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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

Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa in "Power Rangers," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'Power Rangers' review (4k UHD)

Director Dean Israelite's colorful take on a 25-year-old, pop culture franchise arrives on ultra high-definition to capture a new generation of fans. Published June 30, 2017

From left; Tiny Tim, Dick Martin, Goldie Hawn and Artie Johnson appear in "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series," now available on DVD.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series review

Just watching a young Goldie Hawn giggle or listening to Tiny Tim crooning is worth the price of admission for this DVD set offering the complete run of George Schlatter's classic television comedy show also starring Lily Tomlin, Artie Johnson and Ruth Buzzi. Published June 28, 2017

Calvin stars in "Life" and Dwayne Johnson stars in "Snitch," now available on 4K Ultra HD.

4K UHD reviews: 'Life' and 'Snitch'

A pair of recently released movies on the ultra high-definition format -- "Life" and "Snitch" -- highlights unstoppable entities, one human and one extraterrestrial, looking to survive. Published June 27, 2017

Bruce Wayne (still wearing his Batman cowl) pulls a plate of lobster thermidor from the microwave in "The Lego Batman Movie," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'The Lego Batman Movie' review (4K UHD)

Director Chris McKay's block-building and block-busting, computer-animated movie starring the not-so-Dark Knight arrives on home, ultra high-definition screens to thrill young superhero fans. Published June 21, 2017

Life-Beam's VI personal trainer earbuds, Zmodo' Greet video doorbell, Helen of Troy's Stinger bug zapper and Open 2's Hydra smart water bottle are some last-minute gift ideas. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times

Father's Day Gift Guide: Outdoor tech gadget ideas

The Uuni 3 pizza oven, Life-Beam's VI personal trainer earbuds, Zmodo' Greet video doorbell, Helen of Troy's Stinger bug zapper and Open 2's Hydra smart water bottle are some last-minute gift ideas. Published June 10, 2017

Father's Day Gift Guide: Blu-ray and 4K UHD movies

"Unforgiven: 25th Anniversary Edition," "Saturday Night Fever: Director's Cut," "Heat: Director's Definitive Edition" and "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" are some last-minute movie gift ideas for dads. Published June 9, 2017

Matt Damon and a whole bunch of ferocious creatures star in in "The Great Wall," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

'The Great Wall' review (4K UHD)

A monstrous fantasy film directed by Zhang Yimou and co-starring China's legendary wonder of the world gets a welcomed ultra high-definition release after its underwhelming theatrical performance earlier this year. Published June 2, 2017

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition is now available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Blu-ray review: 'Donnie Darko: Limited Edition'

The definitive homage to director Richard Kelly's surreal, apocalyptic science-fiction drama from 2001 arrives in a four-disc set offering a fresh digital transfer to both its theatrical and director's cut versions and a crushing amount of extras. Published May 22, 2017

The mutant Bloodshot makes an appearance in "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' review (4K UHD)

The supposedly last live action homage to Capcom's popular survival horror gaming franchise arrives on ultra high-definition to offer director Paul W.S. Anderson's bleak and muddied look at a post-apocalyptic world overrun by mutated monsters and zombies. Published May 22, 2017