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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

Warriors hunt a monster in the video game Evolve.

Zadzooks: Evolve review

Hunters track and terminate a ferocious beast on a hostile planet in a multiplayer epic from the makers of the zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. Published February 21, 2015

Become undercover operative Kyle Crane and build some really nasty weapons to battle the infected in the video game Dying Light.  (Courtesy Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Zadzooks: Dying Light review

The infected threaten the world in the latest first person, survival horror game built by the makers of Dead Island. Published February 14, 2015

Scarlett Johansson stars in Lucy, now available in the Blu-ray format.

Zadzooks: Lucy review (Blu-ray)

Scarlett Johansson expands her mind to action-packed levels in director Luc Besson's sci-fi action movie, now available in the high definition format. Published February 7, 2015

Keanu Reeves stars in John Wick, now availabe in Blu-ray. (Courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment)

Zadzooks: John Wick review (Blu-ray)

Keanu Reeves returns to action hero form as a retired hitman out for revenge in a world video gamers would appreciate. Published February 3, 2015

Jill Valentine explores and avoids monsters in the new, remastered version of the video game Resident Evil.

Zadzooks: Resident Evil remastered review

A newly remastered, high definition version of Shinji Mikami frightening masterpiece offers players a nostalgic trip back to the birth of the survival horror video game Published January 27, 2015

Michonne attacks Penny in McFarlane Toys' The Governor's Room. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: The Walking Dead - The Governor's Room

McFarlane Toys dare collectors to create their own zombie apocalypse with building sets and mini-figures featuring Rick Grimes, Carl Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glen Rhee, Michonne, and the evil Governor. Published January 24, 2015

Batman from the 1966 television show even stops by to fight crime in the video game Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Zadzooks: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham review

One of the cooler ways to help celebrate the Dark Knight's 75 years of existence in comics arrived late last year in a brick building video game perfect for pop culture fans in the family. Published January 10, 2015

Video game superstars from 2014 inlcuded a Guardian from Destiny, Talion from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Delsin Rowe from Infamous: Second Son.

Zadzooks' Top 10 video games of 2014

Joseph Szadkowski picks his ten favorite games of the year. The best of the best for 2014 includes Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Infamous: Second Son, Super Smash Bros. and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Published December 27, 2014

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition is on Blu-ray. (Courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment)

ZADZOOKS GIFT GUIDE: Best of Blu-ray and DVD (holidays)

Gift ideas for holiday film and television fans include Holiday Inn, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition and Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition. Published December 5, 2014

Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray (Courtesy of Walt Disney Home Entertainment)

Best of Blu-ray and DVD (animation)

Gift ideas for animation admirers include Sailor Moon: Season One, Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition and Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series. Published December 1, 2014