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

  • New York Gets Twisted In This Extended ‘Doctor Strange’ Action Sequence Clip

    Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 02:13 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This clip reveals what appears to be a pretty major scene from ‘Doctor Strange’, so proceed with caution! ‘Doctor Strange’ materializes in US theaters this weekend, (It has already taken in $86 million globally) and the early reaction is that this is not only a must-see (91% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!), but a […]

  • Millie Bobby Brown Is Confirmed To Return As Eleven For ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4

    In August, Ross Duffer, co-creator of ‘Stranger Things’ (along with brother Matt) dropped a bomb regarding next year’s Season Two, when he said, “We don’t know about Eleven [coming back].  We leave that up in the air.” Fans were further concerned when, just days later, a casting sheet described a new character as: “Max is […]

  • VIDEO: Ezra Miller Connects ‘Fantastic Beasts’ To ‘Harry Potter’ In 60 Seconds

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    When the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ recently attended Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest, they were asked which among them was the biggest J.K. Rowling fanatic, they unanimously singled out Ezra Miller, who plays Credence in the film, self-professed “die hard fan of Harry Potter.” Need convincing?  In this new 60 second clip, […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead”s Steven Yeun Discusses Glenn’s Impact As An Asian-American Role Model

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: If you are behind on ‘The Walking Dead’, this post deals with the Season Seven premier, so turn back if you want to avoid SPOILERS. The second of two deaths on the Season Seven premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ was definitely one of the most heartbreaking as one of the original survivors fell […]

  • ‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy Announces ‘Murder House’/’Coven’ Crossover Season

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    We already know that the six seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ take place in the same universe.  Things began to spill over in Season Four, ‘Freak Show’ when we learned the origin of Pepper, who first appeared in Season Two, ‘Asylum’.  Also making an appearance from Season Two, was Dr. Arthur Arden, who we learned […]

  • The First Set Pics From ‘The Defenders’ Show Jessica Jones Facing Off Against Misty Knight

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 01:23 pm GMT -4

    The wait is almost over!  It’s been three years since Marvel Entertainment and Netflix announced a slate of programs based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  Each hero would headline their own show before coming together as ‘The Defenders’.  But perhaps they weren’t prepared for the popularity of these programs.  After a […]

  • Director Doug Liman Declares ‘Justice League Dark’ Will “Turn The Comic Book Genre On Its Head”

    Posted Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    This year, 20th Century Fox saw its latest ‘X-Men’ ensemble picture ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ wither at the summer box office, which may have been disastrous for the studio had it not been for the earlier record-breaking success of the riskier (and more risqué) ‘Deadpool’, the R-rated, ultra-violent, profanity-laced romp that shattered everyone’s expectations. Meanwhile, at Warner […]

  • (Video) ‘Stranger Things’: WIYZ News Asks For Your Help Locating Missing Teen Barb Holland And Mysterious Eggo Shoplifter

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    It looks as if Nancy wasn’t the only one who noticed that best friend Barbara Holland (Barb to her friends) has gone missing.  Local channel WIYZ’s Minute By Minute News and anchorperson Brenda Woods are seeking your help in locate Barb who is described as “loyal to a fault to Nancy.  The kind of girl […]

  • BREAKING: Director Rick Famuyiwa Runs Away From ‘The Flash’ Movie

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:49 pm GMT -4

    Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’ movie has lost another director, as Rick Famuyiwa has left the production due to… you guessed it, “creative differences.”  That makes two down, as Seth Grahame-Smith was the first director attached to the film.  Grahame-Smith also wrote the script, which Famuyiwa was alleged to still be using. (Note: Grahame-Smith’s script was […]

  • ‘TMNT: Out Of The Shadows’ Producers On What Went Wrong And Possibility Of A Third Movie (Hint: Doesn’t Look Good)

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’ fizzled this summer, despite the fact that by most accounts, it was a far, far better movie than its 2014 predecessor.  Not only was it a superior movie overall, it was the first ‘TMNT’ film to integrate cartoon villains BeBop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockwell and Krang, as well […]

  • Sony Releases Both US And International Trailers For ‘Life’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal lead the cast of Sony’s newest outer space thriller ‘Life’, directed by Daniel Espinosa (‘Safe House’) based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (‘Deadpool’, ‘Zombieland’).  Though Reese and Wernick worked with Reynolds on ‘Deadpool’, don’t expect ‘Life’ to bear any resemblance to that profane comedic romp.  This […]

  • Weekend Box Office (10/28-10/30): Boo! ‘Medea’ Scares Off Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 03:37 pm GMT -4

    Boo!  Poor Tom Hanks has a reason to be scared… or at least disappointed, as his latest movie based on the novels by Robert Koepp, ‘Inferno’ got extinguished this weekend by Tyler Perry’s latest drag opus ‘Boo! A Medea Halloween’, which took #1 for the second week in a row (the first two-fer for studio […]

  • The Search For A ‘Deadpool 2′ Director Continues

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    We just learned that ‘John Wick’ co-director David Leitch was the front runner to take over directing duties on ‘Deadpool 2′ from the departing Tim Miller.  And that remains true.  Leitch does seem to be the leading candidate, but he’s not the only one. 20th Century Fox is still meeting with potential helmers including Drew […]

  • Will A Famous Superhero Inspire The One In The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special?

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 02:09 pm GMT -4

    There may not be any new ‘Doctor Who’  episodes this year, but at least fans will get a new Christmas Special entitled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” which introduce a new concept to the Who-niverse: a superhero.  Canadian actor Justin Chatwin (‘Shameless’, ‘Orphan Black’, ‘American Gothic’) will portray Grant, a being who is described as a […]

  • Peter Jackson Returns (Sort Of) With ‘Mortal Engines’

    Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Peter Jackson crafted six classic films with ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies.  What does he do next?  The director has announced a new project, ‘Mortal Engines’ based on the books by Philip Reeve.  But Jackson won’t be directing this project.  He’s simply working on the script with his ‘Hobbit’ screenwriting team […]