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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

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

'It' review (4K UHD)

Director Andy Muschietti's creepy coming-of-age blockbuster based on Stephen King's acclaimed novel moves from cinemas to ultra-high definition home theaters to make the case that clowns are truly the creepiest creatures alive. Published January 18, 2018

"Blade Runner 2049" is now available on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

'Blade Runner 2049' review (4K UHD)

Director Denis ("Arrival") Villeneuve's cerebral sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi cinematic masterpiece arrives in ultra-high definition ready to astound and confound fans. Published January 17, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Christopher Nolan Collection offers ultra high-definition version of seven of the director's best films.

'Christopher Nolan Collection' review (4K UHD)

Home entertainment lovers smitten by the ultra-high definition format will truly appreciate watching a selection of seven movies -- "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Interstellar," "Inception" and "The Prestige" -- by one of the masters of modern-day cinema. Published January 10, 2018

Gift ideas for action-figure ' fans include Swing and Sling Spidey, Hulk Smash FX Fists, Batbot Extreme, Rumble Strike Hammer, Electronic Thor, Deluxe Omnitrix and DC Toddler Batgirl. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for young role players

Gift ideas include Just Play's Swing and Sling Spidey, Hasbro's Hulk Smash FX Fists, Rumble Strike Hammer and Electronic Thor, Fisher-Price's Batbot Extreme, Playmates Toys' Deluxe Omnitrix and Jakks Pacific's DC Toddler Batgirl. Published December 18, 2017

Gift ideas for action-figure ' fans include Nanoscene Batcave, DC Super Hero Girls' Batgirl, Big-Figs Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, Marvel Thor Legends' Hela, Micro Mutant Sweeper OPS, DC Multiverse Cyborg and Gladiator Hulk and Thor Minimates. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for action-figure fans

Gift ideas include Nanoscene Batcave, DC Super Hero Girls' Batgirl, Big-Figs Wonder Woman, Marvel Thor Legends' Hela, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Micro Mutant Sweeper OPS, DC Multiverse Cyborg and Gladiator Hulk and Thor Minimates. Published December 16, 2017

Gift ideas for gamers include the frontier bag from Activision's Destiny 2 Collectors Edition, a lightsaber from Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Mattel's Star Wars Bloxels and Nintendo's Switch gaming system. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for video game players

Gift ideas include Nintendo's Switch, Lenovo's Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Activision's Destiny 2 Collectors Edition, Mattel's Star Wars Bloxels and Electronic Arts' Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition. Published December 12, 2017

Gift ideas for 'Star Wars' fans include Big-Figs Rey and Kylo Ren, Gen. Leia Organa and Wicket in Endor Adventure, BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset with Force-Linked Snoke, Rey and Poe Dameron and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Deluxe Figure featuring Luke Skywalker. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks 2017 Gift Guide for 'Star Wars' fans

Gift ideas include Big-Figs Rey, Endor Adventure with Gen. Leia Organa, BB-8 2-In-1 Mega Playset, Dark Prophecy Ultra Saber, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Deluxe Figure set, Porg and 40th Anniversary Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. Published December 11, 2017

Gift ideas this year include Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage, Thor vs. Hulk Arena Clash and Ghostbusters Firehouse. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gifts for pop culture toy builders

Gift ideas include McFarlane Toys' Rick and Morty Spaceship and Garage, Lego's Thor vs. Hulk Arena Clash and Playmobil's Ghostbusters Firehouse. Published December 9, 2017

Gift ideas this year include Gamora & Rocket Raccoon, Negan Deluxe, Harley's Holiday, Batman and Rogues, Retro Punisher and Justice League Aquaman. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

Zadzooks: Gifts for pop culture collectors

Gift ideas include Justice League Aquaman, Gamora & Rocket Raccoon, Harley's Holiday, Batman and Rogues, Retro Punisher and Negan Deluxe. Published December 8, 2017