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

  • Super Heroines In The City: Is Sony Planning A Spider-Women Team-Up Film?

    Posted Friday, October 31st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ may have stumbled at the box office, but it can hardly be called a failure.  Even so, Sony seems to be re-evaluating its ambitious plan to craft an entire cinematic universe around Marvel’s flagship hero.  Even so, already in-development movies like ‘Sinister Six’ and ‘Venom’ are moving forward and earlier it […]

  • Neil Patrick Harris And David Burtka Sign On For ‘American Horror Story’ And Lily Rabe Is Set To Return

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Hollywood power couple Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka will be popping up on Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show‘ in the last two episodes of this season.  Harris, who previously appeared on Murphy’s other hit show ‘Glee,’ will appear in the last two episodes of the season as a “chameleon salesman.”  […]

  • Because No One Demanded It, Joel Schumacher Is Returning To The Batman Franchise

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Batman Forever‘ was a decent enough hit at the box office, with Val Kilmer in the title role and introducing Chris O’Donnell as Robin.  Joel Schumacher helmed the third film in the franchise, taking over for eccentric director Tim Burton, who directed the first two Bat-movies.  Unfortunately, Schumacher followed this hit movie up with ‘Batman […]

  • More Marvel Movie Info: ‘The Inhumans’ And ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Marvel’s President Kevin Feige made waves by announcing the studio’s third wave of films, which includes several sequels as well as starring features for Black Panther, the studio’s first black headliner and Captain Marvel, the first solo female hero to star in her own movie.  Among these, look forward to a third ‘Thor’ subtitled ‘Ragnarok’ […]

  • Keanu Reeves Discusses The Roles That Got Away And His Upcoming Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Replicas’

    Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    It’s hard to imagine, but the star of ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, ‘Constantine’ and the classic ‘Bill & Ted’ movies, Keanu Reeves, now 50 years old, has hit something of a dry spot when it comes to studio films. While promoting his latest hit movie ‘John Wick’, the actor candidly admitted “It sucks, but it’s just […]

  • Marvel Announces Its First Female Lead In A Film… And It’s Not Black Widow!

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 07:19 pm GMT -5
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    Scarlett Johansson has made quite a splash as Black Widow in three Marvel movies now, ‘Iron Man 2′, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’  Hayley Atwell’s ‘Agent Carter‘ will headline her own TV series this winter.  But neither of these powerful women will star in their own live action movie.  The first Marvel […]

  • Robert Kirkman Debunks ‘The Walking Dead’ “It’s All A Dream” Theory

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    The live action television adaptation of the hit Image comic book ‘The Walking Dead’, written by Robert Kirkman is actually growing its already massive audience with its new sixth season, seemingly locking it in for many more seasons to come.  But recently, fans of the show began buzzing that perhaps things were not what they […]

  • David S. Goyer Is Looking To Adapt ‘Krypton’ As A TV Series

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Gotham’ is doing well on Fox, so it’s not terribly surprising that Warner Brothers is looking to deliver another prequel TV series based on its DC Comics mythology.  In this case, the studio is looking to bring Superman’s home world of Krypton to the small screen.  This would be the second Superman prequel, following The […]

  • Jaden Smith May Join His Mother Jada In The DC TV Universe

    Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Jada Pinkett Smith is getting very favorable reactions to her portrayal of original character Fish Mooney on Fox’s ‘Gotham’ series.  And her husband Will’s name has been bandied about in relation to the role of Bronze Tiger in the proposed ‘Suicide Squad’ movie.  Now a third member of the show biz clan may also be […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Multiversity – The Just’ #1

    Posted Sunday, October 26th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Fans of the DC Universe of the 90s and early 2000s should enjoy this tribute via Grant Morrison’s ‘Multiversity’ series which explores random parallel Earths in the new DC continuity.  It was recently hinted that the pre-New 52 still exists somewhere and this series may revisit that history, but this particular issue visits a world […]

  • The Inspirational True Story Of Elsa’s Shift From Villain To Hero In ‘Frozen’

    Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    As you may or not know, Disney’s record-breaking animated feature ‘Frozen’ was– like many Disney classics– based on a fairy tale, in this case Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Snow Queen,’ with Elsa serving as the title villain.  But somehow, along the way, things shifed for the better. In the original draft, Elsa used her icy […]

  • Tom Hardy May Be In Consideration For Yet Another Comic Book Movie… But Not As A Hero

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Tom Hardy first gained real prominence in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Inception‘ and apparently impressed the director so much that he cast in him a huge role as Bane in ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’  Since then, his star has steadily risen and comic book movie fans seem especially impressed with his depictions.  He was recently rumored to […]

  • Get To Know The Cast From ‘Big Hero 6′ With These Clips And International Trailer

    Posted Monday, October 20th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    It’s been just a few days, but Disney has released more promotional material for ‘Big Hero 6‘ loosely based on the Marvel Comic, based on a young team of geniuses who become high-tech super heroes when a powerful force threatens their city of San Fransokyo. First, just for fun, here is the foreign Portuguese trailer, […]

  • Another Rogue Joins The Cast Of ‘The Flash’! Who’s Playing The Pied Piper?

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    First Weather Wizard and Professor Zoom, then Captain Cold.  Not to mention Gorilla Grodd Easter Egged and Captain Boomerang rumored.  Now another of The Flash’s Rogues is slated to appear on the breakout hit show, The Pied Piper. In the comics, The Pied Piper is Hartley Rathaway, who was born deaf, but thanks to surgery […]

  • Jenna Malone May Have Been Cast In ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, But As Who?

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Suckerpunch’ actress Jena Malone may… or may not have been cast in Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.  She was photographed alongside Snyder at the Michigan set for the tentpole film, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she was cast.  After all, Snyder directed the actress in ‘Suckerpunch’ so maybe she […]