Adam A. Donaldson

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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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Marvel Comics Reveals the New ‘Avengers Now!’ NOW.

- 07-18-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Jeez Marvel, same some stuff for Comic Con… Seriously, it’s been a jam-packed week for Marvel news, and not just of the big screen variety. After revealing the new, female version of Thor on The View, and new Captain America Sam Wilson on The Colbert Report, Marvel is now revealing the new Avengers line-up that will be coming to a comic book show near you this fall. The watch word for this new line-up: diversity. (more…)

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‘Age of Ultron’ Origin of Vision Inspired by the Comics

- 07-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The last few days we’ve been caught in an avalanche of new details and official releases about Avengers: Age of Ultron, yet, in the midst of everything we know about the film, both new and old, there’s one new character we haven’t heard that much about, the android Vision. The part’s been cast, so we know he’ll show up in the film, and we also know that Vision’s origins are tied with Ultron’s, which makes his inclusion in the film not so surprising. But now, for the first time, we’re learning that movie Vision, and comic book Vision will have very similar backgrounds. (more…)

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Megan Fox Speaks! In the First Clip from New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Movie

- 07-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If there’s been an overriding theme to all the trailers and videos relating to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie so far, it’s been that Megan Fox doesn’t talk. Considering that Fox plays the highly pivotal role of April O’Neil, the Turtles’ first human friend, and ostensibly the main character in the film, that’s kind of weird. Now, I think we all know that when Megan Fox opens her mouth, controversy sometimes follows, so maybe it’s for the best that we haven’t heard April talk. Until now. In the first clip from the film, April talks about the unusual situation she finds herself in concerning New York’s newest heroes, and Fox gives it all of her somewhat limited acting ability. (more…)

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‘Ouija’ Trailer Aims to Freak Your $#!% Out

- 07-16-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Universal’s first experience adapting a board game to the big screen was not great. Battleship was savaged by critics and ignored by audiences, and any hope of a franchise went, ahem, down with the ship. But hey, if at first you don’t succeed… Another board game based movie is on the way, but instead of going all action-packed, this one is reaching for the horror side of cinema. Of course, with a game like Ouija, which has a long, complicated history of occult connections, what other genre could you approach that game with other than horror? Comedy? The trailer just released certainly begs to differ. (more…)

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‘Avengers’ Photos Bonanza – More Official Pics from ‘Age of Ultron’ Plus Avengers Tower Deets

- 07-16-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s been raining Avengers: Age of Ultron news this week! Following up on the release of it’s Avengers cover, including the first ever look at Ultron himself, earlier today, Entertainment Weekly has released a further eight photographs featuring stills from the film and behind the scenes glimpses at the production. Below you will see nothing terribly spoilery, just some Avengers in action, a couple of new frenemies and a surprise guest. Let’s take a look at your first official set of production photos from the Avengers sequel.  (more…)

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‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Not Based on Any Comic You’ve Ever Read

- 07-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There used be zero expectation that movies based on your favorite superheroes would borrow directly from specific comic book stories. That’s change in recent years. We’ve had tremendous comic book based movies based on actual comic book storylines, like Iron Man 3 and “Extremis,” Captain America: The Winter Soldier and, well, “The Winter Soldier,” and the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past, which is based on the Uncanny X-Men story of the same name. So perhaps it has to be said now, but comic book movies aren’t always based on specific stories, and it appears that the new Fantastic Four movie will be one of those efforts. (more…)

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New Trailer for ‘Big Hero 6′ & Voice Cast Revealed

- 07-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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These are precarious times for the Marvel Movie empire. Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios boldest venture yet in live-action filmmaking arrives in theaters in just a few weeks. Then, this fall, the first in what hopefully will be a long-term collaboration between Marvel and its parent Disney to create animated Marvel films, will open in a cinema near you, Big Hero 6. New details have been revealed about who’s playing who in the film, and along with that, there’s a new trailer for the flick that shows a lot of humor and hints at some very big action. To say nothing else, it looks fantastic! (more…)

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Constantine’s New Female Sidekick Cast and Other Details

- 07-14-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The annual Television Critics Association summer panel is currently underway in L.A. It’s a chance for networks and cable channels to show off their wares for the fall season, introduce new shows and start building the hype for September and October premieres. As I’m sure you already know (you’re reading a website called Nerd Bastards after all), there are an inordinate number comic book based TV series debuting this TV season, and one of them is NBC’s Constantine. Already the butt of some controversy (for comic fans), the cast and crew of the show were definitely in the hot seat as the NBC portion of the TCA got underway. (more…)

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Batkid Doc Needs Kickstarter Help to Finish Film

- 07-14-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Last fall, everyone fell in love with Batkid Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient who’s Make-A-Wish wish was to be Batman for a day. The City of San Francisco obliged in overwhelming fashion by turning the city by the bay into Gotham City and letting Miles live out his superhero dreams. The event became a social media phenomenon, and warmed the hearts of nerds and non-nerds everywhere, so naturally, they’re trying to make a movie about it. A documentary to be precise. But it’s going to need your help if it wants to get finished. (more…)

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SDCC 14: Saturday and Sunday Schedule Offers Movie Madness

- 07-14-14Comics, Cosplay, Film, Nerd Culture, TV, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Obviously when you release the schedule for the first half of a con, you’re going to release the schedule for the second half sooner rather than later. To wit, San Diego Comic Con has now fully disclosed the goings on of their 2014 edition, and the weekend line-up promises the bulk of the con’s big movie panels and some of the TV shows it didn’t have time to get to one Friday. So what’s in store? Read on to find out. (more…)

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