People say that you should go out and live your best life. Do the best you can. Pursue your hopes and dreams. But, what happens when your hopes and dreams get mixed up with someone else’s? What do you do when things get confused and discombobulated and you realize that, for years, the dream you’ve been pursuing is someone else’s? Boy, if you weren’t in a tailspin already, you certainly would be at that point.
There is a wonderful moment in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” where bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) discuss which of them is the good guy. Bryce protects people’s lives, but those he is protecting tend to be bad guys. Kincaid does kill people, but they, too, tend to be bad guys. It is a fascinating philosophical debate and just one idea that “Hitman’s Bodyguard” brings up and then doesn’t fully explore.
What is someone really asking when they ask what movie they should go see or what movie, currently in theaters, is good? Are they asking for the name of the best movie or a guess as to what they will enjoy the most? And, can’t enjoyment take place in multiple ways? Steve Coogan is fantastic in the newly available on Blu-ray “The Dinner” (2017). He gives a wonderful performance. And yet, it is also an unsettling performance. I lost sleep over it. Is that a recommendation?
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".