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,, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post,, 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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There are a number of ways you can read Creed as a movie. First of all there’s the cynical view that movie producers were looking for a way to capitalize on a vaunted Hollywood name – in this case, Rocky – in order to make box office money without really trying. Then there’s the view that Ryan Coogler and his Fruitvale Station collaborator Michael B. Jordan were trying to create a simple story about testing the limits of one’s capability and family legacy out of the whole cloth of Rocky’s history. But there’s also a third reading of Creed, what if it’s a movie about filmmakers trying to use the comfort of nostalgia and familiarity to deconstruct the Rocky mythos. (more…)

Arrow co-creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti had a life before superheroes. True, he is now the center of the DC Comics TV Universe that includes Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow, but once upon a time, Berlanti was more concerned about the average everyday normal teenager. He got his start on Dawson’s Creek and then created Everwood, the story a brilliant brain surgeon that ups and moves with his children to a small Colorado town after his wife dies. How is this related to Arrow? Well, one of the Everwood actors is coming to Star City, and it looks like he’s the reason and old friend is coming back to town. (more…)


Finally! It’s been 25 years and four direct-to-video sequels, but Kevin Bacon is finally coming back to the role that made him famous(er) as one of the men that brought down the Graboids in the 1990 horror/comedy Tremors. A new series based on Tremors is now in development, with an initially 13-episode first season ready and waiting to be made, and although Syfy tried its hand at making a Tremors TV show more than 10 years ago, this time they have a secret weapon: a side of Bacon. Meaning that when and if this Tremors hits the screen, Kevin Bacon will star, and not just cameo. (more…)


J.J. Abrams has a lot of people excited about his next movie, a small independent feature called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (It’s gonna be huge, I promise!) You may well remember Abrams’ previous directorial effort with the word “Star” in the title, another small film called Star Trek Into Darkness, which was somewhat less than warmly received by Trekkies. Let me rephrase, they hated it! It’s kind of unlike a big Hollywood director to admit when he’s wrong, but Abrams seems to be now admitting he’s wrong, at least about one aspect of Into Darkness, and perhaps the most obvious. (more…)


It seems to be universal opinion at this point that Jessica Jones is another impressive and enjoyable entry into the Marvel Studios canon. From the hard-boiled noir storyline to the tremendous cast including Krysten Ritter as the title character and David Tennant as maybe the scariest Marvel villain yet, Jessica Jones has been a hit with fans, critics and the general audience. And now, it’s time for that inevitable moment where we start dissecting the series for all the various references, asides and Easter eggs that it has to offer. Obsessively mining all 13-epsiodes for clues? Why not watch the following video instead? (more…)


It’s been quite a year for Alien developments. Way back in February, we started seeing hints that a new Alien sequel was in development under the supervision of District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, and then production began ramping up on Ridley Scott‘s sequel to Prometheus. In the last couple of months though it’s Scott’s movie Prometheus 2 Alien: Paradise Lost Alien: Covenant that has taken prescience, while Alien 5 was put on “indefinite hold,” but now “indefinite” seems not so definite. One of the stars of the Alien franchise, Michael Biehn, is saying that his next adventure in the Alien universe merely awaits the release of Scott’s. (more…)


It was about 38 months ago that we first heard that a new Star Wars movie was in development, and now, in less than one month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be hitting movie screens everywhere. As excitement grows (they’re pegging advanced ticket sales alone for opening weekend to be coming in at $100 million), comes the following news that is both inevitable and exciting: as of 2 am on Saturday November 21, The Force Awakens is complete. As in striking one down with “all of your hatred and your journey to the Dark Side is now complete” complete. (more…)


It’s still a couple of months until the release of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the all important linchpin to the burgeoning DC Comics Cinematic Universe currently under construction. A key component of that launch is the appearance of Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot, and the internet’s been putting 50/50 odds on whether or not she will be able to stand out as the third leg of DC’s vaunted triad. But ready or not, Gadot is about to stand as Wonder Woman in the character’s first solo feature film. Yup, breaking news today, that after literally decades of development, Wonder Woman is going before the cameras. (more…)


If you are reading this right now, you are likely at work or school and are eagerly awaiting the chance to get home to binge watch Jessica Jones, or you are taking a break from binge watching Jessica Jones. In any event, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has submitted an interesting bit of trivia concerning her show, the revelation that a major Marvel hero was supposed to appear alongside the titular character of Jessica Jones. How big? Pretty big. As in getting her own movie in November 2018 big! As in, she was almost part of the New Avengers line-up at the end of Age of Ultron big. (more…)

Last week’s episode of Heroes: Reborn laid out the full stakes of what’s the end game is going to look like, albeit with some needless complications thrown in for good measure. This week, some of those complications persist, but “11:53 to Odessa” was definitely a more direct, and streamlined effort. The post-flashback momentum continued as the series now races towards its conclusion, but the question remains if the show can tie up all those dangling plot threads. More importantly, can the show stick the landing in a way that the original Heroes never could, even in its highly vaunted first season. (more…)