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

  • Melissa McCarthy Re: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters: “I Just Hope They Find A Friend”

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    No one sets out to make a bad movie and it must suck to pour your energy and passion into making what is hoped will become a huge smash and franchise-starter only for naysayers to tear it to shreds before even seeing a scrap of footage.  It must be especially harsh after “fans” do see […]

  • Willa Holland Discusses ‘Arrow’ Being Forced To Kill Off The Suicide Squad

    Posted Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ star Chloe Bennet recently voiced her frustration that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely ignored the ABC series, even though it was created initially as a tie-in to the films. Now another TV star is expressing a similar complaint, but for almost the exact opposite reason.  Willa Holland, who plays Thea Queen […]

  • Weekend Box Office (05/27-05/29): No Doomsday For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’; ‘Looking Glass’ Cracks

    Posted Monday, May 30th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Memorial Day weekend is notoriously rough on the box office, as most folks have other activities to distract them.  Even so, 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ won the weekend with an estimated $80 million, below optimistic estimates that suggested it might open to the tune of $100M.   This tally fell below the opening numbers of […]

  • Steven Moffat Spills Some Details About ‘Doctor Who”s New Companion Bill

    Posted Saturday, May 28th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    A month ago, we learned that following the, um, departure of Clara Oswald in Season Nine of ‘Doctor Who’ that Season Ten would see the introduction of a new companion named Bill played by Pearl Mackie. Bill was introduced via a two-minute video clip.  If you missed it the first time we presented it, you […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: The Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Will Not Star Peter Parker

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    A little over a year ago, we learned the ‘The LEGO Movie’ directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord were going to take on an animated theatrical ‘Spider-Man’ movie.  Since then, a release date has been set: December 21, 2018.  Now we MAY have learned a very big fact about the movie. Last month, Lord expressed: […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: John Wesley Shipp Discusses ‘The Flash’ Season Finale Twists And Reveals

    Posted Friday, May 27th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT! This article discusses the FINALE of ‘The Flash’ Season Two.  If you have not seen it yet, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER! ‘The Flash’ Season Two was filled with mystery as the concept of Earth-2 and other parallel realities came into play.  At first, things seemed quite pleasant as “our” Flash/Barry Allen (Grant […]

  • Fox Releases First Image Of Katherine Waterston From ‘Alien: Covenant’

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Ridley Scott and the cast and crew of ‘Alien: Covenant’ are hard at work filming this latest installment of this long-running franchise.  The new film takes place roughly ten years after ‘Prometheus’, but still some time before ‘Alien’. Reportedly the new film features the crew of the spaceship Covenant who discover a paradise-like world (which […]

  • Twitter Really Wants Steve Rogers To Have A Boyfriend In Future ‘Captain America’ Movies

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

     SPOILER ALERT: This article contains some minor SPOILERS for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ so proceed with caution. In ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, title character Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) was willing to sacrifice his life to prevent the Red Skull from destroying America.  And ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ centered around him fighting back against […]

  • Lionsgate Is Already Planning To Make Up To Seven ‘Power Rangers’ Movies

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    With Lionsgate’s hit ‘Hunger Games’ franchise wrapped and with ‘The Divergent Series’ stalling, the studio needs a new cash cow… or in this case a cash Triceratops.  ‘Power Rangers’ may not only save the day, but the studio too.  The company recently told analysts that they planned to make “five, six or seven of them.”  […]

  • Wesley Snipes Is Sharpening His Teeth Hoping For A New Take On ‘Blade’

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Though ‘Blade: Vampire Hunter’ barely qualifies as a superhero, the movie starring Wesley Snipes in the title role kicked off the modern movie age, preceding even Bryan Singer’s first ‘X-Men’ and spawned two sequels and a TV series.  At the time, Snipes was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood and the film’s sleek […]

  • A New ‘Luke Cage’ Villain Has Been Spotted On The Set Of The Netflix Series

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    The next big Marvel Netflix series, ‘Luke Cage’ is now shooting to premiere this fall.  We know that one of the main villains– if not THE main villain– is Cornell “Cotton Mouth” Stokes, played by Mahershala Ali. Now another baddie has been spotted filming.  ‘Boardwalk Empire’ alum Erik LaRay Harvey has been photographed in the […]

  • Jack And Ianto Reunite For The New ‘Torchwood’ Audio Drama And You Can’t Handle The Cuteness

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    First the news.  Big Finish has been answering the prayers of ‘Torchwood’ fans, who have been left without much new product since the last (disappointing)  series ‘Miracle Day’ aired back in 2011.  But Big Finish has been issuing new ‘Torchwood’ adventures and not only have the original actors been returning to provide their voices, but […]

  • Joss Whedon Would Return To Marvel To Direct A Female-Starring Film

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Joss Whedon has excelled at crafting the exploits of well-rounded female characters, most famously on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘, not to mention cult favorites like ‘Firefly‘ and ‘Dollhouse’.  He also struck gold with ‘The Avengers’ featuring Black Widow as one of the main characters, blossoming from her tiny bit role in ‘Iron Man 2′.  But […]

  • Raphael Cuts Loose In This Clip From ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’

    Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    We’re just weeks away from the release of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’, the follow-up to 2014′s reboot of the classic 80s franchise.  Now you can get an up close look at at least one of the Turtles in action, Raphael (mo-cap and voiced by ‘Smallville”s Alan Ritchson). Most of this scene […]

  • Two MAJOR Ghosts Pop Up In The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT: This trailer pretty much reveals EVERYTHING about the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, so proceed with caution. Things aren’t looking great for ‘Ghostbusters’.  It has the distinction of being the most disliked trailer on Youtube EVER.  Optimists, including film-maker Kevin Smith held out hope that the trailer was simply a poor representation of the […]