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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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George Lucas on the set of ‘THX-1138’

The Legends of Tomorrow have encountered some pretty impressive historical figures, both real and imagined, including Japanese shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, 1920s Chicago gangster Al Capone, the Golden Age heroes the Justice Society of America and Old West anti-hero Jonah Hex. That’s the fun of a time travel show, getting to run into famous faces of the past, present and future, but usually we’re talking about faces who were leaders, generals, or figures of law and order, not usually famous movie makers. So when the Legends go back in time to 1960s Hollywood when they come from winter break, they’re going to make a surprising new friend. (more…)

Will ‘Boba Fett’ Be the Next ‘Star Wars Story’?

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For a guy who said like 17 words in the original trilogy, it’s hard to think of a Star Wars character more popular than Boba Fett. The bounty hunter that took the frozen in carbonite Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt at the end of The Empire Strikes Back has long been a point of fascination for fans, and many stories have been told about him in the expanded Star Wars universe, so many assumed that with the advent of the anthology Star Wars movie, a Boba Fett adventure would be in order. As it turns out, if one website is to be believed, a Boba Fett movie will begin in short order. (more…)

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Aside from a line referring to the expedition led by Charlton Heston‘s character Taylor, there haven’t been too many references to the original Planet of the Apes series in the rebooted franchise that began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011. Apparently the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes will be making those ties much more explicit by not only including references to those films from the 60s and 70s, but including a major, albeit younger version, of a character seen in the original 1968 Planet of the Apes. If you’ve seen the trailer for the film, then you already know who it might be… (more…)

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Alien: Covenant comes out in just five short months, so it’s only appropriate that this last week has seen a veritable eruption of new images from the very secretive production. We’ve seen photos of Katherine Waterston’s very Ripley-looking Daniels, we’ve seen what looks like the return of the Colonial Marines, and we’ve seen a teaser poster that infers that were going to see the very traditional-looking xenomorph in the film. So what will we see today? Not much, but because this is an Alien movie, it confirms were going to see two very distinctly Alien things: a interior of a foreign spacecraft and lots, and lots of blood. (more…)

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Despite being one of the most talked about movies of 2016, it seems rather unlikely that we’ll see a sequel to the remade Ghostbusters from Paul Feig. The exact status of the franchise is in questions with Feig himself previously confirming no involvement on his part, while producer Ivan Reitman says that there are plenty of future Ghostbusters movies still in development. What they are and when they might come out, we don’t know, but how about something more immediate? For those of you that wanted more of a shared universe feel between the two Ghostbusters teams, you’re in luck because IDW is bringing it to you, in comic form. (more…)

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It was with a lot of fanfare that The Expendables was launched in 2010. Written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, it was the down and dirty ode to those 80s action movies that made Stallone a household name, and it brought together two generations of Hollywood tough guys like Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews and Steve Austin. Future installments included Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Wesley Snipes and Mel Gibson, but the most recent film did not have the box office muscle it needed to have to keep the series going. So game over right? Maybe not… (more…)

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A foggy small town surrounded by woods. A young person found murdered by the river. A town gripped by feelings of shame and grief as a result. No, this is not Twin Peaks or its upcoming continuation we’re talking about, this is Riverdale, the improbable new CW show based on the safe as houses comic book series where nothing remotely horrifying has ever happened. It’s hard not to get a Twin Peaks vibe from this new teaser, but next month, Riverdale will premiere and give you a look inside the world of the Archies that repeated listening of “Sugar, Sugar” never prepared you for… (more…)

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At the end of the year, we like to look back and take stock of our movie going lives. It was a rough year, no question. Many of the movies we were looking forward to most over the last 12 months took every opportunity to disappoint, but, as always, we can at least make a list of 10 films that stood out above all others in the realms of sci-fi, action and horror, and 2016 was no exception. From mercs with mouths to guys who are nice, from good alien invasions to bad alien invasions, from childhood quests both real and animated, and from remembering your heroes to remembering the dangers of being alone in the woods, these are the Top 10 Nerdy Movies of 2016… (more…)

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2017 is going to be a make or break year for the DC Extended Universe. That’s weird to say given its bold entry into the shared universe sweepstakes this year, but let’s face: given the reaction to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, there’s a lot of work to be done in getting all the fans onboard. Warner Bros., of course, is eager to make converts of everyone, even opening up the set of Justice League to film critics earlier this year. Now, as we really look forward to the new year, the studio is again hoping to tease us in a positive way, with the following picture that sees three key Leaguers themselves look to the future. (more…)

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Since well before the development of Thor: Ragnarok, there were rumours about Planet Hulk. The fate of the incredible Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron left things very much up in the air in terms of the Green Goliath’s fate, and when it was announced that Mark Ruffalo – and Hulk himself – would be appearing in Ragnarok, billed as a space road trip movie, the rumour mill really started churning about how the film was going to incorporated Planet Hulk in some form. Well now form has become substance because Thor director Taika Waititi has confirmed that the road trip will be stopping off on Sakaar, the titular planet from Planet Hulk. (more…)