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

  • Plot And Character Details For ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

    Posted Thursday, January 7th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Fans can’t get enough ‘Star Wars’!  ‘The Force Awakens’ is currently gunning for the spot as the top grossing movie in history but the audience for this mythology is ready for even more, as ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was recently voted the most anticipated movie of 2016.  The new movie is the first […]

  • Think You Know The Truth About Supreme Leader Snoke? Andy Serkis Says Nope!

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    While J.J. Abrams and Disney filled out the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ cast with mostly newcomers, there was one role that went to the biggest name in his specific field, Andy Serkis, the most famous motion capture performer in movies.  No, he’s no Harrison Ford, but Serkis has brought to life such legendary film icons as King […]

  • UPDATE: Hasbro Is Adding Rey To Upcoming ‘Star Wars: Monopoly’ Games

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Fans, male and female, expressed outrage when Rey was omitted from the currently available ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ edition of Monopoly, including an eight year-old named Annie Rose, who hand wrote a letter to manufacturers Hasbro which went viral. You can read the note for yourself below:   8 yr old asks, How could […]

  • The First Image Of Paul Reubens As The Penguin’s Father On ‘Gotham’ Has Been Released

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 02:02 pm GMT -5
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    In 1992, Paul Reubens, better known as comedic manchild Pee-Wee Herman, played a small role in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman Returns’ as the father of Danny DeVito’s Penguin.  This take on the waddling crime lord was a more grotesque mutant than the dapper dandy most are accustomed to and in his tragic origin flashback, we saw […]

  • Margot Robbie Describes Harley Quinn As “Creepy, Violent, Crazy” In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Batman V Superman’ may kick off the ‘Dawn of Justice’ when it opens in March, but come August, darkness will fall over the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe, when the villains take centerstage in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’.  The roster of Task Force X is filled with some big names including Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai […]

  • Hasbro Responds To Complaints About Rey’s Omission From Monopoly Game

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Days ago, the internet erupted in a tizzy when it was pointed out that the new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ edition of the grandfather of all board games Monopoly did not include a playing piece of Rey played by Daisy Ridley.  It’s nothing new for toy companies to omit female characters from boy-targeted merchandise.  […]

  • ‘Fargo”s Rachel Keller Has Been Cast As The Female Lead On FX’s ‘Legion’

    Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Rachel Keller became a fan favorite with her role as Simone Gerhardt on Season Two of FX’s acclaimed hit ‘Fargo’ and her performance apparently wowed FX producers and ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley so much that she was handpicked to take on the female lead role on their upcoming X-Men spinoff series ‘Legion’, which Hawley is also […]

  • Xander Berkley Joins ‘The Walking Dead’ As…?

    Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5
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      SPOILER ALERT: This article contains potential SPOILERS for the upcoming second half of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Six.  If you want to avoid SPOILERS, you may want to turn back. Veteran actor Xander Berkley has joined ‘The Walking Dead’ as Gregory.  In the comics, Gregory is the cowardly leader of The Hilltop, another relatively […]

  • Move Over Bebop And Rocksteady! This Major ‘TMNT’ Baddie Is Confirmed For The Sequel

    Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Fans have found the live action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movies lacking in a lot of ways, but it looks like the newest film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows’ may be just the ticket to satisfy their cartoon craving.  We already know that the new flick will introduce fan favorite Casey Jones […]

  • Yeah Like Y’Know… Michael Bay Is Directing “Transformers… 5? Is it?” Whatevs.

    Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    For a guy known for directing a bunch of explosions, Michael Bay is surprisingly low-key when it comes to his most lucrative meal ticket, the ‘Transformers’ franchise.  Based on the Hasbro toy line, the four movies so far have raked in multiple BILLIONS despite withering reviews and cast upheavals.  It seems as long as there […]

  • Get The Full Scoop On ‘Agent Carter’ Season Two With The Detailed Synopsis

    Posted Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    The Hat is back!  ‘Agent Carter’ (Hayley Atwell) packs up and heads out to Hollywood on her next mission, which will hopefully juggle suspense and humor as well as the first season.  It sounds as if events pull her and her allies closer to the super-powered universe of the modern day Marvel Universe.  Back for the […]

  • Ryan McCartan And Victoria Justice Join FOX’s Live ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Presentation As Brad And Janet (Dammit!)

    Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Two years ago, NBC attempted to revive the live stage musical on TV to… well, less-than-stellar results with lackluster performances of ‘The Sound Of Music’ and ‘Peter Pan’, but this year they seem to have perfected the formula with the blockbuster success of ‘The Wiz’.  Now it’s FOX’s turn.  At the end of this month, […]

  • Ike Barinholtz Talks David Ayer’s Dark Directing Method, But Still Doesn’t Disclose His Role In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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      Ike Barinholtz is a familiar face to comedy fans, as a regular on ‘Mad TV’,  ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Eastbound And Down’.  So it might be a surprise that he is among the grim faces on David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’, which is an adaptation of the DC Comics concept in which super villains are […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Anomymous Source Reveals Green Lantern/Hal Jordan Appears In ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    RUMOR ALERT: This information comes from an anonymous source who purports to have seen a “test screening” of ‘Batman V Superman’, so take this all with a grain of salt.  Like… lots of ‘em.  Also, sometimes (if they are true) “test screenings” vary from the final version of a film, if audiences react strongly enough toward […]

  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Makes ‘Jurassic World’ Extinct And Sinks ‘Titanic’

    Posted Monday, January 4th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ pulled in an additional $88.3 million domestic this weekend, the best third weekend of all time and the best New Years Day performance, $34.5M just for Friday.  That brings its domestic total to $740.3M, which lands the seventh ‘Star Wars’ flick in the prime spot as the second highest grossing domestic […]