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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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All eyes are going to be on the Avengers and their pending Infinity War, but long before that, we’re finally going to see Marvel’s street-level, and streetwise, heroes team up for The Defenders. The series launches next month on Netflix, so the hype-building has begun and frankly not much has to be done because we’ve been building up to this for three years now. So what can they do to help sell this movie in face of that? How about bringing on the guy who knows Marvel heroes better than anyone?  (more…)

Some ideas are just too good to let happen once, like Hamlet or Spider-Man. In 1954, Jack Finney published a science fiction novel called The Body Snatchers, which was about a small town in California that is inundated by “space seeds” that take sleeping humans and replace them with a near exact duplicate. These duplicates are physically near perfect, but on the inside everything is wrong. The metaphor works on so many different levels, which is why Hollywood can never leave well enough alone, and again, The Body Snatchers is about to become a major motion picture again.  (more…)

On the weekend at D23, there was a statue of Thanos surrounded by four shrouded figures, and the assumption a lot of fans started making was that these four represented a very significant quartet in the annals of Marvel Comics: the Fantastic Four. That was shot down quickly when the shrouds were lifted to reveal four members of the Black Order, Thanos’ henchmen for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, but the hopes of fans remain high that after three underwhelming FF movies produced by 20th Century Fox, Marvel’s First Family might finally be coming home. Well, Kevin Feige‘s got some cold water to throw on you.  (more…)

Everyone seemed super happy to have Game of Thrones back on their airwaves (and internet tubes) Sunday night, but that happiness turned to rage when Arya Stark came upon a group of Lannister soldiers encamped and one of them was revealed to be Ed Sheeran. Many logged their disgust on social media within seconds of this appearance of the hit radio icon who dared sully the sanctity of Thrones with his… something, and was that one of his latest hits he was singing? Terrible! Poor Ed Sheeran. What did he do to deserve your ire? Especially since the appearance was meant as a nice gesture to one of the Thrones‘ cast members.  (more…)

With San Diego Comic Con coming up this weekend, it’s been a quiet couple of days for comic book movie news. Now, as per usual, Warner Bros. will be having a panel on Saturday in Hall H, which, following up on their presentation last year that launched Wonder Woman and Justice League to great acclaim, is likely going to have a lot of eyes on it in eager anticipation. Sure, there’s likely going to be a Justice League trailer, and maybe some Aquaman footage, but there will also likely be an announcement about future DC Extended Universe movies. To wit… (more…)

You probably know a few movies that fit into the mould of “it’s so bad, it’s good,” and then there’s The Room, a chamber play about an inarticulate innocent that thinks he’s found love and friendship only to be betrayed by his best friend and his fiancee. To say that The Room is “so bad, it’s good” is an insult to bad movies, because The Room is well and truly a disaster. Hence The Disaster Artist, a book written by Greg Sestero about the production of the film, and its enigmatic creator, Tommy Wiseau. As you’ve probably heard, there’s now a movie based on it.  (more…)

The ratings for Game of Thrones’ seventh season premiere have not yet been posted, but given that the premiere was delayed, it’s the second last season of the show, and that Thrones is one of the biggest shows on TV, the size of the audience watching it is predictably going to be huge. Until we get more empirical evidence, maybe we can make the point this way: excitement over the Game of Thrones premiere was so huge that it caused HBO to crash. Or its websites anyway. (more…)

In a sad addition to the week’s first death notice, the passing of Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero, it was announced Sunday night that Martin Landau, Academy Award-winning actor, had joined Romero in the afterlife. Landau passed away after “unexpected complications” ensured during a brief stay at the UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist Dick Guttman. Working steadily since the 60s, Landau’s life, as summed up by Guttman, is “living proof that Hollywood will find great roles for great actors at any stage of their careers.”  (more…)

Welcome to episode 10 of Twin Peaks‘ revival run, and the question remains, what version of the show are we going to get this night? Is it going to be confusingly psychedelic, or are we going to take another step forward in trying to unravel some of the things that have been brewing since the beginning? It turns out that David Lynch and Mark Frost‘s approach this week was the later. The noose that Dougie Jones doesn’t know about is closing on him, the FBI goes deeper into the case, and Richard Horne gives us a couple of other reasons to hate him.  (more…)

Even though it doesn’t come out for another year and a half, it seems that D23 would not be complete without some Mary Poppins. (Of course D23 skips the even years, so 2019 will be too late to promote it.) So Mary Poppins Returns, and Mary Poppins herself was there, Emily Blunt, along with the producer/director of this new version, Rob Marshall, and while the people at the expo got to see a trailer, you at home get a magic poster! Well, it’s digital… You know what we mean. (more…)