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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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This week on Penny Dreadful, it was time for the annual get Eva Green an Emmy episode. Dollars to donuts, this will be actresses submission piece for this year in the tradition of “The Nightcomers” and “Closer Than Sisters”, by delving into Vanessa’s backstory and revel in her eternal struggle between the good and the evil within her; the pious and the decidedly less than pious aspects of her soul. Sure, the pronounced point of the episode was to reveal when and how Vanessa and Dracula first crossed paths, but let’s be honest “A Blade of Grass” was all about Green showing her range.  (more…)

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This was supposed to be a year of celebration for Star Trek, 50 years since the original series first premiered on NBC in the fall of 2016. There’s a new Star Trek movie coming this summer, production on a new Star Trek TV series will begin later this fall, and the con schedule this year is full of special Star Trek guests. The last thing Paramount would want to do is tarnish those good vibes with something like a lawsuit aimed at fans making a highly-anticipated fan film based on Star Trek. So turning a frown upside down, Star Trek producer J.J. Abrams announced on the weekend that the lawsuit against the producers of Star Trek: Axanar is over. Peace in our time. (more…)

Would Ron Perlman Make a Good Cable? Judge for Yourself

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Who would have guessed that played Cyclops’ mutant cybernetic son from the distant future would end up being one of the most in-demand roles in Hollywood right now? That’s what it’s starting to look like. We know that the leader of X-Force will appear in one way, shape or form in the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and the most often associated name with the part is Avatar’s Stephen Lang. But lately Dolph Lundgren thew his hat into that ring too, and now Ron Perlman has said “Why not me?” Of course, Perlman is arguably best known for playing comic book hero Hellboy, but if the third movie in that series can’t come to pass… (more…)

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It’s tough being the CW, they already have so many successful programs that they only picked up three for the fall, and only two of them will debut in October. The odd man out is Archie. Well, make that Riverdale, the new CW series based on the long-running comic book character and his friends from super-producer Greg Berlanti (whose superhero series make up 40 per cent of the CW’s fall programming). You’ve heard for a while that this is not going to be your mother’s Archies, as Berlanti and Co. were going for something “modern”, “dark”, and “subversive”. Prepare to click all three boxes as you sink into the sorted and scandalous world of Riverdale. (more…)

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Oh what a contentious season of The 100 this has been. There have been deaths as big as they have been controversial, there have been rushed storylines, and sudden betrayals by beloved characters, but it all comes down to this final hour and the effort to save the world from A.L.I.E., the bad artificial intelligence with good intentions. As these things go – 100 finales that is – everyone is on the brink of death and defeat waiting for Clarke to pull a last minute rabbit out of her hat, and this one sees the Commander of Death go into the Matrix to look the enemy in her face and perhaps accept a fate worse potential, and immediate, death. (more…)

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When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond in 2005 he was mostly known for his ensemble work in films like Layer Cake, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Munich. He wasn’t the most obvious leading man material, and some people said he was too “rugged” to play the dashing 007, which was really a nice way of saying that he was “too ugly” to be Bond. A couple of shirtless scenes in Casino Royale changed that a bit, but Craig’s total refreshing portrayal of a more gritty Bond won him praise and made his era as the super-spy one of the most successful in franchise history. Still, it seems when Craig is done with Bond, he’s really done. (more…)

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This morning, the CW announced it’s fall schedule at the upfronts, the annual presentation of all U.S. networks announcing their new shows and new line-ups. It was revealed today that the CW intends to make 8 pm the DC hour with Supergirl on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday, Arrow on Wednesday, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday; to borrow a joke, the CW should basically change its name to DCW, right? That might not be too far off, because in the spirit of the Supergirl/Flash crossover, which was one of the former’s highest-rated episodes of the season, the CW is looking to its first mega-crossover of all four series. (more…)

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Considering that last week’s episode of Arrow ended with a small town getting nuked, the stakes were startling high considering the mission this week was very personal. While Oliver and Diggle go under the dome to fine Thea, Felicity and her father hack while her mother hovers and provokes some airing of the Smoak family dirty laundry. On the surface, dedicating time in this penultimate episode to the flighty Donna Smoak and her issues, especially as everyone else in the room is focused on stopping Judgement Day, was bizarre, but damn if this episode of Arrow didn’t deliver a thrilling hour of TV regardless. (more…)

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So not only is Tetris the Movie going to come to a theater near you in 2018, it’s going to launch the Tetris trilogy, which will likely be part of the Block-Toy Cinematic Universe along with LEGO and Jenga. Okay, that last part is a joke (for now), but that first part is not. Last fall, there was discussion about turning Tetris into an “epic sci-fi” project, but now there’s money behind it. A U.S.-China co-production between Threshold Entertainment’s Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat) and Chinese media mogul Bruno Wu will see the pair sink a combined $80 million into the movie. (more…)

Second ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Hopes You Can Handle It

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If we were being kind, we would say that the first trailer for the rebooted Ghostbusters was met with mixed results. If we were being less kind, we would say that it didn’t sell a lot of people on the idea, and that a certain subset of critics were driven to the brink of insanity about it, downvoting the trailer on YouTube because girls can’t be Ghostbusters apparently. Maybe that’s why Sony chose to release the new trailer on Facebook instead. Indeed a second trailer has been posted this morning, and if you had legitimate criticisms of that first look at the film, this new trailer will likely not make a new case to get excited about it. (more…)