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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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A lot has been said and written since Carrie Fisher‘s untimely death last year about the effect it will have on the future of her character in the remaining entry of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Fisher, it seems, was not just going to be a part of the as-yet untitled Episode IX, but she was going to be a big part, if not the biggest part. Obviously, those details are being kept largely under wraps, but both the producer and director of Episode IX are shedding light on how they’re trying to carry on without Fisher and why that may be easier said than done.  (more…)

The overwhelming majority of fan interactions, be they on the street, at a con, or at the local comic shop, are very, very positive. Heartwarming, even. And that’s why when something like the following Crimestoppers report happens, it feels like an even greater betrayal. Earlier this year, Steve Sansweet, known to be the world’s most prolific Star Wars memorabilia collector, suffered a theft of over $200,000 in items at his Rancho Obi-Wan Museum in California. The alleged perpetrator has been a friend of Sansweet for over 20 years, but with the crime seemingly solved there’s still one thing left to do: to help Sansweet get his stuff back.  (more…)

How can someone mean so much to so many without ever seeing their face? This is the conundrum of the voice actor, or at least it was in the era before social media when the words delivered by your favourite animated character came from some anonymous person whose name you may only recognize from the credits. Rare were the people like Mel Blanc who were celebrities on their own, and known almost as well as their cartoon characters. One might feel that this is the case with Peter Sallis, who had a long and distinguished TV and theatre career in Britain, but will be known more to North American audiences for being Wallace.  (more…)

Since there was a Peter Parker, there was a Flash Thompson. For the nebbish, nerdy Peter, Flash was a natural adversary being a typically mindless jock, and the two got on like oil and water while in their Queens high school together. They would become friendly in the years afterward, but if there was a person that could be considered Peter Parker’s arch-nemesis (as opposed to one of Spider-Man’s arch-enemies), it would be Flash Thompson. But it looks like that tradition ends in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming where Flash will no longer be Peter’s bully, and instead be his rival in nerdiness.  (more…)

There comes a point when you’ve got to ask yourself, what will it take for someone to realize that something is desperately wrong with Dougie? Or perhaps to put it another way, what was so desperately wrong with Dougie that no one seems to notice how strangely this person is acting? Or maybe blissful ignorance is the hallmark of the Twin Peaks universe, but as we continued the journey of Dougie, I mean Agent Cooper, it was foremost in my mind how Dougie can be walking around acting like a spaced out weirdo and no one in his life seems to notice/give a damn. (more…)

Another ‘New Mutant’ Found: Henry Zaga is Sunspot!

With all this casting news, it seems that production on 20th Century Fox‘s long in the works X-Men spin-off film, New Mutants, is getting closer to the beginning of principal photography. We’ve got a Cannonball, a Magik, and a Wolfsbane, and now it seems we have a Sunspot. With just Mirage and Warlock left, this New Mutants team is almost good to go in what writer/director Josh Boone has described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes-style horror movie” set in the X-Men universe. So who will play the Brazilian mutant with solar ray absorbing and blasting super-powers? You may know him from Netflix… (more…)

A wise man once said that for everything in life there is a perfect form of it somewhere in the universe, and if there is a perfect form of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it would likely be the Murakami-Wolf-Swenson animated series from 1987. It took the Turtles from an underground independent comic to being one of the most profitable I.P.s with an expansive empire of merchandise to their name. So let’s add more! If you are in a nostalgic mood, or merely love awesome looking toys and collectibles, you will definitely want to take note of these items available next month at San Diego Comic Con(more…)

GhostbustersSpaceballsHoney I Shrunk the Kids. Rick Moranis is a superstar comedic actor with lots of hits to his name, but for the last 20 years Moranis has focused more on life than career, taking an indefinite “hiatus” from Hollywood to focus on his children after his wife died from breast cancer. He’s stayed active by recording a couple of comedy albums, and doing a couple of voiceovers, and although he’s woe to admit it, Moranis has more or less retired from the business. But things change. And this summer, Moranis will be returning to his signature role to lend an old friend a little help. (more…)

‘Deathstroke’ Himself Demands His Own Solo Series

It seemed like it was just yesterday that there was some doubt that Manu Bennett would ever return to Arrow and reprise his very popular turn as the villain/anti-hero Deathstroke, AKA: Slade Wilson. Deathstroke, and Bennett’s portrayal of him, was one of the big keys to Arrow’s success in its first two seasons, peak villainy that was unsurpassed as the show dabbled in lesser big bads like Ra’s al Ghul and Damien Darhk in seasons three and four respectively. So when Deathstroke returned in the season five finale, it was like a breath of fresh air, and it seems like a breath than the fans, and Bennett himself, seem to want to hold on to.  (more…)

Presently, Marvel Comics has been running its mega-crossover Secret Empire, the heart-warming tale about how Captain America has been a sleeper agent for HYDRA the last eight decades and finally sprung the trap to betray his fellow heroes and destroy America. It shouldn’t be a surprise that this wasn’t the end of the tale. For while HYDRA proceeds with its terrible agenda, it was revealed that there’s been a second Captain America proverbially, perhaps literally, lost in the wilderness as his doppelganger’s been taking over the world. What’s next? How about another Marvel hero pledging his allegiance to HYDRA, and if you know the man’s work, then it shouldn’t be all that surprising… (more…)