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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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What is perhaps the biggest thing to come out of San Diego Comic Con today has nothing to do with a big screen franchise, but rather the small screen adventures of a small group of pre-teens who know all too well what’s lurking in the dark. For the kids of Hawkins in 1984, horror is about to look them right in the eyes as they’re forced to concede that things are not as normal in their town as they appear. In other words, this October, they will have to fight for their lives inside a killer, thriller night called Stranger Things 2(more…)

The CW‘s dark spin on the Archies, Riverdale, was much better than it had a right to be, even according to crusty bitter old critics like the guy that covered Riverdale for Nerd Bastards. The first season left things on a helluva cliffhanger, a beloved member of the main cast who no one really should have had any beef with, was shot, and laid dying on the floor of Pops. As Jughead observed, the last shred of Riverdale’s innocence died that day, so where does the show that bares the town’s name go next?  (more…)

Ben Affleck Says He’s Not Going Anywhere RE: Batman

There were a lot of people looking forward to the goodies that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were bringing to San Diego Comic Con in the form of news clips, trailers and announcements, but a cloud was cast over the festivities, and it was one the Bat-signal almost couldn’t break through. News reports yesterday indicated that Ben Affleck might be hanging up his cape and cowl at the end of Justice League after three appearances as the Dark Knight. It’s a good thing then that Affleck was on hand at Comic Con to refute this latest rumour mongering.  (more…)

Try not to get giddy. For people concerned about the rumblings: extensive reshoots, Joss Whedon stepping up for Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck leaving the franchise, prepare for a bit if cold water to refocus you on the idea that maybe everything’s going to turn out alright, at least so far as Justice League is concerned. At San Diego Comic Con, a few moments ago, a new, four-minute trailer for the film was screened, and you might actually be hard pressed to find any trace of the doom and gloom of previous entries in the DC Extended Universe(more…)

It’s hard to think go a more cinematic novel primed for a visual feast of a movie than Ready Player One. Ernest Cline‘s ode to gaming, nostalgia and possibly every pop culture reference from the 1980s has long been anticipated, and with none other than Steven Spielberg directing this is easily one of the biggest movies coming down the pipe in the next year. More than than, a legion of fans of Cline’s novel are eager to make sure that no one screws up the transfer, not even a master like Spielberg. So you tell us, has Spielberg screwed it up? (more…)

There’s so much news right now, we’re going to combine as much as we can into one post. So what what are you looking for? Some discussion about a long in the works X-Men project you thought was dead? The start of a brand new DC TV show? News concerning your favourite couple from Suicide Squad? About a potential spoiler for the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon? (more…)

They say these things come in threes. Last weekend, we lost zombie creator George A. Romero and celebrated actor Martin Landau, and now they’re joined in the afterlife by John Heard. Although most people will remember Heard as just the oblivious dad from Home Alone, and Home Alone 2, he was a very accomplished actor whose screen worked spanned five decades.  (more…)

To recap, it was announced back in May that Justice League director Zack Snyder was stepping away from the film in order to take care of himself and his family after a personal tragedy. In his stead, Avengers filmmaker Joss Whedon was going to carry the ball down field to the end zone, but with the caveat that he was going to be handling some pre-planned reshoots that he was already preparing with Snyder before his departure. In other words, Whedon would be honouring Snyder’s style and choices in finishing the film. But what if that isn’t really the case?  (more…)

Marvel Studios has long been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, but in the last several years they’ve had to specialize. You can’t have one, big Marvel panel anymore, you’ve got to have one for the movies, and one for Inhumans, and yes, one for the Netflix series that fall under the general headline of The Defenders. The entire street-level hero team was on call at the con tonight revealing new footage, new details, and making new announcements.  (more…)