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Sep. 27, 2012by:

Movies and politics go together like Ali Larter and whipped cream. Both are businesses that rely on good looks and public appeal. We all have a fascination with the political leanings of our celebrity elite. Some even base their vote on which party has the better Hollywood cred.

One thing that transcends party lines is Samuel L. Jackson. We can all agree that he truly is the baddest motherf*cker on the planet. The man can do anything from an iPhone commercial to THE AVENGERS and we still are amazed by how awesome he is. But, he is a man and has political beliefs of his own. Those beliefs lean in the decidedly Democratic direction.

What follows is hilarious, inappropriate, relevant, and above all NOT SAFE FOR WORK! Proceed at your own risk!

Sam Jackson teamed up with director Boaz Yakin (REMEMBER THE TITANS, SAFE) to create this video in support of Barack Obama's reelection. The clip, entitled "Wake the F*ck Up" is a spoof of the children's book Go The F*ck To Sleep. There is no doubt this video is anti-Romney at all. I am sure many of you are going to hate this, but I had to share it. Sam Jackson is a badass political commentator, too!

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5:04AM on 09/29/2012
While I enjoyed this video, I have to agree that politics should not become a regular topic on Joblo. I stopped reading AintitCool when Hercules started a ridiculous thread about Obama being the best thing since sliced bread. I like my movie websites to talk about... oh I dunno... movies?

Having said that, everyone is entitled to their opinion and viewpoint. I'd just rather not get into it on a movie website I love.
While I enjoyed this video, I have to agree that politics should not become a regular topic on Joblo. I stopped reading AintitCool when Hercules started a ridiculous thread about Obama being the best thing since sliced bread. I like my movie websites to talk about... oh I dunno... movies?

Having said that, everyone is entitled to their opinion and viewpoint. I'd just rather not get into it on a movie website I love.
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2:19AM on 09/29/2012
I don't really care about what political view point celebrities take, but the video was extremely entertaining. Having Sam Jackson narrate the video as he did the book that it's imitating was hilarious. Especially when he starts with the foul language. As has been said, no one says motherf***er better than Sam Jackson.
I don't really care about what political view point celebrities take, but the video was extremely entertaining. Having Sam Jackson narrate the video as he did the book that it's imitating was hilarious. Especially when he starts with the foul language. As has been said, no one says motherf***er better than Sam Jackson.
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12:28PM on 09/28/2012
Amusing. Good ol' Sam knows how to entertain.

But scary to think that people would vote based on celebrities. Chuck Norris says Obama winning will bring a thousand years of darkness. And there's the Eastwood chair debacle. And on the other side, this. I admire the way they managed to rhyme a bunch of talking points in there.

I do think this election will be more important than the last one, because it will either validate Obama, or prove something scary about society and our short-term
Amusing. Good ol' Sam knows how to entertain.

But scary to think that people would vote based on celebrities. Chuck Norris says Obama winning will bring a thousand years of darkness. And there's the Eastwood chair debacle. And on the other side, this. I admire the way they managed to rhyme a bunch of talking points in there.

I do think this election will be more important than the last one, because it will either validate Obama, or prove something scary about society and our short-term memory and values. I'm not against mixing politics with this site, I don't care if you show politically-themed stuff on here. Hell, so long as the site doesn't advocate an agenda beyond cell-phone use in theaters, all is right.

And to those who don't like it, just don't click on items that have key words like voters, Republicans, Democrats, Obama, Romney, what have you, on them.
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1:28PM on 09/28/2012
Validating Obama would prove something scary about society.
Validating Obama would prove something scary about society.
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3:55AM on 09/28/2012

Please leave politics out of the site

This is a film site, i am quite sure i clicked the "move news" link, so theres no way i should see this garbage. I come here to escape politics, and the bullshit that is in our faces every day. I don't need to hear a celebrity talk about his thoughts on whats right or wrong, and put his own spin on things no matter who the candidate.
This is a film site, i am quite sure i clicked the "move news" link, so theres no way i should see this garbage. I come here to escape politics, and the bullshit that is in our faces every day. I don't need to hear a celebrity talk about his thoughts on whats right or wrong, and put his own spin on things no matter who the candidate.
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12:21AM on 09/28/2012

why is this on your site?

this isnt movie news.

vote capitalism! fight socialism!
this isnt movie news.

vote capitalism! fight socialism!
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2:45AM on 09/28/2012
no but if you read the... you know... words on the page... you'll see that it's not 'movie news' but actually a 'cool video' with one Samuel L Jackson who just may pehaps maybe kind of sort of have something to do with... every single movie ever.

Who cares if you agree with the message or not, I'm not on one side or the other, I'm not even american, but I had a blast with this video, it was funny and entertaining.
no but if you read the... you know... words on the page... you'll see that it's not 'movie news' but actually a 'cool video' with one Samuel L Jackson who just may pehaps maybe kind of sort of have something to do with... every single movie ever.

Who cares if you agree with the message or not, I'm not on one side or the other, I'm not even american, but I had a blast with this video, it was funny and entertaining.
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10:21PM on 09/27/2012
I'm sure the collapse of civilization in the Mid East that three and a half years of Smart Diplomacy brought us has woken up quite a few folks. And I'm sure many of the college kids that have graduated since 2008 have awakened as well.

Honestly, folks need to stop looking to our nation's entertainers for political guidance.
I'm sure the collapse of civilization in the Mid East that three and a half years of Smart Diplomacy brought us has woken up quite a few folks. And I'm sure many of the college kids that have graduated since 2008 have awakened as well.

Honestly, folks need to stop looking to our nation's entertainers for political guidance.
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9:53PM on 09/27/2012
Hahaha This was awesome...now only if it can get an "I approve this message" from Obama.
Hahaha This was awesome...now only if it can get an "I approve this message" from Obama.
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9:42PM on 09/27/2012

Sh!t....Mother Fockers...

WTFU!

Vote Democrat and vote often.
WTFU!

Vote Democrat and vote often.
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8:59PM on 09/27/2012

Don't care...

who anyone is voting for. Your choice. But isn't this the same guy who stated he only voted for Obama cause he was black? Seriously Jackson? I should vote based on race?
who anyone is voting for. Your choice. But isn't this the same guy who stated he only voted for Obama cause he was black? Seriously Jackson? I should vote based on race?
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2:47AM on 09/28/2012
do you realize how many thousands, maybe millions of black people voted for Obama just because he was black? Just like when a woman runs for president eventually they'll have so many automatic votes from other women just because it's a woman. It's sad, but it's the way things go...
do you realize how many thousands, maybe millions of black people voted for Obama just because he was black? Just like when a woman runs for president eventually they'll have so many automatic votes from other women just because it's a woman. It's sad, but it's the way things go...
8:23PM on 09/27/2012
lol that was a great ad campaign...too bad I might not vote this year.
lol that was a great ad campaign...too bad I might not vote this year.
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7:31PM on 09/27/2012

Ironic

Ironic that he asks voters to wake up, then urges them to vote for Obama. It's the brainwashed sheep that vote for corrupt politicians like Romney/Obama that need to wake up. I will not vote for Arsenic or Cyanide this November. I'll be voting for a 3rd party candidate. Not a [link] don't want more of the same garbage and status quo.
Ironic that he asks voters to wake up, then urges them to vote for Obama. It's the brainwashed sheep that vote for corrupt politicians like Romney/Obama that need to wake up. I will not vote for Arsenic or Cyanide this November. I'll be voting for a 3rd party candidate. Not a [link] don't want more of the same garbage and status quo.
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7:05PM on 09/27/2012

Brutal.

I don't care which way you lean, if you base your vote on what your favorite actor thinks, then you are part of the problem.
I don't care which way you lean, if you base your vote on what your favorite actor thinks, then you are part of the problem.
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5:43PM on 09/27/2012
ET: "Do you think your political affiliation affects your movie tastes?"
Yes, political affiliation affects one's reactions to movies. We analyze movies as allegories. For example, some believe that 300, Land of the Dead, and V for Vendetta discuss the Bush administration. We consider actors' politics. For example, Jane Fonda is anathema to some of a certain politcal stripe. Kirk Cameron is anathema to others. Mel Gibson to still others. We heed politicians' reviews of film, and we either
ET: "Do you think your political affiliation affects your movie tastes?"
Yes, political affiliation affects one's reactions to movies. We analyze movies as allegories. For example, some believe that 300, Land of the Dead, and V for Vendetta discuss the Bush administration. We consider actors' politics. For example, Jane Fonda is anathema to some of a certain politcal stripe. Kirk Cameron is anathema to others. Mel Gibson to still others. We heed politicians' reviews of film, and we either boycott or patronize therefore. Fill in your own examples. We see plots' actions as practicing and advocating certain politics. For example, my brother hated Cider House Rules because he saw it as a pro-choice movie because one of the protagonists was an abortion doctor. For another example, some people view Dirty Harry as a fascist tale, for Harry Callahan practices such strict law. In turn, Magnum Force (Dirty Harry 2) must debunk this interpretation of the 1971 film. For another example, some "progressive" viewers see misogyny or racism depicted in a film; then, they assume that the film's underlying message is anti-feminist or racist.
Our politics are part of our personalities. Politics are part of our psyches. Thus, our politics affect our viewings of films. Our political beliefs are filters upon our perceptions.
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4:51PM on 09/27/2012
Oh the irony of a video of an angry black man yelling at clean-cut white folks being an ad FOR Barack Obama.
Oh the irony of a video of an angry black man yelling at clean-cut white folks being an ad FOR Barack Obama.
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4:50PM on 09/27/2012

lol

"I'm sick of these motherfuckin Romney's in this motherfuckin campaign!"

should've been the closing remark haha
"I'm sick of these motherfuckin Romney's in this motherfuckin campaign!"

should've been the closing remark haha
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