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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More Allegations of Harassment at a Con; SDCC Called Upon to Change Policy

- 07-29-14Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


It’s become a sad coda to some of the major conventions, news after the fact that some of the behavior of fans at said convention was inappropriate. It’s happened once again at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, but this time, a group of cosplayers is looking to convince SDCC organizers to do something a little more proactive about the problem. (more…)

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Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ and New ‘Rec’ Amongst Midnight Madness Flicks at TIFF

- 07-29-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


In an act of exceptional universal synergy, after premiering the first trailer for his new horror movie Tusk at Comic Con this past weekend, Kevin Smith has lucked out with a slot at the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of the film. TIFF announced it’s Midnight Madness line-up today, the annual portion of the festival dedicated to genre fair that screens every night at midnight at the Ryerson theater. Notable alums of the program in recent years include Dredd, All Cheerleaders Die, Green Inferno, The Raid, John Dies at the EndLords of Salem, Occulus and Seven Psychopaths. So aside from Tusk, what films have made this year’s cut? (more…)

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“Will You Follow Me One Last Time?” – New Trailer for Final ‘Hobbit’

- 07-28-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


So if you were at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you’ve probably already seen this, but for the rest of us the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now online. As director Peter Jackson promised on the weekend, this one looks to be much darker than the previous installments of the The Hobbit, that and there’s a ton of action coming in the film because if there’s five armies in the title then it better be one good, big fight. (more…)

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New ‘Sin City’ Trailer is NSFW and BTTB

- 07-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


That’s “Bad to the Bone” in case you’re scratching your head. Yes, here we have another relic from Comic Con weekend in the form of a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and yes, it’s definitely NSFW (Not Safe For Work). There’s some discrete nudity, swears galore and lots and lots of violence. The new film from co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, looks like it’s ripe to pick up where the 2005 left off with all the bad guys and bombshells of Basin City (AKA: Sin City) trying to outwit, outplay, and outlast each other. Meaning? Let’s roll the clip. (more…)

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SDCC14: ‘Simpsons’/’Family Guy’ Crossover Previewed

- 07-27-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


It’s an event that’s forever been in the making, doubly so since it was announced before last San Diego Comic Con, but Fox previewed the inevitable Simpsons/Family Guy crossover today at the event otherwise known as “Nerd Fest 2014.” Call it a cheap ploy for ratings, call it the last grasp of two once-great animated franchises, or call it the entertainment event of fall, but “The Simpsons Guy” is coming, and it’s the hour-long opening of season 13 of Family Guy. If you can’t wait though, a preview clip has been posted to the interwebs. (more…)

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SDCC14: ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ News and Footage Description From Hall H [UPDATED w/ Panel Video]

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After a make of break Ant-Man panel (which from some accounts seems to be a “make”), it was shooting fish in a barrel time for Marvel Studios by bringing out Avengers, both old and new, for the Avengers: Age of Ultron panel. It included some special guests, a surprise announcement and a sneak peak at some very exciting, and possibly emotionally devastating footage. Here are the highlights…. (more…)

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Is This The Thing as Envisioned for the new ‘Fantastic Four’?

- 07-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Even though the film will be in theaters everywhere by this time next year, the San Diego Comic Con presence of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four is exactly zero. But hey, not being in San Diego this weekend doesn’t mean you can’t make any news. To wit, there’s this leaked photo making the rounds tonight, and allegedly its what Jamie Bell will look like when his motion-capture performance is all Thing-ed-out as The Thing. But is this Thing the Thing that will be in Fantastic Four, or is someone pulling a fast one? (more…)

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SDCC: Comic News! ‘Apes’ Vs ‘Trek, New ‘Galaxy Quest’ and MOAR!

- 07-26-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Hey! There’s still comic book news at Comic Con. Who woulda thunk it? A number of new comic books have been announced so far at this con, and while many of them do have a film or TV connection, they are surely titles that all types of fans will be interested in. From the final frontier to California suburbia, from seminal 60s sci-fi to 80s nostalgia kitsch, there’s some interesting options coming to a comic store near you. Let’s take a look at what SDCC 2014 has in terms of actual comic announcements. (more…)

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SDCC14: ‘Captain America’ Directors to Helm ‘Agent Carter’ Episodes

- 07-25-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


It looks like Hayley Atwell can reply on some familiar guidance behind the camera when she takes Peggy to the small screen in Agent Carter on ABC. It was announced today at the Marvel TV panel at San Diego Comic Con that amongst the directors lending their talent to the first season of the solo adventures of Steve Rogers’ Girl Friday are Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). (more…)

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‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ Ranks 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

- 07-25-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


In stark contrast to this weekend’s new arrivals Hercules and Lucy, next weekend’s highly anticipated release of Guardians of the Galaxy current sits at 100 per cent freshness on the film criticism aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. Not to be too cynical, because having seen Hercules I can say it’s perfectly fine entertainment, but fans may want to think about saving their pocket money and just scratch off the days on your calendar till August 1. From the sound of things, Guardians is going to a very pleasant, and vary satisfying surprise. (more…)

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