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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

Spider-Man gets help from Ghost Rider to stop Venom in the third-person, tactical action game Marvel's Midnight Suns. (Courtesy 2K Games)

Marvel’s Midnight Suns review (Xbox Series S)

Fans of a famed comic book universe can now dive deep into the more supernatural and magical realms of its vast mythologies in a tactical role-playing game. Published December 26, 2022

Household stress reliever gift ideas include GoSun's Chillest Electric Cooler/Freezer and Uber Appliance's Air Fryer XL Deluxe.

Gift Guide 2022 — Household tech

Here's a look at a trio of household stress relievers -- Uber Appliance's Air Fryer XL Deluxe, GoSun's Chillest Electric Cooler/Freezer and Sensate's Meditation Pod -- for frantic cooks in the family. Published December 7, 2022

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "A Christmas Story," "Star Trek: The Original Six Movie Collection," "Pulp Fiction: Limited Edition Steelbook," "Starship Troopers: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook," "The Sonny Chiba Collection," "Men in Black: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial — 40th Anniversary Edition," "Wall•E," "Paths of Glory," "Casablanca: 80th Anniversary Edition" and "Top Gun: Maverick — Steelbook Edition."

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

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "A Christmas Story," "Columbia Classics Collection: Volume 3," "Star Trek: The Original Six Movie Collection," "Pulp Fiction: Limited Edition Steelbook," "Starship Troopers: 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook," "The Sonny Chiba Collection," "Men in Black: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial -- 40th Anniversary Edition," "Wall*E," "True Romance: Limited Edition," "Paths of Glory," "Casablanca: 80th Anniversary Edition" and "Top Gun: Maverick -- Steelbook Edition." Published December 4, 2022

A gift guide to some of the coolest gaming gadgets and games including Microsoft's Xbox Series S, EPOS' H3Pro Hybrid headphones and GTW 270 earbuds and Scuf's Reflex FPS controller. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Gift Guide 2022 — Best in gaming gadgets and games

A gift guide to some of the coolest gaming gadgets and games including Microsoft's Xbox Series S, BenQ's EW3880R monitor, EPOS' H3Pro Hybrid headphones, Vertagear's PL4800 gaming chair, Scuf's Reflex FPS controller, Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Xbox Game Studios' Pentiment, IllFonic's Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed, and Warner Bros. Interactive's Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga -- Galactic Edition. Published November 26, 2022

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Dexter: The Complete Series," "Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Series," "That ’70s Show: The Complete Series,” "Ray Donovan: The Complete Series," "Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series," "SeaQuest DSV: The Complete Series" and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection."

Blu-ray and DVD disk gift ideas for television show lovers

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Yellowstone: The Dutton Legacy Collection," "Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Series," "Dexter: The Complete Series," "That '70s Show: The Complete Series," "Ray Donovan: The Complete Series," "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: The Complete Series," "SeaQuest DSV: The Complete Series" and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection." Published November 25, 2022

Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller) in "Top Gun: Maverick," now available in the 4K Ultra HD disk disk format from Paramount Home Entertainment.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

Navy pilot Capt. Pete Mitchell's latest adventure transfers to the ultra-high definition disc format and offers home theater audiences the chance to relive a riveting cinematic experience in "Top Gun: Maverick." Published November 11, 2022

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's scary vampire from "Fright Night: Limited Edition Steelbook" leads the way to some of the best Halloween horror movie gift ideas for 2022 that also include "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "The Halloween 4K Collection: 1995-2002," "Event Horizon: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "Scream 2: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "Night of the Living Dead," "Flatliners: Limited Edition,” "Poltergeist," "The Lost Boys: 35th Anniversary Edition" and "The Munsters: Collector's Edition."

Best Blu-ray & 4K UHD horror movies: ‘Fright Night,’ ‘Night of the Living Dead, ‘Poltergeist’ & more

Just in time for Halloween, reviews of "Fright Night: Limited Edition Steelbook," "Flatliners: Limited Edition," "Night of the Living Dead," "Event Horizon: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "Poltergeist," "Scream 2: 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection Vol. 2," "The Lost Boys: 35th Anniversary Edition," "The Halloween 4K Collection: 1995-2002" and "The Munsters: Collector's Edition." Published October 26, 2022

Admiral Jean Luc Picard as a child in the Paramount+ series "Star Trek: Picard - Season 2" now available on the Blu-ray disk format from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray TV review: ‘Star Trek: Picard — Season Two’

Arguably the greatest Starfleet captain in the history of the United Federation of Planets stars in another gripping adventure of galaxy-altering proportions in "Star Trek: Picard -- Season Two" now available in the Blu-ray format. Published October 10, 2022

Austin Butler stars in "Elvis," now available in the 4K Ultra HD disk format from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

‘Elvis’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

Director Baz Luhrmann's stylish and energetic homage to the King of Rock and Roll moves to home entertainment players and gets an added jolt in the ultra-high definition disc format in "Elvis." Published September 23, 2022

John Travolta and Nancy Allen star in "Blow Out," now available in the 4K Ultra HD format from Criterion.

‘Blow Out’ 4K Ultra HD movie review

Filmmaker Brian De Palma's 1981 noirish crime thriller gets a new visual life now in the 4K disc format in a release packed with extras in "Blow Out." Published September 17, 2022

Tom Hanks appears as Union General George Meade in "1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story" now available in the Blu-ray disk format from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray TV review: ‘1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story’

"1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story," a harsh prequel to the Paramount+ popular series "Yellowstone" about the famed Dutton rancher dynasty in Montana, arrives via a pair of Blu-ray discs offering the entire 10-episode, limited series. Published September 7, 2022