Adam A. Donaldson

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Profile: Adam A. Donaldson is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and promoter based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He cut his journalism chops at the University of Guelph, as a writer at the student newspaper The Ontarion where we served as Arts & Culture Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, Adam has served as Managing Editor of Lucid Media and is currently Editor-at-Large for Press+1. He has also been a contributor to the Guelph Mercury, Guelph Tribune, Waterloo Region Record, thecannon.ca, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post, InformedVote.ca, New Theatre Review and End Type. Adam has also made several short films including “Spooky Kids”, “Environmental Science”, “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Ready/S.E.T./Dunk”, and works with Synn Studios, a multimedia production company in Guelph, as a writer and publicist.

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First Pages from the All-New ‘Amazing Spider-Man #1′ Revealed

- 04-24-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He had a good run. Doc Ock as Spider-Man, I mean. Just in time for the release of the new Spider-Man movie, comes the all-new first issue of a comic also called The Amazing Spider-Man. The book, written by Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos, features Peter Parker back in the red and blue tights of your friendly neighborhood web-slinger, and ready for a new adventure, with brand new mystery that has a connection to the hero’s origins. Sounds serious. Want a preview of issue #1? You’ve got it. (more…)

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It’s Come to This – Mattel Announces Barbie The Movie

- 04-23-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Transformers? Sure I can see that as a movie. G.I. Joe? Absolutely! Battleship? Okay, this is getting crazy… But Barbie? The toy aisle’s most well known doll is getting ready for her own solo film debut thanks to a new deal between Sony Pictures and Mattel announced today. Is it serious? Serious enough to have a screenwriter attached and commentary from corporate executives. Get ready world, here comes Barbie The Movie! (more…)

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Disney Has Doubts About ‘Cap 3′ Release Date?

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When people said “He is risen” last weekend, they could have met the box office returns for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as the Mighty Marvel Movie passed the $200 million point domestically, and the $500 million point globally. That’s the kind of box office you can take to the bank, the money bank! It should also please Disney and make them more secure in their decision to release Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016, the same weekend as the Man of Steel sequel, Batman Vs Superman. But is that the case? Might there be signs that in the first, big, box office face-off in 2016, the first one to blink might be Disney? There are rumblings…. (more…)

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It Begins…. ‘Terminator: Genesis’ Officially Starts Production

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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We thought it would never happen. But we were wrong. After months of speculation, weird rumors, weirder casting, and other bumps along the way, the fifth Terminator movie, Terminator: Genesis, began shooting yesterday with an eye not just on a summer 2015 release date, but to be successful enough to kick off a whole new trilogy of films. There’s a lot invested in the project, not just in terms of literal money, but in terms of this being a huge franchise that could make vast sums of money in a way that has yet to be exploited. (more…)

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Donner Says ‘Goonies 2′ is Legit, Spielberg Has the Story Idea

- 04-21-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Goonies never say die! And apparently neither do Goonie directors. A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that a sequel was in the works nearly 30 years after the release of the original, and although fans might have been excited by the news, the were understandably skeptical. But if you anyone could get The Goonies back together again after three decades it’s original film director Richard Donner, and in a recent, albeit, impromptu interview, Donner let loose several clues that seemed to confirm that Goonies 2 is happening, and that it goes all the way to the top.
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Tone for ‘FF’ Reboot Somewhere Between ‘Chronicle’ and ‘Spider-Man’

- 04-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There are a lot of questions about the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four, including will it suck, or will it blow? Kidding aside though, what fans really want to know is what kind of Fantastic Four movie they’re going to get tone-wise speaking; is it going to be moody and serious like The Dark Knight, bombastic and cheery like The Avengers, or out-right silly and over the top like The Mask? Writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently shed some light on the subject. (more…)

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‘Transcendence’ Fears the Internet Like It’s 1991

- 04-18-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Back in the early to mid 90s, there was a series of films about the coming wonders and nightmares about the internet, but in hindsight they had all the finesse of George W. Bush’s description of the World Wide Web as a series of tubes, and were almost as prescient too. Watching Transcendence, one is taken back to a more innocent time when the internet was an unknown unknown, and thus capable of anything and everything because the audience didn’t know the difference. But it’s been 20 years since flicks like The Net and Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity, and the internet has become ingrained in almost every facet of our world. In 2014, even the most luddite of audience members isn’t going to buy the film’s magical portrayal of technology. And by “magic,” I mean literal magic. (more…)

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Zack Snyder Talks About the Creative Process & Screen Testing the Trinity

- 04-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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I know. Marvel’s kicking DC’s @$$, Warners is grapsing desperately to catch up, Zack Snyder is a hollow, talentless hack; all the talking points for why Man of Steel 2 (AKA: Batman Vs Superman) will be handing its lunch money to Captain America 3 on May 6, 2016. But let’s put all that aside for the moment and talk about expectations. Not yours or mine, but the director’s. Snyder is talking about his own ideas, how he struck upon the notion that led to the movie known to all Batman Vs Superman, and he’s also talking about those initial screen tests for the costumes on the holy trinity: Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman. (Sadly, the above image is as close as you’ll get to seeing it for yourself… For nooooooowwwwwwww…) (more…)

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11th Doctor Lives in New Comic Book ‘Doctor Who’

- 04-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It was with a lot of disappointment (and admittedly some jubilation on the other hand) that Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith regenerated into Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi at the end of the Doctor Who Christmas special this past December. And although Capaldi’s adventures as the Time Lord don’t kick off on television till later this year, those already missing space and time fairing with Eleven will be pleased to know that you’ll be able to carry on with the bow-tie clad hero… In comic book form! (more…)

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‘Superior’ to Join Other Mark Millar Comics on Big Screen

- 04-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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At this point, comic book writer Mark Millar could probably come up with a miniseries about a killer robot driving instructor that goes back in time for some reason, and still sell it to a movie studio. The Scottish author has sold the film rights to another one of his creator-owned hits, again to Twentieth Century Fox and his Kick-Ass/The Secret Service collaborator Matthew Vaughn. And which book will they be working on? The one that has a name that sounds like it has a lot to live-up to: Superior. (more…)

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