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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

An amphibious humanoid co-stars in "The Shape fo Water," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'The Shape of Water' 4K Ultra HD review

Guillermo del Toro's mature fairytale debuts in ultra-high definition to give movie lovers a chance to relive his Academy Award-winning masterpiece. Published March 20, 2018

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," now available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

'Darkest Hour' review (Blu-ray)

Gary Oldman's Academy Award-nominated performance as Winston Churchill debuts in the high definition format. Published March 1, 2018

Miguel meets his hero Ernesto de la Cruz in the Land of the Dead in "Coco," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

'Coco' review (4K UHD)

Pixar's latest animated blockbuster celebrating family, traditions, dreams and song bursts onto the 4K Ultra HD format Published February 27, 2018

Gerard Butler as Jake Lawson in "Geostorm" and Jackie Chan as Quan in "The Foreigner," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray reviews: 'The Foreigner' and 'Geostorm'

Here's a look at a pair of man-made disaster films -- 'The Foreigner' and 'Geostorm' -- now available in the Blu-ray format featuring a one-man army and one man's dangerous invention. Published February 26, 2018

The infamous thermostat scene in "Daddy's Home 2," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

'Daddy's Home 2' review (4K UHD)

An unnecessary sequel to a 2016, amusing, male-centric comedy gets ported over to the ultra-high definition format to feature its stars' age lines. Published February 21, 2018

Jacob Tremblay stars as Auggie Pullman in "Wonder," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'Wonder' review (4K UHD)

Director Stephen Chbosky adaptation of R.J. Palacio acclaimed children's novel tugged at the heart strings of moviegoers last year and will now cause comparable reactions for home entertainment viewers in its ultra-high definition debut. Published February 20, 2018

The Caped Crusader battles Jack the Ripper in "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight," now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Batman: Gotham by Gaslight' review (4K UHD)

The Caped Crusader takes on Jack the Ripper in a mature-rated, animated murder mystery loosely adapted from a sequential-art masterpiece, now available in ultra high-definition. Published February 6, 2018

A grain silo trap tortures a potential victim in "Jigsaw" now available on 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

'Jigsaw' review (4K UHD)

A famed serial killer from a popular splatter horror-movie franchise makes his debut in ultra-high definition to torment another group of flawed humans. Published February 1, 2018

"Cloverfield" and "Mother!" are now available on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment.

4K UHD reviews: 'Cloverfield' and 'Mother!'

A pair of films -- "Cloverfield" and "Mother!" -- recently released in the ultra-high definition format offer two perspectives of very different types of horror. Published January 23, 2018