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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

Paul Atreides tries to outrun a sandworm in "Dune," now available in the 4K Ultra HD format from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

‘Dune’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

The latest cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal science-fiction masterpiece delivered a critically acclaimed hit late last year on both HBO Max streaming service and IMAX theater screens and is now available in the 4K disc format. Published January 20, 2022

Steve McQueen co-stars in "The Great Escape," available in the 4K Ultra HD format from Kino Lorber.

‘The Great Escape’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

Director John Sturges' hefty World War II epic "The Great Escape" debuts on the ultra-high definition disc format almost six decades after its theatrical release and is packed with educational extras. Published January 12, 2022

Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" is now available in 4K Ultra HD as part of the Criterion Collection.

‘Citizen Kane’ 4K Ultra HD review

Preeminent cinema auteur Orson Welles' 1941, black-and-white masterpiece "Citizen Kane" debuts on ultra-high definition for the first time packed with a film history seminar's worth of extras. Published January 6, 2022

Gifts for gamers include Scuf Gaming's Instinct Pro controller, Logitech's G PRO X wireless headset, Western Digital's WD_Black, EPOS' GTW 270 earbuds. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Gift Guide 2021 — Best in gaming gadgets and games

A gift guide to some of the coolest gaming gadgets and games including Scuf Gaming's Instinct Pro controller, Logitech's G PRO X wireless headset, Western Digital's WD_Black, EPOS' GTW 270 earbuds, FlexiSpot's Comhar EG8B desk, Escalade Sports' Prodigy Dartboard System, Activision's Call of Duty: Vanguard, Frontier Development's Jurassic World Evolution 2, Ubisoft's Far Cry 6, Square Enix's Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Cold Iron Studios' Aliens: Fireteam Elite. Published December 8, 2021

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "CSI: NY — The Complete Series," "Sex and the City: The Complete Series," "Star Trek: Discovery, Seasons 1-13," "I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series," "Beverly Hills 90210: The Ultimate Series" and Tom Welling as Superman in "Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition."

Blu-ray and DVD gift ideas for television show lovers

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "CSI: NY -- The Complete Series," "Sex and the City: The Complete Series," "Star Trek: The Complete Original Series 55th Anniversary Steelbook Collection," "I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series," "Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition" and "Beverly Hills 90210: The Ultimate Series." Published December 1, 2021

Gene Wilder aka Willy Wonka oversees some of the best movie gifts for 2021 including "The Shawshank Redemption," "Inglourious Basterds," "Star Trek: The Original Four Movie Collection," "Randolph Scott Western Collection," "A Clockwork Orange," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored," "Audrey Hepburn: 7-Movie Collection," "Mad Max Anthology," and "Dune: Special Edition."

Best Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD gift ideas for movie fans

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "The Shawshank Redemption," "Inglourious Basterds," "Star Trek: The Original Four Movie Collection," "Randolph Scott Western Collection," "A Clockwork Orange," "Apocalypse Now: 40th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Columbia Classics Collection: Volume 2," "The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored," "Audrey Hepburn: 7-Movie Collection," "Mad Max Anthology," "Middle-Earth: The Ultimate Collector's Edition" and "Dune: Special Edition." Published November 26, 2021

David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man in "The Suicide Squad," now available in the 4K Ultra HD format from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

‘Suicide Squad’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

DC Comic's team of nasty villains returned to the theaters and debuted on HBO Max this summer in "The Suicide Squad," a rousing stand-alone sequel that now explodes on an ultra-high definition disc. Published November 4, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, "American Psycho: Steelbook Edition," "Friday the 13th: 8 Movie Collection," "Unbreakable: Ultimate Collector's Edition," "The Comedy of Terrors: Special Edition," "Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection," "Theatre of Blood: Special Edition," "Dead and Buried: Limited Edition," "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "Doctor X" and "Super 8."

Best Blu-ray & 4K horror movies: ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘American Psycho,’ ‘Unbreakable,’ ‘Doctor X” & more

Just in time for Halloween, reviews of "American Psycho: Steelbook Edition," "Friday the 13th: 8 Movie Collection," "Unbreakable: Ultimate Collector's Edition," "The Comedy of Terrors: Special Edition," "Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection," "Theatre of Blood: Special Edition," "Dead and Buried: Limited Edition," "The Incredible Shrinking Man," "Underworld: Limited Edition 5-Movie Collection," "Doctor X" and "Super 8." Published October 23, 2021

The Green Knight challenges the Knights of the Round Table in "The Green Knight," available in the 4K Ultra HD format from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

‘The Green Knight’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

'The Green Knight,' director David Lowery's critically acclaimed cinematic adaptation of a classic 14th-century tale of honor, looks to mesmerize an ultra-high definition home theater audience. Published October 14, 2021

Soviet super soldier Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian (David Harbour) makes his debt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "Black Widow," now available in the Blu-ray format from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray movie review: ‘Black Widow’

Black Widow, a core member of the Avengers, got her own live-action movie that was finally released in theaters, the Disney Plus streaming service, and now on the Blu-ray disc format. Published September 17, 2021