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Nick Welsh

Nick Welsh

Nick Welsh is a student at UW-River Falls.

02 Nov 2006

Welsh: Blood, guts, gore cannot replace a movie plot

For me, horror has always been a hit-and-miss category. Sometimes horror films have a really good story to them, or they may just portray stupid teenagers we love yelling, “Look behind you!”

26 Oct 2006

Tricks in magic movie aren’t enough

Like this summer’s surprise hit “The Illusionist,” another film focusing on magicians was recently made -- Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige.” Taking place in turn-of-the century London, this story focuses on two friends struggling to make names for themselves as magicians.

19 Oct 2006

‘Jesus Camp’ leaves viewers with opposing opinions

In the past I’ve always enjoyed seeing documentaries because you realize the story being told is often true. But in the case of “Jesus Camp,” that wasn’t so. This particular documentary covers the Evangelical Christian community in the United States by looking at a summer camp in North Dakota where children are taught the fundamentals. […]

12 Oct 2006

‘Departed’ keeps audience captivated

In the past, Martin Scorsese has proved he is a talented filmmaker, while still having the humor to cameo every once in awhile. Though he’s been mostly dormant for the last decade, he is without a doubt back on top in “The Departed.” In this film, Scorsese once again tackles the mob, but this time […]

28 Sep 2006

Flyboys brings WWII insight

For most of World War I, the United States was not officially involved. Nonetheless, there were Americans who felt compelled to help European allies. Some joined the infantry or Red Cross. Some decided to do something revolutionary — fly. In the beginning of “Flyboys,” we’re introduced to several characters, young men saying their goodbyes to […]

22 Sep 2006

‘Black Dahlia’ still an unsolved mystery

It's September again, and for Hollywood that is often an indicator that Oscar season has begun. Normally, that would mean that they’ve started releasing more prestigious films, but in this case that wasn’t so.

06 Apr 2006

‘Meltdown’ tops typical sequels

It’s rare for a sequel to be able to match the original. Needless to say, “Ice Age: The Meltdown” does just that. In this story we find the odd trio Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) still traveling together along with several other species in a valley. Everything seems nice and […]