So, Danny Boyle is going to direct the next James Bond film, but what the hell does that actually mean? If the producers had gone for, say, Christopher Nolan, fans would know what was coming: expensive action with macho pondering. Tim Burton’s 007 would have Johnny Depp as the spy, falling for an undead Bond girl. Sofia Coppola’s would be beautiful, MI6 kitted out in exploding Converse, a theme song sung by Phoenix... After all, those directors have a distinctive style.
About five minutes into A Quiet Place, a young boy is ripped to bits by an alien who moves so fast you barely get time to scream, and then things turn really nasty. John Krasinski from the US version of The Office has made a film unlike anything you’ve seen; a high-concept, super-anxious - often silent - horror that asks, “How could we live if we couldn’t make a sound?” and answers, “Terribly.”Details are kept vague.
‘I’m curious,” says Alex Garland, author of The Beach and director of Ex Machina. “Did you watch Annihilation on a small screen or was there a press showing on a bigger screen?” Annihilation is his new movie, a beautiful sci-fi horror that plays like five Kubrick films at once. But it is only available to watch at home in the UK, via Netflix. Fearing it would bomb, the film’s studio, Paramount, sold it off to make money overseas before it was even released.
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".