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

  • Tom Hardy Let His Displeasure Be Known About Losing His ‘Suicide Squad’ Role

    Posted Thursday, December 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    The DC Universe suffered a pretty hefty blow when the talented and versatile Tom Hardy had to drop out of next year’s ‘Suicide Squad’.  Hardy had been cast as Rick Flagg, the military operative in charge of supervising the team of not-so-reformed super villains tasked with executing the U.S. government’s black ops missions in exchange […]

  • Fans Threaten To Flood Social Media To Spoil ‘The Force Awakens’ Unless This Demand Is Met

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    It looks like a certain faction of ‘Star Wars’ fandom has embraced the Dark Side.  There is a closed Facebook group that boasts 3,648 members called The Alliance to Preserve the Expanded Universe and their nefarious raison d’être is to SPOIL ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ for EVERYBODY!  The group plans to hit up early screenings […]

  • Consider Them Called: The ‘Ghostbusters’ Prepare For Action In This New Pic

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5

    We’ve already seen Kristen Wiig and the rest of the new Ghostbusters suited up in the famous tan coveralls for the new reboot movie.  But get ready for a new, even more moody and dramatic image.  The movie is due next July and shooting is wrapped, so now all that’s left is post-production, including inserting […]

  • On The Third Day Of ‘Deadpool’, The Merc Gave To Me… Honey Badgers, Flamethrowers And Kimodo Dragons, Oh My!

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Ryan Reynolds and the minds behind ‘Deadpool’ are gifting fans with a plethora of treats as we head toward Christmas.  Yesterday, Reynolds tweeted a video of himself sitting in his own character’s lap.  (You can do the same.  Deadpool Santa cardboard cut outs should be available in the lobbies of theaters around the country.)  Today, the […]

  • ‘TMNT: Out Of The Shadows’ Depicts Casey Jones’ Origin Says Stephen Amell

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’ may delight long term fans in a way that its predecessor didn’t, as it marks the introduction of several favorite characters like the bumbling mutant henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady as well as sports enthusiast/vigilante Casey Jones.  ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell makes his big screen debut in the […]

  • Midseason Ratings Of The CW’s Shows: Which Are Sure Fire Hits? Which Might Be Saying Goodbye?

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    The CW may be the smallest of the major networks– IF it can even be considered a full network– but it’s also the home of more sci fi/fantasy shows than any of the bigger four– ABC, CBS, NBS and FOX.  Granted, none of The CW’s shows can even pray for the ratings of a big […]

  • Who Is Star-Lord’s Dad? Maybe Kurt Russell!

    Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    The mystery of Star-Lord’s father may have been solved.  James Gunn and the creative team behind ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2′ are eyeing veteran actor Kurt Russell to play the space hero’s missing patriarch.  Marvel and Gunn are optimistic that Russell will accept, but at this point, it is reported that an official offer […]

  • Raiding The Toybox: Paramount Plans To Build A Shared Universe With G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Visionaries, Micronauts And ROM

    Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Paramount and toy makers Hasbro struck a deal worth its weight in gold when the studio began making movies based on Hasbro’s various playthings.  The ‘Transformers’ movies have made over $3 billion worldwide.  The two ‘G.I. Joe’ movies haven’t done quite as well, but Paramount isn’t giving up.  In fact, they’re cranking things up even […]

  • James Cameron Admits The Pressure Of Creating More ‘Avatar’ Movies

    Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -5

    Calling the movie ‘Avatar’ successful is an understatement.  Generating over $2 billion, it is the highest-grossing movie of all time, earning nine Academy Award nominations in the process.  It’s eye-popping special effects also changed the game when it came to 3D movie releases.  So it’s rather surprising that a sequel hasn’t already materialized.  But the process of […]

  • Apparently The Force Needs To Awaken To The Tune Of $1.5 Billion To Be Considered A Success, So No Pressure…

    Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    By the time you read this, The Force will have awakened.  Or rather, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will have made its world premiere before opening to the general public on Friday.  The seventh movie in the franchise has already generated a previously unheard-of $50 million in advance ticket sales.  But it seems that that isn’t […]

  • NBC’s ‘Xena’ Reboot Inches Closer With A Former ‘Lost’ Writer

    Posted Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    NBC’s ‘Xena’ reboot is getting closer to reality as former ‘Lost’ scribe Javier Grillo-Marxuach has been tapped to pen the pilot.  Grillo-Marxuach won awards for his ‘Lost’ work and has also written for TV shows like ‘Helix’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘The Middleman’, ‘Medium’, ‘Boomtown’, ‘The Chronicle’ and ‘Charmed’. In addition to writing the show, Grillo-Marxuach will co-executive […]

  • Japanese ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Focuses On Moodiness Over Super Combat

    Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    The newly released Japanese trailer for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is shorter than the U.S. version from a few weeks ago and doesn’t quite pack in as many visual goodies (almost no Black Panther, for instance), but instead focuses on the moody, personal side of the story.  A lot of the dialogue, from General Ross […]

  • “All Will Be Revealed, My Children”: Bryan Singer And The Cast Reveal New Details About ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ will, without a doubt, be the most comic book-y of the franchise so far. The previous movies have largely dealt with the greater symbolism of mutants– how mutants are super powered stand-ins representing the disenfranchised, persecuted and misunderstood.  In this one, the title heroes fight a giant blue mutant god. Keep in mind, 2000′s […]

  • Weekend Box Office (12/11-12/13) – ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ Sinks, ‘Mockingjay’ Flies For A Fourth Weekend

    Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    During a dismal weekend at the box office, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two‘ retained the #1 position, basically because someone had to.  But generating only $11.3 million, it was just the top earner out of a bunch poor performers. It perhaps should have been expected.  ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ opens in just days and maybe everyone […]

  • Celebrate Droid Day With ‘The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Holiday Special’

    Posted Monday, December 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    The first ‘Star Wars’ generation were treated to ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ which aired exactly once in 1978 before being vanquished forever more… at least that was George Lucas’ wish, as the campy mess of a TV special was an unintentional lampoon of his massive hit movie.  Featuring appearances by Harvey Korman (in drag and blackface!), […]