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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Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars’ Jitters & Practical Effects, Plus NEW SPOILERS

- 08-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Forget J.J. Abrams and Star Wars Episode VII! What we really want to talk about is Episode VIII! Rian Johnson, a beloved director thanks to his contributions to Breaking Bad and cult movies like Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, was announced as the man behind the next, next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy earlier this summer, and while he’s not going to be talking about major plot points or casting (yet), he is in a position to discuss his feelings about being thrown into such a high pressure project, and reinforcing the seemingly new aesthetic in the Star Wars universe, which is to go more practical. All that and new spoilers about Episode VII after the jump. (more…)

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Roberto Orci Says First Draft of ‘Star Trek 3′ Script is Done

- 08-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He co-wrote a screenplay featuring a giant robot scrotum with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He helped load The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with so much plot detail that they barely had any room for a story or character. He participated in the silly is-he-Khan or isn’t-he debate for Star Trek Into Darkness. He’s the most divisive screenwriter in Hollywood, and now Roberto Orci is crowing that he’s finished the first draft of his follow-up to STID, putting the flick on track for that important and symbolic 2016 release date. (more…)

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Yup. Mickey Rourke is Still Pissed at Marvel

- 08-15-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s worth remembering that before the recent brouhaha about Edgar Wright and Ant-Man that this episode wasn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has struggled in its relationship with talent. There was Terrence Howard‘s somewhat unceremonious replacement as James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man movies, and there was that time Eward Norton‘s Bruce Banner suddenly looked a lot like Mark Ruffalo. But in in one specific case, it appears that bygones aren’t yet bygones. During a recent interview, actor Mickey Rourke re-affirmed that if he gets a collect call from Marvel, he will not be accepting the charges. (more…)

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Check Out Mark Hamill’s Bad@$$ Beard from ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

- 08-14-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Jedi beard is a proud tradition, one that Luke Skywalker never really got a chance to take part in because his schtick was that he was the new boy fresh of the farm and ready to rock and roll. But if you’re an older, more mature Jedi, it’s practically expected that you grow a dignified, but manly, Jedi beard, and now that Luke is a little more mature, he’s got the facial hair to prove his status as an honored elder in the new Jedi Order. And so does Luke’s portrayer Mark Hamill. (more…)

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‘Godzilla 2′ to be Unleashed in Summer 2018

- 08-14-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Looking back on the summer of 2014, Godzilla was indeed one of the success stories, but it’s debatable as to whether it was the big hit the studio wanted it to be. At the same time, there’s also a question as to whether or not the style and tone brought to the production by director Gareth Edwards outweighed the weaker story and character elements, and whether or not those two desperate aspects might be balanced for the sequel. Well, what ever may come in the franchise, we know one thing for certain: the date that Godzilla 2 will be released. And when will that be? Read on. (more…)

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George R.R. Martin Says a Few Have Guessed Right How ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends

- 08-13-14Books, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Ever gone on internet message boards to prognosticate the future of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the novels that HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on? Well, if you’ve put your thoughts on how the whole thing will end on some corner of the internet, you may be interested to know that your guess as might be correct. As readers, not to mention GOT writers, await the next couple of entries in the saga, author George R.R. Martin is letting the world know that a couple of shrewd operators already know how the whole thing will end, but they don’t know that they know. (more…)

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Who is Star-Lord’s Daddy & What Does He Do? and Other ‘GOTG 2′ Hints

- 08-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Left a subtle jab by Yondu (Michael Rooker) at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the great unanswered questions left to be resolved for the sequel is the identity of the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt). Of course, the character’s comic book origin offers an answer to that question, but from the sounds of it, and a new interview with director James Gunn, those of you beholden to all things comic book-y in terms of GOTG are about to be in for another surprise. That information, and whether or not the biggest bad of all in the Marvel Universe will play a significant role in the sequel, will be revealed after the jump… (more…)

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Marvel Studios Completes ‘Inhumans’ Script, Ready for Directors

- 08-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It looks like this is the phase of Marvel Studios development where they’re going to strut. After Guardians of the Galaxy proved that a comic book based on an out-there concept couldn’t just be turned into a competent film, but the smash hit of summer with all audiences, Marvel looks ready to push again by finishing a script based on a bunch of characters even more out there than the Guardians, the Inhumans. Are movie-goers ready for a trip to the Blue Area of the Moon, and a peek at the Terrigen Mist? We’re about to find out as Marvel has indeed completed a draft for The Inhumans. (more…)

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Quesada Adds Art to ‘The Death of Wolverine’ With Variant Cover

- 08-12-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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He’s only (arguably) the most powerful man in comics and comic-related media, but Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada was once a simple artist for anyone who could pay to cover the cost of sharpening his pencils. Well every now and then he likes to remind himself, and us, of his humble beginnings, and it’s usually around the special occasion of a mega-crossover, or the death of a popular character. And hey, there’s no greater comic artist catnip than the title, The Death of Wolverine. (more…)

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JMS Looking (Again) to Make Big Screen ‘Babylon 5′

- 08-11-14Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski has come along way since his days penning the Saturday morning adventures of Captain Power and The Real GhostbustersIn the last couple of years he’s written the screenplays for Clint Eastwood‘s The Changling, as well as Underworld: Awakening, and Ninja Assassin as well as the stories for Thor and World War Z. His next project is Sense8, the new Netflix series from the Wachowski siblings, but it seems that JMS isn’t just thinking about the future, he’s thinking about the past. One of the under-reported bits of news from San Diego Comic Con, is that Straczynski hopes to once again bring his seminal sci-fi hit Babylon 5 to the big screen, and he’s hoping that the fifth time’s the charm. (more…)

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