"That he is a genius is yet unproven; that he has made the most ferociously original horror film of 1982 seems to me beyond doubt." - Stephen King on The Evil Dead. By now I'm pretty sure all of us horror fans know the story about how Sam Raimi's THE EVIL DEAD was a video nasty back in 1982 and was in danger of not finding US distribution at all.
Well, would you look at that... It turns out recent LGBT icon THE BABADOOK has taken the next step into the realm of the internet and become THE BABADONG... Which is exactly what it sounds like. The product is currently only in the design stages but is available for pre-order on IndieGoGo for those who just must let The Babadook in. Waka, waka.
I guess I should start this out with a big, fat SPOILER WARNING for the original Ridley Scott classic BLADE RUNNER. So if you - for some reason - have yet to see the 1982 masterpiece, avert your eyes to this post, then go buy a horse, live up in the mountains and don't bother anybody. That out of the way, BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN: COVENANT director Ridley Scott was recently having a sit down with the folks over at IGN and talking all things blades and running.
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".