When the first trailer dropped for The Snowman during the summer, I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t even aware that the director of Let the Right One In had a new film coming out. The trailer was sleek, moody, and genuinely creepy. I went into the screening of this with the expectation that The Snowman would at least be a decent thriller. It is not. It’s actually barely even a movie. It’s a disaster of a film that was so perplexing that I couldn’t even fully experience the actual film.
Darren Aronofsky’s film repertoire could be classified with one single adjective – intense. I have seen all of his films (besides Noah), and most of them are well-made, well-acted, and ultimately overwhelming. I’ve never watched any of his films twice. Aronofsky makes movies that intend to cut you, at least on an emotional level. Even when I’ve hated some of his films, I still respect what he was going for.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of one of my favorite films, The Brave Little Toaster. This movie has a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first movies that I have memories of watching. Many who grew up in the 80s or 90s have “that” VHS tape that they watched countless times. The Brave Little Toaster is my worn out VHS. I must’ve been 5 or 6 years old when I first saw it. I remember loving the characters and the music. I was also absolutely terrified by some of the scarier scenes.
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".