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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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The saga of Pararmount Pictures Vs the Makers of the fan film Axanar continues as a legal decision yesterday allowed the lawsuit, which is now been before the courts for a year, to proceed to a jury trial. In a legal good news/bad news situation, the first, best defense of the Axanar producers to get the lawsuit thrown out of court was itself thrown out by the judge, but U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner decided to not go so far as to end the case himself, and will let the question that the case hinges on answering be decided by a jury later this year. (more…)

James Gunn Wanted to Do ‘Moon Knight’ Movie Too

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When Marvel Studios announced that they were doing Guardians of the Galaxy as part of their Phase 2 slate, a lot of fans had a simple question: WTF?! Sure, the Guardians have long been a staple of the comic book world, but if you were to make a list of Marvel characters to turn give their own movies, the Guardians would probably not make the Top 20. But then again, neither would Moon Knight. But there is one person who saw the value of Guardians of the Galaxy and made them marques names, and it turns out it’s the same guy that pitched Marvel on a Moon Knight movie, James Gunn. (more…)

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“Happy New Year!” is a phrase that has even more significance at the Walt Disney Company as they celebrate a crushing year at the box office with a number of new successes. First, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially surpassed Captain America: Civil War to become the second biggest movie of 2016. Second, Rogue One has now collected four-fifths of a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. And thirdly, Disney itself officially crossed the $3 billion mark to have the biggest year of any studio in the history of movies. In other words, this is a good day to be a Disney stockholder. (more…)

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Vincent D’Onofrio made a big impression as Kingpin in the first season of Daredevil, and no, that was not a fat joke. Widely hailed as one of the best villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, D’Onofrio’s portrayal of the head of New York’s organized crime was highly-praised, and after his brief return in season two of Daredevil many thought it portended bigger things for the crime boss, like an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming for instance. Sadly, that won’t happen, but D’Onofrio wants you to know that when the time comes for Kingpin to leave jail and take back the city, he’ll be ready… (more…)

Looking Back At The Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016

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It’s a terribly kept secret that there’s too much good TV to watch; for every series you manage to finish watching, there’s two more already queued up and ready to binge. It’s an embarrassment of riches, as in you’re embarrassed when people ask you if you’ve seen the hot new show and you’re forced to answer “no” because, hey, there are only so many hours in a day… That’s what you need semi-professional critics for. In reviewing the last 12 months, and looking at the plethora of sci-fi, superhero, horror, and other genre TV shows, we’ve paired it all down to a Top 10. Here, in our humble estimation, are the Top 10 Nerdy TV Shows of 2016! (more…)

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Say what you want about the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, but it had a formula. It began with the Rangers in their civilian identities hanging out, usually doing some community organizing or another wholesome activity for non-threatening young people, all while Rita Repulsa was hatching some new world domination scheme on the Moon. And then – BOOM! – Putty attack! And we’re off to the races as the Rangers are once again called upon to save the day. What ever monster Rita would throw at the Earth, it would be preceded by a wave of easily defeated Putties, and so will it be with Power Rangers the movie. (more…)

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Doctor Strange was a huge hit for Marvel Studios back in November, and that’s good because Marvel was in desperate need for a hit. Hah! Of course, they aren’t. Doctor Strange was the latest in a long line of successes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it was expected to be, so when next might we see the good doctor? Surely another Marvel hero could use a hand in a mystic arts matter in the near future, right? Well, it turns out you’re correct. Dr. Strange will be appearing in a Marvel movie in 2017, and you can probably guess which one it is. (more…)

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Despite the quality of the product, 2016 remains a record-breaking year for the movie business, and nobody is rolling in dough more than the Walt Disney Company. Their last big hit of the year was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which, being a Star Wars movie, was always expected to make a lot of money, but no one knew precisely just how much money it would make. We still don’t, but we have a pretty good idea. More than that, we know where Rogue One stands currently at the medal podium for the 2016 box office winners, and here’s a hint: Captain America: Civil War just got bumped down to bronze. (more…)

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This past year, Marvel finally found a way to make The Punisher work on film. After no less than three previous filmed attempts, and that includes the horrid 1989 version starring Dolph Lundgren, Punisher is here to stay, albeit on TV. The Punisher series on Netflix will likely launch sometime next year, but there was a TV genius that once tried to bring a little flair to Punisher, although he was foiled by the producers and the studio in the end. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter once wrote a couple of drafts of The Punisher, but despite the skill he demonstrated later with this biker gang show, he found no patrons from his vision. (more…)

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There’s an old Western tradition of the hero riding off into the sunset. It’s an apropos image for the upcoming superhero movie Logan, which, as seen in the trailer, clearly has an Old West flavour, and will definitely see its hero riding off into the metaphorical sunset; Logan, as you know, will be Hugh Jackman‘s final appearance as everybody’s favourite mutant hero. A new image shared by Jackman himself played into the metaphor, a poster featuring the actor advertising the new movie, which is a culmination of 17 years and nine previous films. An epic run that deserves an equally epic poster. (more…)