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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

Enjoy a meal with the Baker family and then try and survive in the first person video game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

The next chapter from one of the patriarchs of survival horror games arrives to chatter the teeth of a gamer through a new, first person perspective. Published January 28, 2017

Kat and her devoted feline Dusty star in the video game Gravity Rush 2.

Zadzooks: Gravity Rush 2 review

A physics-manipulating girl and her celestial feline return to save the working class in a surprisingly expansive, open-world, third-person action adventure that fits comfortably into the superhero genre. Published January 18, 2017

Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn in "Suicide Squad: Extended Cut," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Suicide Squad: Extended Cut' review (4K UHD)

A longer version of a live-action adventure starring DC Comics' famed super-villain team debuts on home theater screens to highlight legends such as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc and the Joker. Published December 21, 2016

Gift ideas for video gamers include Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack featuring Newt Scamander, a 9-inch-tall, plastic statue of protagonist Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Collectors Edition and Skylanders Imaginators. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2016 Gift Guide: Video games

Gift ideas include Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Collectors Edition and Skylanders Imaginators. Published December 18, 2016

Big-Figs Batman inspects some gift ideas for young hero fans including Mega Maui, Talk-to-Me Mikey, Glitterific Guy Diamond, Speak to Me Bubbles and XPV RC Skateboarding Mikey. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2016 Gift Guide for young hero fans

Gift ideas include Big-Figs Batman, Mega Maui, Talk-to-Me Mikey, Glitterific Guy Diamond, Speak to Me Bubbles and XPV RC Skateboarding Mikey. Published December 15, 2016

Gift ideas for action-figure ' fans include Iron Man and Spider-Man from Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Legend Pack, Moana, Starlight Canoe & Friends Venom from Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6 Web City set, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Turtle Tactical Truck, DC Films Superman and Ghostbuster's Quittin' Time Ray. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2016 Gift Guide for action-figure fans

Gift ideas include Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6 Web City, DC Films Superman, Ghostbuster's Quittin' Time Ray, Moana, Starlight Canoe & Friends, Turtle Tactical Truck, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Legend Pack and DC Films Superman. Published December 14, 2016

2016 Gift Guide for 'Star Wars' fans

Gift ideas include Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper, Big-Figs Death Trooper, Death Star Popcorn Maker, Rebel U-Wing Fighter and Princess Leia. Published December 13, 2016

Gift ideas for television show connoisseurs include Dexter: The Complete Series, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music, Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6, Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series, Falling Skies: The Complete Series and 2016 World Series Collector's Edition.

Blu-ray gift ideas for television show fans

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Freaks and Geeks: The Complete Series," "Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-6," " Twin Peaks: The Original Series," "2016 World Series Collector's Edition" and "Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection." Published December 8, 2016

Gift ideas for animation fans include Beauty and the Beast, 25th Anniversary Edition, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition and Transformers: The Movie, 30th Anniversary Edition.

Blu-ray gift ideas for animation fans

Gift ideas for animation fans include Beauty and the Beast, 25th Anniversary Edition, The Transformers: The Movie, 30th Anniversary Edition and The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. Published December 6, 2016

Gift ideas for cinema connoisseurs include Mad Max High Octane Collection, Taxi Driver: 40th Anniversary Edition, The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection, Prince Movie Collection, Gregory Peck Centennial Collection, The Bourne Ultimate Collection, Labyrinth: 30th Anniversary Edition and Citizen Kane: 75th Anniversary Edition.

Blu-ray gift ideas for movie fans

Gift ideas for cinema connoisseurs include Mad Max High Octane Collection, Taxi Driver, The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection, The Bourne Ultimate Collection and Labyrinth. Published December 5, 2016

A samurai beetle, a magical boy and a monkey search for a powerful set of armor in the stop motion film "Kubo and the Two Strings," available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Kubo and the Two Strings'

Director Travis Knight's stop motion animated film about a musical, magical boy and his thrilling quest through ancient Japan arrives to home theaters. Published November 25, 2016