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Joseph Szadkowski

Joseph Szadkowski

A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in communications, Joseph Szadkowski has written about popular culture for The Washington Times for the past 25 years. He covers video games, comic books, new media and technology. 


Articles by Joseph Szadkowski

A cyborg looks for revenge in "Hardcore Henry," available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Hardcore Henry'

Director Ilya Naishuller's brutal, first-person odyssey of a determined cyborg now dazzles home theater audiences with its dizzying perspective. Published July 27, 2016

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in "Elvis & Nixon," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Elvis & Nixon

Director Liza Johnson's cinematic take on the visit of a pop-culture king to the White House makes for great home theater viewing for lovers of bizarre historical comedies. Published July 22, 2016

Admiral Ackbar, C-3PO, BB-8 and Poe Damron escape a trash compactor in the video game Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Zadzooks: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Director J.J. Abrams' cinematic continuation of the famed Skywalker saga offers perfect fodder for the witty, digital craftsmen at TT Games to immerse up to a pair of players, co-operatively into a virtual Lego galaxy far, far away. Published July 20, 2016

Freshmen pay the price for some college hijinks in "Everybody Wants Some!!," now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Everybody Wants Some!!'

Acclaimed director Richard Linklater nostalgic trip back to 1980 in a collegiate coming-of-age film moves to home theaters audiences to satisfy lovers of disco, Schlitz and Space Invaders. Published July 15, 2016

The new version of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport seen in Allegiant," now available on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant'

The next movie covering Veronica Roth's third book of her young adult series debuts on Blu-ray in hopes of capturing the franchise's hard-core fan base with a potent digital transfer and bountiful supply of extras. Published July 13, 2016

Survive waves of zombies in the side-scrolling puzzle game Deadlight: Director's Cut from Deep Silver for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Zadzooks: Deadlight: Director's Cut review

An enhanced return of a side-scrolling, zombie apocalypse debuts on the latest entertainment consoles to reveal the horror in the Shadows. Published July 7, 2016

A U.S. military Reaper drone co-stars in the film "Eye in the Sky," available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Eye in the Sky'

Director Gavin Hood's exploration of the moral dilemma facing governments every day in the long-range war on terrorism arrives to home theaters. Published July 6, 2016

General Kai on the rampage in "Kung Fu Panda 3: Awesome Edition," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Kung Fu Panda 3: Awesome Edition'

A bumbling bear proficient in martial arts returns to home theaters earlier this year in a critically acclaimed blockbuster to offer an animated story about family and tradition. Published July 5, 2016

Tina Fey stars in "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'

Home theater owners the chance to appreciate the career of Kim Barker, a news copy writer who transformed into a tough-as-nails correspondent while spending over three years covering the war-torn and very unstable Afghanistan. Published July 4, 2016

Father's Day Gift Guide: Best Blu-ray TV for dad

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season, Steelbook Collectors Set, Roots: The Complete Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series and Veep: The Complete Fourth Season are some last-minute TV gift ideas for dad. Published June 14, 2016

Father's Day Gift Guide: Blu-ray movies for dad

American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Directors Cut and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi are some last-minute movie gift ideas for dad. Published June 13, 2016

Scuf Gaming's Infinity 4PS controller and Satechi's Universal Gamepad are some last-minute Father's Day gift ideas. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

Father's Day Gift Guide: Best gaming gadgets for dad

Scuf Gaming's Infinity 4PS controller with Doom, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Ratchet and Clank and Satechi's Universal Gamepad with Mad Max and Temple Run are some last-minute gift ideas. Published June 10, 2016