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

  • ‘The Goonies’ Is Returning… But Not How You Expected

    Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Still waiting for ‘Goonies 2′?  Well… keep waiting.  Talk of a second adventure featuring Mikey and the gang has been swirling since the 80s, but a sequel has never materialized, despite rumors increasing in the last year or so.  But most recently, it sounded like the project had completely stalled as no script had proven […]

  • Mark Ruffalo Verifies That The Hulk Is Not In ‘Civil War’ But Hints At Big Things To Come

    Posted Friday, September 4th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    It’s been pretty clear that the Incredible Hulk will not be in ‘Civil War’.  For one thing, the character was not part of the original comic book story.  There have been no reports of Mark Ruffalo, the actor that plays the Green Goliath and his alter ego Doctor Bruce Banner, filming scenes for the movie, […]

  • A New ‘JLA’/’Justice League’ Animated Series May Be On Its Way!

    Posted Friday, September 4th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

      Is the Justice League headed back to the world of TV animation?  It looks like it!  Since ‘Young Justice’ went off the air, DC’s flagship hero team has been noticeably absent from air waves, even though their parent company, Warner Brothers owns its own channel dedicated to animated programming the Cartoon Network.  But with […]

  • Benicio Del Toro Confirms He Is The Villain In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 08:08 pm GMT -5

    Benicio Del Toro is definitely in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ but as is the norm with these flicks, nearly everything is being kept under wraps.  It was heavily rumored that he was playing the Big Bad role, but once again, it wasn’t confirmed. But Del Toro recently discussed shooting the film, which is due to […]

  • RUMOR MILL: Details Emerge Regarding Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ In ‘Batman V Superman’

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Yes, Ezra Miller is playing Barry Allen/The Flash in DC’s cinematic universe, but it has not been officially confirmed whether or not he will make his debut in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ although there certainly have been rumors to that effect.  Now a tweet from a Twitter account called DCEU Feed seems to […]

  • Check Out The Devilish Extended Version Of The ‘Scream Queens’ Opening Title Sequence

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Production team Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan (‘Glee’) are bringing the chills to Fox this fall with ‘Scream Queens’ a tongue-in-cheek spin on the slasher movie concept.  On the MTV series, ‘Scream’ based on the hit 90s post-modern slasher flicks– populated by kids who grew up watching such flicks, know what NOT […]

  • Get A Hint Of ‘Supernatural’ Season 11 With New Photos

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    The Winchesters are back on the road and in Season Eleven of The CW’s ‘Supernatural’, facing The Darkness which could be their greatest threat ever.  This season is said to be more structured with a focus on a larger narrative versus isolated weekly incidents. But it looks like things are as gruesome as usual as […]

  • Talk About A Civil War! More Shakeups Rock As Marvel Studios Disassembles Its Creative Committee

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    The shakeups at Marvel are getting even more severe.  It’s almost like The Hulk was on a rampage, leaving destruction in his wake, but instead of the famous emerald behemoth, the heavyweight in question appears to be Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.  Just yesterday, it was announced that Feige and Marvel Studios were no longer […]

  • Piecing Together The Three Newest Teasers For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5

    The Countess and her blood-sucking brood have your room at the Hotel Cortez reserved for ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ and three new teasers have emerged to hopefully haunt you and get you even more excited for the latest installment of the hit anthology. The first is entitled ‘Jeepers Creepers’ and you can watch it below: […]

  • Steven R. McQueen Still Wants To Play Nightwing – TNT Listen Up!

    Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    Back in 2013, shortly after his character was seemingly written off of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, Steven R McQueen, who played Elena’s brother Jeremy on The CW series, tweeted a photo of himself working out in a Nightwing tank top with the caption “Nightwing training” and tagged the writers and producers of ‘Arrow.’  Obviously, McQueen hoped […]

  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie News: Historic Filming Location, Cinematographer And A Mysterious Working Title Are Revealed

    Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Things are chugging right along with the Patty Jenkins-directed ‘Wonder Woman’, which is due to twirl into theaters in 2017.  The film is rumored to be set during World War I and is slated to begin filming in London this fall.  But not much more is known at this time, but a few tidbits have […]

  • ‘The Flash’ Casts ‘Candyman’ Tony Todd As Villain Zoom… Kinda

    Posted Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    Things are about to get a lot scarier in Central City in Season Two of ‘The Flash’ with the introduction of new Big Bad Zoom, a time manipulating villain that can move faster than The Flash or even last year’s major threat Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh).  Just don’t look in the mirror and say “Zoom” three […]

  • Can You Stand Double The ‘American Horror Story’ Next Year?

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    If Dot and Bette from ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ taught us anything, it’s that sometimes good things come in twos… or maybe one good thing and one bad?  Either way, come 2016, Ryan Murphy and his gang may be doubling up on the hit anthology series.  Murphy announced that he has two sets of […]

  • Weekend Box Office: 09/28-30: You Gotta Have Faith – Christian Drama ‘War Room’ Stuns With #2 Debut

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    In another stagnant Dog Days weekend, there was very little movement in the Top Five at the theaters with ‘Straight Outta Compton’ continuing to reign at #1, becoming only the fourth movie to three-peat this year, following Universal’s prior hits ‘Furious 7′ and ‘Jurassic World’ and Warner Brothers’ ‘American Sniper’.  ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ […]

  • Is ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Just Step One? Vin Diesel Teases There May Be More In Store

    Posted Monday, August 31st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    We just brought you the trailer for ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’, the theatrical re-release of the touching 1999 animated film in select theaters, complete with two added scenes.  The new version will be screened on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 and Sunday October 4 before being released on BluRay later this fall. The original film, […]