The 4th Annual Web-Goddess Oscar Contest will start later today! Stay tuned…

On a related note, we saw Walk the Line with Rob and Amy last night. My reaction was pretty much the same as Ebert‘s – the story was your basic predictable biopic but the real redeeming factors were the acting and the music. Joaquin Phoenix has always struck me as a little creepy, and that definitely hasn’t changed. He was so good as Cash, though, that now I kinda think of Johnny Cash as a little creepy too. I was all set for Reese Witherspoon to drive me up the wall – from her very first Minnie Pearl “Thanks, y’all!” at the Grand Ol’ Opry – but she completely won me over. In fact, I had been expecting to be blown away by this grand fairy tale romance but by the end of it, I just felt sad and angry at how June had been manipulated by this guy for years. And proposing to her on stage? That was the biggest dick move of all. I came straight home to look her up and find out if she wrote any autobiographies. (She did.) I know they were together for thirty-five years and all evidence points to them being very much in love… but I hope to hell he was the most Perfect Husband on Earth, because he had a lot to make up for. Now if you’ll go excuse me, I’ve got to search the P2P networks for “Swallerin’ Place.”

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