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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If you are reading this right now, you are likely at work or school and are eagerly awaiting the chance to get home to binge watch Jessica Jones, or you are taking a break from binge watching Jessica Jones. In any event, executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has submitted an interesting bit of trivia concerning her show, the revelation that a major Marvel hero was supposed to appear alongside the titular character of Jessica Jones. How big? Pretty big. As in getting her own movie in November 2018 big! As in, she was almost part of the New Avengers line-up at the end of Age of Ultron big. (more…)

Last week’s episode of Heroes: Reborn laid out the full stakes of what’s the end game is going to look like, albeit with some needless complications thrown in for good measure. This week, some of those complications persist, but “11:53 to Odessa” was definitely a more direct, and streamlined effort. The post-flashback momentum continued as the series now races towards its conclusion, but the question remains if the show can tie up all those dangling plot threads. More importantly, can the show stick the landing in a way that the original Heroes never could, even in its highly vaunted first season. (more…)


Typically, during the Christmas season, when you thinking of sitting on the lap of a guy in a red suit, you’re first thought is a foul-mouthed, self-referential mutant assassin with a body count higher than Ebola. You can keep your annual trip to the mall and a visit with Santa Claus, because Deadpool will be waiting for you at the local multiplex. With a release date just a few months in the future, the promotion for Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, will be ramping up, and if you should happen to make your way to the cinema in the next few weeks, you may be drawn to the following invitation.  (more…)


When we last left Alice and friends at the end of Resident Evil: Retribution, they were brought before Wesker at the White House in order to make one last stand in the name of humanity. From there, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin, but the more compelling question is, where will it end? It would be insane to think that everything would end happily ever after, but it’s at least possible that some of the characters will survive till the bitter end. Might Alice be one of them? Might the following picture released on social media be a clue as to the fate of everyone’s favorite zombie fighter not named Daryl Dixon? (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S4E7 – “Brotherhood”

“Even death’s not permanent anymore.” Famous last words in Star City these days. Sara Lance has come back from over a year in the ground, Ray Palmer didn’t die in an explosion but merely got shrunk, and now Andy Diggle has rejoined the land of the living. This week’s Arrow was another tale of resurrection, and offered further strange insights into the world that Damien Darhk’s arrival has ushered in. Although another back-from-the-dead tale should strain the credulity, especially in Arrow’s once grounded universe, this episode actually offered some interesting insight into the character of the man they call Dig. (more…)


Yesterday, as per recent tradition, we got a trailer for the trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The sorta-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman promises to be the same kind of effects-filled, Tolkein-esque gothic adventure as the original, but with the focus now on Chris Hemsworth‘s title character. But you know who stands out in this first full trailer? All the ladies. It is the tradition of fairy tales for the men to fight and the women to be saved, but is Winter’s War about to throw shade on that sexist folklore in a big way? If the trailer is to be believed, the answer is a definite maybe. (more…)


What once seemed to be a pet project of Guillermo del Toro‘s has now become a full blown Warner Bros./DC Entertainment joint, and work on Justice League Dark is persisting despite del Toro bailing for other (greener?) pastures. Uber-producer Scott Rudin is now rallying the cause, and as Warner Bros. struggles to get original recipe Justice League off the ground – part one is due in theaters in 2017 – it seems that Dark is coming along with progress in the casting of this other League. Sources have leaked the names of three potential JL Dark members, as well as some additional casting details that might make you think this is really the League to watch in the coming months. (more…)


From Game of Thrones‘ ominous warning “Winter is coming,” to the accidental chaos of crykinetic powers in Disney’s Frozen, to all those super-villains like Captain Cold, Killer Frost, and Mr. Freeze, fantasy literature has been telling us for years that ice and snow is evil. To wit, the message is sent and received once again in this first teaser for The Huntsman: Winter’s War, in which we meet the Ice Queen as the latest cold-related fairy tale villain in this quasi-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Even without Snow White, it seems that everything in this magic kingdom is far from alright. (more…)

‘Agent Carter’ Goes Hollywood in First Official Photo

Agent Carter was a nice surprise at the top of the year, as Marvel finally delivered on a story with a strong, independent female hero at the center (even she wasn’t wearing a costume). The adventures of SSR Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) will continue early in the new year with season two of Agent Carter, and as I’m sure you’ve already heard, the new adventure will include a trip to the left coast for Carter, her fellow agents, friends and enemies. Now, Marvel and ABC have released the first official image from season two, an image of Agent Carter that definitely says, “Welcome to California.” (more…)


Earlier this month, the synopsis for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced. It was the assumption of many that the two-part play would take place in the world of Potter, but was not necessarily going to be about the Boy That Lived, kind of like the upcoming film trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was all the more surprising than when it was revealed that The Cursed Child is all about Potter. But you know who won’t be in the play? Harry Potter, and by that we mean Daniel Radcliffe, the boy/man who played Potter for 10 years and eight movies. (more…)