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 Dark Archer. Deathstroke. Ra’s al Ghul. No, the real test for the man who plays TV’s Green Arrow will be when he steps into the wrestling ring this Sunday in his much ballyhoo’d showdown on WWE SummerSlamArrow star Stephen Amell will be face-off against Twitter war rival Stardust this weekend, in a match that will see Amell team with Adrian Neville against Stardust and King Barrett. But ever the social media guru, Amell shared his prep work with Facebook fans , including the famous green outfit that he’ll be wrestling in… (more…)

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Last spring, as the networks were preparing their fall shows, there was an announcement that ABC was working on a spin-off for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that would focus on the Moonlighting-esque solo adventures of Bobbi ‘Mockingbird’ Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood). When the fall schedule was announced, this new show was not a part of it, and it was widely assumed that the renewal of Agent Carter might have had something to so with that. But since everything old is new again in Hollywood, it sounds like the spin-off is back on, only don’t call it a spin-off. It’s a continuation of their story, you see. (more…)

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If you’ve ever read a comic book then you know that death never means forever. (Unless you’re Uncle Ben, am I right? Too soon?) Anyway, it seems that the slack work of the Grim Reaper when it comes to the superhuman will be on display in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Were you a fan of Michael Shannon‘s General Zod? Well, good news, he will appear in Dawn of Justice in some capacity, but he’ll be a little different. Not just alive, but with brand new appendages that make turning doorknobs a little more, shall we say, problematic. What do we mean? Think Penguin from Batman Returns. (more…)

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Men in Black was one of the biggest successes of the 90s, affirming both the then-ascending stardom of Will Smith and America’s love of whacky aliens. There were two sequels to Men in Black, of course, the last one released in 2012, but for whatever reason, those just weren’t as popular as that initial film. That’s why this is vexing. Air New Zealand, an airline based in the land of the kiwi bird and Peter Jackson, has posted a big budget safety video done to the theme of Smith’s title song/rap to Men in Black, and featuring all the Men in Black costumes, props, trappings, and aliens. (more…)

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The major movie story of the summer of 2015 is “Look at all the money Jurassic World made!” It zoomed past almost all the box office records in the book and has only Titanic and Avatar to take down for the all-time box office crown. Although that seems exceeding unlikely, the billion and a half made by the dinosaur movie has had the side effect of making the major players involved all hot commodities. So if you’re working on a movie about a mysterious tropical island filled with monsters and you need a writer… Well, you know the drill. So in the case of the trouble production of the King Kong spin-off Kong: Skull Island, they’ve decided to bring in a ringer. (more…)

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When Mortal Kombat started hitting arcades, and then consoles, in the early 90s, part of the visceral thrill was all that computer generated gore, and the super-human ability to deliver such carnage by the various fighters. As the series has expanded, so has the game designers’ ability to render more and more grisly violence, but in the back of your head it’s still all done in computers were the blood is, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. So what if you could experience all those graphic fight scenes as if they were truly as blood-filled and disgusting as they would be in real life? Do you like gore? You better if you press play on this video. (more…)

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There’s just one week of shooting left on Captain America: Civil War, and just when you thought that there maybe wasn’t any new surprises, enter the following shot from the German set of the film. Of course, you know that the plot of the film concerns in no small way the attempt by Cap (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to find Cap’s best friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan) who is now the skilled but brainwashed HYDRA assassin, the Winter Soldier. Bucky may not be the villain of Civil War, but will the film’s climax see him become a hero. Not to spoil anything, but this photo from the set sort of suggests the inevitable. (more…)

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A couple of months ago, Hugh Jackman posted to his Twitter feed an invitation for fans to let him know what they’d like to see in the third Wolverine solo movie. Now chances are that director James Mangold and his team have a pretty firm handle on what they’re going to do for the film, up to and including a rumor that the plot will be taken from the graphic novel Old Man Logan, but still, fan feedback has its benefits. So what did Jackman an the gang gleam from their little social media invite? Well, it seems that fans want the return of Wolverine’s arch-nemesis, which, according to Jackman, is a very real possibility. (more…)

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Lots of celebrities are also fans. They have their dream role, and they do sometimes get a chance to use their tremendous platform to make a case for their casting. The latest person to use social media to try and strong arm casting agents is Ronda Rousey, the MMA superstar who recently said in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) that she’d like a crack at a particular Marvel superhero. “I’d like to vie for Miss Marvel,” she wrote. She meant Captain Marvel, who was promoted from Ms. Marvel a couple of years ago, and given Rousey’s stature, presence and long blonde hair, she would definitely be perfect for the part. And it seems that some artistically minded fans agree.  (more…)

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Slow news day? Quite possibly, but intriguing just the same. You may remember the feature length animated film Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker. In it, the Joker mysteriously returns to Gotham City decades after apparently dying in one final confrontation with Batman. But when future Batman Terry McGinnis investigates, he learns that “the Joker” is really Tim Drake, who was captured by the Clown Prince of Crime before his death, tortured, and implanted with a suggestion to taken over by the Joker’s, for lack of a better term, spirit. Kind of crazy, huh? But what if the makers of the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice saw that and said, “not a bad idea”? (more…)