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

  • Semi-’Charmed’ Life: Alyssa Milano Clarifies Her Comments About A ‘Charmed’ Reunion

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Alyssa Milano stirred up excitement among fans, when she mentioned that she and her fellow ‘Charmed’ castmembers would be up for a reunion of their bewitching cult classic series which aired from 1998-2006 on The WB (now known as The CW). Milano recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight regarding the possibility of a reunion and said: […]

  • Holly Hunter Reveals A Closer Look At Her ‘Batman V Superman’ Role In New Interview Clip

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Holly Hunter sat down for an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, for a look back at her four decade career, in which the woman who voiced Helen Parr/Elastigirl in the classic animated film ‘The Incredibles’ is actually NOT an action/super hero movie fan!  Yet as the interviewer Jane Pauley points out, she is about to […]

  • Neil Gaiman Responds To Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Sandman’ Departure

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Sandman’ creator Neil Gaiman, who penned the 75 issues of the groundbreaking Vertigo Comics series from 1989-1996 as well as last year’s ‘Sandman: Overture’ six-issue miniseries, worked closely with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who spent years developing a potential movie based on the comic.  But as we just reported, Gordon-Levitt has parted ways with the production, which […]

  • Weekend Box Office (03/04-/03/06): ‘Deadpool’ Finally Vacates #1 To Disney’s Record-Breaking ‘Zootopia’

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Deadpool’ raked in an additional $16.4 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its total gross to $311M (domestic), making it the third highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, behind ‘The Passion of the Christ’ ($370M) and ‘American Sniper’ ($350M).  But after three weeks at #1, the film finally slipped to #3. The top spot this […]

  • Leslie Jones Replies To Critics Regarding Her ‘Ghostbusters’ Character

    Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    If you haven’t seen the trailer for ‘Ghostbusters’ yet, you can check it out here.  For those that have seen it, as you know, the clip introduces our brand new cast which consists of Kristen Wiig as Dr. Erin Gilbert, an expert in quantum physics, Melissa McCarthy as Dr. Abby Yates, an expert in the […]

  • Zack Snyder Teases The Flash’s Appearance In ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Sunday, March 6th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    We already knew that ‘Batman V Superman’ would introduce Aquaman and Wonder Woman, but what about The Flash?  The solo movie, starring Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, directed by Seth Grahame-Smith already has a release date, March 16, 2018, but it was unclear if or when he would appear in ‘Batman V Superman’.  Earlier […]

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt Departs ‘Sandman’ Over Creative Differences

    Posted Sunday, March 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    For a few years now, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been attached to direct and potentially star in a film adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series ‘Sandman’.  Eric Heisserer has just been brought on board to rework the script, but now Gordon-Levitt has walked away from the project, which Warner Brothers is seemingly still pursuing. Gordon-Levitt […]

  • Jena Malone’s Mystery Role Has Been Cut From ‘Batman V Superman’ But Will Factor In The R-Rated Blu-ray Cut

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    After much speculation, Jena Malone has been cut from ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’  The ‘Huger Games’ star dyed her hair red for this mystery role, leading to debate as to whether she was playing Carrie Kelly, the futuristic Robin from the 1986 miniseries ‘The Dark Knight Returns’– a series that director Zack Snyder […]

  • What The–?! Sony Moves Forward With Merging ‘Men In Black’ With ’23 Jump Street’

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    In what has to be the craziest news to come along in some time, Sony is looking to merge two of its franchises– ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’.  Director James Bobin (‘The Muppets’, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’) is being courted to direct the film, which will star Channing Tatum (Jenko) and Jonah […]

  • Shang-Chi, The Master Of Kung Fu, Will Be Part Of ‘Iron Fist’ On Netflix

    Posted Saturday, March 5th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    There had previously been rumors that Marvel might cast an Asian actor in the role of Iron Fist, a character that, in the comics, is a blond Caucasian.  Ultimately, Marvel remained faithful to the source material and cast ‘Game of Thrones’ star Finn Jones as Danny Rand on the upcoming Netflix original series.  But the […]

  • ‘Venom’ Is Back On Track At Sony

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Sony had lofty plans for its ‘Spider-Man’ franchise.  Before ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ came out and underperformed in 2014, the studio planned to build an entire shared universe around the wall-crawler with separate movies featuring Venom, the Sinister Six and an unrevealed female character, believed to be Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen. But then ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ […]

  • Woah Mama! Marisol Nichols Has Been Cast As Veronica’s Mother On ‘Riverdale’

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ keeps increasing its population.  The new show, based on the line of Archie Comics has added another new parental figure, joining 90s heartthrob Luke Perry, who is playing Archie’s father Fred Andrews.  Marisol Nichols joins the cast as Hermione Lodge, the mother of rich girl Veronica, played by Camila Mendes. The TV […]

  • Lady Gaga And Angela Bassett Confirm Their Return For ‘American Horror Story’ Season Six

    Posted Friday, March 4th, 2016 04:05 pm GMT -4

    Lady Gaga won an Emmy Award for her role as The Countess on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ but considering that she is most famous for being a pop star, it wasn’t a given that she would return for future installments.  Rest assured she has now confirmed a return appearance, although she may not anchor the […]

  • Two New Crew Members Join CBS’ ‘Star Trek’: Gene Roddenberry’s Son And COO Of Roddenberry Entertainment

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 10:00 pm GMT -4

    CBS has beamed aboard two more luminary names for its new ‘Star Trek’ series.  First Nicholas Meyer, the director of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ agreed to direct, now two more major names have signed on as executive producers: Rod Roddenberry, the son of ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry; and Trevor Roth, the […]

  • What ‘Justice League’ Heroes Will And WON’T Appear In ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ kicks off Warner Brothers’ DC Expanded Universe in a big way.  Obviously, in addition to the two titular heroes, the movie also features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as has been revealed in trailers.  And Aquaman (Jason Momoa) has his own toys based on the movie, so obviously he, at […]