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

  • BREAKING: Director Rick Famuyiwa Runs Away From ‘The Flash’ Movie

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:49 pm GMT -5

    Warner Brothers’ ‘The Flash’ movie has lost another director, as Rick Famuyiwa has left the production due to… you guessed it, “creative differences.”  That makes two down, as Seth Grahame-Smith was the first director attached to the film.  Grahame-Smith also wrote the script, which Famuyiwa was alleged to still be using. (Note: Grahame-Smith’s script was […]

  • ‘TMNT: Out Of The Shadows’ Producers On What Went Wrong And Possibility Of A Third Movie (Hint: Doesn’t Look Good)

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’ fizzled this summer, despite the fact that by most accounts, it was a far, far better movie than its 2014 predecessor.  Not only was it a superior movie overall, it was the first ‘TMNT’ film to integrate cartoon villains BeBop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockwell and Krang, as well […]

  • Sony Releases Both US And International Trailers For ‘Life’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal lead the cast of Sony’s newest outer space thriller ‘Life’, directed by Daniel Espinosa (‘Safe House’) based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (‘Deadpool’, ‘Zombieland’).  Though Reese and Wernick worked with Reynolds on ‘Deadpool’, don’t expect ‘Life’ to bear any resemblance to that profane comedic romp.  This […]

  • Weekend Box Office (10/28-10/30): Boo! ‘Medea’ Scares Off Tom Hanks’ ‘Inferno’

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 03:37 pm GMT -5

    Boo!  Poor Tom Hanks has a reason to be scared… or at least disappointed, as his latest movie based on the novels by Robert Koepp, ‘Inferno’ got extinguished this weekend by Tyler Perry’s latest drag opus ‘Boo! A Medea Halloween’, which took #1 for the second week in a row (the first two-fer for studio […]

  • The Search For A ‘Deadpool 2′ Director Continues

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    We just learned that ‘John Wick’ co-director David Leitch was the front runner to take over directing duties on ‘Deadpool 2′ from the departing Tim Miller.  And that remains true.  Leitch does seem to be the leading candidate, but he’s not the only one. 20th Century Fox is still meeting with potential helmers including Drew […]

  • Will A Famous Superhero Inspire The One In The ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special?

    Posted Monday, October 31st, 2016 02:09 pm GMT -5

    There may not be any new ‘Doctor Who’  episodes this year, but at least fans will get a new Christmas Special entitled “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” which introduce a new concept to the Who-niverse: a superhero.  Canadian actor Justin Chatwin (‘Shameless’, ‘Orphan Black’, ‘American Gothic’) will portray Grant, a being who is described as a […]

  • Peter Jackson Returns (Sort Of) With ‘Mortal Engines’

    Posted Thursday, October 27th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    Peter Jackson crafted six classic films with ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies.  What does he do next?  The director has announced a new project, ‘Mortal Engines’ based on the books by Philip Reeve.  But Jackson won’t be directing this project.  He’s simply working on the script with his ‘Hobbit’ screenwriting team […]

  • Tyler Hoechlin And Andrew Kreisberg Discuss Superman… And Whether He Will Fly Solo

    Posted Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -5

    The producers of ‘Supergirl’ knew they had to include her famous cousin Superman in some capacity on the first season, but they didn’t want to steal focus from their fledgling star, so Kal-El’s appearances were relegated to brief obscured glimpses and a dream sequence featuring a teenage version. But now that Melissa Benoist’s Kara has […]

  • SPOILER ALERT! ‘Game Of Thrones’: Alliances Are Coming

    Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER ALERT! This article contains SPOILERS for ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7.  Proceed with caution! It’s hard dealing with a show like ‘Game of Thrones’.  Fans are ravenous for information about the upcoming episodes, but at the same time don’t want everything spoiled.  But the show is currently filming its seventh season in Spain and […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: ‘The Walking Dead’: So… That Happened

    Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5

    SPOILER  ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT  SPOILER ALERT  SPOILER ALERT: Seriously… if you didn’t watch ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 premier, don’t read this! So, we finally have the answer.  Who did Lucille take the life of? In a strange twist, the show chose to follow the comic book exactly… and then some. I know not […]

  • ‘Welcome To Earth’, Lynda Carter! The President Premieres In New ‘Supergirl’ Clips

    Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 12:23 pm GMT -5

    Lynda Carter makes her debut as President Olivia Marsdin on this evening’s ‘Supergirl’ and we have a new clip that showcases her appearance. In the first, Supergirl appears, apparently just as a fan, when an unexpected threat endangers the President’s life and Kara must swoop into action. Then in the second part of the clip, […]

  • Weekend Box Office (10/21-10/23): Who Gon’ Check Me Boo? ‘Medea’ Knocks Down ‘Jack Reacher’

    Posted Monday, October 24th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -5

    Didn’t see this coming, although maybe I should have.  But ‘Boo! A Medea Halloween’ scared up $27.6 million to take he #1 spot this past weekend, fending off Tom Cruise’s vehicle ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’, which still did respectably, earning $23M. It seems movie-goers are getting into the Halloween spirit.  ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ […]

  • OpEd: What Is The True Power Of Wonder Woman?

    Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Entertainment Weekly”s newest issue is a superhero bonanza with Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange on the cover to herald the release of his movie.  But also included is a list of the 50 Most Powerful Superheroes.  This isn’t based on actual strength or powers.  It’s based on cultural impact and their pick for #1 was […]

  • Kevin Feige Confirms Doctor Strange Will Be In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ And Discusses Illuminati

    Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Benedict Cumberbatch recently discussed the possibility of carrying his ‘Doctor Strange’ over to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ due in 2018.  He pointed out the logistical problem with lining up the schedules of all the actors required but seemed excited at the possibility. “To get us all together will be quite something. That’s why this character is being […]

  • Kaecilius And His Zealots Attack In This New ‘Doctor Strange’ Clip

    Posted Friday, October 21st, 2016 09:00 am GMT -5

    In the latest clip from ‘Doctor Strange’, Mads Mikkelsen‘s villain Kaecilius and two of his zealots storm the Sanctum Sanctorium in this new promo from the movie.  As we’ve seen in previous clips, Strange’s home appears to have been heavily influenced by the trippy art of M.C. Escher, with shifting perspectives and warped reality.  While […]