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

  • Weekend Box Office (11/04-11/06): Marvel’s Magic Holds Up Again

    Posted Monday, November 7th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -5

    Folks might say they’re tired of superhero movies, but try telling that to the box office.  Disney’s ‘Doctor Strange’ had a massive opening, conjuring up $85 million, the second best November opening for a Disney film, behind ‘Thor: The Dark World’ which came in after ‘Avengers’.  But ‘Doctor Strange’ is a lesser-known brand. Disney’s distribution […]

  • Why Your Gay Roommate Just Screamed Or Here’s The New ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer!

    Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 04:01 pm GMT -5

    ‘Batman V Superman’?  ‘Suicide Squad’?  They may have been a very disappointing amuse bouche followed by a slightly better soup.  But we all know we’re really waiting for the main course, and that is Patty Jenkins‘ ‘Wonder Woman’ starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.  All eyes are on this film, the first to present the […]

  • Peyton Reed Is “Figuring Out” Who The Wasp Is As A Hero In ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’

    Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    In the comics, The Wasp was one of the founding Avengers but she has been noticeably absent from the movies.  Hope van Dyne, portrayed by Evangeline Lilly was introduced in ‘Ant-Man’ and there was consideration of introducing her in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, but it was decided she needed a bigger platform in order to […]

  • You’re Gonna Hear Them Roar! Angel Grove High School Website Offers New ‘Power Rangers’ Photos

    Posted Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ doesn’t arrive until March, but Lionsgate has been pumping out promotional material for months– photos, posters and a trailer that might have raised more questions than answers.  Also up and running is the website angelgrovehighschool.com also known as The Roar, after the fictitious school’s tiger mascot.  Every Monday, The Roar is updated […]

  • Screenwriter Doug Jung Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Can Go ‘Beyond’ Into A Shared Universe

    Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    In just over a month, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ will hit theaters and marks the first cinematic ‘Star Wars’ film that isn’t a part of the main movie series, but rather a stand-alone film that connects to them more loosely. And one person thinks that ‘Star Trek’ could just as easily follow in […]

  • ‘Continuum’ Star Lexa Doig Joins ‘Arrow’ As Talia Al-Ghul

    Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Lexa Doig is coming to Star City, as Talia Al-Ghul, the daughter of Ra’s Al-Ghul and a deadly assassin herself. Doig will appear in episode 10 of the current fifth season of ‘Arrow’.  She is described as “Worldly and cultured, Talia is an elite warrior who doesn’t pick sides but rather creates her own.” Talia […]

  • New York Gets Twisted In This Extended ‘Doctor Strange’ Action Sequence Clip

    Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 02:13 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT: This clip reveals what appears to be a pretty major scene from ‘Doctor Strange’, so proceed with caution! ‘Doctor Strange’ materializes in US theaters this weekend, (It has already taken in $86 million globally) and the early reaction is that this is not only a must-see (91% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!), but a […]

  • Millie Bobby Brown Is Confirmed To Return As Eleven For ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

    In August, Ross Duffer, co-creator of ‘Stranger Things’ (along with brother Matt) dropped a bomb regarding next year’s Season Two, when he said, “We don’t know about Eleven [coming back].  We leave that up in the air.” Fans were further concerned when, just days later, a casting sheet described a new character as: “Max is […]

  • VIDEO: Ezra Miller Connects ‘Fantastic Beasts’ To ‘Harry Potter’ In 60 Seconds

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    When the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ recently attended Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest, they were asked which among them was the biggest J.K. Rowling fanatic, they unanimously singled out Ezra Miller, who plays Credence in the film, self-professed “die hard fan of Harry Potter.” Need convincing?  In this new 60 second clip, […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead”s Steven Yeun Discusses Glenn’s Impact As An Asian-American Role Model

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT: If you are behind on ‘The Walking Dead’, this post deals with the Season Seven premier, so turn back if you want to avoid SPOILERS. The second of two deaths on the Season Seven premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ was definitely one of the most heartbreaking as one of the original survivors fell […]

  • ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy Announces ‘Murder House’/’Coven’ Crossover Season

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -5

    We already know that the six seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ take place in the same universe.  Things began to spill over in Season Four, ‘Freak Show’ when we learned the origin of Pepper, who first appeared in Season Two, ‘Asylum’.  Also making an appearance from Season Two, was Dr. Arthur Arden, who we learned […]

  • The First Set Pics From ‘The Defenders’ Show Jessica Jones Facing Off Against Misty Knight

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 01:23 pm GMT -5

    The wait is almost over!  It’s been three years since Marvel Entertainment and Netflix announced a slate of programs based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  Each hero would headline their own show before coming together as ‘The Defenders’.  But perhaps they weren’t prepared for the popularity of these programs.  After a […]

  • Director Doug Liman Declares ‘Justice League Dark’ Will “Turn The Comic Book Genre On Its Head”

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    This year, 20th Century Fox saw its latest ‘X-Men’ ensemble picture ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ wither at the summer box office, which may have been disastrous for the studio had it not been for the earlier record-breaking success of the riskier (and more risqué) ‘Deadpool’, the R-rated, ultra-violent, profanity-laced romp that shattered everyone’s expectations. Meanwhile, at Warner […]

  • (Video) ‘Stranger Things’: WIYZ News Asks For Your Help Locating Missing Teen Barb Holland And Mysterious Eggo Shoplifter

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    It looks as if Nancy wasn’t the only one who noticed that best friend Barbara Holland (Barb to her friends) has gone missing.  Local channel WIYZ’s Minute By Minute News and anchorperson Brenda Woods are seeking your help in locate Barb who is described as “loyal to a fault to Nancy.  The kind of girl […]

  • BREAKING: Director Rick Famuyiwa Runs Away From ‘The Flash’ Movie

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:49 pm GMT -5

    Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’ movie has lost another director, as Rick Famuyiwa has left the production due to… you guessed it, “creative differences.”  That makes two down, as Seth Grahame-Smith was the first director attached to the film.  Grahame-Smith also wrote the script, which Famuyiwa was alleged to still be using. (Note: Grahame-Smith’s script was […]