banner

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.

Author Archive

Star Wars Celebration is the place to be for Star Wars fans, a roving annual gather of all things related to a galaxy far, far away including novels, toys, video games, comic books and animated series, as well as, more recently, any and all Star Wars film news. Just not in 2018 though. Yes, even though the 2017 event has yet to begin (that’s next month), the organizers of Celebration have announced that 2018 will be a skip year for the four-day event. So Star Warriors are going to have to party very hardy in Orlando in April to get two years worthy of nerdy goodness. (more…)

After weeks of “What the?” Legion finally started to make sense this week. I’m not sure if that’s a good development or a bad development (yet), but for a superhero show that has enjoy toying with your ability to believe what you’re seeing, as you’re seeing it, a little bit of clarity can be as surprising as the longest con game plot twist a writer can conceive. So just when you thought that David might have found some inner peace, comes the revelation that the powerful mutant everyone thought had schizophrenia but didn’t, might actually have bigger problems that aren’t too far off the original diagnosis. (more…)

Nothing lasts forever. That’s what Marvel fans might be saying next week when they start binging the fourth Netflix series from Marvel Studios, Iron Fist. The early reviews are coming in for the new series, and let’s just say that they could be better. “Predictable”, “hammy”, and “skippable” are all words that you might be reading if you Google “Iron Fist reviews”, which given the way that the tremendous trifecta of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage turned out, is probably not something you want to read for the last series going into The Defenders. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to wince. (more…)

Logan leaves the X-Men movie universe in an odd place. With it supposedly being Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart‘s swan song, it definitely feels like an important turning point in the history of the franchise, both the end of something, and the opportunity to start something else. But what does the future of the X-Men look like? Well, if only person can know it would be Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s had his hands in every X-Men project for over a decade. We’ve heard all the rumours, but in a new interview Kinberg elaborated on how Deadpool, Cable and others all fit into the big picture going forward in this cinematic universe. (more…)

“The Westchester Incident.” It hangs over the events of Logan like pendulum doom whenever anyone talks about what happened to the X-Men, or why Wolverine is in hiding with Professor X just beyond the Mexican border. If you’ve seen Logan, then you know that there’s never an explanation about the “Westchester Incident,” but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a lot of thought put into it by the film’s director. In an new interview, James Mangold said yes, he does know what the “Westchester Incident” is, but covering it in the movie would have taken things far off course, thematically speaking. Spoilers ahead, obviously. (more…)

It seems like only yesterday we were getting a daily info dump about a new casting announcement for Inhumans, the Marvel Studios and ABC series based on the royal family of the super-powered alien-hybrid race. Actually, it was last week, and to prove how far along in the process the production is, it seems that we’ve got our first spy pic from the set. If you’re in Hawaii right now, be advised, there are Inhumans among you. Be on the look out for a tall man in black who doesn’t say much (anything) and his big dog with teleporting abilities. (more…)

‘Logan’ Says Goodbye By Breaking Box Office Records

If you went to the movies this weekend, there was probably one thing you saw above all others, and it was the last stand of a man called Logan. As it turned out, the R-rating for this superhero film did nothing to quell the enthusiasm fans had at seeing the final adventure of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, the feral X-Man with the quick healing and metal claws. Already a hit with critics with an astounding 93 per cent “fresh” ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, Logan is now a certified hit with fans and audiences with a recording breaking opening weekend haul of $85.3 million. (more…)

For the most part, these first two episodes of Twin Peaks were straightforward. Yes, the characters are eccentric, but for the most part this was a by-the-book small town murder mystery. “When are things going to get weird?!” in other words. On cue, the third episode of the show has two scenes that you wouldn’t find in any police drama at the time, or perhaps since. For who needs crime scene units, behavioral profiling or the dull tedium of “pounding the pavement” when you can just throw rocks at a bottle, or have a crazy dream where the victim and a little person talk to you in disjointed English? (more…)

Think about Game of Thrones for a minute, can you name every main character off the top of your head and get anywhere close to the total number of people that have floated in and out of the series on a regular basis in the first 60 episodes? I’m willing to bet no. Star Trek has never been one of those shows. Despite the fact that the series take place on an enclosed setting with a set population, it seems like all we ever see are the same eight or nine people. You know who didn’t do that? Deep Space Nine. Like with so many other broken molds, DS9 broke the mold on having and using a large secondary cast. (more…)

Jared Leto has enjoyed a lot of infamy for the way he supposedly acted on the Suicide Squad set, going to bizarre levels of method acting by sending used condoms, dead rats and other disgusting bric-a-brac to castmates. But if the following news is true, it makes you wonder how he’ll get into character for a reboot of TRON. Will he be gifting old Atari joysticks? A Walkman with a broken rewind button, perhaps? Who can say with a weirdo like Leto, but one thing’s for sure, if the rumours are true and Disney‘s working on a new TRON with him at the centre, the people are going to have some strong feelings about it.  (more…)