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02.26.2015

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We are finally getting our first official look at the upcoming JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS movie adaptation today along with the synopsis. I’ve been curious about this one ever since the slick poster arrived (see below) and the talent involved came together. You might know by now but if not, I have a refresher; the movie is based on the 1980s animated television series and will star Aubrey Peeples as Jem, an orphan who becomes an internet sensation and goes on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her band, which includes Stefanie Scott as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja and Aurora Perrineau as Shana.

Here is the official synopsis followed by the first image:

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

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So essentially there is going to be some girl power here, accompanies by some rock music. The image shows off the crazy hair and makeup choices for the girls, so they’re we know their style is one of a kind by the looks of it. I’ve never seen the show so I have nothing to base this on, but it looks faithful enough.

Comic writer Kelly Thompson did an interview with AdvocateSpotlight where she revealed that the characters Kimber and Stormer are a couple:

“We are definitely having LGBTA+ characters. Jem was always really diverse, but it was of course a bit limited by the time period and by being a children’s cartoon. It’s only natural that a modern Jem includes additional diversity. Kimber and Stormer are indeed both out gay characters in the comic and as Tumblr will very excitedly let you know, we’re going to be exploring a romantic relationship between the two characters. We have some other plans for LGBTA+ characters as well but it’s still early days and we’re still figuring out how some things can fit together to tell the best possible story.”

As someone who is for taking risks and creating something new when it comes to movies, I’m definitely up for something that’s not predicable or cliché. This movie sounds like it’s doing just that; it’s going to be awesome to see people stuck in the dark ages shake their fists too.

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS, which also stars Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis, will hit theaters October 23, 2015.

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12:13AM on 05/17/2015
Fuck this dog shit. That ain't JEM.
Fuck this dog shit. That ain't JEM.
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11:53AM on 02/27/2015
Truly, TRULY outrageous indeed! Really trying hard to be 'edgey' with the whole lesbo angle so that the audience doesn't mistake this for a generic-Disney themed musical, eh?

I will only watch this if Jem's boyfriend will still have the purple hair-do otherwise no deal.
Truly, TRULY outrageous indeed! Really trying hard to be 'edgey' with the whole lesbo angle so that the audience doesn't mistake this for a generic-Disney themed musical, eh?

I will only watch this if Jem's boyfriend will still have the purple hair-do otherwise no deal.
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11:50AM on 02/27/2015

I gotta say...

This writer is terrible. Grammatical errors and poor phrasing all over the place. This isn't the first time I've noticed this. Joblo should step up their game. It's a lot harder for them to be taken seriously as a news source when the writing is this bad.
This writer is terrible. Grammatical errors and poor phrasing all over the place. This isn't the first time I've noticed this. Joblo should step up their game. It's a lot harder for them to be taken seriously as a news source when the writing is this bad.
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8:50AM on 02/27/2015
Yeah I don't wanna see this one.
Yeah I don't wanna see this one.
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7:45AM on 02/27/2015

"Find your own voice."

In this movie based on an existing property...
In this movie based on an existing property...
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3:12AM on 02/27/2015
So of all the popular 80s cartoons this was favoured over making thundercats or a new masters of the universe?
So of all the popular 80s cartoons this was favoured over making thundercats or a new masters of the universe?
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4:14AM on 02/27/2015
I think they're just trying to tap into Female movie market. I for one hopeful we'd get Thundercats or He-Man movie some day. Heck, I even want M.A.S.K. the Movie!
I think they're just trying to tap into Female movie market. I for one hopeful we'd get Thundercats or He-Man movie some day. Heck, I even want M.A.S.K. the Movie!
5:19AM on 02/27/2015
I was going to say M.A.S.K as well funnily enough....didnt they do josie and the pussycats and that completely tanked
I was going to say M.A.S.K as well funnily enough....didnt they do josie and the pussycats and that completely tanked
11:33AM on 02/27/2015
2 reasons:
Young female market and budget !
2 reasons:
Young female market and budget !
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1:15AM on 02/27/2015
Still have no idea how, of all properties, this got picked up for a film, but so be it. I used to watch the show as a kid because I was at the age where I watched anything animated and the songs were catchy. These days, this really isn't my target. I only hope that they bring back the theme song, or give us an updated one.
Still have no idea how, of all properties, this got picked up for a film, but so be it. I used to watch the show as a kid because I was at the age where I watched anything animated and the songs were catchy. These days, this really isn't my target. I only hope that they bring back the theme song, or give us an updated one.
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12:09AM on 02/27/2015
I'm intrigued by this. I didn't know the show growing up, probably because I wasn't their demo. These days I could probably watch this show just for the music (watched an episode and The Misfits had better songs). I feel like we are at the nadir of pop music, so whether they decide to go with a more pop sound, or a more retro punk sound could push me into the yay or nay category.
I'm intrigued by this. I didn't know the show growing up, probably because I wasn't their demo. These days I could probably watch this show just for the music (watched an episode and The Misfits had better songs). I feel like we are at the nadir of pop music, so whether they decide to go with a more pop sound, or a more retro punk sound could push me into the yay or nay category.
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10:18PM on 02/26/2015
Ugh, this looks terrible. And everybody looks miscast.
Ugh, this looks terrible. And everybody looks miscast.
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8:55PM on 02/26/2015
At least they stay true to the original cartoon's make up style.
At least they stay true to the original cartoon's make up style.
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8:35PM on 02/26/2015
Really gay teen girls for the sake of getting some hollyweird kudos, ugghhh.....bad enough they all look like rejects from burning angle porno's....a music based scavenger hunt? WTF????????
Really gay teen girls for the sake of getting some hollyweird kudos, ugghhh.....bad enough they all look like rejects from burning angle porno's....a music based scavenger hunt? WTF????????
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7:41PM on 02/26/2015

Truly Outrageous

Me and my Navy buddies used to watch this show after our graveyard shift and it was basically a drinking game, we could sing all the songs before long, it was awesome. Doubt this will be as good.
Me and my Navy buddies used to watch this show after our graveyard shift and it was basically a drinking game, we could sing all the songs before long, it was awesome. Doubt this will be as good.
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11:38AM on 02/27/2015
It will be better...
Instead of drinking for the songs, you'll drink every time the gay girls kiss...
Just like for a porn, but with more clothes (and probably worst musics then for a porn)...
You and your buddies will LOVE IT !
Just kidding
It will be better...
Instead of drinking for the songs, you'll drink every time the gay girls kiss...
Just like for a porn, but with more clothes (and probably worst musics then for a porn)...
You and your buddies will LOVE IT !
Just kidding
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7:36PM on 02/26/2015

So it's a lame premise and....

The director seems more concerned with getting the big back pat for being progressive than for making a good movie. Seriously, if you're over 19 and are spelling out more than 5 letters to describe a movement, you're trying too hard.
The director seems more concerned with getting the big back pat for being progressive than for making a good movie. Seriously, if you're over 19 and are spelling out more than 5 letters to describe a movement, you're trying too hard.
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7:06PM on 02/26/2015
Some shows stand the test of time and stay relevant. Is Jem really one of them? I'm a product of the late 80's, a child of the 90's and I'm pretty sure the first time I heard of Jem was in an episode of Robot Chicken.
Some shows stand the test of time and stay relevant. Is Jem really one of them? I'm a product of the late 80's, a child of the 90's and I'm pretty sure the first time I heard of Jem was in an episode of Robot Chicken.
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