Today in bad movie news: The Asylum is going theatrical! Yes, the makers of everything from the popular Sharknado series to mockbusters such as Transmorphers or monster movies such as Sharktopus will be taking a theatrical bow this fall, with “Thursday Nights at the Asylum.” Partnering with Cinemark Theaters, the studio will be releasing some of its more infamous creations into theaters for a series of one-night-only screenings.
Ever been so angry with your film studio that you ended up suing them midway through the production of an overbudget film that you also happen to be starring in? No? Well then, you probably don’t know quite how it feels to be Mel Gibson right now. He and director Farhad Safinia (who previously wrote the script for Gibson’s Apocalypto) are currently suing Voltage Pictures thanks to a dispute that has grown out of the film they’re making, The Professor and the Madman.
This one hurts. This one really hurts. In an act of brazen anti-horror insanity, Netflix announced today in its monthly what’s new to Netflix press release that it would be removing Stanley Kubrick’s monumental horror masterpiece The Shining from the service on Oct. 1, 2017. That’s right—to kick off the start of horror movie season, Netflix will remove the film that is #1 on our own sprawling, in-depth list of the 70 best horror movies currently streaming on Netflix.
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".