In 2016, J.J. Abrams and his production company Bad Robot pulled off a true, rare “holy shit” movie moment, unleashing the existence of the sequel to his found-footage sci-fi hit Cloverfield without having given the moviegoing public even the slightest indication any such sequel was ever in the works.
Despite generating a wave of online excitement when its gunplay-packed trailer debuted last summer, Proud Mary will slink into theaters Friday as something of a mystery. The action-thriller starring Taraji P. Henson as a badass, wig-wearing, Maserati-driving assassin for the Boston mob hasn’t been screened for critics or even reporters attending its press junket by the studio’s genre division, Screen Gems.
As distressed assets go, the Weinstein Company has lately been causing its financial backers and shareholders no small amount of actual distress. Much of the mini-major studio’s brand value is inextricably tied to co-founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein and their alchemical skill at attracting top talent, squeezing maximum profit out of genre schlock, and reliably conjuring awards-season gold — seemingly on strength of the brothers’ brash personalities alone.
The Cloverfield sequel has had its release date changed 4 times in 14 months. That usually means some shit show is afoot. But sources tell me JJ Abrams has "some mysterious idea" the date changes play into http://bit.ly/2DlsjRX
Toxic with liability and more than half a billion dollars in debt, The Weinstein Company is viewed as a distressed asset by the financial community. So what makes TWC worth nearly $500 million in an impending sale? I take inventory: https://t.co/1wbeN41VY9
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".