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

  • Check Out ‘Jem And The Holograms’ New Video Trailer “Youngblood”

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 03:36 pm GMT -4

    It’s still two months until “Showtime Synergy,” but to rev up interest in the live action adaptation of the classic 80s cartoon/toy line ‘Jem and the Holograms’, Sony is steadily releasing trailers and other material.  Their latest is a music video for the song ‘Youngblood’ which has previously been heard in snippets in the previous […]

  • Find Out What Was In The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Shown At D23

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 01:59 pm GMT -4

    The stars of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie took the stage at D23 to unveil the first footage from the Marvel mashup movie, due next year on May 6, 2016.  The film divides the heroes of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe into two factions after an international incident places them under increased scrutiny. […]

  • New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Aniamted Clip Shows Rocket Raccoon’s Origin

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Disney XD should have a hit on its hands with their new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series.  To drum up excitement, Disney is releasing short digital shorts that detail the origins of the cast, who most people easily recognize from one of last year’s top films. Just release is the two-part story of Rocket […]

  • Martial Arts Champ Ronda Rousey Wants To Play Miss Marvel

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Mixed martial arts champion and Olympic bronze medalist “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is throwing her name into the mix for a major Marvel Studios film role.  Rousey has been quite the subject of buzz lately, after beating Bethe Correia in a staggering 34 seconds. Rousey, who is the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, has dabbled in acting, […]

  • Get A Load Of Gwendoline Christie’s New Armor As Captain Phasma In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Brienne of Tarth has traded in one suit of armor for another!  ‘Game of Thrones’ star Gwendoline Christie is suiting up in another chunky metal getup for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ the seventh film in the famous space epic, in which she plays Captain Phasma, a pilot of the First Order, the remnants of the […]

  • Anthony Mackie Discusses The Bond Between Cap, Falcon And Bucky In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ so if you haven’t seen either, you may want to proceed with caution. Anthony Mackie was one of the stars on hand for D23, Disney’s annual presentation of upcoming projects.  Mackie joined Chris Evans on stage to unveil never-before-seen footage from next […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Highlights From D23 Including Costume And Origin Descriptions

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Filming won’t begin on ‘Doctor Strange’– the Scott Derrickson-directed adaptation of Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role– until November, so there wasn’t any footage to present at this year’s D23, but Disney and Marvel didn’t leave fans empty-handed.  Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage to […]

  • Family Ties Two ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Characters To ‘Harry Potter’

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 06:11 pm GMT -4

    ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them‘ takes place in the same world as the ‘Harry Potter’ films, but seventy years beforehand, so while several elements will tie the two film series together, most of the ‘Potter’ cast hasn’t even been born yet, including the parents.  But there now appears to be one family bond that […]

  • What Is Simon Pegg’s Mysterious Role In ‘The Force Awakens’? J.J. Abrams Speaks

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Simon Pegg was spotted on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in a bulky alien costume, sending fans into a frenzy, trying to discover what role the comedic British actor was playing.  Pegg portrayed Scotty in the ‘Star Trek’ movies, so also having a role in ‘Star Wars’ is unprecedented, although it makes […]

  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Makes ‘The Man’ Cry ‘U.N.C.L.E.’

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    As was predicted, F. Gary Gray‘s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ took the #1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, but few expected it to do as well as it did, raking in $56 million, double what it was predicted to do, making it the second highest August opening ever behind ‘American Pie 2′. […]

  • ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Is Taking On ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Jurassic World’ devoured the summer competition, becoming the third highest-grossing movie of all time, so it’s no wonder that its director, Colin Trevorrow, is at the top of every studio’s want list.  But the one with the deepest pockets and sweetest fruit to dangle has landed him.  Disney has signed Trevorrow to take on ‘Star […]

  • Music Review: ‘Truly Outrageous: A Tribute To Starlight Music’ – Jem And The Holograms, The Misfits And The Stingers

    Posted Sunday, August 16th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    In 1985, I’m sure no one at Hasbro thought 2015 would be the ‘Year of Jem’ but in a lot of ways, that’s turning out to be the case… for better or worse.  There is finally a live action ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ movie arriving on October 23rd.  Unfortunately, the clips released bear little resemblance to […]

  • William Shatner Beams Aboard As Captain For Star Trek: The Cruise

    Posted Sunday, August 16th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    William Shatner, best known as Captain James T. Kirk is boldly preparing to go where thousands have gone before, from Florida to the Bahamas, as captain of Star Trek: The Cruise.  Set to launch in January 2017, this high seas fan con will sail from Miami to Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay for six days, […]

  • Lexi Alexander Wants To Direct A ‘Ms. Marvel’ Movie So Badly, She’d Do It For FREE!

    Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Punisher: War Zone’ director Lexi Alexander wants another chance to helm the adventures of a Marvel super hero and she has her eye on one in particular, the new Ms. Marvel.  Alexander wants the chance so desperately, she declared via Twitter that she’d do it for free! I would seriously forego my director’s fee if […]

  • Do You Dare Explore The Real Inspiration For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’?

    Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    We already know that ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ is based out of an LA establishment known as the Hotel Cortez and will showcase a menagerie of mysterious show biz types coming and going through its possibly haunted halls.  Several La La Land guesthouses have been the site of shady criminal goings-on.  But is there one […]