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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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With it being almost June, the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 almost feels like a distant memory as all eyes now turn to the next big Marvel Cinematic Universe film: Spider-Man: Homecoming. For those looking forward to seeing life in the MCU after the fallout of Captain America: Civil War, it looks like this is your chance. It’s also your chance to see more of everyone’s new favourite neighbourhood Spider-Man in action alongside Iron Man, on this new adventure where the two heroes have a mutual enemy in the Vulture, whose motivations and goals are the subject of this latest international trailer for the film.  (more…)

Farewell to a Bond! Sir Roger Moore Passes Away at 89

Being the first in anything isn’t easy, but being the second is even harder. Having said that though, sometimes being third has its advantages, like longevity. If there’s a lesson from the life and career of Sir Roger Moore, that may be it. Moore, who passed away from cancer today at the age of 89, was not the first actor to play James Bond 007, but he did it the longest for seven films, and he left more than just his mark on the character. The British actor is being remembered today for all that he brought to Bond, and the lasting legacy he left behind in film and TV.  (more…)

Pinocchio was Walt Disney‘s second feature length film after Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and despite being made in 1940, it’s one of the few early works of Disney to escape modern cultural criticism. Perhaps that’s why the good folks running Disney’s eponymous studio in 2017 are now eyeing the classic story of a wooden puppet that wants to become a real boy as their next live-action success story. Disney’s last effort, Beauty and the Beast, collected over $1.2 billion at the international box office in just two months of release, which is about how much director Sam Mendes made for James Bond in Skyfall. Can anyone say “strange bedfellows”? (more…)

There’s been a lot of rumours about the status of Justice League recently, but in a development no one was expecting, it’s been announced this evening that director Zack Snyder is leaving the production in a critical time during its post-production to deal with a family tragedy. As Snyder and his wife and co-producer Deborah Snyder deal with their grief, the Justice League has been left in the capable hands of a filmmaker that knows something about bringing superhero teams to the big screen, The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon(more…)

Tom Rothman. If you pay close attention to genre filmmaking, then you’re probably right to be concerned when you hear that name. This is the guy that “didn’t get” Deadpool, and put it on the shelf for years. This is the guy that ordered the original X-Men and Fantastic Four be made on shoe-string budgets (so far as superhero movies are concerned) and offered no support from the studio. And this is the guy that oversaw not just one, but two crap-tacular Alien Vs. Predator movies. And now he’s had another bright idea: Let’s make an Uncharted movie about a young Nathan Drake! (more…)

I feel like Krusty the Klown having just watching the adventures of “Worker and Parasite”, Eastern Europe’s favourite cat and mouse team. Showtime‘s revival of Twin Peaks was highly anticipated, but it will be interesting to see what people think of the two first new episodes of the series since 1991. In short, depending on how it all turns out, Twin Peaks 2017 will either be the epitome of everything director David Lynch does well, or everything that Peak TV does badly. The tagline for the series is “It’s happening again,” and if by that they mean the weirdness, symbolism and non-sequiturs, then yes, it is happening again.  (more…)

After a long year-and-a-half of rumours and waiting, we finally have some semblance of an idea about what Star Trek: Discovery will look and sound like. To say that a lot’s riding on Discovery is something of an understatement. With the movie series seemingly stalled after the mixed results of Star Trek Beyond, Paramount/CBS is banking on Trek making waves in its natural habitat: the TV set, but TV’s changed a lot since Star Trek was last in our living rooms over 12 years ago. Fortunately, by the looks of Discovery’s first trailer (which was released this past week), it seems that the past is being left in the rearview. (more…)

Production is currently underway on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story, the second in Lucasfilm‘s planned series of one-shot spin-offs to the Star Wars saga. Now we’ve said this before, but there’s a lot riding on this movie. While Rogue One proved that Star Wars flicks are just as popular as ever beyond the main saga, this one features the recasting of several key Star Wars characters and goes into the mysterious background of a certain double-crossing, no good swindler. But the images provided below demonstrates that, if nothing else, star Alden Ehrenreich certainly looks the part as young Han Solo.  (more…)

In just a couple of weeks from today, fans everywhere will be heading into their local multiplexes to check out the latest DC Extended Universe film, Wonder Woman. For many, the appearance of Diana of Themyscira in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was a rare bright spot in the non-stop dank of Zack Snyder’s film, so hope is high that the first major superhero film headlined by a woman is able to both redeem the DCEU and encourage the production of more female-centric superhero movies. (We hear Batgirl is waiting in the wings.) So you’ll be pleased to know that the early critical mass for Wonder Woman, is overwhelmingly positive. (more…)

We are truly into the summer movie season now with the Memorial Day weekend one week away, and after that, it looks like nonstop hits with Wonder Woman and The Mummy, back-to-back blockbusters about powerful women with mythological roots. If you’ve seen any of The Mummy trailers or featurettes so far then you’re probably already sold or unsold on the latest iteration of the classic Universal Studios monster, but if you’re excitement level’s at 9, 10, or 11, then you will definitely want to enjoy this final look at the film before its June release. Once again, welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.  (more…)