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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

The King of the Monsters battles King Ghidorah in the video game Godzilla from Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Zadzooks: Godzilla review (PS4)

The King of the Monsters returns to Sony's PlayStation 4 game console in an idiotically captivating, third-person adventure. Published July 31, 2015

Kirk Langstrom is Batman in Warner Home Video's Justice League: Gods & Monsters now available in Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'Justice League: Gods and Monsters'

Bruce Timm, creator of the groundbreaking "Batman: The Animated Series," crafts a new animated story about a reimagined Justice League starring the famed DC Comic's trio of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Published July 30, 2015

Retro Wolverine Limited Edition Boxed Set features our feral hero in a classic Mego-style yellow costume. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Marvel Retro Wolverine Box Set review

Diamond Select Toys works with EMCE Toys to take collectors back to the 1970s when Mego action figures dominated toy aisles to deliver a complete doll package of Marvel Comic's famous feral mutant. Published July 24, 2015

The 8,000 year old vampire Petyr co-stars in Paramount Home Entertainment's "What We Do In The Shadows," now available in Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'What We Do in the Shadows'

In the finest traditions of Christopher Guest's famed mockumentaries, a new home theater release offers a hilarious look at a quartet of vampires living in a flat in Wellington, New Zealand. Published July 22, 2015

Nightwing and Robin join the Caped Crusdare to save Gotham City in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Zadzooks: Batman: Arkham Knight review

A captivating Caped Crusader attempts to stop one of his archenemies from gassing Gotham City in an epic, third-person adventure. Published July 18, 2015

Maika Monroe stars in "It Follows" from Anchor Bay Entertainment, now availbale on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'It Follows'

A horror film this year gave critics a reason to rejoice for its reinvigoration of the supernatural stalker genre. Published July 15, 2015

Domhnall Gleeson co-stars in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's "Ex Machina" now on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'Ex Machina'

Writer Alex Garland's directorial debut gave movie audiences an entertaining and thought-provoking, science-fiction thriller starring some timely issues and slick computer-generated effects. Published July 14, 2015

Darren Morfitt and Sean Pertwee star in Dog Soldiers: Collector's Edition, now on Blu-ray from Shout Factory!

Blu-ray review: Dog Soldiers: Collector's Edition

A B-movie masterpiece from 2002 returns to lovers of lycanthropes looking for a bit of a fright, a bunch of gore, a couple of laughs and lots of famished werewolves. Published July 9, 2015

Players can help a sick triceratops in the video game Lego Jurassic World.

Zadzooks: Lego Jurassic World review

A popular brick-building universe succumbs to prehistoric chaos in a third-person adventure perfect for a pair of dinosaur-loving players. Published July 7, 2015

AlPacino stars in Danny Collins, now avaialbel on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Danny Collins

Al Pacino stars as a debauched and aging rock star that found a creative spark from an unusual source in a heartwarming film now available in the high definition format. Published July 3, 2015

Michael Douglas ("Madec") stars in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's Beyond the Reach, now on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Beyond the Reach

Michael Douglas chews up the desert scenery as an egotistical businessman with a sociopath streak who loves to hunt in his latest film to arrive to home theaters. Published June 24, 2015