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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 on Wonder Woman, which is just a few short weeks away from being released. While the DC Extended Universe series of films have made money, that have so far lacked a critical and fan excitement factor that’s enjoyed by DC’s esteem competition in the comic book movie race, so there’s a lot banking on Gal Gadot’s Amazonian princess to get the job done. Meanwhile, Justice League continues its journey through post-production towards its November release, but there may be a hiccup. One site is reporting that sources are telling them that Justice League isn’t so much undergoing reshoots as a total and complete reconstruction of the film. Twice. (more…)

You may remember that a couple of weeks ago HBO announced they were working on four different Game of Thrones spin-offs. Time’s running out for the cable channel’s cash cow, they’ve only got two seasons and 13 episodes left on their appointment Sunday viewing epic before it goes to re-run land, so finding a way to keep the Game of Thrones name on your TV is kind of key to their long-term strategy. So what does the man that created the basis for the series, George R.R. Martin, have to say about all this? Well he confirmed it’s all going down, and added a surprising new detail in the process.  (more…)

The success of Legion on FX proves that there’s a place for mutants on our TV screens when done right. So will The Gifted do it right? The last time Fox tried an X-Menbased TV show, it was the pilot movie Generation X in 1996, and to say it was a “disaster” still feels somehow understated, and you’ll note that in-spite of 17 years of X-Men success no one’s ever suggested we revisit the concept. This time though, it seems like Fox is doing it right, and though this may have nothing to do with the X-MenThe Gifted definitely looks, sounds, and feels like an X-Men show.  (more…)

When Johnny Depp created the persona of Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, his inspiration was a rock and roll pirate in the mood of Rolling Stones’ member Keith Richards. Richards then returned the compliment by appearing in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, as Keeper of the Code Captain Teague, who also happened to be Jack’s father. But Richards is about to be joined in the Pirates franchise with another member of rock royalty, and now you can see Sir Paul McCartney is full pirate mode, as he’ll appear in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(more…)

King Arthur is one of about four or five characters from British literature and folklore that have been done so many times, that you can’t really do anything new or insightful with them. So already Guy Ritchie had an uphill battle with his King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, so he decided to do with it what he did with his version of another beloved and frequently used British character, Sherlock Holmes. Ritchie’s Arthur is rock and roll, a Once and Future King with swagger and attitude. Like a King Arthur flick made by high school film students with a $200 million budget. (more…)

There was a time that Dwayne Johnson became labelled as “franchise viagra”, for a couple of years there it seemed like the idea of adding this actor to your franchise would super-charged your returns, and made your movie series even bigger. It worked out for Fast and Furious, but maybe not so much for G.I. Joe and Journey 2. Regardless, Johnson remains one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, and his busy film schedule is keeping him in demand from now till at least 2020. So on the one hand, the below video is utterly unbelievable because we know Johnson isn’t actively looking for work, but on the other hand… (more…)

The murder mystery of Jason Blossom came to a sudden, unceremonious end last week with the revelation that the murderer was close to home so far as the Blossoms were concerned. Aside from Jughead’s unfortunate pun about the matter being “the ultimate Cliff-hanger” it seems that all’s well that ends well, right? Not so fast. There’s a sense of dread in this season finale of Riverdale. There’s a rift forming through the town, where on one side there are those well off and on the other there is the underclass. But first, we have to get down to what we all came here to see: hardcore nudity.  (more…)

On April Fool’s Day, there was a Facebook gag on the social media site that said that the CW had cancelled all their series except the superhero ones and it was going to reband itself on the basis of being all-superheroes, all the time. It was a joke, but maybe now not too far from the truth. Following up on the CW picking up the pilot for Black Lightning after it was cast off at Fox, the network has officially announced that the series will be a part of its 2017-2018 line-up joining Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. So DCTV five nights a week, then?  (more…)

Alien: Covenant will be in a theatre near you one week from tonight, and for all those disappointed by more than two decades of lacklustre xenomorph action, the hopes and dreams (or dread and nightmares) of fans everywhere go with director Ridley Scott and his cast and crew to deliver a truly great Alien movie once more. To tide you over, the film has released a new clip online with a very familiar set-up. Some hapless humans find a bunch of weird looking eggs, they hear the squeaking and scampering of something inhuman, and then… They take it in the face! (more…)

If there was a superhero success story above all others in the last several years, it was Deadpool. The X-Men movie spin-off about the smart alec mutant mercenary was shelved at 20th Century Fox and deemed to risky for the studio due to its outlandish mix of graphic violence and meta-comedy that would require a big-budget and an R-rating; the kiss of death in other words. One year later though, Deadpool is a franchise of his own and because of that the studio that once thought the Merc with the Mouth unbankable is now banking on him. Get ready for Deadpool: Animated(more…)