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

  • Watch ‘The Flash’ Get Friend Zoned And Stephen Amell’s Between-Seasons Superhero Workout

    Posted Thursday, June 19th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The latest ‘The Flash’ featurette gives us our first real look at Iris West (Candice Patton) as she and Barry (Grant Gustin) discuss relationship woes.  The problem is that Iris is oblivious to the fact that Barry, who grew up in the same household with her, has developed stronger romantic feelings.  Patton actually narrates the clip […]

  • Lex Luthor Will Have Hair In ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 06:15 pm GMT -4
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    Shades of Gene Hackman!  But word has emerged that Lex Luthor, as portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg in the currently-filming ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will have hair!  Though the villain also hair hair in his earliest appearances, it was later firmly established as canon that a large part of his vendetta against Superman stemmed […]

  • First Hi-Res Photo Of The Shredder From ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Set to open on August 8th, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is a modern day reintroduction to the classic franchise, directed by Jonathan Liebesman.  The movie stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and William Fichtner as The Shredder. Now a new high resolution image of […]

  • First Clip From ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Features Caesar’s First Word

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    The first clip from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ has arrived and appears to feature s scene from early in the movie, of possibly the first interaction between a group of humans (led by Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as his son and Kerri Russell as Ellie, as well as others) and […]

  • Kevin Smith Confirms Warner Brothers’ DC Movie Plans

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Warner Brothers purportedly wanted to make a big announcement at San Diego Comic Con about its upcoming DC Comics movies, but that has apparently been scuttled with the list leaking early.  Just for the record, this is reportedly what DC has in the pipeline for theatrical release: May 2016 – Batman v Superman July 2016 […]

  • Meet The ‘Descendants’ Of Disney’s Classic Villains

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 07:10 pm GMT -4
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    Disney scored a big hit with the live action ‘Maleficent’ on the big screen, but the House of Mouse is taking full advantage of its rich animated history with ‘Descendants’, a TV movie that will feature some of its classic fairy tale heroes and villains as well as their offspring.  Broadway and ‘Glee’ star Kristen […]

  • See A New ‘The Flash’ Featurette, ‘The Impossible Man’

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 05:31 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Flash’ cast member Tom Cavanagh who plays scientist Harrison Wells, the head of S.T.A.R. Labs, hosts another featurette.  As evidenced in this new video, S.T.A.R. Labs will be taking a very hands-on approach to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who gained super speed powers after an accident at the scientific facility on this past season […]

  • Expect More Crossbones In ‘Captain America 3′

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 03:43 pm GMT -4
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    Actor Frank Grillo hints that despite the poor predicament his character crooked S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Brock Rumlow found himself in at the end of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, we should expect to see him more in the third ‘Captain America’ movie.  In the comics, Brock Rumlow is the alter ego of the mercenary Crossbones, so […]

  • The Martian Manhunter May Hit The Big Screen After All, Along With…?

    Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Screenwriter David Goyer, who penned the script for ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ recently mocked the character of Martian Manhunter/J’Onn J’Onzz a longstanding member of the Justice League in various incarnations.  Goyer summarized the shape-shifting hero by saying: “He can’t be f*****g called the *Martian* Manhunter because that’s goofy. He can be called Manhunter… […]

  • Watch Thor Summon Lightning From ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 06:20 pm GMT -4
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    The first footage from ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ has emerged!  The movie is currently filming in Norwich, England and in this clip, you can see Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in action as well as what appears to be a fresh crop of S.H.I.E.L.D. […]

  • Four New Characters Added For ‘Arrow’ Season Three

    Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 05:37 pm GMT -4
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    At the end of last season, ‘Arrow’s flashbacks jumped forward a bit, leaving the deserted island and finding Oliver mysteriously transported to Hong Kong.  As such, expect a new batch of supporting characters to replace Slade, Sarah and Shado in these sequences. Two of these new characters have been revealed as the show has begun […]

  • Is Jason Momoa Confirmed To Play Aquaman in ‘Batman V. Superman?’

    Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Rumors have been swirling for some time now about ‘Game of Thrones‘ actor Jason Momoa portraying Aquaman, the underwater-dwelling Justice League member in an upcoming DC movie.  Now that seems to have been confirmed and reportedly, Zach Snyder plans to utilize the hero in the currently-in-production ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’.  The character will […]

  • R.I.P. Casey Kasem (1932-2014)

    Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    America lost a living legend early on Father’s Day, when famed DJ Casey Kasem (born Kemal Amin Kasem) was taken off of life support and passed away after a long struggle with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.  Kasem is best known for having hosted ‘American Top 40′ on the radio for decades, before turning hosting duties […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ #128

    Posted Saturday, June 14th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last issue, ‘The Walking Dead’ jumped forward two years, following the events of ‘All Out War’ and we found the community of Alexandria experiencing a period of growth and prosperity the likes of which have never been seen in this series ever! Once we were brought up to speed on the idyllic state of affairs, […]

  • Meet The Human Cast Of ‘Jurassic World’ In These New Photos

    Posted Friday, June 13th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Not much is known about ‘Jurassic World,’ the fourth movie in the groundbreaking franchise, but we do know the plot centers around the original idea that John Hammond had in the first movie, of a “theme park” inhabited by dinosaurs.  In the new film, the idea has lost its pizzazz and the public is disinterested.  […]