“From the start, Walk the Line was pegged as a solid, unspectacular film propelled by two dynamite performances. And whaddya know — the two performers got [Oscar] nods, and that’s about it. Now get ready for a month of stories from people in my business about how Crash is gaining momentum with voters because it’s about Los Angeles, where most Academy voters live. But don’t get suckered in. Brokeback is gonna win. The media is just bored.” — Newsweek’s Devin Gordon trying to alleviate his own boredom in the current issue.