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

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Gag Reel Super-Sizes The Laughs

    Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Just in time to slip into the world’s tiniest stocking, Marvel’s hit ‘Ant-Man’ is coming to DVD, BluRay, 3D BluRay Combo Pack, Digital SD and VOD on December 8th.  But to get you in the spirit, Marvel has released the requisite gag reel which will be included as a bonus feature on the home video […]

  • Do You Want To Build A Snow Movie? Here’s The New Trailer For ‘Froz–’ Er, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

    Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Disney’s original live action movies like ‘Tomorrowland‘ haven’t been doing well, so the studio is focusing on adaptations of its existing catalogue and the first such success was ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ in 2012.  The movie was a financial success despite uneven critical reception and paved the way for ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella’ as well as the upcoming ‘Jungle […]

  • Warner Bros. Is Eyeing Some Big Names For ‘Justice League Dark’

    Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5

    Guillermo del Toro may have abandoned ‘Justice League Dark’ after spending years developing it (under the title ‘Dark Universe’), but Warner Brothers is still keen on bringing the supernatural side of the DC Universe to the big screen.  In the comics, the JLD has included nearly every hero whose powers were supernaturally granted, but the […]

  • Producer Simon Kinberg Calls X-Men’s ‘Legion’ The ‘Breaking Bad Of Super Hero Stories’

    Posted Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Last month we reported that 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the hit ‘X-Men’ movie franchise, was venturing into the world of television with ‘Hellfire’ on FOX and ‘Legion’ on FX.  Of all the X-Men-related characters, Legion is probably one of the last that most would select to headline an ongoing TV series.  He’s never […]

  • Watch Kilgrave’s Powers In Action In New ‘Jessica Jones’ Clips

    Posted Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Ready… set… binge!  Marvel’s latest Netflix collaboration ‘Jessica Jones’ will become available to view in its entirety on Friday and after the positive response ‘Daredevil’ got, most shouldn’t need incentive to watch.  But considering that both Jones (played by Krysten Ritter) and her nemesis on the show, Kilgrave (David Tennant) are not as well-known as […]

  • Is Chris Pine Playing More Than One Role In ‘Wonder Woman’?

    Posted Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Wonder Woman’ has flown under the radar like an Invisible Jet!  We just found out that production is already under way, courtesy of heretofore unrevealed co-star Saïd Taghmaoui.  Until a couple of days ago, the only actors that had been cast for sure were Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman herself and Chris Pine as Steve […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Squadron Supreme Will Live Up To Their Name By Killing A Most Important Marvel Hero In Their First Issue

    Posted Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT! This article contains spoilers for ‘Squadron Supreme’ #1 including the death of a MAJOR Marvel character! Marvel’s Squadron Supreme began as something of a gag– a team of heroes from a parallel universe that bore a striking resemblance to the flagship heroes of Marvel’s rival DC Comics, the Justice League. Amphibian = Aquaman […]

  • Fans Are Furious Over The Whitewashing Of The U.S. Adaptation Of ‘Death Note’

    Posted Monday, November 16th, 2015 08:18 pm GMT -5

    Fans have taken to social media to decry the perceived whitewashing of the U.S. big screen adaptation of the popular Japanese manga ‘Death Note’.  It was previously announced that Caucasian actor Nat Wolff would portray the lead character Light Yagami and now the female lead has been announced and it’s another Caucasian actor, ‘The Leftovers’ star […]

  • MST3K: Are You Team Joel Or Team Mike? Joel Hodgson Weighs In On The Age Old Debate

    Posted Monday, November 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Fans are ecstatic over the possibility of cult classic series ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ returning thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.  The original series aired on Comedy Central and starred creator Joel Hodgson as a human guinea pig, launched into space and forced to watch terrible movies along with his two robot companions Tom Servo and […]

  • Weekend Box Office (11/13-11/15) – ‘Spectre’ And ‘Peanuts’ Hold Strong At The Top

    Posted Monday, November 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    There was little movement on the box office charts as last week’s champs ‘Spectre’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie’ held onto the #1 and #2 spots respectively.  The latest Bond movie collected another $35.4 million while that perennial family favorites held strong with $24.2M.  No other movies this weekend even came close. Here are the Top […]

  • Steven Moffat Answers: Whatever Happened To Jenny, The Doctor’s Daughter?

    Posted Monday, November 16th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    Whovians have grappled with one seeming dangling plot thread for six years now– What ever happened to Jenny, a.k.a. ‘The Doctor’s Daughter’ who as introduced, and then bid farewell to, in the episode of the same name.  She was played by Georgia Moffatt, a real life Doctor’s Daughter, being the child of Peter Davidson who […]

  • Pining For Chris? Here’s The First Set Photo Of Chris Pine As Steve Trevor In ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Monday, November 16th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5

    Well, well, well.  Guess what movie started shooting this past week without anyone realizing– ‘Wonder Woman’!  With ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad‘ in the can, Warner Bros.’ next DC super hero epic is already under way.  But now comes the first glimpse of what to expect, directly from one of the stars Saïd Taghmaoui, […]

  • The Golden Globes Classifies ‘The Martian’ As A Comedy – What Planet Are They From?!

    Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Sure, ‘The Martian’ had its chuckles and light-hearted plotlines.  Disco anyone?  But is that your destination flick when you want a laugh out loud riot? Uh… maybe?  At least the Golden Globes thinks so.  The celebration– judged by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association– that kicks off award season by honoring the best in both TV and film […]

  • Jonesing For Jessica? Netflix Offers A Sneak Peak Video To Tide You Over

    Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -5

    While most folks are counting down (with dread) to Christmas, comic book fans are anxiously awaiting November 20, to get their next dose of Marvel magic in the form of ‘Jessica Jones’.  ‘Jones’ marks the second collaboration between the #1 streaming service and the #1 comic publisher, following this spring’s hit ‘Daredevil’.  Not only were […]

  • Michael Douglas Is Open To Returning In ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’

    Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -5

    ‘Ant-Man’ took some liberties with the characters from the comics, but most were happy with the outcome– a light-hearted heist flick that contrasted with the Earth-shattering epics of most of Marvel’s other super hero movies.  In the film, veteran actor Michael Douglas played Hank Pym, the scientist who invented a suit that allowed the wearer […]