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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

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

Taron Egerton, Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson star in Kingsman: The Secret Service, now on Blu-ray. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Blu-ray review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

A subversive and thrilling tribute to the James Bond genre brought to cinematic life by director Matthew Vaughn gave movie audiences a wild ride earlier this year. Published June 23, 2015

Cheers: The Complete Series, Clint Eastwood: The Universal Pictures 7-Movie Collection, and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History are some last-minute gift ideas for dad. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Father's Day Gift Guide: Best Blu-ray and DVD for dad

Cheers: The Complete Series, Clint Eastwood: The Universal Pictures 7-Movie Collection, Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History are some last-minute gift ideas for dad. Published June 16, 2015

A-Audio's Icon Wireless headphones and Braven 805 Bluetooth speaker (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington TImes)

Father's Day Gift Guide: Best gadgets for dad

Icon Wireless headphones, BD-J7500 Blu-ray player, Braven 805 Bluetooth speaker and 40V MAX Lithium Trimmer / Edger are some last-minute gift ideas. Published June 16, 2015

Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition from Universal Studios Home Entertainment is now on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition

Another anniversary for director Ron Howard's celebrated historical drama gives home theater owners a new, digitally upgraded version of the 1985 film as well as a wonderful education on space travel. Published June 12, 2015

Warner Home Video compiles a quintet of its finest films - "Dark Victory," "Dodge City," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Ninotchka" and "Gone With The Wind" - in The Golden Year Collection - 1939.

Blu-ray review: The Golden Year Collection - 1939

Warne Home Video compiles a quintet of its finest films from 1939 - "Dark Victory," "Dodge City," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Ninotchka" and "Gone With The Wind" - in a high-definition set sure to satisfy nostalgia buffs and cinema connoisseurs. Published June 8, 2015