Is the Hollywood party over for Will Ferrell? His new movie The House opened to a pathetic $8.7 million last weekend, marking the lowest opening of his career by a wide margin; even the underwhelming political satire The Campaign managed $26 million back in 2013. For a movie about gambling – in The House Ferrell and Amy Poehler play square, middle-class parents who open a casino to pay for their daughter’s college education – it’s all rather embarrassing: The House lost big time.
You may know by now (although since the movie has been tracking poorly and will likely flop this weekend, many people clearly don’t) that Tom Cruise has sunk his perfect teeth into a reboot of The Mummy, the 1999 version of which gave Brendan Fraser his biggest hit. Let’s just get the Cruise thing out of the way first. Much as I’m a fan, he’s way too old for this, playing a character, Nick Morton—a roguish plunderer of ancient burial sites—who by rights should be in this late twenties or thirties.
It’s still spring for another month. But can we just crown Dwayne Johnson king of the summer already? The lovable action star has already steered The Fate Of The Furious to a $1.2 billion worldwide gross (let’s admit, when it comes to sheer likability he leaves Vin Diesel in the dust) and now he delivers what’s sure to be the summer’s biggest comedy, Baywatch. Baywatch, folks!
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".