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 Creepy Full-Length Trailer For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

    Posted Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Catch up with the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ in the show’s first full-length trailer.  It has not yet aired on U.S. TV but Greek fans got an early peak.  (Considering the turmoil in Greece, I guess they deserve something of a treat.)  The clip highlights the fan-favorite returning cast plus one newcomer. […]

  • 10 Comic Book Live Adaptations That Never Took Off

    Posted Monday, September 8th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    With so many comic book live adaptations hitting us, from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ on the big screen and ‘Arrow‘, ‘The Flash‘, ‘Gotham‘ and ‘Constantine’ on the small screen, I thought it would be fun to look back on some projects that never took […]

  • Full-Frontal Vision Of The Vision From ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, September 8th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Most of the attention on ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ has centered on Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), but let’s not forget another big name Avenger is also joining the fold, as Paul Betanny is being added to the roster as classic android hero The Vision. While photos of Taylor-Johnson and Olsen […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Justice League’ #33

    Posted Saturday, September 6th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Crime Syndicate’s sentient power ring has found a new host, Jessica Cruz and is manipulating her into rampaging and causing mass destruction.  Meanwhile, speaking of manipulation, Lex Luthor is continuing to weasel his way into the Justice League.  The League is locked in battle with the Doom Patrol and we learn that leader Nile […]

  • Secret Cinema Is Bringing Its ‘Back To The Future’ Experience To L.A.

    Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Are you familiar with Secret Cinema?  The company has a huge reputation in the United Kingdom for creating true interactive movie experiences.  They are so massive that a lot of times, they release tickets to their events without revealing what movie they will be spotlighting… and fans snatch up these high-priced tickets (usually around $88) […]

  • Watch This Creepy New Trailer For ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’

    Posted Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Godzilla‘ director Gareth Edwards earned the right to relaunch that classic franchise after helming the 2010 giant monster movie ‘Monsters.’ The small indie movie garnered so much attention that a sequel is now on its way, albiet without Edwards behind the lens.  Instead, Tom Green has helmed the sequel, ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ set in the […]

  • Believe It Or Not, The Directors Of ‘The Lego Movie’ Are Reviving ‘The Greatest American Hero’

    Posted Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Though it wasn’t a massive hit, ‘The Greatest American Hero’, produced by TV legend Stephen J. Cannell became a cult classic.  The show centered on William Katt as Ralph Hinkley, a high school teacher who discovers an extraterrestrial super suit that grants him powers.  Unfortunately, he immediately loses the instructions and fumbles though the life […]

  • SPOILER ALERT! ‘The Walking Dead’– What’s The Deal With Terminus?

    Posted Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    This article contains possible SPOILERS for AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Five.  If you want to avoid spoilers, please turn back now. In ‘The Walking Dead’ comic book, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, there was a storyline called ‘Hunt Or Be Hunted,’ which as you can see, is being used as a tagline for […]

  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cast Member, Miltos Yerolemou, Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    First Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, signed on to J.J. Abrams’ upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and now another actor from the hit fantasy show is joining her.  Miltos Yerolemou, who had a smaller role as Syrio Forel, Arya Stark’s sword fighting coach in season one of the show, has […]

  • Drax The Destroyer/Dave Bautista Discusses An Emotional Scene That Was Cut From ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In this video, he reveals that a scene was cut from the film because it would have messed up the pacing and “slowed the movie down”, but that it was “really touching” and “heartbreaking.”  In the deleted scene, which Bautista assured would be on the DVD/BluRay extras, Drax explains his tattoos, which the actor previously […]

  • Stan Lee Spills That Black Panther and Black Widow Movies Are Indeed On The Way

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Stan “The Man” Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics, appeared Fan Expo in Canada last week and addressed some Marvel movie news.  Now, at 91 years of age, Lee doesn’t technically work at Marvel anymore, but he did co-create most of their most famous characters along with illustrators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and John […]

  • James Gunn Reveals Original ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Stan Lee Cameo That Disney Vetoed

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Stan Lee, the co-creator of some of Marvel’s most famous heroes, tends to pop up in Easter Egg-ish cameos in films based on their properties.  In the past, he tended to stick to appearing in movies that starred characters he has a hand in creating, but despite having nothing to do with ‘Guardians of the […]

  • The Original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, Comments On Gal Gadot’s New Costume

    Posted Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Unlike Batman, Spider-Man and Superman, who have been brought to the big screen repeatedly and played by multiple actors, Wonder Woman has only been brought to life twice; once in a poorly received TV movie starring blonde Cathy Lee Crosby and more famously on the ABC TV series starring Lynda Carter.  Because of this, Carter […]

  • Storybrooke And Its Citizens Get Frozen In The New Teaser For ‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 4

    Posted Monday, September 1st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    The finale of ‘Once Upon A Time‘ season three teased the Storybrooke arrival of Elsa, the star of Disney’s runaway hit ‘Frozen,‘ now the most successful animated movie of all time.  Over the summer, we learned that joining her would be her sister Anna, Anna’s love interest Kristoff and even reindeer Sven.  Casting news followed as […]

  • Weather Wizard Makes His Debut In The New ‘The Flash’ Trailer

    Posted Friday, August 29th, 2014 02:15 pm GMT -4
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    The pilot for ‘The Flash’ has already been screened at Comic-Con and has leaked on line, so I don’t consider it too big a spoiler to say that the first villain that the titular hero battles is classic rogue, Weather Wizard, played by Chad Rook.  In this take, the villain is an actual metahuman, not […]