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

  • James Cameron, Producer Jon Landau Offer Previews Of The ‘Avatar’ Experience At Disney World

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 05:30 pm GMT -4

    Get ready to visit the world of Pandora from the movie ‘Avatar’, soon to become a sprawling franchise.  Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set to host a new immersive experience set to open this summer.  James Cameron himself presented previews of these attractions on morning chat show ‘The View’, while producer Jon Landau guided a tour […]

  • New ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Plot Details Explain The Hulk, Valkyrie And Doctor Strange’s Roles

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    With the release of a batch of new photos from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, we now have a bit of a better understanding of what to expect from this latest entry from Marvel Studios.  The film has previously been described as a cosmic “buddy road trip” picture and the fact that it was directed by Taika Waititi, […]

  • Jason And Kimberly Bond In This ‘Breakfast Club’-Esque Clip From ‘Power Rangers’

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Oh teens!  Always rebelling! We don’t know the specifics yet, but we do know that director Dean Israelite and the other creators behind ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ have drawn inspiration from various other teen movies– like ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Chronicle’– to make a more grounded, sophisticated spin on the over-the-top kids series/toy commercial ‘Mighty Morphin […]

  • Disney Shareholders Got A First Look At ‘The Last Jedi’ Footage And Here’s What They Saw

    Posted Thursday, March 9th, 2017 01:29 pm GMT -4

    ‘Star Wars Celebration’ kicks off next month in Orlando and fans should expect to get their first look at what could possibly be 2017′s most anticipated film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Chapter VIII of the most popular movie franchise in history.  But Disney shareholders got a special sneak peek at a meeting in Denver, […]

  • Zack Snyder Responds To Questions About Jason Momoa Test Footage With New Pic

    Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Last week, director Zack Snyder gave fans a treat by posting a short video of Jason Momoa in underwater action as Aquaman in test footage from the upcoming ‘Justice League’.  Viewers were intrigued by the footage and wondered how much of it was real and how much was movie magic.  Was that even Momoa or […]

  • Simon Kinberg Confirms That ‘Deadpool 2′ Leads Into A New Take On ‘X-Force’

    Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    Last year, comic book writer/illustrator Rob Liefeld, creator of Deadpool, Cable and other popular concepts, revealed that at one point, 20th Century Fox had a movie in the works based on ‘X-Force’, the paramilitary strike force, led by Cable, that evolved out of the more benign ‘New Mutants’.  But it appears that plans changed and ‘X-Force’ […]

  • Did Lana Condor Tease That She May Return As Jubilee In The Next ‘X-Men’ Movie?

    Posted Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 06:00 pm GMT -4

    In last summer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, audiences were introduced to new younger versions of preexisting cinematic mutants– Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey.  But following the lackluster critical and financial reception to that film, the future of the franchise was up […]

  • If I Were You I’d Take Pre-Cauuutiiiiiion: Patty Jenkins Discusses The True Identity Of Elena Anaya’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Villain

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -4

    Wonder Woman is known for many things, including her unique weaponry,  her unmistakable costume, her place alongside her male peers as a founder of the Justice League and of course for being a feminist pop culture icon.  One thing she might not be as well known for is her Rogues Gallery.  I mean sure there’s […]

  • “Ho-Leeee…””SHHHHH!” – It’s A Full Clip From ‘Power Rangers’, Introducing [REDACTED]

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 04:45 pm GMT -4

    We still have a couple of weeks before Lionsgate’s big screen re-envisioning of ‘Power Rangers’ which promises to bring a more grounded, modern feel to the hyper-kinetic, technicolor frenzy from the early 90s.  Fans have been looking forward to this movie with a mixture of excitement and caution… I mean when you strip away the […]

  • Screenwriter Michael Green Discusses That Past Disaster Deleted From ‘Logan’ (SPOILERS!)

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 04:00 pm GMT -4

    SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses events– vague as they might be– from ‘Logan’.  Proceed with caution. Some fans are walking out of ‘Logan’ with big questions about a certain past catastrophe at the Westchester, NY home of Professor Charles Xavier and the X-Men during which the mutant heroes were (all?) killed and 600 others injured, […]

  • Weekend Box Office (3/3-3/5): ‘Logan’ X-Excutes The Competition And X-Pectations

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    ‘Logan’ was expected to win the weekend, but the latest (and last?) outing for Hugh Jackman as the razor-clawed mutant, slashed away the competition from both this week and years past.  Raking in $85.3M, ‘Logan’ now ranks as the highest R-rated debut for March, de-powering ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ ($85.1M in 2015) and ‘The Passion […]

  • Meet The Full Cast Of Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ And Get A First Look At Black Bolt And Lockjaw

    Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    IMAX and ABC have teamed to bring the newest Marvel Comics property to the big screen.  After many seasons of setup in ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, the Inhumans are coming!  This innovative partnership will bring Marvel’s cosmic powered Royal Family to life in an eight-episode miniseries, the first two episodes of which premier in IMAX […]

  • ‘Deadpool 2′: David Harbour Has Reportedly Screen Tested To Play Cable

    Posted Friday, March 3rd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    David Harbour has proven to be a breakout star on Netflix’s hit ‘Stranger Things’ playing Police Chief Jim Hopper and serving as the defacto spokesperson for the show in interviews and on awards shows. Now he might be earning a high profile role on the big screen, as word has emerged that Harbour is being […]

  • Sophie Turner Is Returning For ‘X-Men: Supernova’

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 04:04 pm GMT -4

    Sophie Turner has confirmed that her iteration of Jean Grey will be back in the new ‘X-Men’ movie, currently dubbed ‘X-Men: Supernova’. While attending the 2017 BAFTA awards, Turner, who also stars on ‘Game of Thrones’ as Sansa Stark, laid out her shooting schedule for the coming year: “We’re about to start shooting the next […]

  • Did Josh Boone Confirm Maisie Williams As Wolfsbane In ‘New Mutants’?

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 11:30 am GMT -4

    20th Century Fox is looking to diversify with its X-Men license and right now, beyond ‘Deadpool 2‘, that fate rests on ‘New Mutants’ a film adaptation of the very first ‘X-Men’ spin-off comic book title… well, not counting ‘Dazzler’.  Last year, rumors bubbled up that at least one of these pubescent heroes had been cast […]