"I'll be honest, I haven't ruled politics out." - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
According to a June 7th opinion piece in The Washington Post by Alyssa Rosenberg, "The Rock" says a political run may not be out of the question one day. And I say... why not! He's got the presence, charm, charisma and smarts to at least LOOK the part of a candidate (presidential or otherwise). And it wouldn't be tough to smell what Mister Johnson would be cooking. That's because he'd have history on his side. Just look at the successful track record of actors-turned-candidates: Clint Eastwood (mayor of Carmel, CA), Al Franken (U.S. Senator - Minnesota), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Governor of CA), Jerry Springer (yes, THAT Jerry Springer - Mayor of Cincinnati, OH), and, of course, Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United States).
"Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win." - Dwayne Johnson, via Twitter
The only thing that would really secure the deal for "The Rock" in the White House would be his choice of Vice President. I mean, if he goes the meathead route and, say, picks "Stone Cold" Steve Austin... the ticket would kick ass (literally) but may not pack the necessary punch (pun intended) with certain demographics. If he partners with Julia Louis Dreyfus, she's already got the "Veep" thing down... but the thought of TWO actors may be just a touch much. SO... there can be only ONE logical choice for his running mate - Condoleezza Rice. She's tough, she's smart, she's got politically savvy and takes no shit. So... Vote Rock-Rice!
"Shallow is a mild word for it." - The Hollywood Reporter Film Review
I know there's no logical transition or connection to where I'm going now, but such is life when there are two topics that strike my fancy. So, I'm going to to follow the quote up with another from Ace Ventura, "Man, I'm tired of being right!" Hello Hollywood... I'm Sarcastic and it's about damn time we met! Just go back over these blogs and you'll see how early and often I've been saying the Blake Lively film "The Shallows" will sink like a fuckin' rock at the box office. And... as promised, I'm not gonna bag on this movie anymore. So... just savor this excerpt of the review from The Hollywood Reporter: "Shallow is a mild word for it. Others would be silly, miscalculated, unconvincing, artless, pandering, hokey, ridiculous. Or just plain awful. An old-fashioned shark-attack exploitation picture that willfully disregards all the important lessons of suspense filmmaking passed down from Hitchcock and, most applicably in this case, Spielberg." Drops mic... walks away. - MO