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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

A scary janitor chases a young girl trying to escape a massive floating structure called the Maw in the video game Little Nightmares.

Zadzooks: 'Little Nightmares' review

The premise of a child trying to escape a gantlet of horrors offers a devilishly stylish and puzzling platformer for brave souls. Published May 3, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series features a great story and impressive character models.

Zadzooks: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series review

Gamers smitten with the quirky intergalactic superhero team of Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot and Rocket Racoon can now dive into their intricate lives through an interactive story from the developers of "The Walking Dead: Michonne" and "Jurassic Park: The Game." Published May 2, 2017

Michael Fassbender as Aguilar de Nerha in "Assassin's Creed," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'Assassin's Creed' review (4K UHD)

A critically lambasted, cinematic adaptation of a Ubisoft's beloved video game franchise looks to capture a more forgiving home theater audience with its release in the ultra high-definition format. Published April 29, 2017

Lycan leader Marius attacks in "Underworld: Blood Wars," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Underworld: Blood Wars' review (4K UHD)

The never-ending war between vampire and werewolf returned to theaters last year in yet another sequel and is now ready to take a bite into ultra high-definition lovers' precious time. Published April 28, 2017

Taraji P. Henson co-stars as mathematician Katherine Goble Johnson in "Hidden Figures," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'Hidden Figures' review (4K UHD)

An Academy Award-nominated homage to the African-American women behind America's fledgling space program lands on the ultra high-definition format. Published April 26, 2017

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in "La La Land," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'La La Land' shines in ultra high-definition

Last year's Academy Award-winning ode to the classic Hollywood musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling debuts on the ultra high-definition format. Published April 25, 2017

Sunny Pawar in "Lion" and Annette Bening in "20th Century Women," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray reviews: 'Lion' and '20th Century Women'

A look at "Lion" and "20th Century Women," two Academy Award-nominated films recently released on Blu-ray that are packed with emotion and real-life struggles. Published April 16, 2017

Issey Ogata is the Inquisitor in "Silence," now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Silence'

Legendary director Martin Scorsese's historical drama about an emotional and violent exploration of the power of faith debuts in high definition. Published April 12, 2017

Jason Bateman and Olivia Munn co-star in "Office Christmas Party: Unrated," now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Office Christmas Party: Unrated'

"Blades of Glory" directors Josh Gordon's and Will Speck's holiday shindig film starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and T.J. Miller arrives to home theaters with plenty of extras but not many laughs. Published April 11, 2017

Death troopers invade in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

The drama about the rebel scum who helped bring down an Empire jettisons from its blockbuster theatrical run to home entertainment rooms in an impressive high-definition format. Published April 6, 2017

J.K. Simmons as Watertown Police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese in "Patriots Day," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'Patriots Day' review (4K UHD)

Actor Mark Wahlberg teamed up with his favorite director Peter Berg late last year to deliver a well-received movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, now available in the ultra high-definition format. Published March 30, 2017

Meena (Tori Kelly), an elephant with an awesome voice co-stars in "Sing: Special Edition," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

'Sing: Special Edition' review (4K UHD)

An anthropomorphic cast of talented animal vocalists warms the hearts of home theater viewers in the ultra high definition debut of an animated musical blockbuster. Published March 22, 2017

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie" and Warren Beatty as Howard Hughes in "Rules Don't Apply," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray reviews: 'Jackie' and 'Rules Don't Apply'

A pair of recently released movies on the Blu-ray format -- "Jackie" and "Rules Don't Apply" -- offer radically different approaches to highlighting historical figures. Published March 10, 2017