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

  • Drax The Destroyer/Dave Bautista Discusses An Emotional Scene That Was Cut From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In this video, he reveals that a scene was cut from the film because it would have messed up the pacing and “slowed the movie down”, but that it was “really touching” and “heartbreaking.”  In the deleted scene, which Bautista assured would be on the DVD/BluRay extras, Drax explains his tattoos, which the actor previously […]

  • Stan Lee Spills That Black Panther and Black Widow Movies Are Indeed On The Way

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Stan “The Man” Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics, appeared Fan Expo in Canada last week and addressed some Marvel movie news.  Now, at 91 years of age, Lee doesn’t technically work at Marvel anymore, but he did co-create most of their most famous characters along with illustrators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John […]

  • James Gunn Reveals Original ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Stan Lee Cameo That Disney Vetoed

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Stan Lee, the co-creator of some of Marvel’s most famous heroes, tends to pop up in Easter Egg-ish cameos in films based on their properties.  In the past, he tended to stick to appearing in movies that starred characters he has a hand in creating, but despite having nothing to do with ‘Guardians of the […]

  • The Original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, Comments On Gal Gadot’s New Costume

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Unlike Batman, Spider-Man and Superman, who have been brought to the big screen repeatedly and played by multiple actors, Wonder Woman has only been brought to life twice; once in a poorly received TV movie starring blonde Cathy Lee Crosby and more famously on the ABC TV series starring Lynda Carter.  Because of this, Carter […]

  • Storybrooke And Its Citizens Get Frozen In The New Teaser For ‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 4

    Posted Monday, September 1st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    The finale of ‘Once Upon A Time‘ season three teased the Storybrooke arrival of Elsa, the star of Disney’s runaway hit ‘Frozen,‘ now the most successful animated movie of all time.  Over the summer, we learned that joining her would be her sister Anna, Anna’s love interest Kristoff and even reindeer Sven.  Casting news followed as […]

  • Weather Wizard Makes His Debut In The New ‘The Flash’ Trailer

    Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 02:15 pm GMT -4
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    The pilot for ‘The Flash’ has already been screened at Comic-Con and has leaked on line, so I don’t consider it too big a spoiler to say that the first villain that the titular hero battles is classic rogue, Weather Wizard, played by Chad Rook.  In this take, the villain is an actual metahuman, not […]

  • Will ‘Captain America 3′ Be The Last We See Of Chris Evans As The Star-Spangled Avenger?

    Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Captain America 3′ is still a few years off, so the film is only in the most embryonic of phases, but Anthony Russo, who co-directed the smash ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is expected to return for the third installment and briefly spoke about what the creators are planning for the future. Russo did tease, […]

  • Rila Fukushima Takes Over The Role Of Katana In Season 3 Of ‘Arrow’

    Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 11:30 am GMT -4
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    Previously, ‘The Fast And The Furious’ actress Devon Aoki had joined the cast of ‘Arrow’ as Tatsu Yamashiro, better known in the comics as Katana, a longtime member of The Outsiders and a recent member of the Justice League of America.  The character was lined up to play a part in Oliver’s development into the […]

  • You Thought Julian McMahon Looked Bad As Dr. Doom? Wait Til You See The New One

    Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The first two ‘Fantastic Four’ movies aren’t horrible, but they are far from beloved by comic book fans.  Too many liberties were taken with Marvel’s First Family, but perhaps the greatest deviation came down to the team’s arch-nemesis, Victor Von Doom, better known as Dr. Doom.  In the comics, the villain is from an Eastern […]

  • Scott M. Gimple Confirms There Will Be A Gay Male Character On ‘The Walking Dead’ But Would Not Confirm If It Was Daryl Dixon

    Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Recently, rumors began to swirl that that the quiet, closed-off rebel from ‘The Walking Dead’ TV show, Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, might possibly be gay, since he, so far hasn’t had any romantic involvement with anyone, male or female.  He has close bonds with Carol (Melissa McBride) and Beth (Emily Kinney), but has […]

  • The Cast Of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Revealed In Costume In New Poster

    Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    The new season of ‘American Horror Story’ is subtitled ‘Freak Show’ and takes place in 1950.  Jessica Lange once again takes the lead role as a German expat, Elsa Mars, who owns one of the last carnival freak shows in the US, based in Jupiter, Florida during the beginning of the Cold War. We’ve previously […]

  • Two New ‘The Walking Dead’ Teasers – Things Look Bad For Glenn, Daryl and Tyreese

    Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    This contains clips and descriptions from the upcoming fifth season of ‘The Walking Dead’ so obviously SPOILER ALERT!  If you want to be completely surprised, turn back now. The smash hit, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead‘ finally returns with new episodes on Sunday, October 12th, but filming is already underway with some footage already being released.  […]

  • Ace Reporter Lois Lane Is Getting Her Own YA Book Series

    Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Lois Lane gets something of a raw deal.  Besides Wonder Woman, she’s arguably the most famous female in comics– a household name, really.  She’s been part of Superman’s world since his very first appearance in ‘Action Comic’s #1 and has appeared in every adapted version, going back to Noel Neill’s depiction in the 1948 serial […]

  • SPOILERS! ‘The Flash’ Gets A New Easter Egg Filled Poster

    Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    This article will have some potential SPOILERS for ‘The Flash’ so if you’d rather stay in the dark, stop reading. The WB has released a new poster to promote ‘The Flash‘ the upcoming spin-off from ‘Arrow’ starring Grant Gustin as DC’s famous speedster.  The poster, at first glance is nifty.  It shows he title hero […]

  • Jeremy Renner Discusses Hawkeye Post-’Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Principle filming is said to be completed on the hotly anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’  Among other things, we’ve learned that Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye will don a modified costume with a long-sleeve jacket. In the first ‘Avengers’, Hawkeye had the smallest role, spending much of the movie under Loki’s hypnotic control.  He was also the […]