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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

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "Doctor Strange," available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Doctor Strange'

Marvel Comics' cinematic blockbuster debut of its famed Sorcerer Supreme moves to the high-definition format to magically entertain home theater viewers Published February 28, 2017

Mel Gibsons directs "Hacksaw Ridge," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'Hacksaw Ridge' review (4K UHD)

Mel Gibson's return to the director's chair arrives in ultra high-definition with the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated tribute to WWII combat medic Desmond Doss. Published February 20, 2017

Joe Alwyn and Vin Diesel star in "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' review (4K UHD)

A war drama from director Ang Lee, more remembered for its technological advances than excellence in storytelling, shines brightly under the ultra high-definition spotlight Published February 17, 2017

Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks in "Arrival," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Arrival' review (4K UHD)

Director Denis Villeneuve turns Ted Chiang's sci-fi short story into a critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated blockbuster now available for the latest evolution of home-theater experiences. Published February 16, 2017

The Axeman cometh in "Resident Evil: Afterlife," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Resident Evil: Afterlife' review (4K UHD)

Sony Pictures has now released director Paul W.S. Anderson's 2010 ode to Capcom's legendary zombie survivor horror video game franchise in the ultra high-definition format to tempt owners of the latest home theater technology. Published February 2, 2017

Enjoy a meal with the Baker family and then try and survive in the first person video game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

The next chapter from one of the patriarchs of survival horror games arrives to chatter the teeth of a gamer through a new, first person perspective. Published January 28, 2017

Kat and her devoted feline Dusty star in the video game Gravity Rush 2.

Zadzooks: Gravity Rush 2 review

A physics-manipulating girl and her celestial feline return to save the working class in a surprisingly expansive, open-world, third-person action adventure that fits comfortably into the superhero genre. Published January 18, 2017

Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad: Extended Cut," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Suicide Squad: Extended Cut' review (4K UHD)

A longer version of a live-action adventure starring DC Comics' famed super-villain team debuts on home theater screens to highlight legends such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc and the Joker. Published December 21, 2016

Gift ideas for video gamers include Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack featuring Newt Scamander, a 9-inch-tall, plastic statue of protagonist Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Collectors Edition and Skylanders Imaginators. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2016 Gift Guide: Video games

Gift ideas include Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Collectors Edition and Skylanders Imaginators. Published December 18, 2016

Big-Figs Batman inspects some gift ideas for young hero fans including Mega Maui, Talk-to-Me Mikey, Glitterific Guy Diamond, Speak to Me Bubbles and XPV RC Skateboarding Mikey. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2016 Gift Guide for young hero fans

Gift ideas include Big-Figs Batman, Mega Maui, Talk-to-Me Mikey, Glitterific Guy Diamond, Speak to Me Bubbles and XPV RC Skateboarding Mikey. Published December 15, 2016