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Jem and the Holograms debut on the big screen in first trailer

13 May 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for the Jem and the Holograms reboot has landed.

The cult 1980s cartoon has been given a modern live-action update, and stars Nashville's Aubrey Peebles as popstar Jerrica Benton.

The film follows Jessica as she becomes an overnight star after her sister Kimber (Stefanie Scott) uploads her song on YouTube.

'Jem' is then backed by a group backed up with Kimber and their two foster sisters (Hayley Kiyoko and Aurora Perrineau), and they are soon signed by music mogul Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis). 1980s icon Molly Ringwald also stars as Mrs Bailey.

The original animated series ran for three seasons from 1985, and has also been adapted into a new comic series.

Watch a clip from the original series below: »

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Watch the Angsty, Glammy Trailer for 'Jem and the Holograms'

13 May 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jem and the Holograms started life as an Eighties rock and roll toy line and animated series, telling the campy story of Starlight Music owner/manager Jerrica Benton transforming into rock god Jem with help from a holographic computer named Synergy. But as the film's first trailer shows, the upcoming film adaptation has taken some 21st century liberties with the plot. The movie focuses on a YouTube sensation's rise to fame and the evil manipulation of modern-day record executives – no magic technology, but plenty of young adult angst.

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New 'Jem and the Holograms' Trailer and Photos Mix Up the Modern and the Retro

13 May 2015 1:41 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If all you saw of the new Jem and the Holograms movie was the above image, you'd wonder how this is supposed to be based on the totally outrageous and glitterific cartoon and toy line from the 1980s. But that's just Jem's alter ego, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), a shy, normal girl who secretly moonlights as the leader of a popular rock band. Check out the first trailer below.   The movie is set today, with the Holograms taking on a retro '80s look for their image and sound, all the way down to their keytars. See that image (and a keytar), and ease your worries in doing so, below. These new photos from the movie, which opens October 23, come to us via USA Today, and they illustrate the duality of the characters as they rise in fame under their...

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"Jem and The Holograms" - New Footage

12 May 2015 7:06 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first footage from the upcoming live-action feature "Jem and The Holograms", adapting Hasbro's 1980's toy/cartoon TV series, opening October 23, 2015:

Directed by Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") cast of the new film includes Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") as 'Jem', Stefanie Scott ("Flipped") as 'Kimber', Hayley Kiyoko ("The Fosters") as 'Aja' and Aurora Perrineau ("Pretty Little Liars") as 'Shana'.

"Jem and the Holograms", created by Christy Marx...

...was a Toei Aimation TV series airing from 1985 to 1988 in Us first-run syndication...

...following owner 'Jerrica Benton', her singer alter-ego 'Jem', her band the 'Holograms' and their adventures.

The series was a joint collaboration by Hasbro...

...Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions...

...the same team behind "G.I. Joe" and "Transformers" cartoons.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek the original "Jem and the Holograms"...

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- Michael Stevens

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The Jem & The Holograms Trailer Is A Whole Lot Of Fun

12 May 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Every dream has to start somewhere, and leave it to the director of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never to bring the world the story of Jerrica Benton and her rise to the top of the pops. Don't take our word for it, though, as you can feel free to watch the trailer for Jem And The Holograms yourself in the video below. Universal Pictures Austraila released this first look at Jon M. Chu's next directorial foray into taking 80's nostalgia and wowing today's generation with something from their siblings/parent's closets. The results are a mixed bag, but overall this looks like it's going to be a fun romp for the teen audience it's aiming for. Jem And The Holograms tells the story of young Jerrica and her accidental stumble into super stardom, all thanks to one of her sisters uploading one of her songs on YouTube. Of course, »

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See the Truly Outrageous First Trailer for 'Jem and the Holograms'

12 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Every Generation Needs a Voice. Universal has debuted the first full trailer for Jem and the Holograms, a big live-action spectacle based on the super cheesy 80's animated TV show of the same name (if you've never heard of it before, give it a look, it's 80s-tastic). The plot is simple: music executive, Jerrica Benton, lives a secret, adventurous life as a glamorous rock star named Jem. Newcomer Aubrey Peeples plays Jerrica, along with Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko as her three sisters. This trailer is cut mainly for the Pitch Perfect crowd, as that's what this trailer is attached to, but it looks like it might have some potential. Not sure if this is your thing? Take 2 minutes to find out, just don't forget to have fun. Here's the first trailer for Jon M. Chu's Jem and the Holograms movie, originally from BuzzFeed: As a small-town »

- Alex Billington

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See First Trailer for "Jem and the Holograms" Flick -- Where Are the Misfits?!

12 May 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Showtime, Synergy! Jerrica Benton is back in the film adaptation of "Jem and the Holograms," which looks very different from its '80s cartoon source material. The original told the story of a young woman who's transformed into a pop star thanks to a pair of earrings that project a hologram over herself. If it sounds like a ridiculous premise, it is ... but the trailer for the film is surprisingly toned down. Instead of looking like a total campfest, it looks more like a teenage "Dreamgirls," with Jerrica and her friends getting discovered after a video of her sporting a disguise goes viral on YouTube. They get Gaga-worthy makeovers from a record studio, but it's clear "Jem" is the real star -- and jealousy starts to break the girls apart. Keep an eye out for Rio (the hunky Ryan Guzman), a potentially villainous Juliette Lewis and Audrey Peeples touching a »

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‘Jem And The Holograms’ Reveal Brand New Poster

12 May 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Are you excited? We’re most definitely excited! Check out the brand new poster for the upcoming movie adaptation of our favourite childhood programme Jem And The Holograms.

Directed by Step Up’s Jon M. Chu, Jem And The Holograms tells the story of a small town girl named Jerrica Benton (Nashville‘s Aubrey Peeples) who catapults from an underground video sensation to global superstar named Jem. Alongside her three sisters, she goes on a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

The film has kept to its roots and placed relatively unknown actresses to star as the band. Alongside Peeples, the film will star Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko and Aurora Perrineau. Rounding up the cast, and giving the film a big star edge, will be 80s film legend Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis as the film’s antagonist Erica Raymond.

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First Look: New 'Jem and the Holograms' Images Rock Out, '80s-Style

11 May 2015 12:04 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

If all you saw of the new Jem and the Holograms movie was the above image, you'd wonder how this is supposed to be based on the totally outrageous and glitterific cartoon and toy line from the 1980s. But that's just Jem's alter ego, Jerrica Benton (Aubrey Peeples), a shy, normal girl who secretly moonlights as the leader of a popular rock band. The movie is set today -- and it arrives in theaters on October 23 -- with the Holograms taking on a retro '80s look for their image...

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Images: Fame, Fortune, and So Much Glitter

11 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

That icon of flashy ’80s fashion, Jerrica Benton a.k.a. Jem, is back in 2015 with a truly outrageous new look. As revealed in the latest Jem and the Holograms images, that involves studded leather, white fringe, lots of glitter, and… okay, on second thought, maybe Jem hasn’t really changed that much. Aubrey Peeples plays the […]

The post ‘Jem and the Holograms’ Images: Fame, Fortune, and So Much Glitter appeared first on /Film. »

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Jem And The Holograms Movie Looks Trippy, Colorful And Cool

11 May 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Jon M. Chu is carving out a comfortable niche recreating our childhoods on screen. After playing in the G.I. Joe sandbox, then giving Justin Bieber a bigger stage on which to dance, Chu is tackling a big-screen adaptation of the 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, and we have our latest full look at the upcoming film. USA Today has this new look at the upcoming musical-fantasy-adventure, which casts Nashville co-star Aubrey Peeples as the title rocker, lead singer of a glamorous rock band who often goes on dangerous missions that put them at odds with rival music groups The Misfits and The Stingers. Jem.s real name is Jerrica Benton, and Jon M. Chu says he.s doing what he can to make sure that Peeples' rendition of the character is a 21st century sort of lead. Here she is strumming her guitar, imagining fresh licks for the »

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Comic Book Review – Jem and The Holograms #1

25 March 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chris Cooper reviews Jem and The Holograms #1…

Showtime, Synergy! Meet Jerrica Benton-a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become… Jem And The Holograms! But what does it mean to be Jem today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

So then, a comic based on an 80’s TV show starring a girl band and holograms. Not my usual fare it’s safe to say. Sometimes it’s good to try something different though, isn’t it?

My interest in this new series from Idw comes down to one person – Sophie Campbell. I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t fallen in love with her work on Tmnt. In fact this is the first time I’ve tried a new comic solely on the artist’s previous work, so if anyone is going to help introduce »

- Chris Cooper

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Preview of Jem and the Holograms #1

24 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jem and the Holograms hits comic books for the first time ever this week courtesy of Idw Publishing, and we have a preview of the first issue for you right here…

Showtime, Synergy! Meet Jerrica Benton—a girl with a secret. She and her sister Kimber team with two friends to become… Jem And The Holograms! But what does it mean to be Jem today? Fashion, art, action, and style collide in the most outrageous comic of 2015!

Jem and the Holograms #1 is out tomorrow, priced $3.99.

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"Jem and The Holograms"

26 February 2015 5:11 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The big screen adaptation of Hasbro's 1980's toy/cartoon TV series "Jem And The Holograms", will be released October 23, 2015:

Directed by Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") cast of the new film includes Aubrey Peeples ("Nashville") as 'Jem', Stefanie Scott ("Flipped") as 'Kimber', Hayley Kiyoko ("The Fosters") as 'Aja' and Aurora Perrineau ("Pretty Little Liars") as 'Shana'.

"Jem and the Holograms", created by Christy Marx, was a Toei Aimation TV series airing from 1985 to 1988 in Us first-run syndication...

...following owner 'Jerrica Benton', her singer alter-ego 'Jem', her band the 'Holograms' and their adventures.

The series was a joint collaboration by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions, the same team behind "G.I. Joe" and "Transformers" cartoons.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Jem and the Holograms"...

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First Look: Bright & Sparkly 'Jem and the Holograms' Rocking Out

26 February 2015 3:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

A low quality image giving us a first look at the 80s cartoon come to life in Jem and the Holograms has been making the rounds after appearing in a magazine, and now Universal Pictures has released an official high-resolution version that we can check out.  The original animated series began airing in 1985 and ran for three seasons, following the adventures of the Jem, the musical superstar alter ego of a young woman named Jerrica Benton who, with the help of a holographic computer called Synergy, is able to clandestinely perform rock concerts with her friends. But the movie may end up a little different than that. Look below! Here's the first image from Jon M. Chu's Jem and the Holograms from Universal: As a small-town girl (Aubrey Peeples) catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters (Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko) begin »

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First "Jem and the Holograms" Film Photo

25 February 2015 8:07 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It's small and it's blurry, but the first film still from the upcoming live-action feature based on the classic 1980s cartoon "Jem and the Holograms" has arrived and looks like fun.

Elle Magazine's March 2015 issue published the photo of Jem (Aubrey Peeples) with Aja (Hayley Kiyoko) on the bass and Kimber (Stefanie Scott) on the key-tar as they rock out on stage, and io9 has posted a blown-up scan of the shot. Jim's look has undergone a change, though it's hoped the iconic pink dress will pop up in a different scene.

The film's story reimagines the show with Jerrica Benton now an orphan turned online recording sensation who, along with her sisters, embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt across Los Angeles in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

'Jem' comic artist Ross Campbell has also revealed that the characters of Kimber and Stormer are »

- Garth Franklin

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First Image from the Upcoming Live-Action Jem And The Holograms Movie

25 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

From Hasbro, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, the live-action motion-picture adaptation of Jem And The Holograms directed by Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Step Up Revolution) is slated for release this Fall. A contemporary take on the popular 80s cartoon series, Jem And The Holograms takes place in the hyper-linked social media age. When orphaned teenage girl Jerrica Benton becomes an online recording sensation, she and her band 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. Elle Magazine has snagged the first official image from the film, which will appear in their upcoming March issue (scan courtesy of io9.com): Jem stars Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica/Jem, »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Image Of The Movie’s Jem And The Holograms “Rocking” On Stage

20 February 2015 1:58 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rather than officially release a good-quality image of Jem and the Holograms, Blumhouse and Universal have let a pixelated nightmare take a tortured route to the screen. I found this picture on an Italian Facebook fan page for the film; they saw it on an Instagram post by director Jon M. Chu; he had photographed it from Elle magazine, in terrible quality.

But it’s at least good enough to reveal that the movie Jem and the Holograms hardly look any more realistic than the cartoon, comic book and doll versions. Dotty as they are, that seems to be Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica Benton, aka Jem, the lead singer of the band; Stefanie Scott as her sister Kimber the songwriter and keytarist; and Hayley Kiyoko as Aja Leith, the lead guitarist and Jem’s.. I think the term is Bbf, right?

The film has apparently reworked the original cartoon to make it more modern, »

- Brendon Connelly

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