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

  • Chris Hemsworth Comments On ‘Star Trek 4′

    Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Even before ‘Star Trek Beyond’ hit theaters, Paramount announced plans for a fourth movie in the series and rumors had it somehow Chris Hemsworth would return as Captain George Kirk, the father of Chris Pine’s James T., who appeared in the opening scene of 2009′s ‘Star Trek’.  Of course he died in that scene, just […]

  • Marvel Unleashes New Images From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′

    Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Chris Pratt was on quite a roll with back-to-back hits, but his two most recent pictures ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘Passengers’ have stumbled at the box office.  But he remains one of the most charming stars in Hollywood and it may help for him to return to one of his breakthrough roles, as Peter Quill […]

  • French Magazine May Have Revealed The Main Villain In ‘Wonder Woman’ Plus New Set Photos

    Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Wonder Woman’ so proceed with caution. The trailers for ‘Wonder Woman’ have been a mix of lush scenery (during the Paradise Island sequences) and gritty battlefield action.  And although some glimpses of the villains appeared, it has never been made clear just who […]

  • ‘Hidden Figures’ Stars Take To Social Media To Celebrate Box Office Victory And Thank Fans

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 05:10 pm GMT -4

    It was a close race, but thanks to a Sunday surge, the critically acclaimed, award-nominated ‘Hidden Figures’ (NOT ‘Hidden Fences’ as numerous celebs called it at Sunday’s Golden Globes) pulled a last minute upset, taking the #1 spot at the box office, dethroning the juggernaut that is ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’.  This true […]

  • CW President Dashes Hopes Of Tyler Hoechlin Returning As Superman On ‘Supergirl’ Much Less A Spinoff

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 03:09 pm GMT -4

    After letting Supergirl make a name for herself on the first season of her show, the producers finally brought Superman into the mix at the start of her sophomore season in a role larger than a minor obscured cameo.  Enter ‘Teen Wolf’ alum Tyler Hoechlin, who suited up for a two-part storyline as both the […]

  • Hulu Unveils The New Trailer For ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Starring Elizabeth Moss

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Hulu has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming drama ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ based on the 1985 speculative fiction best seller by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. The tale is set in the dystopian future in which the United States has been conquered and transformed into the Republic of Gilead, a military theocracy in which women have been […]

  • All Marvel Superhero Comics Will Now Come With Download Codes For FREE Back Issues

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 10:30 am GMT -4

    Marvel is revising its free digital comics program.  Since 2012, every regular Marvel superhero comic came with a code for a free digital copy of that same issue.  But now, the publisher is changing this up and offering something new.  Each comic will now include codes for at least two back issues! These codes will […]

  • ‘Deadpool 2′ Hasn’t Cast Cable, Ryan Reynolds Says “We’re Not Going To Start Until We’re Ready”

    Posted Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Deadpool’ was one of the biggest hits of last year, so a sequel was a no brainer but surprisingly that has been a bumpier road than one might expect.  Tim Miller, who directed the first film, departed the sequel after creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.  That turned out just to be a temporary setback, as […]

  • J.J. Abrams Says Goodbye To Remakes! What’s Next?

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Say it isn’t so!  J.J. Abrams directed ‘Mission: Impossible III’ a film in a franchise loosely based on a TV show from the 1960s (and continues to executive produce the franchise), before going on to strike gold with big screen reboots/sequels for ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’.  Most recently, he’s serving as executive producer for […]

  • Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Gets A Release Date And New Ways To Watch It

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s been a long strange trip for the revival of David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ on Showtime, which is appropriate for such a legendarily bizarre series.  Showtime’s new version was announced in 2014 and the journey to bringing it to fruition has been tumultuous, to say the least, as the show’s creator at one point walked away […]

  • The Musical Crossover Comes At A “Pivotal Crossroads” For ‘Supergirl’ And ‘The Flash’

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4

    When a musical crossover was announced for ‘Supergirl’ and ‘The Flash’ this season, some cringed.  The idea sounded too much like a gimmick, despite the fact that musical episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and even ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ proved to be fan favorites. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg assures that these are […]

  • Rian Johnson Discusses Why ‘Episode VIII’ Opens Just Minutes After The End Of ‘The Force Awakens’

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    First ‘Rogue One’ opened without a crawl, now Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will break from tradition in another way.  Unlike previous films which jumped ahead some time from the end of the previous film, thus necessitating the expository crawl, ‘Episode VIII’ will open just moments after the end of ‘The Force Awakens’.  As […]

  • What Mystery Will Doctor Strange Help Solve In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’?

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 03:07 pm GMT -4

    It has already been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Doctor Strange‘s next Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance will be in ‘Thor: Raganrok’. At the end of ‘Thor: The Dark World’, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) had ascended to the throne of Asgard thanks to his magical trickery.  with M “Doctor Strange has intensely cerebral time-bending powers. At the end […]

  • *UPDATED* Weekend Box Office (1/6-1/8): ‘Rogue One’ And ‘Hidden Figures’ Are Neck-And-Neck For The Top Spot

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    As I sometimes point out, our Weekend Box Office reports are based on estimations, as the final figures are not confirmed until Monday afternoon.  Usually it doesn’t matter as the predictions are generally on point and the films are spaced far enough apart in grosses that even if the numbers aren’t exact, the films still fall […]

  • Matt Ryan Is Returning As ‘Constantine’ Thanks To The CW Seed

    Posted Monday, January 9th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Matt Ryan is returning to the role of John Constantine thanks to The CW Seed.  Ryan starred in the poorly-rated fan favorite series ‘Constantine’ on NBC during the 2014-15 TV season, but the Peacock Network dropped the expensive show based on the edgy DC/Vertigo Comics supernatural character.  Stephen Amell, the star of The CW’s’Arrow’ even […]