Jem and the Holograms & Rock the Kasbah – Midnight Screenings

Brad and Brian see Jem and the Holograms, plus the Bill Murray movie Rock the Kasbah.

Brad and Brian see the loosest of adaptations of Jem and the Holograms.

Brad tells Brian about the critics worst reviewed movie of the week.

//Taboola Area

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Brad Jones portrays The Cinema Snob, a pretentious film snob who is stuck with reviewing Z-Grade exploitation flicks of the past.

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23 Comments on "Jem and the Holograms & Rock the Kasbah – Midnight Screenings"

Bathory67
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apparently ,the Misfist are in it until the end as a cameo. with keshia.

Bathory67
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Just hope ,they do a sequel becasue a scene with the actual misfits would been funny to see but will not because this movie is not going to have one. it was hinted with the misfits cameo.

MartenFerret
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RE: Brad’s favorite comment: XD That was my comment! Brad read my comment! *swoon* …I admit I was disappointed by Brad and Doug’s review of The Passion. It was not because I liked the movie (I didn’t), but their mockery seemed contrived. That is, hardly any of the movie’s actual content was criticized – the reviewer’s effectively made their own version of the movie to joke about. Hence my comment that the movie ‘can’t be as bad as all that’ and the confusion as to why they’d choose to review the movie at all if it offers little in the… Read more »
Maarons
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I feel the same as you because (and I’m using Diamanda’s review as a reference) they seemed more to be doing a parody and Riff-Trax/MST3K episode than a review of a bad movie. Yeah, that does seem to fit in with the Snob’s style compared to Brad doing DVD-R Hell where legitimate flaws are scrutinized vs ironic jabs at the poor/questionable quality of the film. In short, Hagan did it better. :-\

happymel
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I still may see Jem and the Holograms so I cut video off pretty early. I only saw a re-run of Jem once and so I don’t have strong ties to it. I like the aesthetic of Jem though and that is usually all that matters. I’ll come back to this review if I get around to seeing this movie. LOL. Well, I remember there WAS a robot in the show so that’s an accurate point in the movie. Oh, I kind of like the idea of a PG internet… okay, a PG-13 internet. That is kind of charming. I… Read more »
BellaWinx
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happymel Oh, God, No! Don’t go see this movie!!!!! It pisses all over everything that the show was about; The aesthetic, the story, the fun, the music. Christy Marx was given a near free rein to develop the show and she made it her baby; There is so much of Christy’s soul in the show and NOTHING of the world that she built is in this garbage heap. That little robot is utterly opposite to what Synergy was in the show: TV Synergy was the very core of the science fiction angle with her holograms and was a pseudo-mother figure… Read more »
SailorRustyBacon
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There was no robot in the show… Unless you count the episode “Culture Clash” where the Misfit, Roxy, pops up dressed as one in their music video “Surprise, Surprise,” and the mobile sculptures of the conceptual artist of that episode, whom which Jem & the Holograms openly admitted of dreading to work with. And another Misfits video “Gimme a Gimmick,” where there’s a mechanical bust of Pizzazz and its face falls off. Only time of robots. Synergy herself is a holographic projection of an a.i. super-computer remotely linked to Jerrica/Jem’s earrings, modeled with the likeness of her mother, since Synergy… Read more »
LaserBunny
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I hope Jem bombs so hard it actually goes down in history.

world_dancer
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I’m with you. I don’t even consider myself a fan of Jem. I did not realize how pissed off I could get over something I wasn’t attached to. But this is just so badly done. And all the trailers seem so damn boring. I wasn’t attached to it, but when I did watch the TV show, the soapy ridiculousness and scifi elements kept my attention. And I loved Stormer. This just seems like a boring coming of age story dealing with things in a way that reminds me of my least favorite aspect of the Jem show: Starlight House/young orphans.… Read more »
SailorRustyBacon
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Oh man, that brings me back to another Jillian rant about the Jem movie trailer! She said that it should have been a Michael Bay flick, with all the over-the-top explosions and action.

And you know what! I think that would have been a better outcome! But naw, that all has to go to the TMNT sequel… *sigh*

Oh well, I get to see better fan-made content of Jem on Youtube, and even the badly done JIZ is better done adaptation.

BellaWinx
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LaserBunny

Over 2000 theatres with only $1.3 million in ticket sales is a good start towards failure. The bad part is the movie’s budget was $5 million so they may consider it, by the end, not a flop.

The sad part is that Kota Wade’s live-action audition video ( Go watch it on YouTube) shows that you don’t need a big budget to make something fantastic and enjoyable!

SailorRustyBacon
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Yeah, I didn’t like what was going on with the production of John Chu’s Jerrica Beiber story, as more and more of their announcements on YouTube & Twitter went on. They falsely gave fans of the show the idea that they could be casted, along with fashion design and story ideas, to be integrated, and were encouraged to post their “auditions” online with #fame. All the while, they had already casted their actors and had their script done. Only after the fan videos were publicized, the cast was announced. It was a skeevy tactic to garner publicity and hype for… Read more »
9ansean
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I’ve been about as pissed about this as countless other, so I don’t want to dwell too long on points that have already been made. BUT oh there is so much else that could be said so I’m trying to restraint myself. On top of all the other insulting changes, this video reveals one more. Jerrica and Kimber’s father was close to both of them and Kimber the younger sister came across on several occasions as CLOSER to her late father. That’s because the mother died when she was much younger so she probably didn’t remember her as well as… Read more »
9ansean
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What’s funny is that I read one article where the director said he’d pitched the idea for a Jem movie years earlier that was supposed to much closer the source material in that there were holograms and there was action. Supposedly studio heads they didn’t think the public could buy someone deceiving people with holograms into believing she was two different people when the looked so similar and appearing to be in two different places at once. As opposed to getting people buy two armies of robots from outer space that turn into cars? What’s more bizarre is that despite… Read more »
ender1200
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Also If you want a good Jam adaptation that actually have Jam and the Holograms I highly recommend the comics. They are far more faithful to the original and yet manage to put a good modern spin on things.

Oh and the Misfits get almost 50% of the “screen time”.

topazspaz
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You know what was a better Jem and the holograms movie. Spice World. Bacon already covered the sketchy as fuck stuff they did. and the script was yes an entirely different movie that they just added Jem stuff to. I was a huge fan of the series way back, and honestly bought into the hype they gave it, all the talk of trying to make it as close to the original material as they could, and everything else. Then I find out it’s this, this what the hell ever this movie is. For me this is a bigger slap to… Read more »
Mark Sammut
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Jem and the Holograms completely bombed in the US. $1.3 million made only. Safe to assume there will be no sequel.

Ruddy Bollocks
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My God, that’s a lot of impotent anger in these comments.

BellaWinx
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Ruddy Bollocks Junky movie aside, the behind the scenes stuff angered a lot of fans, too. Rather than approaching Christy Marx, who is still working as a writer, to write the script, or even act as a consultant, Marx was completely shut out and wasn’t even made aware of the movie until it was publicly announced. Marx is not some random schmo who farted out the series 30 years ago, and then never had anything to do with it ever again. Given nothing but the premise and some Polaroids of the dolls, Marx was set free to basically create her… Read more »
ToastyMozart
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Really, who WAS the intended audience for Jem?
It pisses off longtime fans, the people who just kinda remember it existing aren’t going to be interested enough to go see it, it doesn’t seem to be targeting a younger demographic besides some youtube pandering crap (and Jem was a very 80s idea that doesn’t hold up quite as well today), and the movie is neither well-written nor novel enough for it to stand on its own.
It doesn’t hold value for anyone!

avenger_cannon
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He’s back….

avenger_cannon
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So ummm
Rock The Kasbah is listed as a drama on Rotten Tomatoes, but at least 2/3s of the rotten reviews say it’s not consistently funny… CRITICS~! 😀

LikaLaruku
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It bombed like Dragonball Evolution & The Last Airbender. Even people who never saw the cartoon hated it. It wasn’t just a nostalgia fail, but it was poorly made & padded out like a documentary.

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