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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

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

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season, Steelbook Collectors Set, Roots: The Complete Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Complete Series and Veep: The Complete Fourth Season are some last-minute TV gift ideas for dad. Published June 14, 2016

Father's Day Gift Guide: Blu-ray movies for dad

American Sniper: The Chris Kyle Commemorative, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Directors Cut and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi are some last-minute movie gift ideas for dad. Published June 13, 2016

Scuf Gaming's Infinity 4PS controller and Satechi's Universal Gamepad are some last-minute Father's Day gift ideas. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

Father's Day Gift Guide: Best gaming gadgets for dad

Scuf Gaming's Infinity 4PS controller with Doom, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Ratchet and Clank and Satechi's Universal Gamepad with Mad Max and Temple Run are some last-minute gift ideas. Published June 10, 2016

Yax the relaxed yak is voiced by Tommy Chong in "Zootopia," now available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Zootopia'

Disney's big-budgeted, anthropomorphic, animated-animal adventure now allows home theater folk to appreciate its cornucopia of computer-crafted, colorful characters. Published June 9, 2016

A smartly dressed member of the undead looks for a bite to eat in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: ' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Director Burr Steers' cinematic adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel, which mixed Jane Austen's classic literature with an invasion by flesh-eating ghouls, debuts on home theater screens. Published June 2, 2016

Fortune hunter Nathan Drake comes out of retirement for one more explosive adventure in the video game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Zadzooks: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

This third person action game offers a satisfying conclusion to the popular and award winning franchise while presenting a cinematic mini-series highlighting plenty of harrowing, blockbuster-style action. Published May 20, 2016

From left to right: Anya Taylor-Joy ("Thomasin," left), Ellie Grainger ("Mercy," center) and Kate Dickie ("Katherine," right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's "The Witch," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'The Witch' - Extras explore the visual magic

A farming family banished by their Puritan peers and isolated in the wilderness must survive the ever-evolving presence of witchcraft in this simmering horror film concocted by writer and first-time director Robert Eggers. Published May 17, 2016

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum star in "Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition

The definitive popcorn-munching, extraterrestrial invasion movie returns to Blu-ray just in time for its new sequel and to also celebrate its place in pop-culture cinema history over the past two decades. Published May 10, 2016

Zen Studios' Aliens vs. Pinball features  a table based on the film "Alien vs. Predator."

Zadzooks: Aliens vs. Pinball review

Three new virtual pinball tables highlight memorable moments, dialogue and characters in the movies "Aliens" and "Alien vs. Predator" and the popular 2014 video game "Alien Isolation." Published May 7, 2016

A gingerbread man helps celebrate the holidays in "Krampus," now available from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Krampus,' horror and holiday hilarity

Director Michael Dougherty's holiday horror homage to "Gremlins" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" gives home theater audiences an amusing as well as terrifying look at what happens to those who do not trust in Santa Claus. Published May 6, 2016