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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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Remember when Tom Hiddleston crashed the 2013 San Diego Comic Con and the Thor: The Dark World panel as Loki? That was awesome. Interesting that production is currently underway on the next Thor film, which will see the actor return to his famous role, but for those hoping for a reprise you maybe disappointed because Hiddleston will be on the left coast for new business. Yes, when Hiddleston arrives for this year’s SDCC, it’s doubtful that he’ll appear dressed as the Marvel Studios villain, but the good news for fans is that you now know he’s coming, and he’s coming to promote the upcoming franchise jump-starter Kong: Skull Island. (more…)

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So we’ve put Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the rearview, and we’re are now looking forward to Rogue One, and Episode VIII. The film made almost a billion dollars in North America, which is a pretty good indicator of success, and even though a lot of people latched on to the idea that The Force Awakens was an imitation of A New Hope, they nonetheless embraced it for bringing back the energy and excitement of the franchise even if the originality was lost. You know who respectfully disagrees though, James Cameron. Recently, Cameron took a break from eternally developing a great number of Avatar sequels to talk about someone else’s work. (more…)

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going to establish some firsts on a number of topics. It’s the first live-action movie to be set outside the main Skywalker saga, it’s the first movie period to take place between the prequel and original trilogies, and it’s the test case for Disney to see if their plans for a Star Wars movie per year is viable and profitable. But here’s a specific question: Will Rogue One, following in the tradition of every live-action Star Wars movie from 1977, have an opening crawl. It’s a good question, and one that the Powers that Be behind Star Wars still don’t know the answer too. (more…)

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It can’t be easy to lose a dream role like playing a young Han Solo in his own pre-Star Wars adventure to be directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, but so far as consolation prizes go, getting to lead a new Dungeons and Dragons movie isn’t terrible. The movie maybe terrible, that is to say, but the idea is not. Ansel Elgort, star of The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent series, was on the short list for a solo Solo, but now he’ll just have to settle on leading the cast of an all new movie based on the beloved role-playing game. (more…)

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Wow. What a finale! Last night’s season six curtain call of Game of Thrones was full of wages settled, alliances forged, and a definitely feeling that the show was building towards the final moves of the “Great Game.” There were some revelations, and big payoffs as years of build-up paid off for certain characters and saw the unassuming exit of several more, but let’s ask the obvious question: What happens now? Let’s pick at the story threads of season six and untangle them as we look to where we’re going, and where it all might end as we start our long annual wait for more Game of Thrones. Spoilers follow obviously.  (more…)

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It’s a Japanese renaissance in Hollywood right now! That is if three live-action movies based on anime and/or manga projects counts as a renaissance. Ghost in the Shell is presently before the cameras, and production on Battle Angel Alita will soon get underway if the intention is to still make its 2018 release date. And yet, what do neither of those movies have? How about a director of Asian ancestry? Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing Ghost, while Robert Rodriguez is working on Alita. Now though, it looks like Warner Bros. is going to shake things up by hiring the Taiwanese-born Justin Lin to helm the long gestating Akira movie. (more…)

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The long awaited sequel to Independence Day was one of those “I’ll believe when I see it” movies. It’s been talked about for so long, only to pop up when someone asked director Roland Emmerich about it in the midst of making other movies, that it seemed doubtful that the next wave of space invaders would ever arrive. And now, 20 years later, the moment is here. Independence Day: Resurgence fits beautifully in the trend of “re-quels”, a simultaneous sequel and rebooting to turn a franchise that’s stalled out into a comeback success. Sadly though, Independence Day is too in love with its own mythology to make any bold departures from it. (more…)

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If you’ve got a Star Trek fan film in the works, you better hope it’s short, sweet and cheap because Paramount and CBS are going to be coming for you otherwise. With the hired goons presumably on standby, the company that owns the rights to Star Trek yesterday announced brand new rules and regulations that are supposed to govern the production fan films made in the franchise’s honor. In the wake of Paramount’s litigious attempts to shut down one project in particular, it seems that the promise of the lawsuit’s imminent end has turned into a pledge to make sure that it never happens again. (more…)

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Many of us would likely agree that if you’ve seen one Transformers movie, you’ve seen them all, but this post is about Michael Bay showing us something new. The director has been slowly but surely revealing hints about who and what Transformers: The Last Knight will contain, but the real question is if the director will finally give fans of the franchise the movie they want, or will this be another Bayhem fuster-cluck? This post will not answer that question, but instead offer you a first look at a brand new Autobot created for the film (so you know it’s good!) and the return of an old face to the franchise. (more…)

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Easily one of the busiest guys in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson‘s name is being attached to yet another project. Still basking in a strong second place finish last weekend for his film Central Intelligence against Pixar heavyweight Finding Dory, it would not be unusual to see Johnson get further movie offers given his star-power. Here’s the rub: can this man fit anything else into his already jam-packed schedule? Not only is he averaging about three movies a year, he’s also got a series on HBO, not to mention the occasional wrestling appearance and a family to raise. Perhaps what Johnson needs is an alterego that comes out when the moon is full… (more…)