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

  • Weekend Box Office (06/15-06/19): ‘Finding Dory’ Breaks Records With $136.2M Opening

    Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    In this Weekend Box Office report, Disney/Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ drowned the competition, taking in $136.2M to become the highest ever domestic opening for an animated film and the #18 best opening overall.  $5M came from IMAX theaters, which normally aren’t a major factor with family movies. Dave Hollis, Disney’s domestic distribution chief, said: “In a […]

  • Dean Devlin And Roland Emmerich Are Revisiting ‘Stargate’ With Hopes Of A New Trilogy

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are returning to one massive success in just a couple of weeks with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and it looks like they are revisiting another major success next, ‘Stargate’ starring James Spader and Kurt Russell.  The 1994 film was something of a sleeper hit that went on to gross $200 million […]

  • Director Jon Watts Shuts Down ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Whitewashing Gossip

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 04:10 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, the sh** hit the fan when a “source” reported that 14 year-old actor Michael Barbieri had been cast in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ as a character inspired by Ganke Lee, the Korean-American best friend of ‘Ultimate’ Spider-Man, Miles Morales.  This was even though it was stated that he was playing a brand new character not […]

  • Slightly NSFW: See A LOT More Of Ben Affleck In This GIF From ‘Batman V Superman – Ultimate Edition’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ben Affleck took quite a drubbing online leading up to his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in ‘Batman V Superman’.  Reportedly, he was humiliated by the #sadaffleck meme that went viral after he and the rest of the cast were asked to react to the poor reviews the film got from advance press screenings.  ‘Batman V […]

  • DC Unveils Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary Logo; But Bad News For Invisible Jet Fans

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    After spending decades playing a distant third fiddle to Batman and Superman, the most famous female superhero is getting her day in the sun.  Next year marks Wonder Woman‘s 75th Anniversary and DC Comics is celebrating in style.  She recently had her comic book relaunched as part of the ‘Rebirth’ campaign, she headlines the successful […]

  • Evan Peters Doesn’t Want A ‘Quicksilver’ Solo Movie, But Would Do A Team-Up With… ?

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    20th Century Fox may be wondering where to go with its ‘X-Men’ franchise, now that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ fell short at the box office.  The studio still has a third ‘Wolverine’ coming out next year, which will reportedly be entitled ‘Weapon X’.  And of course, this spring, Fox scored unexpected gold with the deconstructionist ‘Deadpool’.  Fox […]

  • Dan Abnett And Brett Booth Discuss The Return Of Wally West In ‘Titans: Rebirth’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    When DC relaunched its comic book line back in 2011, as the New 52, perhaps the biggest casualty was the classic Teen Titans.  It was soon established that the current Teen Titans, who were starring in their own book– including Superboy/Kon-El, Red Robin/Tim Drake and Wonder Girl/Cassie Sandsmark– were the first Titans team, despite references […]

  • Ridley Scott And Michael Fassbender Appear In New ‘Alien: Covenant’ Behind The Scenes Photo

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Production on ‘Alien: Covenant’ has begun!  The new flick takes place ten years  after the events of ‘Prometheus’ with Michael Fassbender’s artificial humanoid David as the only returning cast member.  This is the first of three planned movies that will lead up to the events of the first ‘Alien’ (1979) which Scott also directed. ‘Alien: […]

  • Nardole Is Back! Matt Lucas Will Return For ‘Doctor Who’ Series 10

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The bumbling Nardole, played by British comedian Matt Lucas, will return to ‘Doctor who’ after making a hilarious debut on ‘The Husbands of River Song‘, last year’s Christmas special.  It wasn’t revealed how many episodes he will be in, but it’s more than one, although he makes his debut in the first episode.  The new […]

  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Declares ‘War Of The Bastards’ In Photos From This Sunday’s Episode

    Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 10:54 pm GMT -4
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    War… what is it good for?  Well, maybe ratings.  War is coming to ‘Game of Thrones’ and its the “Battle of the Bastards” which is the name of the next episode, which airs this Sunday.  The highly-scrutinized show has had to put a tight lid on upcoming events, to the point that HBO has not […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Eight New Revelations From ‘Batman V Superman – Ultimate Edition’ Including Jena Malone’s Role

    Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 07:46 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals SPOILERS from ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice -  Ultimate Edition.  Proceed with caution! ‘Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition’ doesn’t arrive until the end of the month/start of next month, but it has already been seen by some and now we know what the additional 30 minutes adds and it […]

  • Despite Weak U.S. Performance, Thanks To China, ‘Warcraft’ May Become A Trilogy

    Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 04:59 pm GMT -4
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    Honestly, it never seemed like American audiences were interested in the film version of ‘Warcraft’, Universal’s cinematic adaptation of Blizzard’s popular fantasy MMORPG.  The trailers generated little buzz while online chatter mostly centered on what some perceived as bad CGI.  But guess what?  Universal Studios doesn’t care. The studio seemed to know that the film […]

  • Watch A T-Rex Race The ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Obstacle Course

    Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 12:24 pm GMT -4
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    If you’ve ever watched NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’, you know that some of the fittest contestants from around the world gather to test their mettle against the notoriously difficult obstacle course.  Many try.  Most fail.  And that’s under normal circumstances.  Most competitors show up in workout garb, mostly shorts and tank tops. But one competitor […]

  • Donald Glover Is In Talks For A Mystery Role In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 10:15 pm GMT -4
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    Spider-Man super fan, Donald Glover, is reported to be in talks to join the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’!  This should delight fans, who lobbied hard for the actor to land the role of Peter Parker in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ before Andrew Garfield won the part.  (Glover should probably consider himself lucky!) As a consolation, Glover […]

  • Bryce Dallas Howard Is Back With Giant Reptiles In The Wondrous New ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer + Photos

    Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 05:15 pm GMT -4
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    Disney is following up the monster smash ‘The Jungle Book’ with another remake of one of their classic movies, ‘Pete’s Dragon’ which will (hopefully) light up theaters during the Dog Days of Summer.  The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, once again playing opposite a giant CGI reptile, but unlike the savage monsters in ‘Jurassic World’, […]