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

  • ‘Stranger Things’ Is Happening! Netflix 80s Thriller Breezes Past ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ In Popularity

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Stranger Things’ have has happened!  Netflix new 80s-set thriller series has come out of nowhere to become one of the hottest shows on the streaming service– more popular than hits like ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘House of Cards’.  Netflix reports that over 8.2 million viewers flocked to ‘Stranger Things’ in its first 16 days.  It […]

  • McG Offers The Latest Updates On ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Including Those Kellan Lutz Rumors

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    McG is just the latest in a seemingly endless line of directors attempting to kickstart the decades-in-development ‘Masters of the Universe’ movie.  The film has been in development hell for ages and run through a litany of script treatments.  Could this film actually become a reality? McG offered a positive update, saying: “It’s a very […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/12-08-14): ‘Sausage Party’ Takes A Bite Out Of ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Suicide Squad’ still won the weekend, but saw a perilous 67% drop off from its opening weekend.  (For comparison, the much more hated ‘Batman V Superman‘ dropped 69% in its second week.)  Taking in $43.8 million, it looks like the terrible reviews and meh word-of-mouth have severely deflated this film, which many were hoping would […]

  • RUMOR ALERT: Who May Be Playing Cable And Domino In ‘Deadpool 2′?

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Fans already know that ‘Deadpool 2′ will include the characters Cable and Domino from Marvel’s long-running ‘X-Force’ franchise, which has also served as a home for Deadpool himself at times. ‘Deadpool’ was such a rousing smash that a sequel was a no-brainer and is due to begin filming early next year.  So who might be […]

  • Patty Jenkins Deflects Charges From Former WB Employee That ‘Wonder Woman’ Is A Mess

    Posted Monday, August 15th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Don’t declare war on the Goddess of War… or her director!  Last week, a purported disgruntled ex-employee penned an open letter to Warner Brothers’ chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara, trashing their latest blockbuster ‘Suicide Squad’ and offering a troubling insight into next year’s highly-anticipated ‘Wonder Woman’. What are you even doing? I wish to God you […]

  • ‘Captain Marvel’ Will Get A New Origin In Her Film

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Well, DC beat her to the punch with ‘Wonder Woman’ getting her own film next year, but the first major Marvel female hero to get her own movie in that cinematic universe will be ‘Captain Marvel’ portrayed by Brie Larson and directed by Elizabeth Wood based on a script by Meg LeFauvre and Nicole Perlman. […]

  • Ready For The First Gay Animated Super Hero? The CW Is Delivering ‘The Ray’

    Posted Friday, August 12th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The CW has already brought us one cartoon series starring an African American woman with ‘Vixen’.  Now the network is getting ready to unleash the first openly gay Caucasian male super hero in animated form, ‘The Ray’.  ‘Freedom Fighters: The Ray’ is anticipated as the first of a series of shows that will feature classic […]

  • Once More With Feeling: ‘Supergirl’ And ‘The Flash’ Will Harmonize In A Musical Crossover

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 04:08 pm GMT -4
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    Fun fact: Both Melissa Benoist, who stars as Kara Danvers/Supergirl and Grant Gustin, who portrays Barry Allen/The Flash are both  alums of the hit show ‘Glee’.  Meaning they are not only gifted actors, but singers as well!  And it looks as if The CW is tapping into that. Now we already know that The CW […]

  • Audience Participation Will Act As A “Character” In FOX’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    FOX presented a panel for its musical presentation of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ which will air sometime around Halloween, this fall.  Laverne Cox leads an all-star cast which includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCarten as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Christina Milian as Magenta, […]

  • David Ayer Reveals Who Really Killed Robin In The DCEU

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    One big tease from ‘Batman V Superman’ was the battered Robin costume on display in the Bat Cave.  Fans expected that to play a bigger part in ‘Suicide Squad’ but it was largely glossed over.  So what’s the story? In the comics, The Joker beat the second Robin, Jason Todd, to death with a crowbar […]

  • Get A Sample Of ‘The Iron Giant’ Making-Of Documentary ‘The Giant’s Dream’

    Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    As if getting a deluxe edition of ‘The Iron Giant’ on Blu-Ray in September weren’t enough, the set will include a new documentary about the making of the underrated classic, called ‘The Giant’s Dream’ which premiered at San Diego ComiCon.  The documentary is a touching and heart-breaking look at the animation industry in Hollywood. ‘The […]

  • Who Might Karl Urban Be Playing In ‘Aquaman’?

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Karl Urban may be making yet another visit to the world of comic book movies.  He played the lead in ‘Dredd’ and is currently filming ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in which he will play villain Skurge.  But he is being pursued by Warner Brothers for a role in the James Wan-directed ‘Aquaman’. Who might he be playing?  […]

  • No Busters: Sony Looks To Lose $70M On ‘Ghostbusters’, Sequels Look To Be Scrapped

    Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    “While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony in reference to a sequel to Paul Feig’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot.  It appears that the film’s lackluster reception may have changed things. The movie’s cast, including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, […]

  • Greg Berlanti And Danielle Panabaker On ‘The Flash’ ‘Flashpoint’ Storyline And This Season’s Big Crossover

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This contains SPOILERS for ‘The Flash’ Season 3, so proceed with caution! We already know that when ‘The Flash’ returns this fall, it will be a dramatically different experience, since Barry (Grant Gustin) went back in time and changed history.  For starters, Barry will not have moved in with Joe West or been […]

  • Are Superheroes The New Dothraki? George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ May Replace ‘Game Of Thrones’

    Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    HBO recently announced plans to end its hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, but they may already have a replacement in place from the same creator, author George R.R. Martin.  The ‘Wild Cards’ book series looks to be headed to television courtesy of Universal Cable Productions.  Martin, however, will NOT be contributing to the adaptation, as […]