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

  • Weekend Box Office (09/23-09/25): ‘Magnificent Seven’ Tops A Not-So-Magnificent Weekend

    Posted Monday, September 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Antoine Fuqua’s star-studded remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven’ won the weekend, with Fuqua’s highest opening to date and star Denzel Washington’s third best, not to mention the second best opening ever for a western (falling behind ‘Cowboys & Aliens‘ of all things). Sony’s worldwide marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein declared: “Sony is on a […]

  • Steven Moffat Reveals Why The TARDIS Hated Clara

    Posted Sunday, September 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Clara Oswald (played by Jenna Coleman) helped serve as a bridge between the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, respectively) on the hit BBC series ‘Doctor Who’, but after helping the Twelfth Doctor assimilate to his role as a Time Lord, Coleman exited the series and left a few plots unresolved, including […]

  • ‘Deadpool”s Ed Skrein Joins The Cast Of Robert Rodriguez & James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

    Posted Friday, September 23rd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ has added ‘Deadpool’ bad guy Ed Skrein to the cast as a villainous cyborg named Zapan, possessor of the Damascus Blade.  Skrein joins Rosa Salazar, who plays the title hero, as well as Jackie Earl Haley and Christoph Waltz who will play Dr. […]

  • Aye-Yi-Yi! Bill Hader Has Been Cast As Alpha 5 In ‘Power Rangers’

    Posted Friday, September 23rd, 2016 01:17 pm GMT -4
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    SNL star Bill Hader is the latest addition to ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’.  The comic/voice actor will portray Zordon’s faithful robot companion Alpha 5!  It’s unclear if he will simply be providing the voice or if he will appear either in a practical suit or mo-cap/CGI, but… I kinda thought this movie was already filmed, so […]

  • Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof And Others Contribute To DC’s Orlando Benefit Comic

    Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 07:33 pm GMT -4
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      Patton Oswalt may be one of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on TV, but his next comic book work will be for DC and IDW Comics.  Oswalt is just one creator contributing to ‘Love Is Love’, a 144-page collection of one- and two-page stories which goes on sale in December with proceeds going to Equality […]

  • Magic Mallet: Marvel Just Unveiled A New Revelation About Thor’s Hammer Mjönir

    Posted Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses the events of ‘Thor’ #11.  If you haven’t read it, proceed with caution! When you think about Thor, the first thing that probably pops into mind us his enchanted hammer Mjönir.  Forged of mythical metal Uru, the mallet can only be lifted by Thor or another that is deemed worthy; […]

  • Weekend Box Office (09/16-09/18): ‘Sully’ Soars On 2016′s Worst Box Office Weekend

    Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    The box office hit a new low as nothing really clicked with film fans.  2016 is already on track to be the worst year for movies in roughly 100 years and this dismal weekend certainly didn’t help. Movies generated approximately $89M, which is down from the weekend of January 22-24, when the northeast was blanketed […]

  • A Second Trailer Heralds The Arrival Of Russia’s Superheroes ‘Guardians’

    Posted Saturday, September 17th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last month, we discovered the trailer for a Russian superhero movie ‘Zaschitniki’ (which translates to either ‘The Guardians’ or ‘The Defenders’) which is due in theaters in Russia and China next year, but there may also be plans to release it in some manner in other countries as well. The first trailer was somewhat crude and […]

  • Ollie Puts Together A New Team in This ‘Arrow’ S5 “Can’t Be Stopped” Trailer

    Posted Friday, September 16th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Oliver and Felicity’s lives are in shambles after the events in ‘Arrow’ Season Four.  This new trailer gives a look at how they put the pieces back together, or more specifically, how they put Team Arrow back together.  Roy is still gone, Thea hanged up her cowl and Diggle is back working for the government.  […]

  • ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Get A Sneak Of ‘Touch-A Touch-A Touch Me’ & FULL ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ Intro

    Posted Friday, September 16th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Summer seems to have flown by!  When FOX first announced plans to air a performance of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ last fall, it seemed so far away.  But now that Halloween candy and costumes are available in stores, it looks like the time is here! Produced, directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega, this new […]

  • The First Teaser Trailer For ‘Annabelle 2′ Is Here!

    Posted Friday, September 16th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Annabelle 2′ is believed to actually be a prequel to the 2014 original.  Directed by David F. Sandberg, ‘Annabelle 2′ reportedly stars Miranda Otto (’24: Legacy’, ‘Homeland’) as the disfigured recluse wife of a dollmaker, whose daughter tragically dies.  20 years later, the couple open their home to a nun, Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman, ‘Spectre’, […]

  • Where Does ‘Roanoke’ Fit Into The ‘American Horror Story’ Anthology Puzzle?

    Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 09:01 pm GMT -4
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    First thing’s first, via their ‘AHS’ Facebook page, FX has confirmed that Season Six is officially called ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’, which is nice for me, as typing out ‘My Roanoke Nightmare’ every time I had to refer to it was a bit much. Now, as we’ve seen in seasons past, every cycle of ‘AHS’ […]

  • Watch The ‘American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare’ Coming Up Preview

    Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 03:30 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the Season Six premier of ‘American Horror Story’ yet, you may wish to turn back! It was Stephanie Gibbons in FX’s marketing department that came up with the idea of keeping the theme for ‘American Horror Story’ Season Six a secret until the first episode aired. To fan the […]

  • Joe Dante Turned Down Doing A ‘Batman’ Movie In The Early 80s With John Lithgow As The Joker

    Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    It turns out that Warner Brothers wanted to do a ‘Batman’ movie years before Tim Burton’s 1989 classic.  With a script by Bond scribe Tom Mankiewicz who had also contributed to the first two ‘Superman’ movie scripts, the studio announced plans for a ‘Batman’ movie in 1980, the same year ‘Superman II’ arrived in theaters.  […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Ryan Murphy Explains The Changes To ‘American Horror Story”s Format And Schedule

    Posted Thursday, September 15th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the Season Six premier of ‘American Horror Story’, this article will contain SPOILERS!  Proceed with caution! If you’ve seen the first episode of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6, you know the new season mixes things up, by presenting the show in a “true crime” reenactment format, with Lily Rabe […]