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

  • Weekend Box Office (11/23-11/27): Disney Has Something To Be Thankful For As ‘Moana’ Sails To The Top

    Posted Monday, November 28th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Disney’s latest animated entry, ‘Moana’ swept the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, taking in $54.7 million over three days and $80.4M over five.  While that places ‘Moana’ in the #1 spot, it slightly trails ‘Frozen’ which opened on the same weekend in 2013 and took in a record-setting $93.6M.  But ‘Moana’ can claim one victory over Anna […]

  • Anne Rice Announces Plans To Bring ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ To Television

    Posted Monday, November 28th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Long before there was ‘Twilight’, there was Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’. ‘Interview With A Vampire’, published in 1976 kicked off a series of 11 novels, with a 12th on the way, and introduced the literary world to Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac. Of course, even though the novels have sold over […]

  • Which Marvel Character Would Lin-Manuel Miranda Like To Play?

    Posted Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’, has crafted quite a relationship with Disney ever since his musical’s popularity started to skyrocket.  He contributed a song to the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ soundtrack, contributed heavily to the soundtrack of ‘Moana,’ will be playing Jack, one of the main characters of ‘Mary Poppins […]

  • Producer Graham King Discusses Alicia Vikander And The Basic Plot Of ‘Tomb Raider’

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    It’s been a long time since Paramount’s two previous ‘Tomb Raider’ movies, starring Angeline Jolie as lead hero Lara Croft.  ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ came out way back in 2001 and the sequel ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ arrived promptly after that in 2003. Now MGM & GK Films are planning to reboot […]

  • Danielle Panabaker Discusses Caitlin’s Killer Frost Powers On ‘The Flash’

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 03:30 pm GMT -5

    On ‘The Flash’, ever since Barry mucked with the time stream, things haven’t been quite right with Team Flash.  One of the biggest changes is Caitlin’s discovery that she has icy powers, just as her Earth-2 doppelganger did.  But of course that version of Caitlin used her abilities to become the villain Killer Frost.  Could […]

  • For The Last Time?: Kevin Feige Calls The X-Men In The MCU An “Impossibility”

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    It’s hard to fault fans for wishful thinking, but there’s one topic that unfortunately seems more like a pipe dream: Seeing the X-Men as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last May, when asked if he’d LIKE to see this happen, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige conceded: “Well, the answer would always be “yes,” I […]

  • Angela Bassett Is Going From Roanoke To Wakanda For A Role In ‘Black Panther’

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘American Horror Story’ regular Angela Bassett has landed a major role in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’, as Romonda the mother of Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa. Ironically, you may remember Angela Bassett having previously appeared in another superhero movie, ‘Green Lantern’ from rival studio Warner Brothers.  She played Amanda Waller and was intended to be used like Samuel […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Producer David Heyman Discusses Grindelwald’s Casting And Cameo In ‘Fantastic Beasts’

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses SPOILERS for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you may wish to turn back. It has been rumored for weeks now that none other than Johnny Depp had been cast in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in the privotal role […]

  • ‘Justice League’ Will Reportedly Include A Green Lantern Appearance

    Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    RUMOR ALERT: This information is strictly a RUMOR right now, so take this with a grain of salt. Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ is currently in post-production and the latest buzz is that the film will include a Green Lantern in a “key sequence.”  That’s just a rumor and the verbiage leaves things open to interpretation.  […]

  • TNT Orders A Pilot For A ‘Snowpiercer’ TV Adaptation From Josh Friedman

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    TNT has ordered a pilot based on the 2014 movie ‘Snowpiercer’ in which the remains of humanity live aboard a constantly moving super train after the world is encased in ice after a failed attempt to halt global warming. On board the train, the survivors are lumped into classes with a privileged upper class lording […]

  • Will ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Writers’ Anti-Trump Tweets Hurt The Film?

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -5

    In terms of the entertainment industry and the US Presidential election, most of the attention has focused on President-elect Donald Trump’s feuds with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’, but of course other parts of the industry have become embroiled in the divide in political ideals and it looks as though the newest […]

  • ABC President Ben Sherwood Calls ‘The Inhumans’ IMAX Deal “A Quadruple Win”

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Last week, we learned that ABC had brokered an unprecedented deal to bring Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ to both the small and the very big screen.  Before premiering on ABC in the fall, the first two episodes will be shot on IMAX cameras and released on over 1,ooo IMAX screen in 74 countries.  The shows will […]

  • BOOM! Studios To Release Comic Book Sequel To ‘The Dark Crystal’ Based On Unused Screenplay

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 02:42 pm GMT -5

    It’s been decades since ‘The Dark Crystal’ both thrilled and terrified kids of the 80s, but the classic film is finally getting the sequel treatment, thanks to BOOM! Studios and the Henson Company.  ‘The Power of the Dark Crystal’ is based on a screenplay intended for the film sequel that never materialized.  The unproduced screenplay […]

  • Weekend Box Office (11/18-11/20): ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Did Fantastically… But Fantastically Enough?

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -5

    It’s no surprise that ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ topped the box office charts this weekend, with $75M in the US and $218.3M globally.  This film kicks off a series of five projected movies– with the first sequel already scheduled to arrive on November 16, 2018– all penned by J.K. Rowling, the creator […]

  • Emilia Clarke Has Landed A Role In The ‘Han Solo’ Movie

    Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5

    If nothing else, Disney’s upcoming ‘Han Solo’ solo picture seems to be rounding up quite a fan favorite cast.  Alden Ehrenreich, who stole the show in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ will headline, with Donald Glover filling in as Lando Calrissian.  The latest addition is the Khaleesi herself, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke, who will be playing […]