It’s hard to imagine a time when Netflix was just a DVD mailing service– that cool new invention your parents wanted to try so they could start that family movie night tradition. Looking back at this point in time, a system that delivered maybe one or two movies to you at a time, usually on a weekly basis, seems downright archaic. Now the idea of watching such few movies at such a glacial pace comes across as utterly preposterous. Since its early days, Netflix has evolved substantially.
Star Wars made a big splash at D23 last week, flaunting a brief, but insightful, behind the scenes video for The Last Jedi. Fans will debate for hours on end over what the best piece of footage is (though the correct answer is Laura Dern), but aside from that, there’s not much to do between now and the release date other than to make wild speculations as to what Rian Johnson has in store for the Skywalker saga. Like this one: Will Kylo Ren Change Sides In The Last Jedi?
The Star Wars universe flew into a PR asteroid field recently, with the sudden departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from the untitled Han Solo spinoff movie. The split came about due to “creative differences”– presumably those between the directors and Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy, as well as with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Whatever we know about what transpired on the Han Solo set under Lord and Miller’s watch, it’s almost entirely based on information from anonymous insiders.
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".