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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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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…)

When rumours started circulating about Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman project last year, one of the most persistent was that the film wouldn’t just feature one or two classic Batman rogues, but it would rather feature a whole bunch of them. Some supposed that the setting would be Arkham Asylum, perhaps a story where Batman would have to fight all his bad guys video game style in order to get out of the storied mental health facility alive. Of course, the only confirmed thing we know is that Joe Manganiello was going to play Deathstroke as the film’s main villain, but with Affleck out as director, what changes may come…? (more…)

The first thing we’ve got to ask ourselves watching the new FX series Legion is, what the hell is going on? Forget where this fits in with the X-Men universe. Forget about Easter eggs and references to the Marvel Universe. If you were watching Legion and thinking about any of that stuff you were either a) inexplicably bored by the material, or b) so hopelessly fan boy-ish that there’s no cure for you. What Noah Hawley‘s done with Legion is inexplicable. There are about a thousand ways to interpret the events of the pilot episode, and its hard to say if any of them are right. (more…)

The 100 has never been a show about easy answers, so did you really think they’d come back with a plan to save the planet after one episode? Hardly. But this week’s episode seemed less concerned with solutions than it did in exploring how the weight of making those decisions affects the decision makers. Once again, confronting the hard choices and bitter truths about pure and unadulterated survival, The 100 says outright this week that coming through the other side of the pending radiation bath is not going to be as easy as even the most conservative of hopes. I just hope that the writers aren’t painting themselves into a corner. (more…)

Another one of life’s great mysteries solved! When talking about the plot of the upcoming Justice League, it was revealed that the story would hinge around the search for three Mother Boxes left on Earth. One was left to the Amazonians, Wonder Woman’s (Gal Gadot) people, and another was left with the Atlantians, who are ruled by Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). But where is the third Mother Box? People who saw Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice thought they knew, and now their thoughts are confirmed. The third Mother Box did indeed merge with Victor Stone and turned him into the superhero Cyborg (played by Ray Fisher). (more…)

Strange that in the process of talking about the end of Wolverine on the big screen in just a month’s time with the release of Logan, we get this news: Marvel Comics wants to bring Wolverine back. The character was killed off a few years ago in the creatively titled miniseries Death of Wolverine, but it seems that three years is enough in the afterlife for the mutant that’s the best at what he does. “Why?” you may ask. Well, it turns out that it’s part of a strategy to recruit and keep A-list talent at Marvel Comics, whose retention has suffered a little in recent years. (more…)