The Lego Justin Theroux Movie — has an interesting ring to it, right? It would have been a fitting title for The Lego Ninjago Movie (*** out of four; rated PG; in theaters nationwide Friday), the third film in the animated Lego movie series, this time focusing on masked ninja superheroes guarding an Asian-influenced metropolis and a tale fueled by a memorable father/son rivalry. As the deliciously evil dad Lord Garmadon, Theroux hijacks the whole thing with a wondrously wacky performance.
For those who've dreamed of a Best in Show for baked goods, Melissa McCarthy's got your hookup. The actress headlines the mockumentary Cook Off! (in theaters Nov. 17), which aims to do for cooking competitions what Show did for eccentric dog owners and Waiting for Guffman did for small-town theater folks. The movie's first trailer premieres exclusively at usatoday.com.
While Battle of the Sexes is a reminder of the gender issues still plaguing us, it wholeheartedly embraces the equality of its two excellent leads. Emma Stone and Steve Carell serve up great performances as tennis icons/rivals Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in the dynamite retro biopic (***½ out of four; rated PG-13; in theaters Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, expands nationwide Sept. 29).
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".