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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

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a happy T-800 in Terminator Genisys now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Terminator Genisys

The movie showcasing Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to his cybernetic roots makes it to home theaters to thrill his fans. Published November 9, 2015

Joy and Sadness discuss memories in the animated film Inside Out now available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Inside Out

Pixar flexed its creative might earlier this year to give families a wonderful animated adventure tied to the life of a young girl named Riley and her engaged emotions. Published November 2, 2015

Dwayne Johnson and Mother Nature star in San Andreas now available on Blu-ray from Warner Home Video.

Blu-ray review: San Andreas

While California breaks apart, a rescue chopper pilot attempts to reassemble his estranged family in director Brad Peyton disaster epic now available on home theaters. Published October 14, 2015

Aladdin: Diamond Edition now available in Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Blu-ray review: Aladdin: Diamond Edition

Disney's animated classic starring a wise-cracking genie gets a digital upgrade and triumphantly returns to home theater screens. Published October 9, 2015

Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor shines in Avengers: Age of Ultron now available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

After a triumphant run in movie theaters, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the gang move to Blu-ray as they find themselves battling a nearly unstoppable cybernetic organism. Published October 7, 2015

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