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

  • Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Trailer Delivers The Scares Of Demonic Possession

    Posted Saturday, July 18th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In comics, Robert Kirkman writes books that span a variety of genres, from his zombie apocalypse smash ‘The Walking Dead’ to super heroes with ‘Invincible’ to crime thrillers with ‘Thief of Thieves.’  But TV watchers know him only for the hit adaptation of ‘The Walking Dead‘ but his latest project will hopefully enlighten them that […]

  • Stephen Amell Discusses How His Casey Jones Is Different in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell’

    Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 07:43 pm GMT -4
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    Despite dismal reviews, 2014′s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ grossed $485 million, making it Nickelodeon’s highest grossing film ever, ensuring a sequel, which filmed this spring in May.  Making his debut in this film hockey mask-wearing vigilante Casey Jones, played by Stephen Amell, already a fan favorite as Oliver Queen on the hit comic book adaptation […]

  • ‘Twilight’ Fans, Help Choose The Winner Of Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Storytellers’ Female Director Project

    Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Stephanie Meyer, the creator of the incredibly successful ‘Twilight’ universe– which originated as a bestselling YA novel series, which was then translated into record-breaking movies and has gone on to become a global pop culture phenomenon– was dismayed at the lack of female directors in Hollywood.  So she decided to do something about it. Meyer, […]

  • Hard As A Rock? The ‘Fantastic Four’ Discuss The Thing’s… Thing

    Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Say what you will about the embattled Josh Trank-directed ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, but it appears the film adaptation of the Marvel Comics team will finally answer the age old question readers have wondered for decades.  What’s up with Ben Grimm’s junk? After a transdimensional accident, Grimm (Jamie Bell) finds his body encased in orange rocks.  […]

  • NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ Is Back On Track With Ten Episodes Directed By Tarsem Singh

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    NBC’s embattled ‘Emerald City‘ is seemingly back on track after faltering hard last year.  The network ordered the show straight-to-series, skipping the pilot stage and promoted the show at SDCC 2014, but a month later, parted ways with showrunner Josh Friedman when they couldn’t see eye-to-eye. But the project is not abandoned.  New showrunner David […]

  • Get Ready For ‘Sharknado 3′: ‘The Worst Movie You Have Ever Seen’ With This ‘Sharknado Week’ Lineup

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Oh hell YES!  Syfy has been cranking out zero budget monster movies for ages, most of which go largely unnoticed by the general public.  (There are only so many episodes of ‘CSI’ and WWE wrestling to fill air time.)  But some magic alchemy happened with 2013′s ‘Sharknado,’ which not only captured the attention of the public, […]

  • Make A Wish! Disney Is Conjuring Up ‘Genie,’ A Live Action ‘Aladdin’ Prequel

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Disney is king (or is that princess?) when it comes to animated family films.  It’s latest, ‘Inside Out’ is a certified smash, overtaking ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office and easily fending off competitors like ‘Terminator: Genysis’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL.’  But when it comes to live action, the studio tends to falter.  Its latest, […]

  • Matt Ryan’s ‘Constantine’ May Cast A Spell On ‘Arrow’ Season 4

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    With his charitable work and hands-on presence on social media, ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell is really jockeying for the Mister Congeniality award of fandom.  When ‘Constantine,’ another series based on a DC Comic book on a rival network, NBC, was facing cancellation, Amell, through no obligation, offered to guest appear on it to helpfully boost […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Comes Crashing In Two Different Clips

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ is the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is set to infest theaters this week.  Are you still on the fence about this movie, based on the long-running, but rarely showcased character?  Maybe these new clips will convince you to scratch the itch. Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, an ex-con […]

  • After ‘Fantastic Four’ Go Ahead And Hit The Restroom; Jamie Bell Says There’s No Post-Credits Scene

    Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Few things about seeing superhero movies in theaters are more annoying than crossing your legs with all your might as that KFC bucket-sized Mountain Dew you spent two hours drinking decides it wants out… NOW!  But you have to sit there squirming, contemplating buying adult diapers for future comic adaptations because of what’s become the […]

  • ‘The Last Starfighter’ TV Spinoff Will Incorporate Virtual Reality Technology

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    In 1984, ‘The Last Starfighter’ soared at the box office by tapping into the latest craze arcade video games and incorporating then-cutting edge computer graphics.  The movie told the story of a video game ace played by Lance Guest who is stunned to discover that the game he becomes a high scorer on (named appropriately […]

  • An Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Goes Bad For ‘Arrow’: Neal McDonogh Will Play Season Four’s Big Bad

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 08:30 pm GMT -4
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    Prolific character actor Neal McDonough jumped into the super hero pool playing Dum Dum Dugan, one of the most famous Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the Marvel Comics Universe in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’  He reprised the role on ‘Agent Carter’ Season One and on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’   But now he’s going turncoat, trading in […]

  • Creators Of ‘Supergirl’ Discuss What Makes This Show Unique And Unveil New Character Posters

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    As you surely know by now, ‘Supergirl’ created by Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, the same minds behind The CW’s hits ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ as well as upcoming ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ is soaring her way onto CBS this fall.  Does appearing on one of the BIG networks change the approach to the character?  In […]

  • SDCC 2015: ‘Supernatural’ Panel Reveals The ‘Epic’ Tone Of Season 11

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    The ‘Supernatural‘ panel convened in Hall H on Sunday 11, 2015 at San Diego Comic Con, with executive producer/showrunner Jeremy Carver, writer/producer Andrew Dabb and actors Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard on hand to discuss Season Ten and the upcoming Season Eleven. Don’t expect a demon/crisis of the week format, […]

  • Evangeline Lily Shows How Anyone Can Be ‘Ant-Man’ In This Video (Oh And Paul Rudd is There Too)

    Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    What’s the secret to Ant-Man‘s powers?  Evangeline Lily is here to explain!  (Oh and Paul Rudd‘s there too.)  In this new clip, Lily explains that the size-changing suit employs Pym Particles to achieve his shrinking abilities, while his helmet truly grants him his name, by allowing him to communicate with ants.  Along the way, clips […]