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

  • Tyrese Gibson Beware! Another Actor Announces He Wants To Play Green Lantern

    Posted Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Just a couple of weeks ago, we reported that Tyrese Gibson had sat down a couple of times to meet with Warner Brothers about possibly playing John Stewart, one of the leads in 2020′s ‘Green Lantern Corps’.  Gibson is a fan favorite with loads of support on the internet and is a well-known face from […]

  • Scoot McNairy’s ‘Batman V Superman’ Mystery Role Appears To Have Been Revealed

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT! This article contains possible SPOILERS for ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’.  Turn back if you want to avoid them! Last year, it was announced that Scoot McNairy, a frequent Ben Affleck collaborator (‘Argo’, ‘Gone Girl’) had been cast in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, a film in which Affleck happens to […]

  • Could F. Gary Gray Direct ‘Black Panther’?

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Straight Outta Compton’, straight into Wakanda?  Maybe, if F. Gary Gray– who’s biopic of the seminal rap group N.W.A. hits theaters this month and is already generating great buzz– gets his way.  The ‘Italian Job’ helmer was previously in the running to direct ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ but bowed out to take on ‘Straight […]

  • Chris Pratt Wants You… To Design His Facebook Header

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Movie and sitcom star Chris Pratt (who also starred in a couple of movies you might have heard of) needs help.  His Facebook page is unsuitably drab and he needs help sprucing it up, so he has turned to the Internet for assistance. As the lovable, but apparently not very tech savvy actors declared, “I […]

  • ‘Assassin’s Creed’ And ‘Cobra’ Are Revealed As The Remaining Two Add-On Armies In ‘Toy Soliders: War Chest’

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 05:19 pm GMT -4

    About a month ago, we reported on the new video game ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest,’ a capture-the-flag type game which pits four toy armies against one another: WWI Era tin soldiers Kaiser Wilhelm and his period troops; fairy-like Starbright and her “girl toy” pals; Phantom, a space soldier and her high tech squadron; and the […]

  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Shrinks Against ‘Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation’

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 02:20 pm GMT -4

    After ruling the Hollywood anthill for two weeks, ‘Ant-Man’ finally steps down with the debuts of ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ which blew audiences away to the tune of $56 million and ‘Vacation’ the revival of the classic comedy series, which at $14.8 fell far short of both ‘MI5′ and expectations. More after the official […]

  • Scott M. Gimple And Robert Kirkman Tease Negan’s TV Arrival On ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    By now, viewers should realize that in the zombie-infested world of ‘The Walking Dead,’ that it’s not the reanimated that are the true threat, but the survivors.  And we’re not just talking Rick and company, although if you live in a peaceful, zombie-free settlement and see this ragtag group approaching, just kill them and save yourself […]

  • Talk Of A ‘Naruto’ Live Action Movie Surfaces

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    The popular manga/anime ‘Naruto’ has attained enough notoriety in the U.S. that discussions have emerged of turning it into a live action movie.  The original manga was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto who recently declared that he would be producing no new material because he needed a rest, but considering that the manga began in […]

  • The First Villain From ‘Luke Cage’ Has Been Revealed

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    Daredevil (Charlie Cox) matched wits with The Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) will have to contend with Zebediah Killgrave (David Tennant).  Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will make his debut on ‘Jessica Jones’ which debuts this year on Netflix, before taking the lead on his own show next year.  And what Marvel menaces […]

  • See Lucy Lawless As Ruby In ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ And Clarification On The ‘Xena’ Reboot

    Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Lucy Lawless was on hand at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour to promote her new show ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ coming to STARZ this fall.  The 10-episode series revisits the cult favorite world of the ‘Evil Dead’ movies, with Bruce Campbell returning in the title role.  To the right, you can see the […]

  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is About To Get More Badass With Ian McShane In A Mystery Role

    Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    HBO vet Ian McShane, the star of gritty western ‘Deadwood’ is returning to the cable channel in their current signature drama ‘Game of Thrones.’ McShane was nominated for several awards and won a Golden Globe for his role as wild west crime boss Al Swearengen, but that was just one highlight of his career which […]

  • Crispin Glover Is Writing A Book About His Feud With ‘Back To The Future’

    Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Crispin Glover is still pissed over the dispute that resulted in him being replaced in the ‘Back to the Future’ franchise.  30 years after the release of the classic 80s comedy, in which he played Michael J. Fox‘s father, George McFly, the eccentric actor is still bitter and isn’t keeping his feelings bottled up. He […]

  • Director James Gunn Thanks The Fans On ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy”s One Year Anniversary

    Posted Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    One year ago, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Marvel Studios’ biggest gamble to date, hit theaters.  And hit HARD!  The ragtag production seemed like the ‘Bad News Bears’ of super hero movies, with a cast of known, but not huge actors (with the biggest names, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel only providing voices), an intergalactic plot that […]

  • Channing Tatum Finalizes Deal To Star As ‘Gambit’

    Posted Saturday, August 1st, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Despite rampant rumors this past week that ‘Magic Mike’ star Channing Tatum was walking away from Fox’s ‘Gambit’ solo movie– a project Tatum basically kickstarted when he expressed interest in playing the shifty X-Men thief– it is now reported that he has signed on the dotted line and the film is once again a go. […]

  • Bruce Boxleitner On The Cancellation Of ‘TRON 3′: “I Don’t Really Care Anymore. I’m Done With It.’

    Posted Saturday, August 1st, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Game over!  Disney’s ‘TRON’ was a cutting edge achievement in 1982, being the first movie to really take advantage of then pioneering computer effects.  Despite not being a financial or critical success, the film left an impression and 28 years later, Disney revived the franchise with two of the original film’s stars Bruce Boxleitner and […]