The ladies led the way at an unusually political Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night, as Hollywood's highest-profile post-Harvey Weinstein awards show so far turned the spotlight largely toward female-focused stories and actors declaring, "Time's up." In a fast-paced evening celebrating the past year in U.S. film and television, here are some moments and trends that stood out.
There's a core reason behind the tidal wave of nostalgia that's been sweeping through video games in the past few years. "Games used to be aimed entirely at kids — and those kids grew up," gaming journalist Brendan Sinclair told CBC News. "Now, [early gamers have] got disposable income … and when they want to unwind, they can look back to what they loved as kids. And now they can actually afford it."
The audacity of the plan made jaws drop even among Hollywood know-it-alls: erase and replace an actor from a finished film. In early November, director Ridley Scott, 80, vowed to re-shoot scenes and re-edit the kidnap drama-thriller All the Money in the World to excise Kevin Spacey — just weeks before the film's theatrical debut. "I thought, it could not be left to die," the Gladiator filmmaker told CBC News during an interview in Los Angeles.
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".