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

  • According To Fandango ‘Wonder Woman’ Is The Most Anticipated Movie Of The Summer

    Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Just a month ago, predictions were that ‘Wonder Woman’ starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, directed by Patty Jenkins would flop at the box office, following the lackluster reception of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’.  (Of course ‘Suicide Squad’ was better and was better received than ‘BvS’.)  Things appear to have […]

  • Oh Look, White Male Racists Are Offended By ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, Declare It “White Genocide”

    Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 08:11 pm GMT -4
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    *Sigh*  In the latest show of white male privilege, so-called fans are pissed about the first trailer for ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘, the new show which will be available on CBS All-Access.  The reason why? The stars of the show are Soniqua Martin-Green (an African American woman) and Michelle Yeoh (an Asian American woman).  Apparently, there […]

  • ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ Will Be Relaunched As A Cartoon Network Series Next Year

    Posted Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -4
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    In 2015, DC Comics teamed up with Mattel to create DC Super Hero Girls, a line of dolls, action figures and role play toys as well other spinoff items like clothing and bedding.  There’s even a LEGO series focused on the brand.  To promote the toys, a series of cartoon shorts was also created and […]

  • Carrie Fisher And The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Cast Commemorate The Series’ 40th Anniversary On Four ‘Vanity Fair’ Covers

    Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Carrie Fisher appears in what might be her final photo shoot.  General Leia graces one of the covers of ‘Vanity Fair”s special ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary covers, all shot by the iconic Annie Liebovitz, who has photographed nearly every ‘Star Wars’ cast since the first prequel– not to mention nearly every celebrity period– in the […]

  • The Cast Of ‘Supergirl’ Welcomes ‘Wonder Woman’ In This Boot-iful Promo Clip

    Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 02:29 pm GMT -4
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    It’s the crossover no one ever expected to see: a crossover between TV’s ‘Supergirl’ and the movies’ ‘Wonder Woman’.  Well, kind of.  The female cast of ‘Supergirl’– Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Terri Hatcher and the original Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter assemble in a new clip to welcome the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ movie to the […]

  • Patty Jenkins Discusses The Villains’ Roles In ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 02:06 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Wonder Woman’ is ready to charge into her first solo film after debuting in last year’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Early reviews are glowing, with many declaring it the best DCEU film so far.  Gal Gadot stars as Princess Diana/Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine plays hero/love interest Steve Trevor.  They will face […]

  • Mel Brooks Says That The Renewed Success Of ‘Star Wars’ May Lead To ‘Spaceballs 2′

    Posted Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Classic comedy director Mel Brooks has some promising news for fans of the 1987 cult favorite ‘Spaceballs’– a sequel may be coming!  MGM has expressed interest in reviving the brand, thanks to the runaway success of the new ‘Star Wars’ films, which– unlike the prequels– have been embraced by the public as true worthy successors […]

  • Weekend Box Office (5/19-5/21): ‘Alien: Covenant’ Takes A (Little) Bite Out Of ‘Guardians’

    Posted Monday, May 22nd, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Disney/Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2′– as expected– fell to second place in its third week, facing off against Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’.  But all isn’t so rosy for 20th Century Fox’s xenomorph-infested flick.  ‘Covenant’ drew in the die-hard franchise fans but fell somewhat short of expectation.  It was predicted to take in […]

  • Uh Oh ‘Power Rangers’! We May Not Get To See Tommy After The Film Flopped Overseas

    Posted Monday, May 15th, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Lionsgate had a lot invested in ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’, a modern take on the campy classic kids’ show.  Their major franchises, ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ have wrapped and ‘Divergent’… *sigh* the less said about that, the better.  Sure there was the runaway award-winning bonanza ‘La La Land’ but the studio was eyeing ‘Power Rangers’ […]

  • Weekend Box Office (5/12-05/14)L ‘King Arthur’ Falls On His Sword As ‘Guardians 2′ Reigns Supreme Again

    Posted Monday, May 15th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    To no one’s surprise, Warner Brothers’ ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ bombed HARD.  The film was directed by Guy Ritchie, making this his second high-priced flop ($175 million production cost) for the studio, following last year’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’  It’s also the second big budget flop for leading man Charlie Hunnam, best known […]

  • Bryan Singer Reveals Polaris From FOX’s X-Men-Inspired ‘The Gifted’

    Posted Thursday, May 11th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Emma Dumont plays classic ‘X-Men’ character Lorna Dane a.k.a. Polaris on FOX’s new X-based series ‘The Gifted’ which was ordered to series in January.  The series will be executive produced by Bryan Singer, the acclaimed director of ‘X-Men’, ‘X-Men 2′, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.  Singer is also directing the pilot of […]

  • ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Video Reveals The Hidden History Of The Robots In Disguise

    Posted Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 08:14 pm GMT -4
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    Oscar Award-winner and actual knight, Sir Anthony Hopkins narrates a new clip teasing his next flick, ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’.  This video reveals the “secret history” of the Transformers.  It appears that the Robots In Disguise didn’t first arrive on Earth in 2007 or even in 1984, when the cartoon and toy line first arrived in […]

  • ‘Torchwood’ Season 5 Is Coming As An Audio Drama

    Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fans felt burned by the disappointing final season of ‘Torchwood’, a joint effort between the BBC and STARZ.  The series was poorly received and was cancelled.  Even so, fans held out hope that one day ‘Torchwood’ might make a proper return and perhaps right some of the wrongs of the last two seasons.  And now […]

  • Weekend Box Office (5/5-5/7): ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2′ Rockets To The Top

    Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    No shocker here!  The number one movie this weekend was ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’ up from its number two spot last weekend. Oh, sorry looked at that wrong.  It was actually Disney’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′.  The film had already opened last weekend in a number of foreign regions to great […]

  • Sylvester Stallone Releases A Clip Of His Role In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2′

    Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Sylvester Stallone has released the scene of his ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ cameo, in which it is revealed that he plays Stakar also known as Star-Hawk, something we’ve known for a while.  In the clip, which Stallone presented on ‘Good Morning America’, he confronts Michael Rooker’s Yondu, shouting: “You betrayed the code!  Ravagers […]