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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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When we last left the movie Superman, he was dead. Spoiler alert, but the Man of Steel, as portrayed by Henry Cavill, was killed in his heroic battle against Doomsday at the end of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But because the world needs a Superman, it fell to TV’s Supergirl to fill the void. In the second season premiere of the CW superhero show, Teen Wolf co-star Tyler Hoechlin appeared as the titular character’s cousin, and such was the tremendousness of the appearance that Hoechlin will be returning to the show in time for the season finale.  (more…)

For as long as there’s been discussions about the DC Extended Universe, there’s been a something there in the corner of your eye, and if you focused too hard on it, it would vanish before you know it. It was the Black Adam movie, a project about the Shazam! antihero and antagonist that had signed Dwayne Johnson to star as the titular character. And then nothing happened, and continued to not happen, for the next several years. Well things have been heating up on Black Adam lately, enough for the fans to wonder if we’re any closer to actually (finally) seeing this thing on screen.  (more…)

Yesterday, we told you about an announcement concerning Star Wars and its 40th anniversary on this morning’s Good Morning America, and as it was written, so it was done. The announcement? Well, it had nothing to do with Star Wars: The Last Jedi or a trailer for said movie. Once your anger abates, you should continue reading to find out what the announcement was because it is actually pretty sweet. Would you like the chance to win the ultimate Star Wars vacation package? You really should because it’s pretty sweet, and all it will cost you is a donation to charity. (more…)

Thank God for corporate synergy! Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan commemoration of all things Star Wars, is just a couple of days away from beginning at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando, so the hype is about to beginning even earlier. Not that Star Wars needs the hype help, but when the parent corporation of Star Wars also owns a broadcast network with a morning show, hype is easier to come by. So Star Wars will celebrate tomorrow morning on Good Morning America, but what are we celebrating specifically, and with who?  (more…)

The appearance of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War was seen as a hard reset of the character, a necessary reboot after two misguided Amazing Spider-Man films directed by Marc Webb, which seemed more concerned with building a universe than telling interesting, new Spider-Man stories. With ebullient praise being offered for the work of Tom Holland, and the crew for Spider-Man: Homecoming it might be understandable if the guy that made the last Spider-Man movie might take things a little personally, but Webb says that he has no regrets about making his Spidey movies no matter how much you hate them… (more…)

When Joe Manganiello made the news recently, it concerned the possibility that he was going to play the main villain in Ben Affleck’s The Batman movie. It looks as though that Manganiello may have to put away the mask and armour of Deathstroke the Terminator now that Matt Reeves is doing Batman, so what is a muscle-bound nerd with too much time on his hands to do? How about co-write a Dungeons & Dragons movie? Manganiello says he’s doing one with a college friend, and they’ve even had a few highly level meetings about it too. So is Deathstroke about to gives us a stroke by bringing D&D back to cinemas?  (more…)

If you’ve been paying attention to the trailers for season 10 of Doctor Who, then you know that Michelle Gomez is scheduled to make a comeback as Missy, AKA: the Master, the Doctor’s long-standing Time Lord nemesis. Missy’s been a thorn in the Twelfth Doctor’s side since pretty much the moment he regenerated, so it would makes sense she would return for his final year of adventures in the TARDIS. But if one Master is bad news, what about two Masters? That looks to be the dilemma that the Doctor will face next because if the Doctor can team up with is past selves, then why can’t the Master?  (more…)

It’s time again for another episode of Riverdale, or as I like to call it, “Archie is the Worst.” This week on “Archie is the Worst,” our red-headed teenage scamp couldn’t see what was right in front of him as the Blossoms crafted him into the perfect tool to prove that they were not a fading dynasty. This is unlikely to be the last time that “Archie” and “tool” will be used in the same sentence, because it took him about 50 minutes longer than it should have to realize that’s exactly what he was being groomed to be, and now it looks like he will pay the price. (more…)

Who is Sylvester Stallone? That’s a deep, probing psychological and philosophical question so let’s narrow this down: Who is Sylvester Stallone playing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? The man once known as “The Italian Stallion” has been known to have a substantial part in the Marvel Studios sequel for a while, but the mystery was second to that of Kurt Russell, who, as it turned out, was playing Star-Lord’s father, Ego the Living Planet. But with a month until the sequel’s release, it’s getting hard to keep secrets, and now we think we may know who Stallone is playing.  (more…)

In these next episodes of Twin Peaks we start to see the various plot lines coalesce as progress is not just made on the murder mystery of Laura Palmer, but on the backstabbing and double-dealing between the town’s business interests both legitimate and illicit. Circumstances now force us to take this series two episodes at a time if we hope to catch up before the launch of Showtime‘s new season next month, which suits (Burns better) me because the impulse to binge the show is getting stronger as all the elements starting coming together to resolve some of the central mysteries, and take us deeper into others. (more…)