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

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

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

  • Weekend Box Offiice (02/10-02-12): Everything Is Awesome As Three Newcomers Take The Top Spots

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Everything was awesome this weekend at the box office as three newcomers took the top three slots, shaking things up after a rather stagnant few weeks.  And what a wild assortment of champs.  The #1 movie of the weekend was Warner Brothers’ ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’, while #2 went to Universal’s erotic thriller ‘Fifty Shades […]

  • SPOILER ALERT: Hugh Jackman Spills Major Details About Charles Xavier In ‘Logan’

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals major SPOILERS from ‘Logan’.  Definitely proceed with caution! Though their relationship has been tumultuous at times, there’s no denying the bond between telepathic mentor Charles Xavier and his “student,” the rebellious Logan/Wolverine.  The pair, embodied by Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman on the big screen, have shared some of the […]

  • Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Discusses The Difficulties Of Bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ To The Big Screen

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Marvel Studios slate is like a house of cards, according to screenwriter Nicole Perlman, one half of the duo that is responsible for bringing Marvel’s first female lead to the big screen, in 2019′s ‘Captain Marvel’. As she said: “Marvel is a little bit of a house of cards in a sense that everything […]

  • ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′ Scores An Unprecedented 100% With Test Audiences

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    The first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was a surprise smash with moviegoers, earning $773 million globally.  Considering that it was based on a fairly obscure comic book and wasn’t directly connected to the rest of the Marvel Studios films, it’s amazing run at the box office was pretty astonishing.  But this ragtag group of underdogs […]

  • Kate McKinnon Boards Netflix’s ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 05:42 pm GMT -4
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    Netflix is doing it again!  After reviving ‘Arrested Development’ and bringing back ‘Full House’ as ‘Fuller House’, the streaming service is set to revive another ’90s property, this time PBS’s ‘The Magic School Bus’ which will be called ‘The Magic School Bus Rides Again’.  This is on the heels of them bringing back ‘Bill Nye […]

  • New Black And White ‘Logan’ Clip Shows A Side To Wolverine We’ve Never Seen

    Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2017 04:20 pm GMT -4
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    It seems that those black and white images from ‘Logan’ were a bigger teaser than anticipated.  It actually appears that portions of the film will be in black and white, at least that’s what the newest clip from the film seems to indicate. The clip is actually a flashback, which may be why director James […]

  • Chris Chibnall Will Head Up Selecting A New ‘Doctor Who’… After A Brief Rest

    Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Chris Chibnall (‘Torchwood’) is taking the reigns of the BBC’s juggernaut ‘Doctor Who’ following the departure of Steven Moffat who is handing in his final season later this year.  Departing with Moffat, will be the current 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi and (according to reports) Bill, the new Companion who hasn’t even appeared yet. In essence, Chibnall […]

  • Why James Gunn Wasn’t “Inspired” To Include Thanos In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′?

    Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was a bit of a departure for Marvel Studios in that it focused on a group of new characters that weren’t affiliated with the Avengers.  But even so, it did connect to the larger Marvel narrative by incorporating Thanos and his quest for the Infinity Stones, a plot thread that has […]

  • Listen To Three Songs From Disney’s Stage Musical ‘Freaky Friday’

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 05:45 pm GMT -4
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    Disney is known for its remakes.  Not only are they adapting their classic animated movies into a string of successful live action films, like last year’s hit ‘The Jungle Book’ and the upcoming ‘Beauty & The Beast’ starring Emma Watson, but they have also brought their movies to life on stage, in Broadway hits like […]

  • International ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer Shows Diana Wielding The God Slayer

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 04:55 pm GMT -4
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    Warner Brothers has a lot riding on ‘Wonder Woman’ due on June 2.  The film will not only mark the first female-led superhero movie of the modern wave of comic-based films (thus, not counting past flops like ‘Catwoman’ and ‘Elektra’), it may be WB’s redemption after blah audience reaction to ‘Batman V Superman‘ and ‘Suicide […]

  • James Gunn Discusses Ayesha’s Role In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 04:21 pm GMT -4
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    SPOILER ALERT: This article contains potential SPOILERS for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′.  Proceed with caution! Among the new introductions in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ is Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, a golden goddess of sorts, based on the comic book character more popularly known as Her or Kismet.  Her is the female […]

  • Is Haley Bennett The New DCEU Catwoman?

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Margot Robbie stole the show as Harley Quinn in David Ayer‘s ‘Suicide Squad’ which dominated the box office late last summer, so it was no surprise that Warner Brothers quickly signed Robbie to reprise the role in her own movie, which she would also executive produce with Ayer returning to direct.  But just to be […]

  • Set Photos Tease ‘Duet’ – The Musical ‘Flash’/’Supergirl’ Crossover

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    One of the most memorable episodes of ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ was the musical event “Mayhem of the Music Meister” which featured Neil Patrick Harris as the singing villain who mesmerized Batman and his friends and foes as a distraction from his own crimes.  Now a live action version of this melodious menace […]

  • Weekend Box Office (02/03-02/05): The Horror! Newbie ‘Rings’ Takes On ‘Split’– Who Won? (NOT ‘The Space Between Us’)

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The weekend box office was extremely light overall, but M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise smash ‘Split’ continues to dominate, fending off upstart horror sequel ‘Rings’.  Paramount didn’t have much faith in ‘Rings’ having previously bumped the title’s release around from November 13, 2015, to April 1, 2016, to October 28th before finally settling on Super Bowl […]