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.
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Star Wars movies: Why fans need to watch this one action film on HBO Max
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The film that influenced George Lucas the most is finally streaming.
Critical!
'Mythic Quest: Quarantine' is based on a major studio's coronavirus strategy
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Rob McElhenney reveals how his Apple TV+ comedy consulted one of the biggest publishers today on the highs and lows of keeping a game running.
Needle Drop
'Stargirl' Episode 2: A classic '80s trope cements its much-watch status
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The newest DC superhero series continues to stand out from other live-action superheroes with two gleeful scenes that epitomize what it's all about.
Last Call
The one action movie you need to watch before it leaves Netflix this week
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This 1995 disaster movie is the most Hollywood version of a viral outbreak imaginable, with helicopter chases and dramatic camera angles.
Eric's Sick Picks
Best controller thumbstick covers: 3 options to step up your gaming for under $20
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KontrolFreek's performance thumbsticks are two pieces of rubber and plastic. They're all you need to climb the top of the leaderboards as you wait out quarantine.
Bravo Six, Going Dark
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Season 4 teases a fan-favorite new Operator
Eric Francisco
You gotta pay the Price.
Entertainment
'The Batman' star reveals what makes this Batmobile more “badass” than ever
Eric Francisco
Bruce Wayne is a real gearhead in the 2021 DC superhero movie The Batman.
Let's all go to the lobby 🎵
Summer movies 2020 list: 22 films to see, from 'Mulan' to 'Wonder Woman 1984'
Eric Francisco
This summer isn't devoid of new movies. These 22 movies prove there' still something new to watch almost every week from now until Labor Day.
DCEU
'Wonder Woman 1984' new photos: Gold armor reveals an even bigger threat
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Wonder Woman is taking to the skies in style in the '80s-set sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984.' Here's where she got her newest weapon.
It's Released
Snyder Cut 'Justice League' release date confirmed for HBO Max in 2021
Eric Francisco
The most in-demand DC superhero movie will stream on HBO Max next year.
Culture
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole: The epic story of the Hawaiian singer's iconic cover
Eric Francisco
The late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole sang his most iconic track in just one take.
Inverse Interviews
Geoff Johns talks about his latest creation: 'Stargirl'
Eric Francisco
Comic book heavyweight Geoff Johns brings his most personal creation to live-action TV, in DC Universe and The CW's newest superhero on the block, 'Stargirl.'
Last Call
You need to watch this cult classic movie before it leaves Netflix this week
Eric Francisco
It's the coolest Sam Jackson movie since Pulp Fiction.
Inverse Reviews
'Stargirl' review: The best DC TV show yet shines brightly in dark times
Eric Francisco
Eschewing modern trends for forward-thinking nostalgia, Stargirl soars as one of the best DC shows ever made.
Inverse Codex
'Dave' Season 2 release date, trailer, and plot for Lil Dick's Hulu/FX comedy
Eric Francisco
Is Lil Dicky in for his big break? Here's what we know so far about the next season of Dave on FX.
Gaming
The rest of us: 'The Last of Us 2' trans controversy, explained
Jen Glennon, Dais Johnston and Eric Francisco
Who are games for, anyway?
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Superman crushed the KKK in 1946. Here's why he's doing it again in 2020.
Eric Francisco
“The ideas driving the Klan seem to be making a resurgence.”
Holy batnipples, Batman!
Robert Pattinson found his Dark Knight by analyzing the worst Batman movie
Eric Francisco
The Batman star has been spending time in quarantine avoiding workouts and watching one of the worst superhero movies of all time.
Holy '90s throwback, Batman!
'The Batman' 2021 screenwriter reveals the 1 thing you need to watch first
Eric Francisco
You know Batman. But you might not know Batman at his best.
Entertainment
'Wonder Woman 1984' photos: 5 sly story reveals from the latest images
Eric Francisco
Watches, Washington D.C., and a mysterious banner deciphered.