James Marsden

Movie Review -- 'Sonic the Hedgehog' is Generic, But Still Fun

I’m at a loss on this one. What was clearly destined to be a failure, with a horrifying, nightmare-fueled design for one of the most iconic video game mascots of all time, has turned out to be a run-of-the-mill, slightly above average kids movie. I’m shocked.

Sonic the Hedgehog is about… erm…. Sonic the Hedgehog (Ben Schwartz). Fast talking, fast running, fast everything is the gist of his personality. Because of his incredible speed powers, he lives in hiding to prevent...

TV Review -- 'Westworld' Tackles Tough Questions of a Not So Distant Future We May Soon Encounter


It’s 2016 and the dawn of sentient robotic intelligence hasn’t yet come to pass. The technology is progressing, of course, and watching stories about it is much closer to home than if you watched 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968. With the dawn of Siri, Google, Amazon’s Echo and so many other robotic devices, artificial intelligence is in our pockets, our homes and our cars -- it's becoming an everyday part of our lives. Among many themes in the show, Westworld asks the questions, “What if Siri were conscious? What if the people you kill in your video games were conscious? How do we grapple with...