Eric Francisco

Eric is a film and journalism graduate of Rutgers University. Specializing in the nerdy side of pop culture, he has also written for Geekscape and TheDishh. He's still hoping to be bitten by a radioactive spider.
Gaming
'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' demo impressions: Skateboarding meets Dark Souls
Eric Francisco
The new THPS games are satisfyingly nostalgic and far tougher than you remember.
Entertainment
'Stargirl' finale ending explained: 3 big questions for Season 2
Eric Francisco
The season finale of Stargirl ties a neat bow on a gift of a TV show, but there's still a lot of lingering threads left over.
CoD
'Call of Duty 2020' trailer release date revealed — and it's very soon
Eric Francisco
Gamers have cracked the code and found a secret website that belongs to this year's installment of the best-selling Call of Duty series.
Old dirty birdy
'New Gods' movie release date may bring the best supervillain casting ever
Eric Francisco
Fan sleuths on social media may have identified the first actor attached to Ava DuVernay's epic New Gods adaptation.
Last Call
You need to watch this cult classic before it leaves Netflix this week
Eric Francisco
Simple mind, big heart.
Drop In
'Call of Duty' Season 5: 21 items on Amazon to make you better at 'Warzone'
Eric Francisco
We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.
Entertainment
'Lovecraft Country' review: A pulp throwback that's more fun than it should be
Eric Francisco
H.P. Lovecraft would hate HBO's new horror series, and that's a good thing.
Game Guides
'Warzone' Season 5 blue keycard locations: How to access secret stadium rooms
Eric Francisco
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare introduced blue access cards to Warzone for a cryptic reason. Let's find out.
Gaming
'Call of Duty: Warzone' Season 5: 3 huge map changes to Verdansk
Eric Francisco
The next time you drop into Verdansk, these are the big changes you can expect to see.
Game Guides
'Call of Duty' Season 5 Battle Pass: How to unlock the ISO SMG and AN-94
Eric Francisco
Gear up, soldier. Two new weapons are unlockable through the Season 5 Battle Pass for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Entertainment
'Stargirl' Episode 12 just blew its best chance yet for an 'Avengers' moment
Eric Francisco
Superheroes: they're just like us.
Entertainment
'Mulan' Disney+ release date: Here's when, why, and how much
Eric Francisco
The move could mark a major change in the studio's tentpole strategies.
Gaming
'Call of Duty: Warzone' Season 5 update adds zip lines, makes camping harder
Eric Francisco
The battle dynamics of Verdansk are about to change.
Inverse Recommends
Kung fu movies on Netflix: The best franchise you've never seen is finally streaming
Eric Francisco
The life and legacy of Ip Man is chronicled in several top-tier movies now streaming on Netflix.
Culture
Why Vicki Draves' story is so powerful, 72 years later
Eric Francisco
Seventy-two years ago, Vicki Draves made history as the first Asian-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. It wasn't the only challenge she had to overcome.
Inverse Interview
'Evil' Season 2 release date: Aasif Mandvi says production may begin soon
Eric Francisco
Former Daily Show correspondent and actor Aasif Mandvi looks at the big picture behind the acclaimed horror procedural.
Inverse Interview
'Radioactive' director Marjane Satrapi on Marie Curie, comics, and Trump
Eric Francisco
Radioactive director Marjane Satrapi thought she knew the story of Marie Curie. "I realized I only knew five-percent," she says. "I didn't know who she was."
Last Call
You need to watch this underappreciated thriller before it leaves Netflix this week
Eric Francisco
This arresting movie about the dark history of abusive Catholic convents came and went unnoticed in 2018. Now's your chance to watch it.
Gaming
'Warzone' Season 5 Shadow Company: Release date, price, Operator skins
Eric Francisco
The battle in Verdansk is about to get shadier.
Culture
Pacita Abad: She made so many men angry 36 years ago -- and changed history
Eric Francisco
Pacita Abad: An innovative artists from the Philippines got a whole lot of dudes angry three and a half decades ago today. And she changed history in the process.