The Planet of the Apes franchise is a remake I can get behind because special effects, both practical and computer generated, have come a long way since the series launched in 1968, and the idea that humanity's need to tinker with the natural world might be our downfall seems more prescient now than ever. The franchise has always hung on Caesar, the alpha ape raised (and genetically manipulated) by humans, and War for the Planet of the Apes is no different.
When you start noticing grey wisps in your pubes, a lot of people might consider it time to give up on high school coming-of-age movies. Not me, though. Here in Whistle-Town, youth is a mindset not a number and I'll watch anything that ends during prom. Thankfully, Spider-Man: Homecoming, opening this week at the Whistler Village 8, is a high-flying, wise-cracking good time, and it ends during prom. The title is also a double entendre.
Bank robbers have always been celebrated. Likely that's because banks have always been figuratively sodomizing us in the cash-hole and acting like they're doing us a favour. Or maybe we just love an underdog. In any case, Bonnie and Clyde were folk heroes; Depression-era citizens would cook John Dillinger dinner while hiding him from authorities, and who doesn't love the Dead Presidents (from Point Break or Dead Presidents, take your pick).
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".