Melissa McCarthy becomes a bona-fide movie star in Spy, reteaming with Paul Feig who directed her in Bridesmaids and The Heat. She plays a CIA desk agent sent into the field to gather intelligence on Rose Byrne's criminal mastermind. However, she immediately breaks protocol by sidling up to said villainess with all the subtlety of a boulder.
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan make a winning double-act in the inspiring true story Philomena, released in cinemas this Friday. Coogan plays former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith whose 2009 investigative book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee forms the basis of the film. Given the comedian’s recent travails with the British media, the casting may seem a tad ironic and the story is so strange, you may be tempted to think that Sixsmith made it up. Journalists, eh?
He’ll be turning 50 this year but Vin Diesel shows no signs of slowing down in the franchise that just runs and runs. He’s joined by Charlize Theron as the woman who steers him off-track and critics are getting carried away, too, thanks to a boot-load of impressive stunts and a self-effacing sense of humour. Of course this won’t convert anyone who isn’t already a petrol-head, but if you’re always wishing they’d cut to the chase, this one’s for you.
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".