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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From birthday cake fantasies, to booting up his computer, to dramatic reinterpretations of A Streetcar Named Desire, we’ve known for some time that there was something different about Waylon Smithers. Questions have plagued Mr. Burns’ assistant/toady for years, all the way to The Simpsons138th Episode Spectacular when Ambassador Henry Mwabwetumba of the Ivory Coast wrote into the show to ask “What is the real deal with Mr. Burns’s assistant, Smithers? You know what I’m talking about.” Well, as the show’s executive producer recently confirmed, there’s much more to Smithers than him being a man in his early 40s, unmarried, and currently residing in Springfield. You know what we mean. (more…)


The X-Files are coming back to Fox later this season, so you can expect posts like this over the next couple of months as we get these little teases, and while this isn’t the first, this is your first substantive look at what’s in store for the new, further adventures of Mulder and Scully. So does that mean you get some insight into the plot here? Of course not, don’t be ridiculous. What it does establish though is that it may have been 12 years since the last time Mulder and Scully peered into the X-Files, but that doesn’t mean they’ve lost the suspicion or paranoia. (more…)


Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on DVD and Blu-ray later this week, and while we all jauntily marched to the theater back in May to watch it, we eagerly anticipate the home video of release of the film to get a look at those deleted scenes. Everyone’s been pretty upfront that the original cut of Ultron was much longer, and watching the movie it’s easy to note that it’s missing a few things that were cut for brevity. So now we’ll be able to check out what was cut out, and one of those scenes in question is the one included below. (more…)


Remember Fantastic Four? I know it was terrible, but it came out barely two months ago, so you must recall just how harshly and disappointingly it was received by critics, fans, and audiences. Considering how horribly the movie went off the rails, it almost seems like Twentieth Century Fox should have somebody – a creative consultant, if you will – to make sure these kind of mistakes don’t happen. Wait a minute, doesn’t Fox have a creative consultant for their Marvel movies? They do, and it’s Mark Millar, a comic book writer that had no small role in creating Ultimate Fantastic Four, which influenced heavily the direction of the recent movie. So Millar, explain. (more…)

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Once there was this show called Heroes. It premiered in the Fall of 2006, well before comic book movies and TV shows were as plentiful as they are right now, but it ended up tanking in spectacular fashion after just four short seasons that saw it fall apart creatively and in terms of popularity. So what could possibly make the same man that governed over Heroes meteoric rise and prolonged monotonous return to Earth think he had something to add to a TV landscape that already includes no less than five hours of superhero TV on a weekly basis? (more…)


When last we left Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a war between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans was averted, but not before a few Terrigen crystals fell into the ocean, were ingested by fish that were then taken from the sea by fisherman and turned into a variety of fish products. I wonder what happens now? If you said random people emerging with Inhuman powers, you’re either a genius, or you’ve see the first five minutes of the season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The new season begins in full this coming Tuesday, but Marvel and ABC have released a pretty effective teaser for the season premiere. (more…)


There’s probably been more discussion of Prometheus 2 in the last two weeks than in the last three years combined. So after several reveals including a February start date for the sequel, the return of Michael Fassbender, and the possibility of two or three more Prometheus movies to come, director Ridley Scott upped the ante yesterday when he announced that Prometheus 2 now has a very different title. Prometheus may have had a tacit connection to the Alien universe of films in the past, but by announcing that Prometheus 2 will be called Alien: Paradise Lost, Scott is sending a signal that his next project is going to be that much more connected to his 1979 classic. (more…)


Although Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters with four female comediennes has been on the receiving end of its own fair share of excitement and intrigue, but more often than not, some fans have been critical. That’s putting it mildly actually. From those that think this is a black mark against the original, to those that think Feig is playing political correctness in making this film, the haters have come out in droves. Well haters gonna hate, hate, hate, right? So the response is just shake it off. Actually, in Feig’s case, the response now seems to be to go on the attack on Twitter. (more…)


So let’s take a break from hating the new TV season to think about something much happier: Star Wars. Now, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is less than three months away from being seen by nerds worldwide, and if you’d like to take a break from admiring your new Star Wars merch from The Force Awakens, we’d like you to consider some words from actor John Boyega. Apparently, the script for the film made him cry, which is interesting because it implies that they let him read the whole script, an oddity for such a huge movie. But seriously, Boyega has some interesting insights – non-spoilery – about what we might expect in The Force Awakens. (more…)


There were many changes to DC Comics‘ lore when the publisher relaunched all its books in 2011 with the New 52, and not many of them were greeted with cheers from the comic book fandom. However, one of the much-loved new additions was “The Court of Owls,” the storyline that kicked off the re-launched Batman title and introduced the titular villains to the Dark Knight’s vast menagerie of weird and spooky bad guys. Naturally, if it’s popular with Batman fans, then it’s a no-brainer for the producers of Gotham. There have been rumours that the Court of Owls is coming to the Fox drama, and now showrunner Bruno Heller has confirmed that yes, the Owls are coming. But when?  (more…)