Joseph Szadkowski | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content

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

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Christopher Nolan Collection offers ultra high-definition version of seven of the director's best films.

'Christopher Nolan Collection' review (4K UHD)

Home entertainment lovers smitten by the ultra-high definition format will truly appreciate watching a selection of seven movies -- "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Interstellar," "Inception" and "The Prestige" -- by one of the masters of modern-day cinema. Published January 10, 2018

Gift ideas for action-figure ' fans include Swing and Sling Spidey, Hulk Smash FX Fists, Batbot Extreme, Rumble Strike Hammer, Electronic Thor, Deluxe Omnitrix and DC Toddler Batgirl. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for young role players

Gift ideas include Just Play's Swing and Sling Spidey, Hasbro's Hulk Smash FX Fists, Rumble Strike Hammer and Electronic Thor, Fisher-Price's Batbot Extreme, Playmates Toys' Deluxe Omnitrix and Jakks Pacific's DC Toddler Batgirl. Published December 18, 2017

Gift ideas for action-figure ' fans include Nanoscene Batcave, DC Super Hero Girls' Batgirl, Big-Figs Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, Marvel Thor Legends' Hela, Micro Mutant Sweeper OPS, DC Multiverse Cyborg and Gladiator Hulk and Thor Minimates. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for action-figure fans

Gift ideas include Nanoscene Batcave, DC Super Hero Girls' Batgirl, Big-Figs Wonder Woman, Marvel Thor Legends' Hela, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Micro Mutant Sweeper OPS, DC Multiverse Cyborg and Gladiator Hulk and Thor Minimates. Published December 16, 2017

Gift ideas for gamers include the frontier bag from Activision's Destiny 2 Collectors Edition, a lightsaber from Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Mattel's Star Wars Bloxels and Nintendo's Switch gaming system. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for video game players

Gift ideas include Nintendo's Switch, Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Activision's Destiny 2 Collectors Edition, Mattel's Star Wars Bloxels and Electronic Arts' Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. Published December 12, 2017

Gift ideas for 'Star Wars' fans include Big-Figs Rey and Kylo Ren, Gen. Leia Organa and Wicket in Endor Adventure, BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset with Force-Linked Snoke, Rey and Poe Dameron and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Deluxe Figure featuring Luke Skywalker. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for 'Star Wars' fans

Gift ideas include Big-Figs Rey, Endor Adventure with Gen. Leia Organa, BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset, Dark Prophecy Ultra Saber, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Deluxe Figure set, Porg and 40th Anniversary Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. Published December 11, 2017

Gift ideas this year include Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage, Thor vs. Hulk Arena Clash and Ghostbusters Firehouse. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gifts for pop culture toy builders

Gift ideas include McFarlane Toys' Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage, Lego's Thor vs. Hulk Arena Clash and Playmobil's Ghostbusters Firehouse. Published December 9, 2017

Gift ideas this year include Gamora & Rocket Raccoon, Negan Deluxe, Harley's Holiday, Batman and Rogues, Retro Punisher and Justice League Aquaman. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gifts for pop culture collectors

Gift ideas include Justice League Aquaman, Gamora & Rocket Raccoon, Harley's Holiday, Batman and Rogues, Retro Punisher and Negan Deluxe. Published December 8, 2017

Gift ideas for movie connoisseurs include "The Amazing Spider-Man Limited Edition Collection Digibook," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Gift Set," "The Pink Panther Collection," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 30th Anniversary Edition," "Blade Runner: The Final Cut," "George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn: Limited Edition" and "Transformers."

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

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "The Amazing Spider-Man Limited Edition Collection Digibook," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Gift Set," "The Pink Panther Collection," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 30th Anniversary Edition," "Blade Runner: The Final Cut," "George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn: Limited Edition," "Transformers," "The Bridge on the River Kwai: 60th Anniversary Edition," "Men in Black Trilogy" and "The Three Stooges: Big Box of Nyuks." Published December 7, 2017

Gift ideas for animation fans include "Samurai Jack: The Complete Series" starring an ancient warrior, "DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection" starring the Joker and "Drawn Together: The Complete Collection" starring Toot Braunstein.

Blu-ray and DVD gift ideas for animation fans

Gift ideas for animation fans include "DC Universe: 10th Anniversary Collection," "Samurai Jack: The Complete Series" and "Drawn Together: The Complete Collection." Published December 5, 2017

Gift ideas for television show connoisseurs include " Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials Deluxe Collection," "Bones: The Flesh and Bones Collection," "Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series," "Westworld: Season One, Limited Edition Tin," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series" and "The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series." (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD gift ideas for television show fans

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Thanks for the Memories: The Bob Hope Specials Deluxe Collection," "Bones: The Flesh and Bones Collection," "Friday Night Lights: The Complete Series," "Westworld: Season One, Limited Edition Tin," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series," "The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series" and "Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look - The Definitive Collection." Published December 4, 2017

"The Dark Tower" is now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'The Dark Tower' review (4K UHD)

Stephen King's epic sci-fi Western novel series about a mysterious structure tied to the fate of the universe finally got some big screen time, but the movie crumbled before critics and now looks for rebuilding with an ultra high-definition release. Published November 8, 2017

Digitally created apes shine in "War for the Planet of the Apes," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'War for the Planet of the Apes' review (4K UHD)

Director Matt Reeves' chronicle of man making his last stand against Caesar and his intelligent simians moves from its triumphant theatrical release to ultra high-definition equipped home theaters. Published November 7, 2017

Michael Keaton co-stars as the Vulture in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' review (4K UHD)

Marvel Comics' legendary web-slinger made a triumphant return in a movie this summer now available in the ultra high-definition format that delivers a colorful and eye-popping homage to the hero. Published October 24, 2017