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Adam A. Donaldson

  • 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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In what has become a busy trailer day, we get a new look at Logan, the latest X-Men film, and the final film for Hugh Jackman in the role that made him famous: The Wolverine. People got pretty excited following the release of that first trailer, its dystopia tease, it’s Western flavour, and this latest trailer offers more than that. But it’s also less pensive, offering more action, and yes, more blood, as this is the first R-rated Wolverine movie. And on top of all that, we finally get to see a new key character in action as she gets a chance to clean her claws… (more…)

It’s Morphin’ Time! No seriously, because in this trailer, we finally see the Power Rangers morph. Following up on the initial trailer, which only showed the titular Rangers in their civilian identity as basically a 21st century Breakfast Club, discovering some mysterious coins that could lead to their destiny, but now we get a taste of that destiny. For those of you that have wanted, and waited, to see the Rangers in action, as well as Zordon, Alpha 5 and some Megazord awesomeness, then this is the trailer you’ve been waiting for. Behold the spectacle of the new Power Rangers! (more…)

One of the biggest things to come out of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice had nothing to do with the movie itself. Well, not directly. You’ll recall that as the negative reviews came pouring in, an interview with Ben Affleck and co-star Henry Cavill gave birth to the meme “Sad Affleck.” As Cavill responded to an interviewer’s question, Affleck looked off into the distance with a grimace on his face, and someone said, “The would look even better set to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence'” and it was. Now, almost one year later, Affleck has broken his silence about “Sad Affleck” and the lesson he learned.  (more…)

Whether your were a fan of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad or not, a lot of people were hoping that 2017 might be a clean slate for Warner Bros., DC Entertainment and the DC Extended Universe. There are two new items up for bids this year – Wonder Woman and Justice League – and while the latter is still an artifact of Zack Snyder’s influence, the former’s got new blood in the form of Patty Jenkins, not to mention the fact that it features one of the more popular aspects of BvS: Gal Gadot‘s Amazonian warrior. And that’s why it’s so difficult to announce the following… (more…)

We’ve already talked this morning about Black Panther, but let’s consider for a moment a more immediate Marvel movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Once upon a time, the man playing Homecoming’s main villain, Michael Keaton, was the star of the biggest, and really the only, major superhero franchise: Batman, and Batman suffered in the latter films from too many villains who too often took the focus away from the titular character. So Keaton knows that pain, which begs the question, how does he feel about diving back into comic book movies this time playing the bad guy? Well, he’s got an answer for that too.  (more…)

The plot of Captain America: Civil War hinged in large part on the Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman, but there wasn’t a lot of time in the film to go into the character’s origin or what he was doing before that first scene at the signing of the Sokovia Accords in Germany. Obviously, it was always the plan to go deeper into that with Black Panther, the solo movie about the character from writer/director Ryan Coogler, which is now prepping for principal photography. From that prep comes word about one scene in particular, and it involves public transit in the Bay area in the 1990s. (more…)

We haven’t heard a lot  about James Bond since the last chapter in the venerable franchise, Spectre, opened to decent box office but disappointed fan and critical appraisals back in November 2015. Not only have we not heard anything about what should be the slam-dunk Bond 25, we don’t know if the current Bond, actor Daniel Craig, will be returning for it. Craig has said some things that indicate he’s in no mood for more spy stuff, so in lieu of confirmation, we’ve been forced to speculate about who might play Bond next. That’s a long list, and it looks like it might be a little longer. (more…)

James Cameron‘s life is science fiction! Not only does the majority of his filmography as a director and a producer fit snugly in the genre, but in his off time, he’s an undersea explorer like some 21st century Captain Nemo, a character from one of the most celebrated works of science fiction ever. So he’s got authority on the subject is what we’re saying. It’s authority he’s about to put to the test as the director of Aliens, The Terminator, The Abyss, and Avatar is tackling a new TV project that will explore the history and meaning of science fiction. (more…)

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A couple of months ago, Nintendo announced the pending arrival of its next gen console, The Switch. The new system aims to combine the best of both worlds, console and mobile gaming, into one innovative system, while at the same time securing Nintendo’s place atop the sales charts once more. The question is, will the gambit work? Well, we will find out in less than two months now because Nintendo has officially announced the release date of the Switch along with the first slate of games and how much the Switch is going to put you out.  (more…)

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To capture the synergy and hype around Marvel Studios‘ very popular collection of Netflix shows, Marvel Comics is going to be releasing a new comic book version of The Defenders this coming June. In the past, the comic book Defenders has featured the likes of Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer, the Hulk, and Namor, but they’re all now heroes that have appeared on the big screen, or may still have their own movie. So naturally, this new comic line-up is going to reflect the upcoming Netflix show, and it will feature the team-up of Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Shall we check out a sneak peak? (more…)