Today my wife and I flew to Los Angeles for the weekend for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. Watched “Walk the Line” on the plane. Fine film. Joaquin Phoenix was excellent as Johnny Cash, as was Reese Witherspoon as June Carter – both worthly of their Oscar nominations (I still favor Heath Ledger to win Best Actor for Brokeback Mountain, however). The music was really great in this movie, especially the duets (my favorite was the classic “Jackson”) – the leads did their own singing, and held their own very well. Can’t compare to the real thing, but it was mighty entertaining nonetheless.