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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. 

 

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Gift ideas include DC Collectibles' Aquaman Movie: Mera, DC Designer Series: Jim Lee Trinity (Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman) and DC Artists Alley: Poison Ivy, Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Movie Gallery: Dr. Strange and DC Comics Gallery: The Batman Who Laughs and McFarlane Toys' Stranger Things: Ghostbusters Deluxe 4-Pack and Lord Shaxx. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2018 Gift Guide for pop culture collectors

Gift ideas include DC Collectibles' Aquaman Movie: Mera, DC Designer Series: Jim Lee Trinity, DC Artists Alley: Poison Ivy and Gerard Way's Batman, Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Movie Gallery: Dr. Strange and DC Comics Gallery: The Batman Who Laughs and McFarlane Toys' Stranger Things: Ghostbusters Deluxe 4-Pack and Lord Shaxx. Published December 8, 2018

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Rescue Me: The Complete Series," "Westworld: Season Two, The Door," "Scorpion: The Complete Series,"  "Batman: The Complete Animated Series," "Robin Williams: Comic Genius" and "Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series: 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition."

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

Gift ideas for television show watchers include "Robin Williams: Comic Genius," "Batman: The Complete Animated Series," "Rescue Me: The Complete Series," "Scorpion: The Complete Series," "Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series: 35th Anniversary Collector's Edition" and "Westworld: Season Two, The Door." Published December 4, 2018

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "2001: A Space Odyssey," "50 Years of Planet of the Apes: 9-movie Collection," "The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition," "X-Men Trilogy," "Jack Ryan: 5 Film Collection," "The Matrix Trilogy," "Superman: The Movie," "Predator: 3 Movie Collection " and "City Slickers: Collector's Edition."

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

Gift ideas for movie watchers include "2001: A Space Odyssey," "50 Years of Planet of the Apes: 9-movie Collection," "The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition," "X-Men Trilogy," "Jack Ryan: 5 Film Collection," "The Matrix Trilogy," "Superman: The Movie," "Predator: 3 Movie Collection " and "City Slickers: Collector's Edition." Published November 29, 2018

Blue's Satellite Headphones, Netgear's Meural, frame, Nikon's D3500 camera (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Holiday Gift Guide 2018 - Best in home and productivity gadgets

A gift guide to the best home and productivity gadgets including Blue's Satellite Headphones, Netgear's Meural, frame, Nikon's D3500 camera and for mobile warriors Goal Zero's Sherpa 100AC, Belkin's Boost Up and RockStar and Scosche's MagicMount. Published November 22, 2018

Creatures roaming Six Flags America's "Fright Fest" in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

Six Flags America's 'Fright Fest' unleashes new terrors

Six Flags America's yearly "Fright Fest" returns for its 10th season and has, once again, allowed talented creators to develop new attractions to deliver intense ways to entertain as well as scare guests for select evenings in October. Published October 8, 2018

Creatures roaming Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt in Doswell Virginia. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times and Todd Stowell/Special to The Washington Times)

Kings Dominion's 'Halloween Haunt' returns with new horrors

Theme park Kings Dominion offers plenty of terrifying thrills throughout the year with death-defying roller coasters and rides, but with the season devoted to ghosts and goblins, it ratchets up the level of scares with "Halloween Haunt." Published October 6, 2018

Ghouls greet guests at 'Field of Screams' in Mountville, Pennsylvania. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski/The Washington Times)

Scares abound at 'Field of Screams' in Mountville, Pennsylvania

Humans looking for a satisfying scare during the Halloween season can enjoy a steady supply of potent shocks unleashed by the Schopf family at their annual "Field of Screams" horror event buried within Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Published September 29, 2018

Anne Hathaway and an expensive necklace co-star in "Ocean's 8," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Ocean's 8' 4K Ultra HD review

Director and writer Gary Ross' continuation of a popular heist film franchise arrives in the ultra-high definition format and will not dazzle home cinema connoisseurs, but does make for an entertaining evening. Published September 21, 2018

The indoraptor strikes in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' 4K Ultra HD review

The latest blockbuster devoted to modern man co-existing with genetically cloned dinosaurs stomps and loudly growls over to the ultra-high definition, home theater format. Published September 19, 2018