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

  • M. Night Shyamalan Defends ‘The Last Airbender’ (And Disses Megan Fox)

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    In 2005, Nickelodeon launched an original series called ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ that fused anime with western animation, depicting a society very much seeped in Asian history, culture and mysticism, but likewise blended with other influences.  The series followed the adventures of teen protagonists Aang, Katara and Sokka in their quests through their home world.  […]

  • Before ‘Jurassic World’ Even Opens, Colin Trevorrow Says He Won’t Direct The Sequel

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 01:09 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Jurassic World’ won’t hit US theaters until next week on June 12, 2015 but the film is already rolling out overseas.  The world premier was held in Paris, France this past weekend and director Colin Trevorrow was asked about the likely sequel and his involvement.  His response may surprise you.  “I would be involved in […]

  • Chris Pratt Cuts Up While Filming ‘Jurassic World’ In Four Behind-The-Scenes Videos

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    One certainly can’t accuse Chris Pratt of being a method actor.  (Unless, his ‘Jurassic World’ role, Owen Grady acts just like Chris Pratt.)  The actor who rose to prominence on the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’ hasn’t lost his natural comic appeal as highlighted in a series of behind-the-scenes clips as he cuts up in between […]

  • Andre Tricoteux Is Ready To Shine As Colossus In ‘Deadpool’

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    One of the least realized roles in the ‘X-Men’ cinematic franchise has been Daniel Cudmore’s take on Colossus.  In the comics, the Russian mutant with the power to turn his skin into steel is a long-running and beloved character, but Cudmore got very little screen time in his appearances and almost no lines.  His fan-favorite […]

  • Wonder Woman And Aquaman Concept Art From George Miller’s ‘Justice League: Mortal’

    Posted Monday, June 1st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Most likely fueled by the rave reviews and box office success of George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ scuttlebutt regarding his aborted 2007 project ‘Justice League: Mortal’ has been kicking up at a remarkable rate.  Just days ago, we reported that director Ryan Unicomb had plans to film a documentary about this movie that never was.  […]

  • Become Your Favorite Avenger Thanks To Samsung’s 360 Degree Simulation

    Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    You’ve seen the movies and there are plenty of video games that let you play as a member of The Avengers, but none are as immersive as this new 360 degree simulator from Samsung.  Launched to coincide with ‘Age of Ultron,’ this simulator actually allows you, guided by Maria Hill herself, to step into Avengers Tower […]

  • And Then There Were Six- Marvel Tested Six Actors To Play The New Spider-Man

    Posted Sunday, May 31st, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    About a month ago, word was that Asa Butterfield pretty much had a lock on the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in next summer’s ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ but not so fast!  Those reports seem to have been premature as Marvel is just now narrowing its choices and while Butterfield is among those that tested for the […]

  • Simon Pegg Phasered Away 45 Pages From The ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Script

    Posted Saturday, May 30th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is locked into a July 8, 2016, so production should begin soon, but the project has recently hit a few bumps, with writer/director Roberto Orci stepping away after failing to see eye-to-eye with Paramount, who deemed his script “too Star Trek-y.”  It then fell into the hands of cast member Simon Pegg, […]

  • Caity Lotz Discusses Playing White Canary On ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

    Posted Friday, May 29th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The ‘Arrow’ producers keep the twists coming.  In Season Two, they introduced The Canary, a nascent version of the DC super character Black Canary.  But whereas in the comics, Black Canary is Dinah Lance (named Laurel on the show, played by Katie Cassidy), on ‘Arrow,’ the first Canary was Laurel’s sister Sara, who had previously […]

  • Animatic Reveals A Longer And Different Arnim Zola Scene From ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

    Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Everyone is anxiously awaiting ‘Captain America: Civil War’, which is looking less and less like an actual Captain America movie and more and more like ‘Avengers 2.5.’  But Cap (Chris Evans), aided by Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) took center stage in last summer’s ‘The Winter Soldier.’  Even though that movie has already been released on […]

  • Tilda Swinton In Talks For A Role In Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’… But With A Few Twists

    Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Character actress and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton is reportedly on track to take on a pivotal role in next year’s Marvel feature ‘Doctor Strange’.  The androgynous Swinton is fittingly taking on an unexpected role, that of the male character The Ancient One. In the comics, this character is an aged master of sorcery who trains […]

  • Captain Kirk- Dude In Distress? Chris Pine May Need Saving By ‘Wonder Woman’

    Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Evans, Hemsworth and Pratt may have their own super hero movies to headline over at Marvel, but there’s one blond, chiseled, blue-eyed Chris that Thanos isn’t getting his bejeweled glove on, all-American golden boy Chris Pine.  The new school Captain Kirk is in negotiations with Warner Brothers to make his mark on their burgeoning DC […]

  • Watch Batman And Joker In Action On The Set Of ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    David Ayers is chugging away, shooting ‘Suicide Squad’ in Toronto with an all-star cast, which now includes Ben Affleck as Batman.  This isn’t a huge revelation, as a Batman cameo has been rumored almost from the start and the movie version of Task Force X is comprised largely of Batman foes, like The Joker (Jared […]

  • New Documentary Seeks To Examine The Aborted George Miller ‘Justice League: Mortal’ Movie

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘The Death of Superman Lives’ is a documentary directed by John Schnepp that looks back on the aborted attempt to reboot the ‘Superman’ cinematic franchise in the 90s, which was slated to be directed by Tim Burton and would have starred Nicholas Cage as the Man of Steel.  The movie famously made it quite far […]

  • J.K. Rowling Once Again Smacks Down Homophobic Tweets

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    On Saturday, social media erupted with the news that Ireland had legalized same sex marriage.  One geeky fan tweeted ‘Harry Potter’-creator J.K. Rowling, enthusiastically declaring that now Albus Dumbledore, the wise headmaster of Hogwarts, was free to marry the ‘Lord of the Rings’ wizard Gandalf, to which Rowling happily reacted. Well, things are never that […]