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

  • Complete ‘The Martian’ Primer – Get Complete Bios and Mission Details In This NASA Report

    Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian‘ should have no problem landing at #1 and raking in loads of money.  Not only is it the first big event movie to come along in months, but it’s already garnered rave reviews from those who have seen it. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is […]

  • The Gangs All Here! Ernie Hudson And Annie Potts Have Cameos In The New ‘Ghostbusters’

    Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    The new Paul Feig-directed ‘Ghostbusters’ seems to have gotten the final stamp of approval as the two remaining members of the GB team are reported to have cameos in the film– Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts. Hudson and Potts join Billy Murray and Dan Aykroyd who have already been confirmed to have brief scenes in […]

  • The Cast Welcomes You In This First Look Video For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    “I’m sorry lady,” says Denis O’Hare’s new ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ character Liz Taylor, “This is a no-tell motel.”  What secrets are Liz and the other staff and visitors hiding?  We’ll have to wait until October 7th to begin exploring the mysterious Hotel Cortez, but the cast members are ready to divulge some clues in […]

  • Disney Plans To Re-Release The Original Theatrical Cuts Of The ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

    Posted Monday, September 21st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    In what is surely great news to everyone but George Lucas, it’s being reported that Disney, who now owns Lucasfilm LTD and all its properties, plans to undo all the CGI “improvements” Lucas made to his classic ‘Star Wars’ trilogy in the 90s and re-release the movies as they were originally made and seen. This […]

  • Double Vision: Paul Bettany Talks Jason Statham And The Need For Stunt… And Acting Doubles

    Posted Sunday, September 20th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

      One doesn’t become an Avenger by backing down from opponents or in order to play diplomat and Paul Bettany shows he has the moxie to hang with the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during an appearance on ‘The Conan O’Brian Show.’  Bettany, who plays the android hero The Vision in Marvel’s juggernaut movie franchise, appeared on […]

  • The Addiction Demon Is This Season’s Twisty The Clown – Check Out The New ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Monster

    Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015 02:05 pm GMT -4

    WARNING: Slightly NSFW language follows. We already know about Lady Gaga‘s Elizabeth a.k.a. The Countess’ vampire-like brood, with her creepy gaggle of platinum-headed kids as well as her assorted lovers.  But as with previous installments of ‘American Horror Story’ the main baddies are rarely the real horrors.  Last season, ‘Freak Show’ featured Finn Wittrock as […]

  • Mark Wahlberg Is In But Michael Bay Isn’t Confirmed For ‘Transformers 5′

    Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015 01:14 pm GMT -4

    Despite earlier reports, Michael Bay has NOT officially signed on to direct a fifth ‘Transformers’ flick.  The explosion-meister is responsible for the first four, with Shia LeBeouf in the lead of the first three and Mark Wahlberg in the fourth.  Wahlberg has already confirmed that he is coming back, but for whatever reason, Bay hasn’t […]

  • Kate Mara Wants Everyone To Know How She Feels About ‘Fantastic Four’

    Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4

    In case you missed it, there was a disaster of a super hero movie released two months ago called ‘Fantastic Four’ that barely anyone saw and those that did, largely hated.  But while most actors associated with such a huge turkey would quietly lie low and wait for people to forget it, Kate Mara seems […]

  • Trek Ya Later! ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Gets Pushed Back

    Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    The five year mission is being delayed.  Paramount’s ‘Star Trek Beyond’ was slated to beam into theaters next summer on July 8th, but now won’t arrive until July 22nd.  No reason has been given for the shuffle. Directed by Justin Lin, ‘Beyond’ will depict the start of the starship Enterprise’s five year mission into deep […]

  • Matt Damon Boasts About His Botany Powers In This Clip From ‘The Martian’

    Posted Friday, September 18th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    After Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind on the desolate planet Mars, he must figure out a way to ration his meager stash of food until he can either escape or be rescued.  Luckily, he just happens to be a botanist. If anyone has a hope of growing something on a planet where nothing […]

  • Lady Gaga Glams And Grooves In A New ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Trailer

    Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Elvis crooned about ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ but the newest installment of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel‘ is more of a heart-stopping hotel and this latest trailer features music that is a far cry from The King’s smooth style.  Pop icon Lady Gaga plays Elizabeth, also known as The Countess, an extremely long-lived (immortal?) seductress who maintains her youth […]

  • Netflix Releases Five New Images From ‘Jessica Jones’

    Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 12:59 pm GMT -4

    Slated for release in November, ‘Jessica Jones’ follows and builds upon the first Marvel/Netflix collaboration ‘Daredevil’ which brought a gritty, street-level spin to the live action Marvel Universe.  ‘Daredevil’ was a solid hit and a second season has already been ordered.  ‘Jessica Jones’, starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Rachel Taylor and Carrie-Anne Moss, […]

  • Watch The Trailer For ‘Back In Time,’ The New Documentary That Revisits ‘Back To The Future’

    Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Steven Spielberg declares that ‘Back To The Future’ is the “Best time-travel movie ever” in new interview footage from the documentary ‘Back In Time.’  Considering that Spielberg executive produced the movie, that may seem immodest.  Or maybe he’s just right. ‘Back To The Future’ was one of the most successful films of the 80s and […]

  • Forget The Snarling ‘Aliens’, Ridley Scott Has A Loftier Concept For ‘Prometheus 2′

    Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Prometheus’ may not have been much of a success in the US– It OPENED in second behind ‘Madagascar 3′!– and was mostly panned by critics and audiences, but the film made over $400 million worldwide and director Ridley Scott apparently has more story to tell, so a sequel is still in the works.  The appeal […]

  • The Gray Side Of The Force? Benicio Del Toro Sort Of Debunks Talk That He Is The Villain In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

    Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Big budget expected-blockbusters are often cloaked in mystery as filmmakers struggle against increasing scrutiny of such projects.  Often actors are sternly forbidden to discuss much if anything about these films in fear that too much will be revealed which could spoil a movie.  Anthony Daniels, who has played C-3PO for going on forty years recently […]