There are certainly compelling reasons for a new screen version of “It,” Stephen King’s sprawling 1986 novel about a group of misfits in small-town Maine confronting a demonic entity that feeds on victims’ fears. There’s a lot of creakiness to the previous adaptation, a 1990 ABC mini-series starring Tim “Greasepaint Again? !” Curry as the monster’s signature incarnation, a clown called Pennywise. And it’s not as if the pasty oddballs have come to seem so quaint that they can’t still unnerve us.
Reese Witherspoon’s latest comedy, “Home Again,” opens with a voice-over segment in which her character details her cheerily idiosyncratic experience growing up as the child of a Hollywood couple. The flashback might seem curiously elaborate, unless you know going in that the movie’s writer-director, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, is the daughter of onetime husband-and-wife filmmakers Charles Shyer and Nancy Meyers (“Baby Boom,” 1991’s “Father of the Bride”). Home “again”?
The makers of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” have a message for all you serious-minded grown-ups out there: Get over yourselves. They know that their animated adaptation of kid-lit author Dav Pilkey’s reluctant-readers franchise goes ridiculously heavy on potty humor. They admit as much in self-referential dialogue slyly acknowledging the characters’ affinity for “the lowest form of comedy” — as if the title or a music credit for “1812 Ofarture” didn’t cover it.
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".