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

  • NBC Announces Season Six Will Be The Last For ‘Grimm’

    Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Bad news.  As the new fall TV season is getting ready to kick off, unfortunately that means that the networks are making some tough decisions as to which existing shows to cancel.  The latest casualty is veteran supernatural drama ‘Grimm’ which NBC has announced will end after the upcoming sixth season.  Fans were already concerned […]

  • ‘Team Thor’ Video Explains What Thor Was Up To During ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Fans in attendance at SDCC’s Marvel panel were treated to an exclusive clip called ‘Team Thor’ directed by ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ helmer Taika Waititi.  This clip reportedly had the audience in stitches as they discovered what Thor was up to during the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’– which was essentially bumming around, drawing cartoons and […]

  • Has Rotten Tomatoes Revealed The Theme Of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6?

    Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    TV and movie review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes may have just revealed the theme to ‘American Horror Story’ Season 6.  As they have in years past, the shows creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have kept the theme of the upcoming installment of the anthology series under wraps.  But this year they wanted to keep […]

  • Ben Affleck Tweets Test Footage Revealing Who Batman May Fight In His Movie

    Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    Not much is known about the solo ‘Batman’ which will star Ben Affleck in the title role, and that Affleck is also directing and co-writing (with Geoff Johns).  The movie doesn’t even have a release date yet, but even so, Affleck impressed many with his performance in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ so expectations […]

  • Weekend Box Office (08/26-08/28): ‘Don’t Breathe’ Makes Double Its Budget In One Weekend

    Posted Monday, August 29th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’ scared its way to #1 this weekend, taking in $26.1 million. Sony president Josh Greenstein said: “To more than double your production budget on opening weekend is a fantastic result.  It’s the latest in a string of low-budget movies that have been very profitable movies for Sony, including The Shallows and Sausage […]

  • ‘Scream’ Queen Bella Thorne Is Adapting Vampire Novel ‘Drink, Slay, Love’ For Lifetime

    Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Scream’ star Bella Thorne is sinking her teeth into an adaptation of vampire YA novel ‘Drink, Slay, Love’.  Thorne will star in and executive produce the film for the Lifetime network. Here is a synopsis of the novel written by Sarah Beth Durst: Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and […]

  • Writer Patrick Ness Compares ‘Doctor Who’ Spinoff ‘Class’ To ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’

    Posted Friday, August 26th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Writer Patrick Ness recently spoke about his new series ‘Class’ which exists as part of the ‘Doctor Who’ universe and is set at the Coal Hill School, a location very important in this world. “Coal Hill has existed in Doctor Who since literally episode one.  The Doctor’s granddaughter went there. So we thought, ‘All that time […]

  • Trailer For Russian Superheroes ‘Guardians’ Includes A Giant Bear-Man With A Machine Gun

    Posted Thursday, August 25th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Russia is getting their own live action super heroes in the film ‘Guardians’ directed by American filmmaker Sarik Andreasyan and introduces a Cold War-era team of Soviet heroes to answer to American teams like ‘The Fantastic Four’ and ‘The Avengers’. The team debuted in a new trailer which just arrived this week.  Now keep in […]

  • Spider-Gwen Comes To Animated Life In New Four-Part ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Series

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 07:05 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ has already introduced alternate versions of ol’ Web Head, including Miles Morales, Spider-Man 2099, The Scarlet Spider, Iron Spider, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Girl and even Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham.  Now get ready for another arachnid enforcer, as Spider-Gwen is set to swing onto the show voiced by Disney star Dove Cameron (‘Liv And […]

  • Three Names Emerge For Director Of ‘Captain Marvel’

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Marvel is narrowing its choices of directors for the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie which isn’t due until 2019, but Academy Award winner Brie Larsen has already been cast as the title character and will to make her debut in the role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.  Meg LeFauve provided the current script. Marvel specifically wants a female […]

  • 11 UK Teasers For ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Ask “Who Will Meet Lucille?”

    Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information that may be considered SPOILERS for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7.  Proceed with caution. It may still be hot as blazes (at least in some places), but the networks are teasing the new fall TV schedule and the hottest show on TV, AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ will be coming […]

  • Joey King Is Coming For ‘The Flash’; Tweets First Image As Villain Magenta

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 08:30 pm GMT -4
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    We recently reported that ‘Fargo’ actor Joey King had signed on to appear in the third episode of the upcoming third season of The CW’s hit ‘The Flash’.  King will portray the character Magenta, a.k.a. Frances Kane, a mutant with the ability to control metal and who served as a supporting character in the comic […]

  • Director Dean Israelite Discusses His Approach To ‘Power Rangers’ And Casting Bryan Cranston

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 03:16 pm GMT -4
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    Dean Israelite has one feature film under his belt, 2015′s ‘Project Almanac’.  But now he is tasked with a daunting task; rebooting the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ the early 90s phenomenon which launched a decades-long franchise. Even diehard fans have to admit that the original show, which recycled footage from a Japanese Sentai show, was […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2′ Director James Gunn Defends Casting Zendaya As Mary Jane Watson

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 08:15 pm GMT -4
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    Hollywood can’t seem to win for losing.  Many were outraged at the “whitewashing” of the character The Ancient One, a character depicted as an Asian man in the comics, who will be played by Caucasian actor Tilda Swinton in ‘Doctor Strange’.  But when another Marvel movie attempts to diversify its lineup by casting a non-white […]

  • The Novelization Of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Delves Deeper Into Black Widow’s Past

    Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 01:07 pm GMT -4
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    There’s been buzz over Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow– so far the queen bee of the Marvel Cinematic Universe– getting her own movie at some point.  Fans, including young girls, have embraced this catsuit-wearing butt-kicker.  But we know ‘Captain Marvel’ (or ‘The Wasp’ depending on how you look at it) will be the first Marvel female […]