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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

A massive alien spaceship chases Julius Levinson's boat in "Independence Day: Resurgence," now available on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

'Independence Day: Resurgence' review (4K UHD)

A sci-fi disaster film sequel 20 years in the making moves from the big screen to home theaters to confound hard-core fans but often astound ultra high-definition lovers. Published November 3, 2016

Idris Elba co-stars as the villian Krall in "Star Trek Beyond," now availbale in 4K UHD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

'Star Trek Beyond' review (4K UHD)

The latest installment of the rebooted Gene Roddenberry science-fiction universe arrives in ultra high-definition to appreciate a crew of space explorers that boldly going where no man has gone before. Published November 2, 2016

Guardians battle enemies aligned with the Darkness in the video game Destiny: The Collection.

Zadzooks: Destiny: The Collection review (Xbox One)

The two-year saga to consume a player's time continues with this definitive compilation not only offering the core "Destiny" video game but all of its major content expansions including "The Dark Below," "House of Wolves," "The Taken King" and the latest, "Rise of Iron." Published October 16, 2016

Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's "Swiss Army Man," now available on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray review: 'Swiss Army Man'

Directors and writers Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan's gassy dark comedy that taps into a symbiotic relationship between a marooned man and a corpse arrives on high-definition to amuse and disturb viewers. Published October 4, 2016

Director James Cameron discusses the design of "Aliens" in a streaming featurette for "Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition," now available on Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition

Director James Cameron's Academy Award-winning opus to the deadly Xenomorph species returns to home theater screens to annoy fans with its difficult extras. Published September 22, 2016

A demon dressed as a nun possesses a child in "The Conjuring 2," now available on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: The Conjuring 2

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren return to home theaters to give viewers a fright while solving the mystery of the "Enfield Poltergeist." Published September 15, 2016

Spider-Man (Tom Holland) stops by to help Iron Man in "Captain America: Civil War," available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: Captain America: Civil War

The Russo brothers live action ode to Marvel Comics' legendary characters arrives to home theater screens to allow for a fine wine appreciation of one of the best superhero movies ever made. Published September 13, 2016

Princess Leia Organa makes an appearance in "Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two," available on Blu-ray from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two'

Padawan Ezra Bridger continues to develop his skills and flex his Jedi muscle to help fellow warriors conquer an Empire in a three disc set compiling 22 episodes of the Disney XD hit show. Published September 9, 2016

Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna in The Huntsman: Winter's War," available on Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Blu-ray review: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

This dark cinematic continuation of the Snow White mythology debuted on Blu-ray with an extended cut for home theater owners to hopefully fall in love with its rich picture quality and bevy of extras Published September 4, 2016