IDW’s Jem And The Holograms comics cross over in this Infinite exclusive

IDW’s Jem And The Holograms titles are some of the most entertaining licensed comics currently available, and writer Kelly Thompson has revitalized the property with her work on both the main Jem And The Hologram series and the spin-off Misfits miniseries. Jem ends its two-year run with April’s issue #26, but fans of…

Jem’s rival band rocks out on its own in this The Misfits #1 exclusive

IDW’s Jem And The Holograms is one of the strongest licensed comics currently on stands (it was one of The A.V. Club’s Best Comics of 2015), and the success of the main series has inspired IDW to expand its Jem line with The Misfits, a new spin-off spotlighting Jem And The Holograms’ main musical rivals. Writer Kelly…

Jem And The Holograms coming to HBO Now in July, along with actual good stuff

It’s the first day of summer, and you can celebrate the occasion by scheduling time to stay in the air-conditioned indoors to watch all the stuff that’s coming to HBO Now next month. HBO’s standalone streaming service has just rolled out its July offerings, which include the airless Jem And The Holograms film…

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s other Broadway hit might be coming to movie screens

Finally! Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning street-music-infused hit Broadway musical looks like it will actually be getting adapted for screens in the near future. Wait, no—not Hamilton. We won’t be getting that for about 20 years. The one that The Wrap reports is currently being developed by the Weinstein Company is…

The 20 worst films of 2015

Tomorrow, The A.V. Club dramatically unveils its list of the year’s best movies, counting down our favorite summer blockbusters, award-season indies, and foreign-made triumphs from 2015. Before we get to the highs, however, it’s our duty (okay, our petty pleasure) to dispense with the lows: Like the artist responsible…

Our favorite ongoing and serial comics of 2015

2015 was a great year for readers to move away from Marvel and DC for exceptional monthly (or bi-monthly, or quarterly) comics. There were still some strong releases from the “Big Two,” but as Marvel and DC shook up their publishing line-ups with major events that sidelined regular titles, Image continued to exert its…

Showtime’s over, Synergy: Jem And The Holograms has been pulled from theaters

You might feel better about the Jem And The Holograms movie ruining your childhood when you learn that it’s just made history: It’s the first wide-release film to be pulled from theaters for underperforming. Yahoo! Finance reports that, rather than let the the poorly-conceived adaptation bring down its box-office…

John Chu wants to make a crossover film with G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Jem

After months of generously supplying The A.V. Club with opportunities to shoehorn “outrageous” into news stories, John Chu’s Jem And The Holograms is finally opening in theaters this weekend. Having already brought another Hasbro property to the big screen with 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the release of Jem …

The A.V. Club’s risk-assessment guide to the 2015 fall movie season, part 1

Going to the movies is expensive. Back in April, The Wrap reported that the national average was $8.12 a ticket—and that was before the summer movie season, when IMAX and 3-D prices surely drove that number up. Factor in concessions, transportation to and from the theater, and—for some moviegoers, anyway—inflated…