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

  • Starz Is Bringing Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ To The Small Screen

    Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Neil Gaiman‘s best-selling, award-winning novel ‘American Gods’ is being adapted for television on Starz with Fremantle media.  Gaiman had previously been working with HBO in hopes of producing the show on that network, but obviously that didn’t work out. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will serve as showrunners.  The pair served as showrunners on ‘Heroes‘ […]

  • No ‘Planet Hulk’ Movie Says Mark Ruffalo

    Posted Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    There have already been two Hulk movies and no one seemed to be able to crack the code on how to make a movie of one of Marvel’s most famous creations.  The first starred the relatively unknown Eric Bana as Bruce Banner and was directed by the respected Ang Lee, but the movie, produced by […]

  • New ‘Wonder Woman’ Creative Team Plans To Bring More Humanity To The Character

    Posted Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Writer Brian Azzarello and penciller Cliff Chiang have been spearheading Wonder Woman‘s comic book adventures since the launch of DC’s New 52.  Their run has entrenched the lead character in her Greek myth roots, going so far as to reveal that she was not molded from clay, but a bastard daughter of Zeus to make […]

  • Some Interesting Details About The ‘Arrow’ Season Three Villain Revealed

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s hard to believe but we’re just a couple days away from July 4th, generally considered the half-way point of the summer.  Of course fall TV doesn’t start when school does, as The CW won’t be debuting new episodes of its series until October.  Even so, details about the upcoming shows are starting to surface. […]

  • How Does Michael Bay Respond To Those That Hated ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction?

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 06:22 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, the fourth movie in the franchise and, in a sense, a reboot, is sure to be the biggest movie of the weekend, but it’s not getting a great reaction from movie goers and certainly not from critics.  Disappointing, since many thought the new human cast, coupled with Bay having already been […]

  • Could This Obscure Unnoticed ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Easter Egg Hint At A New Marvel Movie?

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 05:12 pm GMT -4
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    I’m not sure if this warrants a SPOILER ALERT, but just in case if you haven’t seen ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ or don’t want to hear about possible movies in the future, you may wish to stop reading. We all squealed with delight when Agent Jasper Sitwell (played by Maximilliano Hernandez) casually slipped a […]

  • 3 New ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Videos – A Featurette, Clip And Behind-The-Scenes Footage

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is getting amazing buzz and could prove to be one of the best movies of the summer and that’s saying quite a lot considering all the fantastic movies that have already hit the silver screen.  But it never hurts to promote and Fox is doing just that. Just […]

  • Constantine Might Be A Hellblazer, But Don’t Expect Him To Blaze Up

    Posted Monday, June 30th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fans were relieved that Welsh actor Matt Ryan, who sports blond hair was cast as the lead in NBC’s new show ‘Constantine’ based on the character John Constantine from the comic series ‘Hellblazer’, ‘Swamp Thing’ and currently ‘Constantine’ and ‘Justice League Dark’.  Though the 2005 movie wasn’t awful, dark haired American Keanu Reeves was not […]

  • ‘The Fantastic Four’ Will Have A Found Footage Look

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    With 2012′s ‘Chronicle’, director Josh Trank brought a new spin to the super hero movie genre, employing a “found footage” look, meaning the movie is supposedly spliced together from hand-held film footage shot by the characters in the movie itself.  This technique was similarly employed in ‘Cloverfield’ and perhaps most famously in ‘The Blair Witch […]

  • Get To Know Kimber From ‘Jem & The Holograms’, Stefanie Scott

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Though it’s sort of flying under the radar, the ‘Jem & The Holograms‘ movie is chugging right along and it sounds as if things are going very well.  Recently, Stefanie Scott, who plays Kimber, Jem’s keyboard-playing sister, opened up about the process of filming the adaptation, based on a cartoon and toy line that came […]

  • Frank Darabont Is Likely To Helm ‘The Huntsman’ Minus ‘Snow White/Kristen Stewart

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 01:30 pm GMT -4
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    It seems that even before ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ hit theaters, Universal had hopes of building a franchise around Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman character.  Now it looks like that’s one step closer to fruition, as veteran director Frank Darabont is reported to be in negotiations to helm the sequel to the first film, but… minus […]

  • The Scoop On Scoot – McNairy Lands A Mystery Role In ‘Batman V. Superman’

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 10:30 am GMT -4
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    Though the movie ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ is already filming, casting news continues to trickle out to the public.  The latest buzz is that Scoot McNairy who recently appeared in the Marvel One Shot ‘All Hail The King’ has now been cast in the ‘Distinguished Competition’s’ major super hero epic.  As with several […]

  • DC’s First 2015 Animated Movie Gets Its Official Title

    Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    As confirmed on the box art for the next-to-be-released DC animated movie, ‘Batman: Arkham’ which takes place in its own continuity, based on the video game series, DC’s first offering in 2015 will indeed by ‘Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis’.  This has been kind of a given for some time now.  Geoff Johns tweeted late […]

  • Sink Your Teeth Into The First ‘Dracula Untold’ Trailer

    Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s here!  The first official trailer for ‘Dracula Untold‘, the dramatic origin story of the famous vampire king, directed by newcomer Gary Shore and starring Luke Evans in the title role.  The film is a departure from the usual Victorian era of most other Dracula adaptations, but seeing as how the Count is immortal, it […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League’ #31

    Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Lex Luthor has decided he wants to join the Justice League.  After Nightwing’s identity was exposed, it was fairly simple for Luthor to trace this back to Batman/Bruce Wayne in an attempt to blackmail his way onto the team.  In an interesting twist, we get to see Bruce Wayne (and Alfred) in action as opposed […]