If you like run of the mill, cheesy action films, then maybe American Asinine er… American Assassin is the movie for you. Dylan O’Brien is one of the current “it” boys in Hollywood. No, not a murderous clown type of IT boy, but an actor who is being pushed as the next big thing. Like Troy McClure, you may remember him from such films as The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and soon to be Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Now that the Vancouver International Film Festival has announced their full lineup, it’s time to get excited about our local movie options again. If you are a true cinephile, then the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 28 – October 13) is a wondrous time. With over 300 films at this year’s festival, it can be a tad overwhelming to know which ones to check out. Do you play it safe or do you expand your mind and horizons?
For whatever reason some people suffer from coulrophobia, or as us normal folk call it: a fear of clowns. Personally, I’ve never met an evil clown. To me, they are just strange dudes who juggle and make balloon animals at kids’ parties. Pretty harmless. But maybe the people who are afraid of those images read Stephen King’s book IT at far too young of an age.
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".