The public’s general love of Star Wars after the prequels was at an all-time low. I sold all of my DVDs; I was done with it. I didn’t need any more half baked stories about characters I once loved. Of course, by the time The Force Awakens “began to put things right,” I had warmed back up to the iconic franchise like everyone else and was ecstatic to have another great in-canon film, an A New Hope for a new generation.
We’re getting Star Wars spin-off movies whether we want them or not, folks, so you better get used to the idea! But for reals, the recent news that director Stephen Daldry is attached to an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie has us thinking about what kind of movie this could be, and what other characters might get the same anthology movie fate. On today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, we talk all about that, plus Marvel’s The Defenders, and, of course, a bit of Game of Thrones.
It takes a lot to truly scare me when it comes to horror movies. Sure, once in awhile there’s a film like Audition or The Babadook that will thoroughly freak me the hell out, but not many give me the legitimate skeeves. That is…unless it’s a movie about any sort of critter. If I’m totally honest, tiny little animals are the thing that I just can’t with.
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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
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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".