Charlize Theron's character in the new dark comedy Gringo is so awful that she actually worried about offending the crew. Playing another blonde bad-ass after her turn in last year's Atomic Blonde, Theron plays one of the baddies this time. Her character Elaine, along with boyfriend Richard (Joel Edgerton), are manufacturers of a "weed pill" to be mass-produced in Mexico, where they send underling Harold (David Oyelowo) to supervise the production.
To many fanboys, Angelina Jolie was - and perhaps still is - the definitive Lara Croft incarnate. But Swedish actress Alicia Vikander was not daunted by stepping into the Hollywood star's boots as the kick-ass archaeologist protagonist in the new Tomb Raider movie, the origin story of the popular video game character Jolie played in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
"I feel like I lease out my body willingly and consensually for my art. And I am happy to do it. There are many things that you have to sacrifice when you are shooting a movie." That was Jennifer Lawrence, talking about her decision to do nudity in her new film Red Sparrow, even though she found the prospect daunting. "There was a lot of stuff that made me nervous before I said yes to this movie," she said at our interview at the London Hotel in West Hollywood.
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".