About Jason Motes

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Jason's earliest memory is of watching 'Batman,' followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn't run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason's father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of 'Snow White.' (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek...) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.
Favorites: JJ Abrams' Star Trek, original Trek, original Star Wars, Super Friends, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Wonder Twins, Dazzler, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Spider-Woman, Isis, 1966 Batman series, Y: The Last Man, Fables, The Walking Dead, anything by Ray Harryhausen, Batwoman, 90s Starman and as I said, Jem totally counts!
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason Motes - Writer

  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie News: Historic Filming Location, Cinematographer And A Mysterious Working Title Are Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Things are chugging right along with the Patty Jenkins-directed ‘Wonder Woman’, which is due to twirl into theaters in 2017.  The film is rumored to be set during World War I and is slated to begin filming in London this fall.  But not much more is known at this time, but a few tidbits have […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Casts ‘Candyman’ Tony Todd As Villain Zoom… Kinda

    Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Things are about to get a lot scarier in Central City in Season Two of ‘The Flash’ with the introduction of new Big Bad Zoom, a time manipulating villain that can move faster than The Flash or even last year’s major threat Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh).  Just don’t look in the mirror and say “Zoom” three […]

  • Can You Stand Double The ‘American Horror Story’ Next Year?

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4

    If Dot and Bette from ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ taught us anything, it’s that sometimes good things come in twos… or maybe one good thing and one bad?  Either way, come 2016, Ryan Murphy and his gang may be doubling up on the hit anthology series.  Murphy announced that he has two sets of […]

  • Weekend Box Office: 09/28-30: You Gotta Have Faith – Christian Drama ‘War Room’ Stuns With #2 Debut

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    In another stagnant Dog Days weekend, there was very little movement in the Top Five at the theaters with ‘Straight Outta Compton’ continuing to reign at #1, becoming only the fourth movie to three-peat this year, following Universal’s prior hits ‘Furious 7′ and ‘Jurassic World’ and Warner Brothers’ ‘American Sniper’.  ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ […]

  • Is ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Just Step One? Vin Diesel Teases There May Be More In Store

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    We just brought you the trailer for ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’, the theatrical re-release of the touching 1999 animated film in select theaters, complete with two added scenes.  The new version will be screened on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and Sunday October 4 before being released on BluRay later this fall. The original film, […]

  • Monsters Monsters Everywhere In The New ‘Goosebumps’ International Trailer

    Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Labor Day comes a week late this year, but that’s no reason to delay autumn’s arrival.  And the highlight of the season is, of course Halloween!  To get you in the spooky mood, comes the new international trailer for ‘Goosebumps’ the thrilling new big screen joyride based on R.L. Stine’s super successful teen novels that […]

  • LEGO ‘Doctor Who’ Toys Slated For Release In Time For Christmas

    Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans spoke– well one fan, Andrew Clark, namely– and LEGO listened.  Now the world-famous building toy manufacturers are hoping to have LEGO ‘Doctor Who’ toys on store shelves by Christmas! In July, we learned that ‘Doctor Who’ would be available as an expansion pack for the new ‘LEGO Dimensions’ video game, which mashed up various […]

  • Meet Ohio’s Newest Real Life Superhero: Buddie, The Man Of Marijuana

    Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    The streets of Ohio are safe… well at least its stash is.  The Buckeye State has a new super powered champion and his name is Buddie.  But rather than avenging his parents’ deaths or proving with great power, there must also come great responsibility, Buddie is on a mission to legalize pot! Employed by the […]

  • Enter ‘The Cave’ In This ‘Gotham’ Season Two Clip

    Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Gotham’ returns to Fox on September 21, 2015 and will further explore the dangerous city in the years between the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne and the emergence of their brooding son Bruce as Batman. In Season Two, expect Bruce, played by David Mazouz, to slowly ease closer to his cloaked destiny.  In this […]

  • Get Ready To Gag On Lady Gaga’s Eleganza In These New ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Photos

    Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Lady Gaga has been a style icon since she Just Dance’d her way into the public eye in 2008, even though her costumes grew more and more outlandish with every turn.  For her role as The Countess in ‘American Horror Story: Hotel,’   a vampire queen of sorts, she’s packing away the meat dress and clunky props […]

  • ‘Galaxy Quest’ Comes Full Circle And Becomes A Real Show On Amazon

    Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    The 1999 film ‘Galaxy Quest’ was a box office dud, but the  sci fi comedy found new life on home video and in the ensuing years has blossomed into a true cult phenomenon, which is appropriate considering that it was a spoof of the biggest cult phenom of them all, ‘Star Trek,’ and its fandom.  […]

  • Mads Mikkelsen Is In Talks To Join ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 10:00 pm GMT -4

      Mads Mikkelsen’s fan favorite series ‘Hannibal‘ may have been axed by NBC, but don’t worry.  The suave Danish actor isn’t going to be unemployed for long.  He is currently in early talks to join Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’, which is due on November 4, 2016.  If he winds up joining the production, he will be […]

  • Go Behind-The-Scenes Of ‘Heroes Reborn’ For A Look At “Heroes On Steroids”

    Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    “This is ‘Heroes’ like you’ve never seen before,” promises star Greg Grunberg, “This is ‘Heroes’ on steroids.” Let’s hope!  ‘Heroes’ was THE show when it debuted in the fall of 2006.  The proto-super hero epic instantly became the buzziest show on on TV with its startling twists, movie-quality storytelling and captivating concept– there are actual […]

  • New ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer Prepares You For Its Big Screen Return

    Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Last month we reported that the beautiful Brad Bird animated film ‘The Iron Giant’ was soaring like Superman back to the big screen, 15 years after the 2009 fan-beloved movie first debuted and was sadly ignored by the masses, contributing to the death of traditional 2D cel animation in favor of the currently in favor […]

  • Walk In On Anne Hathaway In ‘The Shower’- Her New Sci Fi Comedy, That Is

    Posted Thursday, August 27th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Anne Hathaway is about to step into ‘The Shower’ a new science fiction comedy that she is slated to produce and star in.  The film, written by Jac Schaeffer, opens at a baby shower, when a sudden meteor shower turns every man on earth into a blood-thirsty alien.  The women must band together to not […]