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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

Actress Lin Shaye plays spiritual medium Elise Rainier in Insidious: Chapter 3 now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Insidious: Chapter 3'

A prequel from a popular paranormal film franchise makes it to home theaters to allow viewers a creepy look at medium Elise Rainier battling evil, years prior to helping the Lambert family's infestation. Published October 6, 2015

Melissa McCarthy stars as an action hero in "Spy" from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ow available in Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'Spy'

Melissa McCarthy's wild ride as super agent arrives to home theaters packed with laughs. Published October 5, 2015

I dare you to enter the Frightmare Asylum at Field of Screams in Mountville, Pennsylvania.

'Field of Screams' 2015 (Mountville, Pennsylvania)

Gene and Jim Schopf's Field of Screams returns for the 23th season to scare the pants off of Halloween thrill-seekers with their latest collection of macabre interactions. Published October 2, 2015

From left to right: Brett Davern (Carl Wilson, left), Paul Dano (Brian Past, center) and Kenny Wormald (Dennis Wilson, right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's Love & Mercy, now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Love & Mercy

A critically acclaimed movie about the emotional trials and musical odyssey of The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson arrives to home theaters. Published September 22, 2015

Control a receiver to make spectacular catches in the video game Madden NFL 16 from EA Sports.

ZADZOOKS: Madden NFL 16 review

Although this year's versions of an incomparable football video game still offers enough features to warrant a look, the importance of the play experience has now totally changed for this parent. Published September 19, 2015

Control director George Miller's legendary road warrior in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the video game Mad Max.

ZADZOOKS: Mad Max review (Xbox One)

A thrilling, third-person adventure gives gamers the chance to control director George Miller's legendary road warrior in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Published September 18, 2015

Dwayne Johnson co-stars in "Furious 7: Extended Edition" from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, now on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Furious 7: Extended Edition

The latest sequel to the "Fast and Furious" franchise shifts from its mega-successful theatrical run to home theater screens in a high-speed, testosterone-fueled adventure. Published September 16, 2015

Cate Blanchett is the wicked stepmother in Disney's live action version of Cinderella, now available in Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Cinderella

Home theater viewers can now appreciate a charming, live-action adaptation of a classic Disney cartoon starring Lily James as the girl filled with courage and kindness. Published September 14, 2015

Anthony Ingruber and Blake Lively in "The Age of Adaline," now available in Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: The Age of Adaline

A 29-year-old woman who never ages found love a heartbreaking experience in director Lee Toland Krieger's well-received romantic fantasy released earlier this year. Published September 10, 2015

Ray Liotta as Lorca in the History mini-series "Texas Rising," now available on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Texas Rising

The Lone Star state's settlers struggle for independence against Mexico in the History channel's cliche-riddled mini-series. Published September 6, 2015

Actress Hayden Panettiere co-stars in the PlayStation 4, interactive horror movie "Until Dawn."

Zadzooks: Until Dawn review

A group of friends trapped in a snowy, mountainside getaway gives gamers a chance to enjoy an excellent, third-person, interactive horror movie. Published September 4, 2015

Tom Hardy stars as the iconic road warrior in "Mad Max: Fury Road," now available in Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.

Blu-ray review: Mad Max: Fury Road

After a three-decade absence, director George Miller's favorite post-apocalyptic curmudgeon Max Rockatansky returned to theaters in an octane-fueled blockbuster and his adventure is now available in high definition. Published September 2, 2015

The 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary  "Citizenfour" arrives on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Citizenfour

Director Laura Poitras Academy Award-winning documentary about Edward Snowden security leaking exploits arrives on Blu-ray. Published August 28, 2015