The Rock to drop name

All I can say is about damn time.


While promoting his new movie Gridiron Gang Dwayne Johnson has noted that he will be dropping “The Rock” nickname. Dwayne wants to differentiate his acting career from his old wrestling career. It is said that he will drop the name with the release of another movie, Southland Tales.

Good. I was always against him being known as simply The Rock. It seemed kind of old and stale, he was no longer playing the character that he played in the WWE and he is now an actor (and he seems to be getting better with every movie he does). I always thought that he should use his name along with The Rock, like: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. That always seemed like the safer way to do it.

But now that he’s moving on to just Dwayne Johnson, I think that it’ll work out better in his favor, because The Rock will never be in any Godfather or Gone with the Wind type movie, but Dwayne Johnson might just have a chance.

Also, I didn’t know what Southland Tales (the movie that he’ll be dropping his name down to just Dwayne Johnson, which is coming out in 2006) was about, so I looked it up.


Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who’s stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Sounds pretty good actually. Like something to stick one’s teeth into. I’d like to see a trailer for this sometime soon.

So, in closing I guess…goodbye Rock, and welcome to reality Dwayne Johnson.


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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