“Thor: Ragnarok” finds our blond-headed hero sidelined as his evil sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) seeks to destroy Asgard, the home of the Norse gods. ALLEN: Michelle is on official Marvel strike. The question, “I’m not going to talk you into going to see a Thor movie, am I?” was met simply with a disdainful look. I get it. The repetitive nature of much of Marvel’s output is getting tiresome. I’m a comic book fan and I waited to see the latest Spiderman movie until it came out on video.
“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” is a movie about writer Joan Didion, put together by her nephew, Griffin Dunne. MICHELLE: I have just happened upon a review that said this movie shouldn’t have been made by her famous nephew, actor/director Griffin Dunne. I can’t imagine how it would have gotten made without him, and I thought it was really interesting filmmaking. And I just don’t get that point of view because the movie was just an intimate biopic about a fascinating writer.
HBO’s “Spielberg” is a look at the director’s body of work. MICHELLE: This documentary gave me a new perspective on Steven Spielberg’s work. I’d heard him interviewed at length about how his mother supported her son in his chosen field. It reminded me of interviewing Ken Grossman about Sierra Nevada. Behind every successful man there’s a mom who let him do what he wanted as a kid — whether it was making movies or beer.
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".