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 (01/20-01/22): ‘Split’ Dominates In The U.S., ‘xXx’ Wins Globally

    Posted Monday, January 23rd, 2017 11:15 am GMT -4

    Fans were far from split over the movie ‘Split’ which raked in $40.2 million, far exceeding its $10M budget.  One crucial factor could be the fact that the film is playing strongly to females, who headed out to theaters while many men were taking the various football playoffs over the weekend. The success of ‘Split’ […]

  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theme Song Gets An Orchestral Makeover Thanks To 2CELLOS

    Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -4

    2CELLOS are a Croatian duo made up of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser who have gained thousands of Youtube views for their covers of ‘Smooth Criminal’, ‘Thunderstruck’ and ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, have toured with Elton John and appeared on TV shows such as ‘Glee’ and ‘Ellen’. Now they are back with reinforcements.  2CELLOS have teamed […]

  • Shazam This: Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Will Star In A Stand-Alone Movie

    Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2017 05:30 pm GMT -4

    Warner Brothers has been… well, let’s be honest, kind of scrambling with its DC Universe movies since neither ‘Batman V Superman’ nor ‘Suicide Squad’ were widely embraced.  But this whole time, the studio has had one of the biggest stars in Hollywood attached to one of its DC films, ‘Shazam!’ since 2008– Dwayne Johnson, who […]

  • All This Power: The New ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer Is Here!

    Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2017 03:55 pm GMT -4

    Many were left wanting when the first ‘Power Rangers’ teaser was released, because… well, it wasn’t that powerful.  But Lionsgate has finally released a new trailer which shows the teens in their fully-suited up glory as well as Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Bill Hader as Alpha-5, plus a “whole […]

  • Bryan Cranston Discusses His History With ‘Power Rangers’ And The New Movie

    Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 05:45 pm GMT -4

    Academy Award-nominated actor Bryan Cranston has his pick of film projects but the diverse star hasn’t forgotten when he started out.  As a young twenty-something Cranston got his start doing voice over work for Saban, including providing the voices for villains on the hit series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ a show that was imported from Japan […]

  • Sony Confirms That Miles Morales Will Star In The Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 03:28 pm GMT -4

    It’s official!  Miles Morales is swinging onto the big screen in the animated ‘Spider-Man’ flick from Sony.  After the poorly-received ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ films, Sony has partnered with Marvel Studios to relaunch the franchise with the upcoming Jon Watts-directed ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but the studio has always had an eye on expanding the brand.  After scrapping plans […]

  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Pushed Back… Again

    Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 02:31 pm GMT -4

    CBS All-Access’ beleaguered ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is facing another bump in the road.  On the plus side, it appears the show is now on track, with new showrunners >Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts and is set to begin production in Toronto next week.  However, after the show was already bumped from a January debut to May, […]

  • Terrible Film Maker Duncan Jones Feels The Need To Chime In On WB’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’

    Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4

    Remember that horrendous ‘Warcraft’ movie from 2016?  No?  No one does outside of China, since that was the only place anyone went to see it.  Well its director, Duncan Jones, thinks he has the key to Warner Brothers’ upcoming ‘Green Lantern Corps’, which he is not directing. Because social media. Granted, the 2011 ‘Green Lantern’ was […]

  • To Infinity And Beyond: Karen Gillan Confirms Nebula Will Be Back For ‘Avengers: Infinity War’… And More

    Posted Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    Nebula wound up as a de facto member of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the end of the first film and she will play a role in upcoming sequel, but now Karen Gillan has spilled that her blue-skinned character will be back for even more Marvel goodness. She admitted: “And then I’ll be making […]

  • ‘Shazam!’ Producer Offers A Hint About Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam

    Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Things are finally picking up speed for Warner Brothers’ DC Comics cinematic universe and that includes ‘Shazam!’ which perhaps has the biggest star attached to it, Dwayne Johnson.  The artist formerly known as The Rock recently provided the voice for Maui in Disney’s hit ‘Moana’ but he is due to star in another string of […]

  • Weekend Box Office (01/13-01/15): MLK Weekend Strikes Again! Everything Bombed

    Posted Monday, January 16th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Hidden Figures’ continued to clean up for a second weekend in a row.  Possibly fueled by multiple award nominations, the biopic took in over $25M more.  ‘Hidden Figures’ boasts rave reviews from viewers (“A+” CinemaScore) and critics (93% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) Unfortunately, it was an overall weak weekend at the box office as […]

  • John Ridley’s Mystery Marvel TV Project Is Still In The Works And Is Still A Mystery

    Posted Friday, January 13th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Oscar winner John Ridley (’12 Years A Slave’) has been busy working on his acclaimed series ‘American Crime’ for ABC and an upcoming Showtime miniseries ‘Guerrilla’ (starring Idris Elba) which is currently filming in London, which Ridley is executive producing, writing and directing.  But his mystery Marvel project for ABC is apparently still in the […]

  • ‘Legion’ Creators Offer Insight Into What To Expect (And Not To) Regarding The ‘X-Men’ Connection

    Posted Friday, January 13th, 2017 01:00 pm GMT -4

    FX is about to unleash ‘Legion’ the first TV show from 20th Century Fox in connection to their ‘X-Men’ franchise.  But just how connected is it? It doesn’t sound like it’s connected at all. Despite earlier statements that ‘Legion’ took place in the same universe as the ‘X-Men’ movies, more recent statements indicate that it does […]

  • ‘American Horror Story’ Renewed Through Season Nine, Few Details About S7 Including Who’s Returning

    Posted Friday, January 13th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    The ratings for ‘American Horror Story’ increase with every cycle (‘Roanoke’ ranked #3 among 215 scripted cable broadcast shows in 2016), so it was no surprise that FX renewed it for another season.  But what is a bit of a shocker is that the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk anthology series has now been renewed for THREE […]

  • ‘Aquaman’ Screenwriter Reveals That The DCEU Is Headed In A “Much More Fun, Much Poppier” Direction

    Posted Thursday, January 12th, 2017 10:00 pm GMT -4

    Let’s not kid ourselves.  ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ were BIG hits.  Warner Brothers might have hoped that at least ‘BvS’ was going to break a billion dollars, which it didn’t, but both movies made hundreds of millions and were among the Top Ten highest grossing movies of 2016. That said, neither were exactly […]