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

  • Original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson Backpedals On Previous Negative Statements About All-Female Cast

    Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5
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    “I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies. If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?” “I love females. I hope that if they go that […]

  • Paul Bettany Hints That The Vision Will Appear Beyond ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    The Vision, the Avengers’ mass-shifting android member is the most mysterious of the new characters being introduced in this summer’s highly anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’  Previously, British actor Paul Bettany provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., the AI that ran Tony Stark’s Malibu mansion/base of operations in the ‘Iron Man’ films.  Now Bettany, with a […]

  • The New 3-Minute ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer Looks Pretty Good – But The Movie May Not Be

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 01:24 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is the latest film from ‘The Matrix’ sibling director duo Andy and Lana Wachowski and stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter, an ordinary Earth maid who discovers she may be the heir to a powerful cosmic empire and Channing Tatum as her guardian, Caine, who must protect her from the other jealous would-be heirs […]

  • Supergirl’s Jimmy Olsen Has Been Cast, And Expect A Jimmy Like You’ve Never Seen Before

    Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 09:01 am GMT -5
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    Supergirl has found her pal, Jimmy Olsen, but this Jimmy will be like none you’ve ever seen before.  In the comics, Jimmy has been a caveman, a giant turtle monster, a stretchy super hero, a human porcupine and let’s not forget, Clark Kent’s wide-eyed, dorky photographer sidekick.  But get ready for Jimmy Olsen… ladies man?! […]

  • From Andy To Indy? Will Chris Pratt Be The New Indiana Jones?

    Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 09:20 pm GMT -5
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    He may have started out as the bumbling Andy Dwyer on the sitcom ‘Parks & Recreation,’ but with that show wrapping up, what better time for Chris Pratt to… oh, I don’t know, become a freakin’ MEGASTAR?  He’s already well on his way, having spearheaded one of last year’s highest grossing movies ‘Guardians of the […]

  • It Worked For ‘Transformers’: Hasbro Plans To Bring ‘GoBots’ To The Big Screen

    Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 04:17 pm GMT -5
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    It was one of the biggest– and most lopsided– rivalries of the 80s.  Both Hasbro and Tonka decided to import toys from Japan that featured a unique innovation– they could transform from vehicles into robots.  Hasbro’s line was dubbed ‘Transformers,’ while Tonka’s Hot Wheels-sized version were the ‘GoBots.’  At the end of the day, however, ‘Transformers’ […]

  • Fire Up Your Flying Car, ‘The Jetsons’ Are Zipping Onto The Big Screen

    Posted Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Following in the footsteps of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ and ‘The Smurfs,’ Hanna Barbera’s classic animated sitcom ‘The Jetsons’ looks to be soaring into movie theaters, but unlike those other two, it will be as a completely animated movie. ‘The Jetsons’ originally aired from 1962 until 1963, in prime time and was intended as a […]

  • Vixen Joins The World Of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’… But In A Different Way

    Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Arrow’ was a smash hit when it debuted and that led to a spin-off ‘The Flash’ which is also a solid hit.  Both shows have introduced live action versions of many DC Comics characters, good and evil, to a wider audience than the comics ever could have.  Well, now there’s another hero joining this shared […]

  • Are Audiences Ready For An All-Male ‘Sailor Moon’? ‘Cute Earth Defense Club LOVE’ Has Arrived

    Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Other than that time a group of five burly, hairy guys with beards ran around the last con you went to in miniskirts and tiaras, have you ever wondered what the Sailor Scouts would look like as boys?  No?  Well, too bad it’s happened and anime fans are flocking to this fledgling series, dubbed ‘Cute […]

  • Damian Wayne, Super Robin?

    Posted Monday, January 12th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    In not so shocking news, Batman’s formerly dead son, Damian Wayne is once again alive.  You can’t keep a good tiny terror down and with his nasty attitude and snarky sense of humor, Damian became a breakout character, teamed up with Dick Grayson during a time when Bruce Wayne was believed to be dead.  The […]

  • Disney Can’t “Let It Go” As ‘Frozen’ Snuck Its Way Into ‘Big Hero Six’

    Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6‘ was the big hit of the fall and marked the first time the animation studio dipped into the Marvel pool.  But there were definitely some Disney homages mixed into the film, namely elements from “Frozen” the highest grossing animated movie of all time. ‘Big Hero Six’ is due out on DVD/BluRay on […]

  • Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim Comments on Batman Appearing On ‘Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Could Bruce Wayne be headed to Starling City?  DC Comics properties are scattered all over the television landscape these days, with ‘Arrow‘ and ‘The Flash‘ on The CW, ‘Gotham‘ on Fox and ‘Constantine‘ on NBC and ‘Supergirl‘ headed to CBS in the fall.  But does that mean there’s no chance of crossovers?  There’s already talk […]

  • ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Rogue Cut’ Will Be A Distinct Film Unto Itself?

    Posted Monday, January 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    It is well known that Anna Paquin filmed a sequence for ‘Days of Future Past’, reprising her role as Rogue in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise, but that the scene was cut because it didn’t tie in well enough with the rest of the movie.  Fans may have been upset that her scene wasn’t included in […]

  • Sam Raimi Admits To The ‘Awful’ Mistakes He Made On ‘Spider-Man 3′

    Posted Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5
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    2002′s ‘Spider-Man’ the first live-action, theatrical presentation of Marvel’s most famous hero was met by overwhelmingly positive reactions from fans of the comic as well as newcomers.  The film was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Toby Maguire in the  title role, as Peter Parker, a nerdy high school student turned city savior.  Believe it […]

  • Marvel Really Wants Emily Blunt For One Of Its Films, But Is Captain Marvel One Of Them?

    Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -5
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    The Marvel Cinematic Universe could have been a very different place… twice.  And the career of actress Emily Blunt could likewise have taken a major spin in a different direction. While promoting her new Disney movie ‘Into The Woods’, Blunt briefly discussed Marvel’s courtship with her that has been going on for years.  First, the […]