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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

Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) leads climbers up "Everest," now available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: A dazzling climb to 'Everest'

Director Baltasar Kormakur's cautionary tale about the deadly dangers of climbing the world's tallest mountain peak gets a beautiful high-definition transfer to stress out home theater viewers. Published January 21, 2016

Mark Watney (Matt Damon) looks over the famed red planet in "The Martian," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Extras reveal the truth about 'The Martian'

The multiple Golden Globe award-winning movie based on Mark Weir's book arrives to home theaters to give fans the chance to appreciate director Ridley Scott's adaptation of an astronaut stranded on the famed red planet. Published January 20, 2016

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit  in "The Walk," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray highlights 'The Walk' of Philippe Petit

A biographical drama arrives to home thaters to showcase the antics of legendary high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his attempt to stroll between the World Trade Center towers. Published January 8, 2016

Rupert Friend stars in "Hitman: Agent 47," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'Agent 47' hopes extras are a hit on Blu-ray

A popular video game character returned to movie theaters last year and his effort now arrives on Blu-ray with some tempting extras to connect with fans. Published January 7, 2016

Benicio del Toro co-star in "Sicario," now available on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Sicario

Considered one of the best movies of 2015 by critics, director Denis Villeneuve gripping crime drama about the U.S. government's war on drugs arrives in the high-definition format. Published January 6, 2016

Blu-ray review: 'You Can't Take It with You'

An Academy Award-winning screwball comedy from 1938 debuts in high-definition sporting a 4K restoration to highlight the legendary work of director Frank Capra. Published December 24, 2015

Animation-loving teens and adults who also appreciate the beauty of sequential art will truly appreciate the "DC Comics Book and DVD Collection," a massive, slipcased set offering six of DC Entertainment's PG-13, high-definition cartoons and the comic-book collections that influenced them. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gift Guide for superhero watchers

Blu-ray and DVD gift ideas for superhero fans include Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series, Ant Man and DC Comics Book and DVD Collection. Published December 13, 2015

Zadzooks' gift ideas for action figure fans include an Ultimate Avengers Masher, Ghillie Suit Sniper and Juggernaut from "Call of Duty," Selina Kyle and Jim Gordon from "Gotham," and Master Chief and Spartan Kelly-087 from "Halo 5."  (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gift Guide for action figure fans

Gift ideas include Jim Gordon from "Gotham," Master Chief from "Halo 5," Marvel Super Hero Mashers Ultimate Avengers Set, Rick Grimes from "The Walking Dead," Arkham: Bruce Wayne and Batman and Ghillie Suit Sniper from "Call of Duty." Published December 12, 2015