about?’” Estabrook said.

Read More: ‘Casual’ Season 3 Review: 10 Reasons You Have to Watch Hulu’s Excellent Comedy Series

Their Season 3 session saw a stronger push than ever into the indie film world, and the results are nothing short of a veritable all-star team.

Meet the Team: Lake Bell: The acclaimed director of “In a World…
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Get Their Karaoke On at Friend's Birthday Party

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Get Their Karaoke On at Friend's Birthday Party
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom hit up a karaoke bar on Saturday, and the cute couple totally cranked up the awesomeness.

Perry brought Bloom along to a birthday party for her Bff, Westworld actress Shannon Woodward, where they were joined by Woodward’s Raising Hope co-star Kate Micucci and TV personality Ronan Farrow.

Watch: Katy Perry Boards Plane With Orlando Bloom Dressed as a Gingerbread Cookie

Perry took to Snapchat to document the wild revelry, posting a video of her blonde-haired boyfriend and the rest of the group rocking out to Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," with the caption, "This is what the holidays looks like."

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Farrow later shared a video of the entire group, with Perry behind the mic, singing their rendition of Alanis Morissette's "You Outta Know."

Watch: Orlando Bloom Gets Super Touchy Feely on Vacation With Katy Perry

Karaoke's always a fun time, but it seems like it might be a little intimidating
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Katy Perry Boards Plane With Orlando Bloom Dressed as a Gingerbread Cookie -- See the Festive Style!

Katy Perry Boards Plane With Orlando Bloom Dressed as a Gingerbread Cookie -- See the Festive Style!
Katy Perry looks ready for the holiday season.

The 32-year-old pop star was spotted dressed as a gingerbread cookie when she boarded a plane in Van Nuys, California, on Sunday, along with her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom.

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Watch: Katy Perry Calls Orlando Bloom Her 'Prince' With Matching Mickey and Minnie Disney Accessories

The couple's recent sighting comes after Perry put the breakup rumors to rest when she shared an Instagram video of her and Bloom spending Thanksgiving together and wearing plaid onesies. "Hi, Internet," she captioned a video of her British beau holding a baby.

In another video, the singer's father, Keith, pokes fun at Bloom while also sporting a red onesie. "Look out!" he warns as he points at the 39-year-old actor. "Here comes the turkey for Thanksgiving."

Watch: Orlando Bloom Gets Super Touchy Feely on Vacation With Katy Perry

Snapping a photo of her dad, Perry joked: "You don't choose your family, but I can't
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Tallulah Review

In the last year, Netflix has expanded its focus on original programming from acclaimed series like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black and Daredevil into full-length feature films. From the harrowing drama of Beasts of No Nation to the throwback silliness of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, the streaming service has demonstrated an eye for material with a built-in appeal to a broad spectrum of audiences, even if some have balked at their eagerness to enter a multi-picture deal with Adam Sandler. Luckily, Tallulah is perhaps one of the more well-received Netflix original films to date.

Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page stars as the title character, a vagabond who chooses to live out of her van on an indefinite cross-country road trip. However, when her boyfriend (Evan Jonigkeit) leaves her side, a chain of events is set in motion that sees Tallulah developing ties with both an abandoned toddler and
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Lynn Shelton on Whether to Call Herself a 'Woman Director'

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Lynn Shelton on Whether to Call Herself a 'Woman Director'
On October 25 at The Film Independent Forum held at the DGA in Los Angeles, writer-director Lynn Shelton chatted with fellow actress-turned-filmmaker Ileana Douglas. After a clip reel highlighting Shelton's films, which include "Humpday," "Your Sister's Sister," "Touchy Feely" and "Laggies," Douglas asked Shelton about whether she identifies as a "woman filmmaker." Read More: Jason Blum Gets Honest about the Failure of 'Jem and the Holograms' and the Reality of His Indie Model "I guess I have mixed feelings about it," explained Shelton. "I am a woman. I don't feel like I need to be George Sand and hide behind anything. I don't have to pretend to be a guy." Shelton said that "the weirdest question I ever get asked is 'what does it feel like to be a woman director?' I have nothing to compare it to. I have no idea what it feels like to be a male director.
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Lynn Shelton Directing ‘The Incredible Case of the Pi Moms’

Lynn Shelton Directing ‘The Incredible Case of the Pi Moms’
Indie darling Lynn Shelton just had her first film released, We Go Way Back, after it sat on the shelf for 10 years or so. Shelton has come a long way since her debut movie, doing fine work on television (The Mindy Project) and making polished, likable independent films (Your Sister’s Sister, pictured above). The director of Humpday and Touchy Feely is […]

The post Lynn Shelton Directing ‘The Incredible Case of the Pi Moms’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘Juno’s’ Ellen Page, Allison Janney to Reteam for Dramatic Comedy ‘Tallulah’

‘Juno’s’ Ellen Page, Allison Janney to Reteam for Dramatic Comedy ‘Tallulah’
Ellen Page and Allison Janney are attached to star in the dramatic comedy “Tallulah,” which will mark the directorial debut of “Orange Is the New Black” writer Sian Heder, TheWrap has learned. Page and Janney (pictured above in 2008) previously worked together on Jason Reitman‘s “Juno” and Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely.” Story follows a woman who rescues a baby from her reckless mother and pretends the child is hers, with the help of her ex-boyfriend’s mother. Everyone assumes the baby girl has been kidnapped, and when she is returned to her rightful mother, the three women form a close bond.
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'Juno' Duo Ellen Page And Allison Janney Reteam For 'Tallulah'

Whether or not you honest to blog liked Diablo Cody's "Juno," you can't deny that Ellen Page and Allison Janney are generally great whatever they're in. The two appeared together again a couple years back in Lynn Shelton's "Touchy Feely," and now they've got another project cooking. Screen Daily reports that Page and Janney will star in "Tallulah." The feature directorial debut of "Orange Is The New Black" writer Sian Heder follows a woman who rescues a baby from a reckless mother but is accused of kidnapping the child. She pretends the child is hers along with her ex-boyfriend, but a bond is soon formed with the birth mother. Sounds like a mix of the wacky and serious, and given Heder's 'Orange' background, that probably shouldn't be a problem. Nor will having Janney and Page in the lead roles. Cameras roll in June.
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Say When (aka Laggies) movie review: resisting the path

Charming and off-kilter, this is a rare tale of a young woman struggling with her identity in a way that deals a shock of recognition and never apologizes. I’m “biast” (pro): really like Keira Knightley; love Lynn Shelton’s movies

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Behold the garden variety Female Fuckup, common in the wild but rarely captured on film, for some reason. Why, it’s almost like no one is even looking for her!

What was I just saying about the need for more women filmmakers? Here’s Exhibit B. Indie director Lynn Shelton (Touchy Feely) and first-time screenwriter Andrea Seigel have crafted a charming, off-kilter little film about a young woman who doesn’t quite know what she wants out of life yet has no guide to the possibilities open to her beyond the traditional track
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Film Review: 'Say When'

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★★☆☆☆Lynn Shelton has carved out a niche for herself by presenting the inertia of contemporary middle-class life and exploring the state of arrested development her characters often find themselves affected by. Her tales of self-actualisation, like Your Sister's Sister (2011) and last year's Touchy Feely aim to capture the brief moments of connection in a world that's becoming increasingly insular and self-obsessed. However, Shelton's latest Say When (2014) - the tale of a confused and aimless twenty-something, played by Keira Knightley - sadly shares its protagonist's lack of direction. Despite her advanced degree and comfortable lifestyle Megan's (Knightley) life is in stasis.
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'Laggies' Sneak Preview Q & A: Lynn Shelton Changes Her Approach

'Laggies' Sneak Preview Q & A: Lynn Shelton Changes Her Approach
With "Laggies," Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton returned to Sundance with her sixth feature. Unlike Shelton's last three Sundance entries, "Touchy Feely," the entirely improvised "Humpday," and 80% improvised "Your Sister's Sister," the writer-director did not write her own script for "Laggies," starring Keira Knightley as a recently engaged woman suffering an identity crisis who befriends a teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single dad (Sam Rockwell),  For the first time, this was adapted from a book by the writer Andrea Siegel. And Shelton's strong ensemble, including Mark Webber as Knightley's fiance and Jeff Garlin as her father, relied on that script--with just a touch of improvisation as they went.  (My interview with Shelton on "Touchy Feely" is here, "Your Sister's Sister" here.) Shelton was originally going to star Anne Hathaway in the lead role, but when she fell out to do...
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Laggies | Review

We All Float Down Here: Shelton’s Latest Winning Slice of Arrested Development

Remarkable in the sense that this is her third consecutive film to premiere at Sundance, director Lynn Shelton is one of the few female directors bucking the general trend of having laborious stretches of times between features. Her latest, Laggies, is her first directorial outing where Shelton has not also written the screenplay (Andrea Siegel gets her first credit instead), which divorces the film from a body of work largely improvised and often careening off the cuff to mostly enjoyable effect. While this makes her latest film feel a bit more mainstream, featuring an array of well-known names, it’s also a nicely polished example of familiarity, genuine with its intentions and generally pleasing even as it neglects to say anything we haven’t seen repeatedly from both a male and female perspective.

In her late
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Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’, Sweden’s ‘Force Majeure': Specialty Box Office Preview

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Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’, Sweden’s ‘Force Majeure': Specialty Box Office Preview
Last year, RADiUS scored at the box office and in Awards Season with its documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (nearly $4.95 million and Best Documentary Feature Oscar win). This year, it may have another non-fiction awards behemoth, hitting theaters this weekend.

Citizenfour, directed by journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras, tells the story of Nsa leaker Edward Snowden as he disclosed massive domestic U.S. government spying. The film unfolds in real time as Poitras and Guardian colleague Glenn Greenwald, working on a long-term project about government surveillance, were contacted online by a mysterious source calling himself “Citizenfour.” The film, completed in secret while Poitras was in self-imposed virtual exile, alleges even more Nsa overreaching at home and abroad than just what came out of the massive pile of U.S. documents Snowden leaked.

Another potential awards contender also arrives in U.S. theaters this weekend: Sweden’s entry for Foreign Language Oscar,
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Interview: Lynn Shelton & Sam Rockwell On Working With Keira Knightley & Chloë Grace Moretz In ‘Laggies’

This is a reprint of our interview from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. "Laggies" opens in limited release beginning this weekend October 24. Since her breakout film “Humpday” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival five years ago, writer/director Lynn Shelton has been one of the hardest-working women in the business. In addition to her last two features—“Your Sister’s Sister” and “Touchy Feely”—she has also directed numerous episodes of “New Girl” and “Mad Men.” Her films are complex and touching explorations of human relationships and, until now, they have mostly been improvisational works developed with talented ensembles of actors (read our review here). In her latest film, “Laggies,” which premiered last week at the Sundance, Shelton switches gears, working from another person’s script for the first time—without most of her standard improvisation—on a much higher budget (“I broke the million-dollar mark, by quite a lot!”), and with a bigger cast of.
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