On this year’s list of Academy Award nominees, you can find plenty of the usual suspects: The British period-piece, the small-town drama, a topical movie starring Meryl Streep. Sharing space, however, are movies that don’t usually make it this far: a horror movie by a black filmmaker, an indie comedy from a female writer-director, a work of steamy gay erotica. In other words: Toto, the Oscars aren’t in Kansas anymore.
For more than 30 years, stop-motion animator Nick Park and his colleagues at Aardman Animations, the studio behind “Wallace and Grommit” and “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” have been providing droll British counterprogramming to the brassy American content that dominates children’s entertainment. Where American animations like “Ice Age” traffic in gaseous humor and disco-dance numbers, Aardman movies prefer deadpan absurdism, winking puns and the occasional literary reference.
The hit horror film “Get Out” will celebrate its anniversary with free screenings on Monday, Presidents Day. The debut film from comedian Jordan Peele, “Get Out” tells the story of a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) whose first meeting with his white girlfriend’s parents goes even worse than he expected. The film became the first $100 million debut by a black director and went on to gross more than $250 million worldwide on its $5 million budget.
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".