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

  • ‘Arrow’ And ‘The Flash’ Return To Lower Than Average Ratings; Should We Start Worrying?

    Posted Friday, October 7th, 2016 08:12 pm GMT -5

    The numbers are in and it appears that The CW’s top two shows may have hit a bit of a slump.  The ratings for ‘The Flash’ Season Three premier scored a 1.3 rating which equals 3.2 million viewers.  That’s down from 3.6 million who tuned in for the Season Two premier, a 1.4 rating.  But […]

  • Sweet Christmas! Mike Colter Reacts To Wearing THAT Costume On ‘Luke Cage’

    Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    MILD SPOILER ALERT: This article contains mild spoilers from ‘Luke Cage’ Season One, so if you haven’t see it up until Episode 4, you may want to turn back. Fans probably never expected to see Mike Colter decked out in the classic, iconic “Powerman” costume from the comics on the gritty Netflix series ‘Luke Cage’.  […]

  • Supergirl Fights Alongside The Flash, Green Arrow And Legends Of Tomorrow In This ‘Superhero Fight Club’ Clip

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    This year’s CW crossover between ‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and newcomer ‘Superirl’ won’t take place until December, but you don’t have to wait to see the Girl of Steel not only in the presence of her fellow heroes, but in all out action! The CW has released a promo clip that highlights its […]

  • FX Renews ‘American Horror Story’ For A Secretive Seventh Season

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    To no one’s surprise, FX has renewed ‘American Horror Story’ for a seventh season, whose theme is also not-surprisingly a secret. In a statement, FX prez John Landgraf explained: “Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and […]

  • Done With ‘Luke Cage’? Find Out When You Can Binge ‘Iron Fist’ + New Photo

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Are you already finished with Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’?  Wondering when you can get your next Marvel superhero TV fix?  Well, Netflix to the rescue!  The streaming service has released a teaser announcing the release date for its next series, ‘Iron Fist’, which will be the last of the four Marvel shows it announced back in […]

  • All Eight Harry Potter Movies Are Returning To IMAX Theaters

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    Following the massive success of the print version of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, it has become clear that Pottermania is still as strong as ever!  With the upcoming release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, Warner Brothers is planning to release all of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies for an IMAX marathon […]

  • New ‘Doctor Strange’ TV Spot Shows Off The Cloak Of Levitation

    Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Thor’ brought an element of the metaphysical to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with the release of ‘Doctor Strange’, we’ll see in the introduction of full blown magic.  Powerful, unpredictable magic. Marvel has already released several ‘Doctor Strange’ trailers and promo clips, but in case you can’t get enough, here is one more! In the […]

  • Ben Affleck Reveals The Title Of His ‘Batman’ Movie

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Ever since a solo Batman movie was rumored then confirmed, to be co-written, directed and starring Ben Affleck, fans have been speculating and clamoring for more information.  But the film is still coming together, so a lot of that hasn’t been finalized. One of the biggest subjects fans have wondered about is the title.  We’ve […]

  • Weekend Box Office (09/30-10/02): ‘Miss Peregrine’ Enchants To Take #1 From ‘Deepwater Horizon’

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    20th Century Fox’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’ tops this week’s box office charts, taking in $28.5 million, from an audience that was mostly female, which was expected as it was adapted from a YA novel by Ransom Riggs that was largely popular with young girls.  (Also, keep in mind a lot of this […]

  • Ben Affleck Offers (Very Little) New Info About His New Tactical Batsuit In ‘Justice League’

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Remember when superheroes just had one iconic costume (except for The Wasp) and that was what they wore all the time?  If you’re old enough you do.  If you grew up in the 90s when Kenner cranked out about a billion different colored Batman toys with various accoutrements for random scenarios, then you probably don’t.  […]

  • ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Gets A New Synopsis

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    We haven’t run a story on ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ since last year, so to be honest, I forgot all about it.  But it’s due in July of next year, so it looks like it’s time for 20th Century Fox to remind everyone that the third and final chapter of what they […]

  • United Nations Declares Oct. 21 ‘Wonder Woman Day’ And Lynda Carter Will Be There!

    Posted Monday, October 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Wonder Woman is about to receive an honor very few actual human beings have received, much less fictional characters!  In honor of her 75th anniversary, the United Nations will hold a ceremony at its New York City headquarters on October 21, to declare it Wonder Woman Day and among those in attendance will be the […]

  • Showtime Showcases The Musical Score In The Newest ‘Twin Peaks’ Trailer

    Posted Saturday, October 1st, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Twin Peaks’ featured one of the most memorable and unique soundtracks in television history, supplied by Angelo Badalamenti.  Badalamenti is director David Lynch‘s go-to composer and has been nominated for two Golden Globes for ‘The Straight Story’ and ‘Mulholland Dr.’  The soundtrack from the original ‘Twin Peaks’ won a Grammy Award, Emmy Award and went […]

  • ‘Luke Cage’ Has A Direct Connection To Which MAJOR Marvel Movie?

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -5

     SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses ‘Luke Cage’, which is now available for binging on Netflix, but if you haven’t finished the first half, you may wish to turn back! From the beginning, the Marvel Netflix shows were meant to inhabit the same cinematic universe as Marvel’s hit movies, despite taking on a MUCH darker tone.  […]

  • Greg Rucka States That Wonder Woman ‘Needs To Be’ LGBTQ ‘For A Number Of Reasons

    Posted Friday, September 30th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Comics have always appealed to a wide spectrum of readers, in particular, disenfranchised young people who could see bits of themselves in beleaguered heroes like Peter Parker/Spider-Man and the persecuted X-Men.  And for many gay fans, one hero has absolutely had the most appeal: Wonder Woman. Whether it was from the comics, various animated shows […]