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

  • Fox Withdraws From San Diego Comic Con Over Piracy Concerns

    Posted Friday, April 29th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Every year, thousands flock to San Diego for the pop culture ground zero Comic Con International, one of the biggest events of the year for Hollywood, with A-List stars, directors, producers, etc. meeting their fan bases and presenting them with exclusive film footage, trailers, artwork, photos and more… all of which ends up leaking online […]

  • Is Mads Mad? Mikkelsen Reveals His ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Role And Hints At ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals mild SPOILERS for ‘Doctor Strange’ and a pretty big SPOILER for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, so proceed with caution! Most big blockbusters are shrouded in mystery before their release, but none moreso than the ‘Star Wars’ films– and the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.  Very little […]

  • Alicia Vikander Is The New Lara Croft!

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 07:04 pm GMT -4
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    Alicia Vikander is on quite a roll!  She was nominated for two Golden Globes for her roles in ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘The Danish Girl’, the latter of which landed her an Academy Award.  She has also delved into the world of action movies, co-starring in last year’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ and the upcoming ‘Jason […]

  • Rose Byrne Returns As Moira MacTaggert In This Clip From ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Rose Byrne’s Moira MacTaggert sat out the action in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ but she is back in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as Charles Xavier’s scientist colleague/love interest.  And while Moira isn’t a mutant, her scientific knowledge proves just as valuable as she has the inside scoop on En Sabah Nur, the ancient god-like force now […]

  • What Did You Expect? Yellow Spandex? – Newest ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Photo Shows The Heroes Getting Closer To Their Comic Book Looks

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article features an image that appears to be taken from late in the film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ so be warned and proceed with caution. It’s hard to recall, but back in 2000, there really weren’t any superhero movies around.  In  1998, New Line had released a movie based on the Marvel Comic character […]

  • Netflix Brings Together ‘Star Wars’ And ‘X-Men’ Stars For Its Latest Project

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega will be lending his voice to an all-star animated adaptation of the novel ‘Watership Down’ which will be available exclusively on Netflix.  The new project will consist of four hour-long episodes based on Richard Adams’ acclaimed book about rabbits avoiding the possible demolition of their home. ‘Watership […]

  • Jeremy Renner Talks Hawkeye’s Allegiance In ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Plus His Interaction With Scarlet Witch And The Russo Brothers

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    We all know that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ splits the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in two, with half taking the side of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) who feel that the heroes need to be overseen by the world’s governments and the other side, led by Captain America (Chris Evans) resisting the […]

  • Bryan Singer Offers Commentary For The Newest ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Trailer

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ hits theaters at the end of May and 20th Century Fox has unleashed a final trailer to tease the film. Director Bryan Singer said about the new clip: “We always planned three trailers.  This trailer had to be ready weeks ago visually, so it could be reproduced all over the world. There’s still […]

  • Watch Chris Hemsworth Work Out And Comment On Thor’s Absence From ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Thor and the Hulk aren’t in ‘Captain America: Civil War’.  We’ve known that for a while now.  These two characters were absent from the ‘Civil War’ comic book partially because they were so powerful that they’d throw off the balance of power between the two opposing sides.  ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will explain these characters’ absence from […]

  • Marvel Defends Tilda Swinton As The Ancient One In ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Is Tilda Swinton‘s casting as the Tibetan Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’ another case of Hollywood whitewashing?  That’s what some are charging.  True, in the comics, the mystical mentor of the Sorcerer Supreme is an aged Asian man, but does that mean that Marvel Studios has to remain THAT faithful?  Well, they obviously aren’t. C. […]

  • You’re A Wonder! WB Releases Wonder Woman’s Big Debut From ‘Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Say what you will about ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, but for this Wonder Warrior, seeing Gal Gadot on the big screen as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman was a lifetime dream come true and many agreed, citing her as the best thing about the film.  When she first appeared in costume, brandishing her impervious bracelets, […]

  • Angel With An Attitude: Ben Hardy Talks ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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      Ben Foster portrayed the mutant Angel a.k.a. billionaire Warren Worthington III, in the maligned ‘X-Men 3: The Last Stand’, a film so unpopular with fans that it was wiped from existence at the end of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, and Foster’s Angel went with it.  But that’s okay, he’s not the only mutant […]

  • Chris Evans Discusses The End Of His Marvel Contract; Is Captain America’s Time Almost Up?

    Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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      The moment fans have been dreading is slowly creeping up, though we try not to think about it.  We’ve all been so swept up in the unfolding Marvel Cinematic Universe that sometimes we forget that we’re not really watching Captain America, Iron Man, etc.  These people are actors with their own lives and career […]

  • Is This A Marvelous Clue As To Who Might Be Playing And Directing ‘Captain Marvel’?

    Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Captain Marvel’ won’t arrive in theaters until 2019, but speculation has been running wild regarding the first Marvel movie to star a solo female hero.  We know that Marvel Studios is seeking a female director for this project and many names have surfaced as to who might play the hero, otherwise known as Carol Danvers.  […]

  • See Elizabeth Banks In Action On The Set Of ‘Power Rangers’

    Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Rita Repulsa has unleashed her deadly forces on the unsuspecting town of Angel Grove and cameras were on hand to capture it.  Well… in Richmond, Canada which is standing in for the fictitious Angel Grove, California, the setting of the original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV series.  And Elizabeth Banks is headlining the cast of […]