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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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Suffice to say that after last week’s 90 minute pilot episode, which featured a mentally unstable main character, confused timelines, people who are dead that maybe never existed, body swapping, and a full blown song and dance number, I had no idea what to expect from episode two of Legion. Oddly enough, the direction I was the least prepared for was the actual direction that “Chapter 2” went in: straightforward. Following up on last week’s harried escape from government goons, David’s new friends take him deeper into his psyche to try and get him to understand the root and breadth of his powers. (more…)

What is this? Well, as you may have heard, Twin Peaks is returning to our TVs in a couple of months with a brand new series on Showtime, and we here at Nerd Bastards think it rather behooves us to look at the show from the beginning. Now here’s the true confession: I have never seen it. I know, it’s a black mark on my nerd credentials, and I had actually started watching it when three episodes in it was pulled from Canada’s Netflix a few years ago. It was a drag, but I moved on. However, with the pending premiere of Twin Peaks 2017 there’s new urgency, so let us all now take a trip back to Twin Peaks, knowing that for some of us, it’s the first time. (more…)

These are certainly going to be busy days for Chris Pratt. On the weekend he appeared in a video announcing the start of principal photography on Avengers: Infinity War, but on the opposite side of the ocean from The Avengers set in Atlanta, another Pratt franchise seems to be getting ready to roll as well. Yesterday, Jurassic World‘s producer Frank Marshall sent out a tweet that seemed to indicate that it’s dino time again, or close to it. Meanwhile, the studio has made some moves that more strongly hint about what the storyline of the highly anticipated sequel will entail. (more…)

Principal photography has begun on Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up, the untitled Avengers 4. We know that it will feature a great many of the characters who have appeared in Marvel Studios so far, and we know that the big bad will be Thanos played by Josh Brolin. We know that Thanos has been, and will continue, to chase Infinity Gems, but why? What’s the end game Thanos has in mind for the very powerful stones that he will combine into the Infinity Gauntlet? Well, without going into details, let’s just say that Thanos doesn’t like the looks of the universe he’s getting from his floaty chair… (more…)

Almost 10 years after it broke box office records, we’re still waiting for Avatar 2 (and Avatar 3, and Avatar 4, and Avatar 5), but it seems that there might be some tentative signs of progress on those movies actually going into production now. The latest indicator comes from Sam Worthington, the Australian actor who starred in the first film and went on to become one of Hollywood’s most dependable leading me… No, that last part didn’t happen. Of course, Worthington is going to be in the sequels, and he’s promised in a new interview that the Avatar sequels are “going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen.” (more…)

This is the first triple-hitter year for Marvel Studios. In May, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will arrive, followed in July by Spider-Man: Homecoming and then Thor: Ragnarok in the fall. So far, we’ve gotten a pretty good look at GOTG2, we’ve gotten some initial glimpses at Spider-Man, but unless you were at San Diego Comic Con, the most of Ragnarok you’ve probably seen is either that “documentary” about Thor’s downtime, or the post-credits scene from Doctor Strange. Well, look for no trailer here, that will be in another couple of months, but below there’s some art you’ll definitely want to see. (more…)

A Star Wars saga movie isn’t complete until composer John Williams has put his distinctive stamp on it. The legendary composer just turned 85, but he’s still a hard working music man, and even when he’s not holding the baton himself in front of a symphony making a Star Wars soundtrack, his influence still looms large over anyone that dares to orchestrate the musical side of a Star Wars adventure. So it should come as no surprise that Williams will be back, working on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it does come as something of a surprise that Williams’ work has already begun. (more…)

John Wick: Chapter 2 opened with a very respectable third place finish of $30 million this past weekend at the very competitive box office. That likely all but assures a third chapter for the unretired retired assassin, but are there any other Keanu Reeves franchises out there waiting to get a third chapter greenlit? It started about 30 years ago, when two California dudes piled into a time travelling phone box (a different time travelling phone box) in an effort to save their history grade and the future of mankind, but three decades later, according to Reeves, things may be completely different, but kinda the same. (more…)

This week started with news that Paramount was pulling its latest Friday the 13th movie from the schedule, and it now ends with the reveal that the Halloween reboot is going forward. Last year, it was announced that rights holder Miramax was teaming up with new House of Horror Blumhouse to reboot the vaunted slasher franchise, and it was coming with the approval and involvement of the man that started it all: John Carpenter. So now Miramax, Blumhouse and Carpenter have come to a decision, and they all agree, the best people to bring us the new phase of Halloween are the guys behind Pineapple Express. (more…)

Just when you thought the only bad thing going on in Riverdale was that someone put a large caliber bullet hole in Jason Blossom’s forehead, we see that there’s so much more going on under the surface. The third episode put the overarching mystery of Riverdale on hold for the most part, and instead, really, started peering in darker corners. For while a kid shot dead by unknown persons is shocking and tragic in its own right, there’s really nothing any less horrific than what a predatory teenage boy might be capable of with a girl that mistakes rapaciousness for charm. (more…)