Netflix’s Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters series reinvents the toy superhero as part of a team of crimefighters, but a new episode will be featuring a gimmick that lets the audience choose where the plot goes.
When it was first announced, we were unsure what to make of Netflix’s latest venture being a resurrection of Stretch Armstrong—and not just that, a resurrection of the toy classic as a new superhero squad of elongated teenage misfits. Now we’ve got our first look at Stretch Armstrong and his, err... Flex Fighters in…
Having already smooshed everything imaginable, the internet is ready to leave hydraulic presses behind and now focus its collective interest on weird things you can stick in an industrial shredder. First up is a classic Stretch Armstrong toy ,whose moist, squishy death cries will haunt your nightmares.
A former Game of Thrones alum has joined the Avatar movies in a major way. Geoff Johns promises big things for DC’s female heroes in their movie universe. Michael Bay teases how Transformers: The Last Knight sets up all those future spinoffs. Plus, American Horror Story recruits a former Arrow hero. Spoilers now!
Netflix’s foray into original programming has gone pretty well for them. This one seems a lot more suspect.
Now that the children of the '80s are all grown up and have lots of expendable income, companies have realized that nostalgia can be a great marketing tool. That's why so many toys are being resurrected and re-issued, and why Honda is now selling cars using the likes of Skeletor, Jem, and even Stretch Armstrong as…
Remember when Stretch Armstrong was supposed to be a live action feature film starring Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner? But then Lautner's spy movie tanked, as did the other toy-to-film production (Battleship). Now all we have left of Armstrong, the toy movie that never was, is this animatic storyboard.
A new Pacific Rim photo shows off the movie's monster-fighting stars. We know the identity of Ghostbusters 3's new writer. There's some footage from Eureka's upcoming series finale. Stretch Armstrong is still happening, apparently. And a Game of Thrones star heads to Haven!
Today we learn who Mark Ruffalo's Hulk is really based on, Samuel L. Jackson makes us laugh and Stretch Armstrong gets gritty. Sansa Stark talks about her first day on set and Vampire Diaries new tagline raises questions.
A horror legend says he wants to play a crucial character on The Walking Dead — and reveals which Oscar-nominated actor the producers supposedly have in mind instead. Plus updates on The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Riddick, and much more!
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing has gone from an April 29, 2011 release date to no release date at all. Universal claims the film's not ready. Sorry, alien head-spider fans.
Zack Snyder says he likes 3D, but still has to be convinced it's the right choice for the Man of Steel. Captain America turns Scotland into Norway...and brings Nick Fury along. See Mark Sheppard on the Doctor Who set! Spoilerlicious!
It's been 30 years since Gary Kurtz and George Lucas split because Lucas wanted toys to dictate the storytelling in Star Wars. Since then, toy-driven movie-making has gone way beyond Lucas' grubbiest dreams. Here are the hallmarks of toy-centric storytelling.
Not content with playing a pouting werewolf in the Twilight movies and signing on to flesh out CGI cartoon hero Max Steel for the big screen, Taylor Lautner has decided to stretch himself with his latest superheroic role... literally.
Ten years ago, superhero films and video-game films were both minor genres. You had your Batman Forever and your Mortal Kombat, but not much else. Both genres blew up in the 2000s, but superhero films won much bigger. For now.
Hollywood is still going forward with Brian Grazer's ridiculous Stretch Armstrong movie. The release date for this epic about a superhero who can bend into anything (and fights crabs) is April 15, 2011. The new onslaught of movies that are obviously just ploys to sell crap to children — like the Monopoly movie and the…
Although Stretch was filled with goo that allowed him to perform his Plastic Man tricks, Vac-Man was filled with grainy pieces of "vegetable matter." Once you twisted his body into some malformed shape, you could shove the Vac-Pump into his ear and suck all the air out of him, and he'd stay in whatever shape you'd…