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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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There’s been near-univeral praise for the trailer for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, from the atmosphere, to the kids, to the malevolence conveyed by the new Pennywise thanks to actor Bill Skarsgård. The trailer, while not setting any records, did get a lot of hits in its first few days on YouTube as its renown creepiness had to be seen to be believed, but not everyone was happy with It. Seriously, who would be mad at a horror movie about kids being preyed upon by a monster that takes the form of a creepy clown? How about actual clowns?  (more…)

If you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was getting crowded, the TV portion of the House of Ideas is itself getting more bloated by the day it seems. Adding to a TV line-up that already includes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Legion, not to mention over half-a-dozen other series in some form of development, comes word that Freeform (formally ABC Family) is looking to advance it’s own Marvel Universe by adding New Warriors to its schedule. There are a couple of caveats though. One, it’s going to be a comedy, and two, the team’s going to be lead by Squirrel Girl. (more…)

Transformers: The Last Knight is coming to a theatre near you in a few months time, promising an insane mash-up of Arthurian legends, Second World War stories and whatever the hell the last couple of Transformers movies have been about. If you can’t yet get your head around what’s coming with The Last Knight, not to worry, maybe the answers will be found in a follow-up film. Over a dozen of them, according to the franchise’s director Michael Bay. Fourteen is the exact number the filmmaker revealed at a recent appearance, which means 14 more opportunities to be stymied by wondering who out there is loving these movies. (more…)

Despite the criticism, two of the breakout characters from the the DC Extended Universe films released last year were Batman (played by Ben Affleck) and Harley Quinn (portrayed by Margot Robbie). We saw the two of them together briefly in Suicide Squad, but how about a whole movie dedicated to the less-than-dynamic duo? It’s unlikely to come to pass in live action form, but it will definitely be coming to pass in animated form. And soon. A new DC Animated Universe movie is in development called Batman and Harley Quinn, and the cast includes a fan favourite Batman and a brand new Harley.  (more…)

The new trailer for the remake of It hit the internet last week, and it immediately set a tone for overall creepiness. Of course, clowns are inherently creepy, and that’s long been a popular opinion before last fall’s media sensation of the creepy clown phenomenon. In other words, making a clown scary is easy, but what about a beloved character from children’s literature? One creative YouTuber has done just that by recasting Pennywise the clown with the titular character of the Dr Seuss classic The Cat in the Hat. Okay, so it’s Mike Myers as the Cat in the Hat, but still… (more…)

He’s played a security guard, Hugh Hefner, a general, a bus passenger, a strip club DJ, a librarian, a mailman, a truck driver, a Fed EX delivery driver, another security guard, a beauty contest judge, a Doubting Thomas, a bartender,  a patient in a mental hospital, an honoured police officer, Larry King, a guy who drank the wrong soda, a stranger on a train, and a World War II vet (among other). Stan Lee has had a wide variety of cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, so would it be so surprising if he were to appear in Avengers: Infinity War(more…)

You’ve seen Tom Cruise run (and run, and run). You seen him hang on to the back of a high speed train, hang on to the side of a plane, and hang off the side of the world’s tallest building. You’ve seen him drive a fighter plane, a stock car, a horse drawn buggy (remember Far and Away? No one? Okay). But have you seen Tom Cruise fight monsters? You will in this summer’s reboot of The Mummy, which not only seems to find Cruise as the central figure in a new monster movie, but will make him the central figure in an entirely new monsters universe franchise. (more…)

It seems like only yesterday that we first heard about Joss Whedon writing, producing and directing a standalone Batgirl movie for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros… Oh wait, it was yesterday! Well, time waits for no man, or Batgirl, it seems and barely 24 hours later, the rumour mill is already churning about who might be playing the titular crimefighter in the movie. If this goes forward it will be a major win for Warners/DC, especially since their DC Extended Universe so far has been, to borrow a term, a disaster. Apocalyptic even. So they’re definitely looking at the right actress for the job.  (more…)

Welcome back to Riverdale, where skies are always gloomy, your neighbours are ready to stab you in the back, and where Pop’s still open 24 hours a day for damn good coffee and cherry pie… Wait, wrong murder mystery. The mysteries on this first new Riverdale after a two week break had more to do with the parents then it had to do with the still dead Jason Blossom, which is okay because the storyline gave us an opportunity to be reminded of a very important point: Archie is the worst. (more…)

Normally, this is the time when we would be getting most excited about the pending arrival of the next season of Game of Thrones. April was usually the launching point for the new season, but the arrival of winter on the series required that shooting dates to be pushed back, so summertime is the time for Game of Thrones now, and winter is very much hinted at in this latest teaser for the show’s penultimate season. In it, three of the series primary characters get ready for the final battle, glaring at the screen with the expectation that some bad stuff is about to go down.  (more…)