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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZRxW_PB9WE

Jem and the Holograms is an upcoming 2015 American romantic musical fantasy comedy film based on the toy line and 1980s animated television series of the same name. Directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ryan Landels, the film is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2015.

In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Benton, becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt - one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles - in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

Cast
Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton/Jem, the lead singer of the band.
Isabella Rice as young Jerrica
Stefanie Scott as Kimber Benton, Jerrica Benton/Jem's younger sister and the keyboardist as well as the primary songwriter of the band.
Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith, the lead guitarist of the band and right-hand woman to Jerrica/Jem.
Aurora Perrineau as Shana Elmsford, the bass guitarist of the band.
Wynter Perrineau as young Shana
Juliette Lewis
Ryan Guzman as Rio Pacheco, the road manager and engineer for the band and Jerrica/Jem's love interest.
Molly Ringwald as Mrs. Bailey, the caretaker of Starlight House.
Nathan Moore as Zipper, the main antagonist in the film.
Barnaby Carpenter as Emmet Benton, Jerrica and Kimber's late father.
Nicholas Braun as Brad

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#Misfits :heart:

 

So no synergy (other then a laptop?), no Misfits?

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Somehow, the 'in name only' genre still appears to be kicking. :unsure:
 
You could only really pull off something as outlandish as Jem by doing it as a daft eighties period piece, and by not trying too hard to re-imagine it for today's audiences. That way, old fans look at the movie fondly, new fans embrace the energy and silliness of it all.

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Looks like they're trying to appeal to the Pitch Perfect/Step Up/Glee crowd which is cool and all but doesn't fit the original at all. They could've gone all out for this but looks a little lackluster.

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