While Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is a long-overdue project for Marvel Studios, it is not the first time a black superhero has led their own film – it's just the first time a diverse lead has been the focus of Disney's multibillion-dollar marketing machine. Herewith, a brief look at the cinematic heroes who came before Prince T'Challa. The Robert Townsend who delivered the fiery 1987 double shot of Hollywood Shuffle and Eddie Murphy Raw seems to be absent in this wan superhero comedy.
Early in Ryan Coogler's half-revolutionary, half-conventional superhero epic Black Panther, the title character returns to his fictional African homeland of Wakanda aboard a futuristic aircraft. As the plane – impressive in its aesthetic conception but lacking in its CGI actualization – prepares to enter the country's airspace, it gently pierces layer after layer of holographic illusion.
Super Bowl LII was full of surprises, and that's not counting the big game. I believe it was the Eagles who triumphed in the end – while Justin Timberlake was undoubtedly the evening's biggest loser – but I was far too busy fretting about how my Sunday evening and very-early Monday morning were flipped upside down by Netflix.
Can't believe I've slept so long on WOLF WARRIOR 2. Thanks to @Netflix_CA for getting into the preposterously over-the-top, ludicrously pro-Beijing action cinema game. (Rabid nationalism aside, this movie is crazy-entertaining. Just like America used to make!) https://t.co/gVXyw9nEuO
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".