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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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The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony is still about seven months away. Between now and then, a great many potential Oscar nominees will be released, and while many of them will have successful campaigns and be rewarded with several nominations, a few will make the honorific, though infamous, Oscar snub list. Long story short, there’s a lot of competition out there, which may be why Warner Bros. is starting early. The surprising part though is that the movie Warner Bros. is lifting up for Oscar glory is their summer blockbuster hit, Wonder Woman. For what use is breaking the superhero glass ceiling if you don’t get awarded for it.  (more…)

Ghost in the Shell was supposed to be a promising beginning to a slew of glossy, high-profile remakes of great anime classics, but before it was even released, it was doomed to failure. The “white washing” controversy concerning the casting of Scarlett Johansson sabotaged the film amongst even those who had never heard of the original anime Ghost, and combined with the negative reviews, there was almost no way that Ghost in the Shell was going to be even a borderline success. So considering all it demerits, why not give up and just make an honest trailer out of it?  (more…)

It seems that things are movie quickly for the next James Bond movie, the 25th in the long running British spy series. It was announced the other day that the new Bond movie will be in theatres everywhere in November 2019, and that’s without a director, writer, cast, or even a star, since present Bond Daniel Craig is still a big ole question mark in regards to his participation. But today we take another step closer as a short list of potential directors has been leaked, and it’s a pretty compelling list.  (more…)

We’re still almost two years away from the release of the next Godzilla movie, but we know it’s never too early to start promoting stuff on Twitter. The first Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island introduced us to Monarch, a group dedicated to the catalogue and study of MUTOs, Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms, the ones that died and the ones that still somehow inexplicably survived till the modern day. We know that the next Godzilla movie is subtitled King of the Monsters, so there’ll have to be other monsters out there that Godzilla will have to be the king of, right?  (more…)

The celebrations for Justice League and the expanded trailer released over the weekend at San Diego Comic Con seem to have been short-lived because afterward, like before, the questions about how much is being spent, and much is being done, in terms of Justice League reshoots, remains. Following up on a Hollywood Reporter article Friday, further reporting has been done on just how “extensive” those reshoots THR mentioned really are, and from the sounds of it, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are pulling out all the stops to make Justice League the hit that it needs right now.  (more…)

James Bond Will Return… In 2019.

And that’s all there is to know right now about the upcoming James Bond 25. At least anything official. Details about the new film are been few and far between, which is well and truly weird because no matter what you, or anyone, thought of Spectre, it still made some serious bank at the global box office to the tune of $880 million. By this time in the production run of Spectre we knew who was directing, who was writing, who might be appearing in the film, and we definitely knew for sure who was going to play Bond. For Bond 25, all we know right now is when it’s coming out… (more…)

In Twin Peaks, even an innocent looking game of catch among the boys is the set-up for something horrid, and so it was in the Fat Trout Trailer Park, a wretched hive of scum and villainy despite the fact that it’s managed by the good natured Carl, who can summon VW vans with a flute. There were some unexpected developments on the show this week, and some naturally expected weirdness. There was also some truly horrific and/or tense moments, and to balance that out, the further adventures of Dougie Jones through the Las Vegas underworld bore unexpected comedy, and cherry pie. (more…)

‘Westworld’ Season 2 Trailer Promises a Bloodbath

You will recall that when we came to the end of Westworld last fall, the robot uprising officially began when Dolores plugged her maker at 10 paces and launched into a massacre against a group of park employees, investors and guests who had gathered there to celebrate the next phase of the park. Whoops. That’s what happens when you rape and kill a robot homesteader again, and again, and again, she’s going to take it personally. But the party that ended in gunfire is not the last bit of violence to affect Westworld. As you can see in the trailer for season two, it was just the beginning.  (more…)

Rather famously, the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery didn’t win over many fans, whether it was legitimate fan concerns about canon, or the concerns of the lunatic fringe that don’t like seeing a black woman be a focus of the show. “Star Trek has always been pictorial of diversity and universality and unity,” said series star Sonequa Martin-Green. “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it. I encourage you to come on the journey with us.” At San Diego Comic Con, the journey began with a new trailer.  (more…)