Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm horrible at predicting box office, but I get a weird feeling that Murder on the Orient Express is going to be really big. It has a ridiculous cast, but more importantly director Kenneth Branagh has gone out of his way to make this small stakes murder mystery look epic in an era dominated by world-ending finales. Shot in large format, every bit of footage I've seen from this film looks detailed, rich and absolutely made to be seen on the biggest screen possible.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Fantastic Fest begins today and I couldn't be any more excited to dive into the crazy lineup this year. Anna and the Apocalypse was already on my schedule thanks to the description. A high school musical zombie movie set during Christmas? I was so in for that. And then I saw the trailer. And now I'm even more eager to catch the flick. Sometimes you just need some zombie Santa action to push the craziness of real life out of your mind for a couple hours.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm quickly becoming a fan of Jaume Collet-Serra's work. He's finding an interesting niche in making really slick, high-profile exploitation films. The Shallows was way more fun than it had any right to be, Orphan was one of the better out of left field horror movies to hit cinema screens in a long time and now he's working on Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson.
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
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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".