Success tends to breed copycats. So when The Big Sick does gangbusters – and God I hope it does gangbusters, it surely deserves to – some dumbass Hollywood suit is probably gonna wanna make more coma comedies. That’s the wrong takeaway. What said suit should be ordering are more romantic comedies this intimate and ambitious and allergic to the genre’s punishing sameness in stories being told, the blindingly white sameness of the people telling the stories.
Eternally young at 87, Christopher Plummer still has such a twinkle in his eye. That twinkle is one of the few bright spots in this limply executed romantic drama. Adapted by screenwriter Simon Burke from Alan Judd’s novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, The Exception is set in 1941 in the Netherlands, where Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer) is living in exile, still dreaming the Führer will restore his monarchy.
Congratulations, California investors and trendy millennial homeowners! Too long have you been vilified. But the Austin American-Statesman is here to put you in your rightful place, as saviors of the Eastside, nudging all those black and brown residents and business owners aside to make way for the glorious hipster coming.
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".