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

  • Paul Feig Says ‘Ghostbusters’ Will Be Longer On Home Video

    Posted Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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      The reviews for Paul Feig‘s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot are largely positive so far (79% on Rotten Tomatoes), despite early negative reaction to the trailer.  Hopefully once audiences see it, they’ll be as enthusiastic as the critics have been.  And if viewers are pleased, they should be happy to know that there’s a lot more where […]

  • Simon Pegg Pens A Lengthy Response To The Gay Sulu Controversy

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Star Trek Beyond’ opening in about a month, any publicity should be good publicity… right?  But last week, waves were made when it was revealed that Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, would be revealed to be gay.  There were supporters of the move as well as detractors.  But what no one saw coming […]

  • James Gunn Teases That Marvel Studios Has New Technology To Prevent Piracy At SDCC

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 08:03 pm GMT -4
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    Back in April, 20th Century Fox announced it was skipping San Diego Comic Con this year over fears of piracy.  And it’s not entirely surprising considering that the exclusive ‘Deadpool’ footage they unspooled last year almost immediately found its way online.  Many of the other big studios aren’t shying away.  Warner Brothers is preparing a […]

  • Yes, There Is A ‘Ghostbusters’ Post-Credits Scene

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This obviously discusses the post-credits scene in ‘Ghostbusters’ so if you’d rather wait and see it for yourself, you may want to skip it. After much debate and anticipation, Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ has finally begun screening for critics and surprisingly, the response has been mostly positive.  It was always believed that this was […]

  • Weekend Box Office (07/08-07/10): ‘Pets’ Success Is No Secret, ‘Tarzan’ Continues To Impress

    Posted Monday, July 11th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In this edition of our Weekend Box Office report, Universal’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ topped the charts earning $103M as expected.  The animated comedy targeted the same family audience as Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’ and benefited from the fact that ‘Dory’ has already been out for several weeks.  Speaking of ‘Dory’, that film slipped to […]

  • Here’s A New Look At The New Female Iron Man’s Armor

    Posted Saturday, July 9th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    We just reported that Marvel was introducing a new African American female Iron Man, Riri Williams, a 15 year-old prodigy who is already enrolled at MIT who builds her own suit out of discarded scraps of Tony Stark’s old suits of armor and who will succeed Stark in the role.  (Like Thor, it appears she […]

  • Simon Pegg And Zachary Quinto Respond To George Takei’s Criticism Over Making Sulu Gay In ‘Star Trek Beyond’

    Posted Friday, July 8th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well this escalated quickly. Yesterday, news arrived that in the new movie ‘Star Trek Beyond’, Sulu (John Cho) would be revealed to be gay.  The decision came from screenwriter/actor Simon Pegg (Scotty) and director Justin Lin, who intended the revelation to be a nod to the original Sulu, George Takei, who is gay in real […]

  • One Original Power Ranger Is Not Happy About Bryan Cranston’s Casting

    Posted Friday, July 8th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Most ‘Power Rangers’ fans were delighted that acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston was cast to play the heroes’ mentor Zordon in the upcoming film adapatation.  After all, not only was Cranston a fan favorite due to his long-running role on ‘Breaking Bad’ but he actually had an inside connection to ‘Power Rangers’, having voiced some of […]

  • Oh Nooooo! George Takei Thinks Making Sulu Gay In ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Is “Unfortunate”

    Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well… this probably wasn’t how things were expected to go.  News broke today that in ‘Star Trek Beyond’, the character of Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho would be gay.  The move, perpetrated by writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin, was an homage to the fact that George Takei, the original actor to play […]

  • Oh Myyyyyyyy! In ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Sulu’s A Dad (Oh And Also Gay)

    Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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      One thing that ‘Star Trek’ fans have always embraced is the idea of a united humanity, which began way back in the original series.  Lieutenant Uhura was one of the first depictions of a black woman as a capable professional and not domestic help and her kiss with Kirk was the first interracial smooch […]

  • Bryan Cranston Stresses That ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ Will Be “Unrecognizable” From The TV Series

    Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Bryan Cranston provided the voices of two villains on the first iteration of ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ back in the day and will be playing Zordon in the upcoming film reboot.  But it was his prior experience with the franchise that almost prevented him from rejoining. As he recently stated: “At first I was, to […]

  • ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Comes To Life In A New Clip And Pictures

    Posted Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Fans are eagerly awaiting the animated adaptation of ‘The Killing Joke’ which reunites the 90s team of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker.  The movie will premier at SDCC and get a one night only wide release in theaters on July 25th, before being released on home video. Now DC All […]

  • Top 10 X-Men That Got Screwed In The Movies

    Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains SPOILERS for all of the ‘X-Men’ movies including ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’.  If you haven’t seen all of them, proceed with caution. 20th Century Fox’s ‘X-Men’ movies are ensemble films.  Even the “solo” movies are peppered with guest appearances from additional comic book characters.  As such, certain characters get shorted when it […]

  • Weekend Box Office (06/01-06/03): ‘Tarzan’ Exceeds Expectation, But ‘Dory’ Dominates

    Posted Monday, July 4th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Warner Brothers was skeptical about ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ starring Alexander Skarsgård.  The literary character, created by writer Edgar Rice Borroughs, has appeared in over 200 movies, but hasn’t been a very visible character in many years.  But the film took in an unexpected $38 million over three days.  (It’s technically a four-day weekend, so […]

  • Carly Pope Targets Oliver Queen On ‘Arrow’ Season 5 And Opens The Door For A Certain Emerald Gladiator

    Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    Carly Pope returns to The CW for ‘Arrow’ Season Five.  Pope previously starred on the series ‘The Tomorrow People’ which was also co-created by ‘Arrow’ producer Greg Berlanti and co-starred Robbie Amell, the cousin of ‘Arrow’ star Stephen, who went on to star as Ronnie Raymond on ‘The Flash’. Pope will portray Susan Williams, an […]