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

  • NSFW: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4 Almost Ended Much Closer To The Comics

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 08:13 pm GMT -5
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    On ‘The Talking Dead’ season finale, Andrew Lincoln, the actor who portrays Rick Grimes on the hit show ‘The Walking Dead’ expressed some lament that he had to censor the final line of the last episode of Season Four, after most of the main cast was herded into a train car.  But apparently, the fact […]

  • Cassie Lang Will Play A Role In The ‘Ant-Man’ Movie

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Well, it sounds as if Janet Van Dyne (#JanetVanCrime) has been written out of ‘Ant-Man’ as she was the wife of the first Ant-Man, played by Michael Douglas, who apparently died before the movie takes place.  But could they possibly be substituting another female hero in her place? Well, in the original comics, the second […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Gets A New Trailer Plus Villain News Including Wentworth Miller As Captain Cold Photos

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘The Flash’ is racing to The CW and will be here sooner than you think.  The show debuts on October 7th, which is just two months away.  There’s a lot riding on this show’s success, as it opens the door to super powers in the DC TV Universe, something that was intentionally absent from its […]

  • Check Out The First Picture Of Princess Anna From ‘Once Upon A Time’

    Posted Friday, August 8th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Move over Regina and Snow White/Mary Margaret! Elsa, Anna and the rest of the ‘Frozen’ cast are vacating Arendelle for the (somewhat gloomy) town of Storybrooke on ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’.  Well, filming is underway for the upcoming third season and the ‘Frozen’ cast has been outfitted up as… well, the most popular Disney […]

  • Marvel Wins 05-06-16 Release Date As WB Moves ‘Batman V. Superman’ And Announces Ambitious Plans

    Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    A comic book clash of epic proportions has been brewing for months now, as both Marvel and Warner Brothers/DC had announced plans to release a movie on the date of May 6th, 2016.  It didn’t look like either studio was going to back down, leaving fans to wonder if they’d have to choose between the […]

  • First Footage And Images Of Ben Affleck As Bruce Wayne

    Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Filming is under way on ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and now we’re getting our fist glimpses of Ben Affleck as Batman’s alter ego Bruce Wayne.  Twitter user Samuel Otten was on the set and snapped both video footage and still photos of Affleck in business attire. These are somewhat SPOILER-y so proceed with […]

  • Vanilla Ice Ain’t Feeling The New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Theme Song

    Posted Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Well, if there were anyone whose opinion mattered most when it came to a Michael Bay movie starring Megan Fox, it has to be Vanilla Ice, right?  The Caucasian rapper-turned-reality TV star provided the theme song to the second live action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie, “Ninja Rap” which featured the chorus “Go ninja, go […]

  • Can Fans Look Forward To A Captain Marvel Cameo In ‘The Age OF Ultron’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Some were hoping to see the cosmically-powered Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in the breakout smash ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ — at least in a post-credits sequence — but were instead treated to a different cosmic character.  But considering that Captain Marvel is arguably Marvel’s leading female character, she probably has the best hope of headlining her […]

  • Watch Three Clips From ‘Batman: Assault On Arkham’

    Posted Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    The Suicide Squad takes center stage in the next DC direct-to-DVD/BluRay movie, ‘Batman: Assault On Arkham‘ which is inspired by the hit video games starring Batman’s rogues.  CCH Pounder reprises her role as Amanda Waller, the head of “Task Force X” which employs super villains for possibly lethal government missions in exchange for time being […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League’ #32

    Posted Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    This issue officially reintroduces the Doom Patrol, the classic super team that was the first to be completely wiped out in the original continuity.  We earlier got a glimpse of the later Doom Patrol, including Scott Fisher and Karma, who were both killed by the Crime Syndicate. In this issue, The Chief (Niles Caulder) welcomes […]

  • Katee Sackhoff Tweet May Have Sent Fanboys Wrong Message Regarding Marvel Movies

    Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 08:21 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Battlestar Galactica’ alum Katee Sackhoff set fanboy tongues a-wagging when she made a teasing tweet the other day which read: I’m wearing red leather to my meeting with @TheRealStanLee today, sorta just seemed appropriate. — Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) July 29, 2014 Does this mean that Sackhoff is up for a role in an upcoming Marvel […]

  • Disney Unveils Its All-Star Cast For Musical Fairy Tale Adaptation ‘Into The Woods’

    Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 03:54 pm GMT -5
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    Arriving in theaters on December 25th, Disney’s ‘Into The Woods’ adapts the classic stage musical based on the book by James Lapine, who also wrote the screenplay to the movie, which will be directed by Rob Marshall.  The original live production, featured songs and music by Stephen Sondheim. The modern adaptation features some of the […]

  • War Is Coming In Five Sweeping New Images From ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’

    Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    The Five Armies are gearing up for their epic final battle in Peter Jackson’s last installment of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy and presumably of his entire Middle Earth saga.  As with Jackson’s previous ‘Hobbit’ movies, expect this film to be fleshed out by additional information and characters, like Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly, who was not […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’: Star Lord Explains ‘Footloose’ And Hear ‘I Am Groot’ In Various Languages

    Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Well, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ is nearly upon us!  The latest Marvel film is both generating loads of excitement and a bit of trepidation, as this movie stars the least widely-known superheroes yet to be granted one of these potential franchises.  Not to mention that the two biggest name movie stars in the movie are […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Has Found Its Plastique In Kelly Frye

    Posted Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Just days after The CW and the producers of ‘The Flash’ announced that they were seeking an actress to play Bette Sans Souci better known as the explosion generating super villain Plastique, comes word that they’ve found their girl, Kelly Frye. Frye first came to prominence on the 2007 sitcom ‘Roommates.  After that, she made […]