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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 is a lot of excitement for the return of DuckTales later this summer. For people that remember the good old days of the Disney Afternoon in the late 80s and early 90s, it’s a nostalgic whiff of greatness that is sure to get a lot of people to tune on the name alone, forget the fact that almost everything we’ve seen so far says this is not you, or your parents’, DuckTales. You get a pretty good idea about how those new dynamics will play out in the clip below, a scene from the new series that takes you to that beloved Disney locale, under the sea! (more…)

If you were to make a list of the five must-see things at Comic Con, then Game of Thrones has got to finish somewhere on that list. Presently one of the biggest shows on TV in scope, scale and fanbase, those attending the Game of Thrones panel in San Diego were eager to get some insight as to where the show is going in its remaining 12 episodes, and a small army of cast members during the Q&A tried to tease them as much as decorum would be allowed. And speaking of teases, this new one-minute trailer for what’s coming up on the show is worth a look.  (more…)

In the grand scheme of things, we’re basically getting a Pacific Rim sequel by the skin of our teeth; the original in 2013 made just enough money at the Chinese box office to tip it into profitability. Still, you wouldn’t have guessed that given the way Pacific Rim: Uprising is now being promoted. It’s almost as if it’s one of the most hotly anticipated sequels out there. Of course Pacific Rim has its fans, and they should consider themselves teased for what’s about to come next in the battle between giant robots and giant aliens.  (more…)

Yesterday, Todd McFarlane promised big news about Spawn and the movie he’s been trying to make for years that bears that character’s name. From the sounds of yesterday’s Facebook Live announcement, McFarlane was bursting at the seams about the news he had, understandable given the amount of time, effort and energy he’s invested, but you could tell that this was going to be a little bit more serious than “I’m starting a Kickstarter!” Indeed, McFarlane just announced with Kevin Smith at San Diego Comic Con that he’s teaming with Blumhouse Productions to bring Spawn back to the multiplex.  (more…)

With news items pertaining to an increasing number of Americans thinking a college education is a waste of money, it’s hard to think a more prescient film currently in development than Fahrenheit 451. The new HBO movie is based on the classic dystopian novel written by legendary sci-fi author Ray Bradbury in 1953 about a world where firemen don’t put out fires, they start them, burning all the books responsible for subversive thoughts that undermine the state, which is all of them by the way. Now, a new image shows firemen Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in action. (more…)

It’s not on the official schedule, but there may be some major comic book movie news breaking at San Diego Comic Con later today. In fact, Todd McFarlane promised it. After talking around it for oh so many years, it seems there’s finally some forward momentum on the new Spawn movie. Based on the comic book that McFarlane launched in 1992, getting a new Spawn flick out into the world is something that the fan favourite comic creator has been trying to do for over 10 years, and with an announcement pending, it seems that he may actually get it done yet. (more…)

It’s fairly certain that if you’re like the majority of fans, or at least the ones that log their outrage online, then you did not enjoy the first Inhumans trailer released by Marvel Studios and ABC. So everybody was looking to San Diego Comic Con for them to make up the difference, and get everyone well and truly excited about the possibilities of the new series coming later this summer in IMAX theatres before its TV debut. So are you feeling, Inhuman?  (more…)

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, the series spun-off from the 1994 Roland Emmerich movie about an Air Force project to send people to other planets through the titular ancient alien transportation device. Many fans wondered if the occasion of San Diego Comic Con might force Stargate rights holders to make a special announcement about new adventures, especially since the two SG-1 spin-offs were promised continuations that never materialized. So when we tell you this is not the Stargate news you were expecting, trust us, this is not the Stargate news you were expecting.  (more…)

There are many things that are not good about the three Fantastic Four movies that have been released so far, but one of the most consistent has been the portrayal of the team’s classic nemesis Doctor Doom. Portrayed by Julian McMahon in the two Tim Story films, and by Toby Kebbell in Josh Trank’s disastrous remake, the cinematic version of Doom has not been befitting of the man who’s basically the Lex Luthor of the Marvel Universe! (As in everyone has a beef with him.) If you love Comic Con surprises, good news, a high-profile writer is going to finally give Doom some much needed love in his own solo film.  (more…)

Christopher Nolan‘s new movie Dunkirk opens tonight in a theatre near you, which is exactly how the director likes it, thank you very much. Nolan has crushed it with large format exhibitions of his films from The Dark Knight to Inception to Interstellar, and with the help of a few others in Hollywood, Nolan is trying to keep actual film, as a medium, alive and kicking. So when you sit down and ask Nolan about the possibility of working with a streaming site like Netflix in the future, like David Ayer and Martin Scorsese already have, you can probably imagine what he had to say.  (more…)