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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

Space explorers find planets filled with lively ecosystems in Hello Games' No Man's Sky.

Zadzooks: No Man's Sky review

Gamers looking to spend a lifetime investigating the stars now have a chance in this endless first-person journey. Published August 30, 2016

Rick sings to save humanity in "Rick and Morty: Season 2," now available on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Rick and Morty: Season 2'

Fans of Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim animated sci-fi sitcom can prepare for its return later this year with a binge of the last 10 episodes. Published August 23, 2016

The Joker fights for screen time in "Batman: The Killing Joke," now available on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Batman: The Killing Joke'

One of the most celebrated comic books in the history of the medium comes to mediocre, animated life in an R-rated cartoon starring Batgirl, the Dark Knight and Joker. Published August 10, 2016

Don Cheadle stars in "Miles Ahead," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Miles Ahead'

Don Cheadle's eight-year-in-the-making odyssey to cinematically honor Miles Davis glides to home theaters to entice the jazz maestro's eclectic fan base. Published July 31, 2016

Alia Shawkat and Anton Yelchin star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's "Green Room," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'Green Room'

Jeremy Saulnier's horror thriller debuts on Blu-ray and plays out a nightmare scenario for a punk band stuck in the Pacific Northwest. Published July 29, 2016

A cyborg looks for revenge in "Hardcore Henry," available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Hardcore Henry'

Director Ilya Naishuller's brutal, first-person odyssey of a determined cyborg now dazzles home theater audiences with its dizzying perspective. Published July 27, 2016

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in "Elvis & Nixon," now available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Elvis & Nixon

Director Liza Johnson's cinematic take on the visit of a pop-culture king to the White House makes for great home theater viewing for lovers of bizarre historical comedies. Published July 22, 2016

Admiral Ackbar, C-3PO, BB-8 and Poe Damron escape a trash compactor in the video game Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Zadzooks: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

Director J.J. Abrams' cinematic continuation of the famed Skywalker saga offers perfect fodder for the witty, digital craftsmen at TT Games to immerse up to a pair of players, co-operatively into a virtual Lego galaxy far, far away. Published July 20, 2016

Freshmen pay the price for some college hijinks in "Everybody Wants Some!!," now available on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Everybody Wants Some!!'

Acclaimed director Richard Linklater nostalgic trip back to 1980 in a collegiate coming-of-age film moves to home theaters audiences to satisfy lovers of disco, Schlitz and Space Invaders. Published July 15, 2016