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Nick Welsh

07 Dec 2006

‘Déjà Vu’ story not worthy of recollection

We’ve all seen Denzel Washington at one time or another in the past, and I for one have come to deeply respect the actor. He has proven to be a chameleon on screen, whether it was as the bitter Malcolm X or a calm Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter.

30 Nov 2006

New 007 actor successfully plays role

No matter how you put it, the James Bond franchise has succeeded like no other legacy. Spanning 40 years with more than 20 films, it is the longest-running series in cinematic history. With a recent installment, it appears that streak won’t be ending soon.

16 Nov 2006

‘Borat’ lives up to expectations ... NOT!

It seems that wherever you go, there is talk of “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit of Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” the comedy chronicling a foreign journalist’s adventure visiting America. On his way, he creates a documentary for his fellow countrymen, exposing Americans far more than anyone could have realized.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Nick Welsh

Nick Welsh is a student at UW-River Falls.