“Jem and the Holograms” was my favorite television show as a kid. The show tells the story of Jerrica, a rich girl whose dad leaves her a record company when he dies. He also leaves her a pair of earrings that allow her to communicate with Synergy, a holographic computer. Synergy allows Jerrica to create an alter ego, Jem, to front a band to save her father’s record company. Goofy, yes. But I loved the over-the-top ’80s costumes and the fact that the show featured two kick-butt female bands, Jem and the Holograms in addition to The Misfits. So I am totally thrilled that on October 11th, the entire series comes out on DVD. To get you excited, behold. The first 10 minutes of the iconic show. Enjoy.
I have a very soft spot in heart for ABC, the ultimate ’80s band in my mind. As a kid, I remember absolutely loving their video for the song “Poison Arrow.” It shows frontman Martin Fry lusting after a beautiful big-haired brunette, dripping in diamonds and fur, who eventually shrinks him and traps him under a martini glass. Well, apparently—the girl in the video is none other than restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.” Oh, how worlds collide. [Limelife] Keep reading »
Nearly everything can feel different if you simply change the music. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer to Nicholas Winding Refn’s new hyper-intense film “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling. Only this time, instead of its electro-rock soundtrack, the trailer’s been set to Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” and romantic tunes from Enrique Iglesias. Whatever, Gosling still looks goooood
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