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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

Will Smith fights Will Smith in "Gemini Man," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Gemini Man' 4K Ultra HD review

Director Ang Lee's visually advanced sci-fi thriller failed to impress critics or audiences but looks to sparkle in the ultra-high definition format. Published January 16, 2020

Joaquin Phoenix stars in "Joker," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Joker' 4K Ultra HD review

Actor Joaquin Phoenix's transformation into a familiar, clown-faced madman moves from its blockbusting theatrical run to ultra-high definition home theater screens. Published January 8, 2020

A very scary Pennywise returns in "It Chapter Two," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'It Chapter Two' 4K Ultra HD review

The evil presence in Derry, Maine, returns and the Losers' Club that first defeated it must band together as adults for a final confrontation in a horror thriller now available on ultra-high definition. Published December 27, 2019

A vehicular battle on the moon highlights "Ad Astra," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'Ad Astra' 4K Ultra HD review

Brad Pitt's stoic machismo permeates co-writer and director John Gray's sci-fi adventure now greatly enhanced in ultra-high definition for home theaters. Published December 25, 2019

Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) performs on "Hullabaloo" in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' 4K Ultra HD review

Quentin Tarantino's penchant for his own brand of violent revisionist history now permeates the director's nostalgic look at a changing 1960s Tinsel Town infected by Charles Manson and his minions. Published December 20, 2019

Gift ideas include Alpha Group' SpongeBob Giggle Blaster Hasbro's Zombie Strike Revoltinator, Zuru's X-Shot Ninja Turbo Strike, Rainbocorns Ultimate Surprise Egg and Dino Smashers Epic Egg (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2019 Gift Guide for young role-players

Gift ideas include Alpha Group' SpongeBob Giggle Blaster Hasbro's Zombie Strike Revoltinator, Zuru's X-Shot Ninja Turbo Strike and Dino Smashers Epic Egg and Playmates' Motormouth Mikey Published December 14, 2019

Zadzooks 2019 Gift Guide for 'Star Wars' fans

Gift ideas include Supreme Leader Kylo Ren Force FX Elite Lightsaber, Hyperreal Darth Vader, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" Deluxe Figure set, Retro Princess Lei Organa and Kylo Ren Force Rage Mask. Published December 8, 2019

Gift ideas include The Folio Society's Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949, DC Comics' Crisis on Infinite Earths Boxed Set, DC Comics' Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman, Deluxe Edition and Insight Edition's Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2019 Gift Guide for pop art book lovers

Gift ideas include The Folio Society's Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949, DC Comics' Crisis on Infinite Earths Boxed Set, DC Comics' Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman, Deluxe Edition and Insight Edition's Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book. Published December 6, 2019

Coolest interactive creatures for gifting include The Alpha Group's Grrrumball, Spin Master's Owleez and Juno and Hasbro's Cubby (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Gift Guide 2019 - Best in interactive creatures

A gift guide to some of the coolest interactive creatures including The Alpha Group's Grrrumball, Spin Master's Owleez and Juno and Hasbro's Cubby and chatty companions such including Alpha Group's SpongeBob StretchPants, Playskool's Movin' Lips Mr. Potato Head, Zuru's Ice Blasting Dragon and Boppi The Dancing Llama and Disney's Forky. Published December 1, 2019

Best in gaming gadgets includes Sennheiser's GSP 670 wireless headset, Scuf's Prestige controller and Sega Genesis Mini (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Gift Guide 2019 - Best in gaming gadgets and games

A gift guide to some of the coolest gaming gadgets and games including Sennheiser's GSP 670 wireless headset, Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Scuf's Prestige controller, Electronic Arts' Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Sega Genesis Mini. Published December 1, 2019

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "The Wizard of Oz," "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection, 80th Anniversary Edition," "007: The Daniel Craig Collection," "Galaxy Quest: 20th Anniversary," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Hellboy: 15th Anniversary Edition," "Rock 'N' Roll High School: 40th Anniversary Edition" and "Star Trek: Picard Movie and TV Collection."

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

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "The Wizard of Oz," "Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection, 80th Anniversary Edition," "007: The Daniel Craig Collection," "RoboCop: Limited Edition," "The Anne Bancroft Collection," "Galaxy Quest: 20th Anniversary," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Hellboy: 15th Anniversary Edition," "Rock 'N' Roll High School: 40th Anniversary Edition" and "Star Trek: Picard Movie and TV Collection." Published November 29, 2019

Best in home and productivity gadgets includes Hestan's Cue, Puppy Robot's Cube and Instant Brands' Vortex Plus (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Tech Gift Guide 2019 - Best in home and productivity gadgets

A gift guide to the best home and productivity gadgets including Puppy Robot's Cube, Hestan's Cue, RCA's Ultra Thin Signal Finder, Instant Brands' Vortex Plus, Jackery's Explorer 240 and for mobile warriors Altec Lansing's Lifejacket Jolt, Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Vent Mount and USB-C Multimedia Hub and Wemo's Mini Smart Plug. Published November 28, 2019

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Country Music, "Space 1999: The Complete Series," "Elementary: The Complete Series," "China Beach: The Complete Series," "Ultra Q: The Complete Series," "Farscape: The Complete Series," "Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series" "Gotham: The Complete Series" and "Cobra Kai: Season 1 and 2, Collector's Edition."

Blu-ray and DVD gift ideas for television show lovers

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series," "Game of Thrones: The Complete Series," "Country Music, "Peanuts: 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection," "Space 1999: The Complete Series," "Elementary: The Complete Series," "China Beach: The Complete Series," "Batman Beyond: The Complete Series," "Ultra Q: The Complete Series," "Farscape: The Complete Series," "Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series" "Gotham: The Complete Series" and "Cobra Kai: Season 1 and 2, Collector's Edition." Published November 25, 2019

Best Blu-ray & 4K UHD horror movies: 'The Shining,' 'The Omen,' 'Zombieland' and 'Gremlins'

Just in time for Halloween, reviews of " The Shining," "The Omen Collection: Deluxe Edition," "An American Werewolf in London: Limited Edition," "Pan's Labyrinth," "Gremlins," "Stand by Me," "Zombieland: 10th Anniversary Edition," "Man of a Thousand Faces," "John Carpenter's Vampires: Collector's Edition" and "The Addams Family / Addams Family Values" Published October 24, 2019