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

  • Disney Plans A Live-Action Movie About Snow White’s Sister, Rose Red

    Posted Thursday, March 31st, 2016 05:01 pm GMT -4
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    Disney may rule when it comes to animated fare– just look at the phenomenal success of their latest entry, ‘Zootopia’ which has been killing the box office for weeks now.  But when it comes to big budget live action films, the studio has struggled with a string of costly flops, like ‘John Carter’, ‘The Lone […]

  • Ben Affleck Is Signed On For ‘Justice League’ 1 & 2, And Then…?

    Posted Thursday, March 31st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Batman V Superman’ may have divided audiences, but it’s making bank and even among the harshest critics, Ben Affleck‘s portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman has generally gotten positive reaction.  This is good because Affleck’s Batman will anchor ‘Justice League – Part One’ effectively launching Warner Brothers’ DC Expanded Universe.  And while it hasn’t been confirmed, there […]

  • Simon Kinberg Says Fans Will See Some Familiar Faces In ‘New Mutants’

    Posted Thursday, March 31st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    After ‘Deadpool’ proved to be a surprise monster hit at the box office, eyes are now now looking forward to May’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ which further expands Fox’s X-Men film universe.  After that, the studio plans to delve even further into comic lore with ‘New Mutants’, based on the long-running spinoff featuring teens being trained to […]

  • “This Will Be My Last Time Out Of The Gate”: Tom Hiddleston Says Goodbye To Loki With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Tom Hiddleston made a name for himself playing the most playing the most popular and enduring villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki the god of mischief.  Hiddleston’s Loki has appeared in both ‘Thor’ movies and as the main antagonist in ‘The Avengers’.  He plans to return in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ but that may be, in […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Is “Dying” To Return As Mystique In More ‘X-Men’ Movies

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Jennifer Lawrence was a virtual unknown when she took the role of a young Mystique in ‘X-Men: First Class’ but since then, she has blossomed into an Academy Award winner and bankable Hollywood commodity.  Yet this summer, she will reprise her role as Mystique in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, her third film in the franchise.  And generally […]

  • Do You Believe In Magic? Melissa Joan Hart Teases A ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ Reunion Is In The Works

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Everything old is new again at least when it comes to ABC’s classic TGIF lineup.  First The Disney Channel revived ‘Boy Meets World’, reuniting the original cast, now serving in the parental roles on ‘Girl Meets World’.  Then, Netflix brought back perhaps the signature TGIF show, ‘Full House’ now dubbed ‘Fuller House’ which has also […]

  • Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ Is Coming To Blu-Ray In September

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Cult favorite animated film ‘The Iron Giant’ is finally being released in both a regular release and a deluxe Blu-Ray boxed set this fall.  Last year, the underrated classic was re-released in theaters in a “Signature Edition” with two added scenes.  That version of the film will be included in the boxed set, along with […]

  • ‘Gambit’ Gets Pushed Back Again As Director Doug Liman Tackles Another Project

    Posted Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fox’s ‘Gambit’ movie hasn’t had an easy time getting made.  After actor Channing Tatum expressed interest in the lead role, the studio began developing a movie around him, but found a hard time finding a director.  ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ helmer Rupert Wyatt was attached but then quickly departed the project.  Now […]

  • Tyrese Gibson Still Has A “Shot” At Playing Green Lantern

    Posted Monday, March 28th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Tyrese Gibson has been publicly stumping for the role of Green Lantern in the DC Expanded Universe for quite some time now.  With ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ breaking records and introducing nearly every major DC hero EXCEPT Green Lantern, the bankable star of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise appeared on ‘Larry King Now’ […]

  • Zack Snyder Discusses The Ending Of ‘Batman V Superman’ (OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT!)

    Posted Monday, March 28th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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      SPOILER ALERT: This article addresses the ENDING of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ so if you haven’t seen it yet, TURN BACK NOW! For readers of comic books, the ending of Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V Superman’ wasn’t a huge shock.  In the comics, Doomsday was responsible for the death of Superman in a […]

  • Weekend Box Office (03/25-03/27): ‘Batman V Superman’ Vs. Critics; Heroes – 1, Critics – 0

    Posted Monday, March 28th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Despite being nearly universally panned by critics (29% on Rotten Tomatoes), ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ raked in a record $170 million, making it the largest March opening ever, topping the first ‘The Hunger Games’ which took in $152M in 2012 AND Warner Brothers’ largest opening ever, topping ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows […]

  • Jimmy Olsen Was In ‘Batman V Superman’?! Did You Spot Him?

    Posted Monday, March 28th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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      Warning: There is a BIG spoiler here so if you haven’t seen ‘Batman V Superman’ yet, you may want to click on to the next article!  If you stuck around through the credits of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, you may have glimpsed a surprising credit: actor Michael Cassidy played Jimmy Olsen.  You […]

  • WonderCon 2016: New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’ Footage, Photos And Who’s Voicing Krang?

    Posted Sunday, March 27th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    The release of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows‘ is inching closer, and Nickelodeon is cranking out the promotional material, including a new trailer.  While much of the footage has been seen in previous trailers, there are some new glimpses to be seen in this new clip. You can watch for yourself below: […]

  • WonderCon 2016: Get The Scoop On Netflix’s New ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Series

    Posted Sunday, March 27th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Attendees to WonderCon 2016 in Los Angeles were treated to a sneak preview of Netflix’s new animated series ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender,’ a modern revival of the classic 80s anime.  On hand were Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), Co-Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), and writer […]

  • Get The Scoop On Leia’s Deleted Scene From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

    Posted Saturday, March 26th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Most would agree that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ was damn near perfect.  Sure, things could have been different, but few have any complaints about what actually wound up playing out on the big screen.  (It’s still playing in theaters in limited release even now, four months later!) Even so, diehards are anxiously awaiting the BluRay/DVD […]