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

  • Who Is Steve Trevor? Chris Pine Describes His ‘Wonder Woman’ Role

    Posted Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    We know Chris Pine is playing Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s love interest in the upcoming comic book adaptation, directed by Patty Jenkins, with Gal Gadot starring as the title hero.  But unlike Superman’s romantic partner Lois Lane, Steve may be a bit of an enigma to the general public. Pine is busy stumping for his […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: New Image Confirms A DARK Future For The ‘Justice League’ Movie

    Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information and IMAGES that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League – Part One’.  Proceed with caution! A few months ago, Warner Brothers released a clip from ‘Batman V Superman’ depicting a dark (evil?) version of Superman, surrounded by followers who bowed before […]

  • Lana Condor Gives The Like Totally Tubular Scoop On Jubilee In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Jubilee had tiny parts in past ‘X-Men’ movies, but in this summer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, the mallrat character gets to really shine as one of the core team.  The film version of Jubilee is different from the comic book/cartoon version in a lot of ways, beginning with her place on the team.  The character was a […]

  • Think Ben Affleck’s Batman Is Older And Weary? Wait’ll You Learn These Facts About ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s been common knowledge pretty much since filming on ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ began that director Zack Snyder was basing a lot of the elements of this Batman, played by Ben Affleck, on the grizzled, battle-weary version from Frank Miller’s 1986 comic miniseries ‘The Dark Knight Returns’.  But if you thought HE was old and […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ May See A Roster Change – Can You EnVision An Avenger Joining?

    Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    RUMOR ALERT: This article contains information that is just a RUMOR at this point, so take everything with a grain of salt.  Also some information may be considered SPOILERS.  Proceed with caution. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ culminated with a shake up in the lineup of the titular team, which will further play out in this […]

  • Zack Snyder Discusses Doomsday, Wonder Woman And Her Possible Connection To Luthor (SPOILER-FREE)

    Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    The movie may be entitled ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, but it’s no secret that Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, plays a pretty important role in it as well.  But how large is her role?  Is she really integral or is she just tacked on to set up her solo movie? ‘The ‘BVS’ […]

  • Scott Snyder Moves From ‘Batman’ To ‘Detective Comics’

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Batman’ will be among the DC Comics titles going biweekly this summer as the publisher moves to bring its output more in line with the movies and television offerings based on them as produced by parent company Warner Brothers.  For the last five years, since the launch of the New 52 initiative, Scott Snyder has penned […]

  • FOX Has Ordered A Pilot For A Series Based On ‘The Exorcist’

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    A cinematic reboot of William Friedman’s horror classic ‘The Exorcist’– considered by many to be the scariest movie of all time– has been churning in development hell for years.  Has FOX found the key to reviving this property?  Perhaps, as the network has placed a pilot order for a television adaptation. A previous attempt to adapt […]

  • ‘Avatar 2′ Gets Pushed Back… To Avoid Star Wars?

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Avatar’ became a blockbuster in 2009 and remains the highest grossing movie ever worldwide.  Follow-ups are just logical, yet so far none have materialized.  Director James Cameron has big plans for the franchise, including three sequels, all filmed simultaneously/back-to-back to be released one year apart.  The first was slated to arrive at Christmas 2017 but […]

  • DC Comics Is Relaunching With New #1′s To Tie Into Movies (Oh And Those TV Shows Are Okay…)

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    DC relaunched its entire line of comics in 2011 as part of the New 52 initiative.  Since then, they’ve essentially flung a lot of poo at the wall to see what stuck, including the less than stellar recent Convergence crossover.  One thing that has become clear is that DC is quick to chop any book […]

  • Lynda Carter Is Confirmed NOT To Appear In The New ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Unlike Superman and Batman (and heck, The Punisher, The Hulk and half the X-Men), there’s only been one live action Wonder Woman and in many people’s minds the image of Lynda Carter twirling into action in the famous star-spangle one-piece is THE first thing they think of when they think of the Amazing Amazon.  So […]

  • Weekend Box Office (01/22-01/24) – Fans Brave The Blizzard To Watch One As ‘The Revenenat’ Takes #1

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5
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    It’s fitting that during a weekend which a large chunk of the nation was hammered with a major snow storm, the #1 movie is about a man struggling to survive in the frozen wilderness.  But while the box office was down 27% compared to this same weekend last year, fueled by 12 Academy Award nominations, Alejandro […]

  • What Did Kevin Smith Say About The Multiverse That Was Cut From ‘Dawn of the Justice League’?

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -5
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    As we’ve seen on this season of ‘The Flash’ the DC heroes don’t inhabit a shared universe, they share a multiverse, consisting of an untold number of parallel Earths all vastly different from one another.  And speaking of The Flash and realities, as Warner Brothers prepared to introduce the character as part of their film […]

  • Prepare For War With The Newest ‘Warcraft’ Trailer

    Posted Monday, January 25th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Based on the best selling Blizzard Entertainment PC game series, ‘Warcraft’ despite its complex special effects and sweeping fantasy feel, is one of the quieter new releases coming up this summer.  But does that mean it should be overlooked? Well, the new trailer for the film is here and gives you a glimpse at the […]

  • What Is Lauren Cohan’s Mystery Role In ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’

    Posted Sunday, January 24th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Now this is interesting.  Lauren Cohan, the star of the current horror flick ‘The Boy’ and best known as Maggie Greene Rhee on ‘The Walking Dead’ has a surprise role in March’s highly anticipated ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’.  While promoting ‘The Boy’, Cohan tweeted the announcement that she portrays Martha Wayne in the upcoming […]