Today, Universal Studios brings their monster franchise back to life with the first installment of the “Dark Universe”, THE MUMMY starring Tom Cruise, so Awfully Good Movies is looking back at when one of their most famous monsters came back to life without Universal’s help--I, FRANKENSTEIN, starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Jai Courtney!
Next weekend, Ridley Scott gives the ALIEN franchise another shot with ALIEN: COVENANT, so Awfully Good Movies is dipping into the weird and wonderful world of ALIEN ripoff movies with one of the most famous of them: 1985’s LIFEFORCE! What makes this flick one of the most notable ALIEN ripoffs is that it was actually co-written by one of the screenwriters of the original ALIEN, Dan O’Bannon. However, the rest of the names behind this movie are pretty famous too.
Next week, the summer movie season begins, and the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY come back for VOL. 2, so Awfully Good Movies is celebrating with a less beloved space adventurer: Hulk Hogan as the SUBURBAN COMMANDO! Yes, in that mercifully short window of time where Hulk Hogan tried becoming a movie star, he went to space playing the intergalactic warrior Shep Ramsey, defeating evil alien overlords throughout the galaxy...for the first 5 minutes of the movie, that is.
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".