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

  • Check Out Two Videos From The Set Of ‘Jurassic World’

    Posted Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 02:08 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Jurassic World’ is still a year away, but it’s never too soon to start the hype machine, as The Today Show’s Jenna Bush went behind the scenes to speak with director Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. Howard compares the original Steven Spielberg film to this generation’s […]

  • Mark Wahlberg Is The Girlfriend’s Father Of Your Nightmares In This New ‘Transformers’ Clip

    Posted Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Many guys find their girlfriend’s father intimidating, but rarely does a dad threaten to get a boyfriend gunned down by government agents!  But Mark Wahlberg, as Cade Yeager comes across as an overly protective dad toward Jack Raynor as Shane Dyson, who is dating Wahlberg’s daughter Tessa played by Nicola Peltz.  Oh, I’m sure they […]

  • Kevin Smith Sounds Off On Jason Momoa As Aquaman

    Posted Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Oh surprise, Kevin Smith has an opinion.  Just kidding!  The famed director/podcast host has been in the know in terms of DC’s upcoming movies, including the currently in-production ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ but even he seemed thrown by the abrupt casting of ‘Game of Thrones’ star Jason Momoa as Aquaman, the King of […]

  • New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer Puts To Rest The Whole ‘Alien’ Rumor

    Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 03:19 pm GMT -4
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    There were rumors, which set fandom on fire, that the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ in the new Michael Bay-produced movie would actually be aliens.  But the latest trailer seems to debunk that completely.  “That’s stupid” announces Megan Fox as April O’Neil.  It looks like we can simply expect an updated version of the classic heroes […]

  • What Will Wonder Woman Wear In ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’?

    Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Rumors were circulating that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman would be sporting the “Odyssey” costume, including leggings and a jacket, designed by Jim Lee, but it turns out the much maligned outfit is out and in the movie, Wonder Woman will look more like she does in the comics! Here’s the details courtesy of JoBlo! The […]

  • Kevin Feige Explains Why ‘Doctor Strange’ Is ‘Very, Very Important’

    Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2014 03:24 pm GMT -4
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    Now that Scott Derrickson is officially on board to direct ‘Doctor Strange’, Marvel president Kevin Feige spoke to press at CineEurope in Barcelona about the mystical hero’s role in the larger Marvel cinematic universe. “I believe it’s very, very important for us to explore every nook and cranny of the comic-book universe.  We’ve done the […]

  • The Cast Of ‘The Flash’ Speaks Out In Five New Video Interviews

    Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Flash’ is but one of several comic book-based live action series headed to television this fall, but it’s arguably the most anticipated.  Grant Gustin got a head start by popping up on ‘Arrow’ this past season as Barry Allen, the police investigator who assisted ‘The Arrow’ with a mission before returning to Central City […]

  • Don’t Watch Funny Or Die’s ‘Gay Of Thrones’? Then You Missed An Incredible Cameo!

    Posted Monday, June 23rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Are you a fan of ‘Game of Thrones’?  Then you should be watching Funny Or Die‘s ‘Gay of Thrones,’ a weekly web series that recaps each episode… from a sassy gay perspective.  Los Angeles hair stylist Jonathan Van Ness breaks down all the sexy, violent and dramatic moments in a rapid fire, pop culture-drenched manner.  […]

  • Robert Morris University Illinois Is Now Offering ‘League of Legends’ Athletic Scholarships

    Posted Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Robert Morris University Illinois is adding ‘League of Legends’ to its athletic department and as a result will now be offering athletic scholarships for players of the epic multiplayer online battle game.  The game is free to play and in 2012 became the most played online game in North America, averaging 7.5 million at any […]

  • ‘Frozen’ Inspires A Surge In Baby Names

    Posted Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Looks like if you have a baby in the next year or so, by the time they reach preschool age, expect them to have to differentiate between their classmates (i.e. Elsa B., Elsa P. and Elsa S.).  And that’s not all.  It looks like all the names of the heroes of the Disney movie ‘Frozen,’ […]

  • ‘True Blood’ Unleashes A New Fan Teaser And 3 Clips From The Season Premier

    Posted Saturday, June 21st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘True Blood’ is about to embark on its seventh and final season this weekend on HBO and in preparation, new video clips have been released to entice viewers. The first is a quick-cut trailer specially created for fans and released exclusively through the show’s Facebook page.  Not too much is revealed plot-wise, but you get […]

  • SPOILERS: The Villain In ‘Ant-Man’ Wears What? Does That Mean…?

    Posted Friday, June 20th, 2014 07:33 pm GMT -4
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    This is just RUMOR at this point, but SPOILER ALERT anyway: Just days ago, it was rumored that the villains of ‘Ant-Man’ were revealed.  The first was industrialist Darren Cross, head of Cross Technological Enterprises, a rival to Stark Enterprises and Oscorp.  In ‘Ant-Man’ (and the comics) Cross reportedly morphs into a Hulk-like creature. Meanwhile, […]

  • Tense New Scene From ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Debuts

    Posted Friday, June 20th, 2014 06:29 pm GMT -4
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    I honestly don’t want to say too much about this new clip, except to say I really can’t wait to see this movie now!  I’ll only state that this new clip from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ features the ape Koba (played in this installment by Tony Kebbell, taking over for Chris Gordon) […]

  • A New Clip From ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Plus The New TV Ad

    Posted Friday, June 20th, 2014 04:09 pm GMT -4
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    In just one week, Grimlock of the Dinobots, along with the other Transformers roar back into theaters in ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’.  Mark Wahlberg leads a new human cast including Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and T.J. Miller. Miller (Lucas) makes his first onscreen appearance (to my knowledge) in the clip below, […]

  • Marvel Pulls The Plug On ‘Ultimate FF’ Further Feuling Fox Sabotage Rumors

    Posted Friday, June 20th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    First, rumors surfaced that Marvel was intentionally lowering the profile of the Fantastic Four in its comics in order to damage their popularity and therefore negatively impact the film franchise, which Marvel licensed to 20th Century Fox back before Marvel established its own film studio.  The rights were set to return to Marvel, who had […]