Mojave

Mojave

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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It is a classic, cerebral thriller about a brilliant artist, Thomas, who attempts to escape his privileged existence by heading out to the desert, only to encounter homicidal, chameleon-like drifter Jack. Their first encounter at a campfire sets up a nonstop, violent duel of physical and intellectual equals, a chase that moves from the spectacular vistas of the American desert to a noir Los Angeles, were Thomas2s notoriety as an artist is revealed.
Publisher: [United States] :, A24 / Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: BLU MOJA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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amoby
Nov 30, 2016

I really don't like drag me through the desert movies but his one doesn't leave me with that dragged through the desert feeling.

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hammer59
Oct 01, 2016

Dark but intriguing. I am stingy with giving stars but this movie was interesting and unpredictable.

Hollywood eye candy and enough cerebral tidbits to engage the thinking person.

Under rated and well done.

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Monolith
Aug 23, 2016

Not a bad cat and mouse psychological thriller. Funny thing is, I think I was rooting for the cat (Oscar Isaac) as I felt no pity for the unlikeable over-privileged mouse's character (Garrett Hedlund).

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Earlgrey454
Jul 29, 2016

Mildly entertaining.

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jimg2000
Jul 12, 2016

I have yet to really like a movie starring Oscar Issac. This one is no exception. As "Inside Llewyn Davis," the best scenes and lines came from supporting actors. Thank goodness I am not in the minority on this one. Subpar ratings all around:
30% Rotten Tomatoes
5.3/10 IMDb
2.5/4 Roger Ebert

"Oh Brother!"

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godshurrycan
Apr 25, 2016

Oscar Isaac is as dedicated an actor as Daniel Day Lewis. He made me believe he was homeless, half crazy and hilarious all at the same time in this cat-and-mouse thriller that will have you hanging on until the very end. It is a wild ride through the desert and around L.A. while you wonder who will win the prize for not being stupid in this film of killers. Everybody gone to France as Jack would say. In no way boring.

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godshurrycan
Mar 14, 2017

Jack :"You 're a full man brother, the courting eye, the scholar's tongue, the glass of fashion. It's like bagging a tiger ! "

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jimg2000
Jul 12, 2016

... brother, brother and umpteen more ...

I was a good kid. I was. Didn't cheat. I never stole. I never told a lie.
-Then what happened?
Women and the weather. What happens to anybody, brother? Women and the weather.
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-Who are you?
The great questions, brother, the essentials. Where are you from? Where you going? Who are you?
No one in particular. Anybody in general? That's the crux of it, brother.
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Oh, man, nothing's that easy, brother. No, no, nothing's that easy. That's Ahab's leg, brother.
That's some story conference shit.
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The desert's no place to be cut, brother.
-You walked into the wrong freaking camp, brother.
Brother, is it too late to say you got it wrong?
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You new in town?
-Yes, brother. Just fell off a turnip truck.
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You did not expect your day to end this way, did you, brother? What do you mean you don't know where you live? Well, you shouldn't drink, brother, trust me.
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When you get what you want, what do you want? To be or not to be, brother.

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jimg2000
Jul 12, 2016

Tom: You have to go to the Chateau. Your house, it isn't safe.
French Girlfriend: What if I just pick what I want to do and do that?
Tom: There's a guy. I have a stalker.
Girlfriend: I have 27, discounting the ones in jail. Don't tell me what to do.
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And you get tired. You wanna be like Byron and you wanna go to Greece, you wanna run guns in Africa...
Like Byron, go to Greece. When you get what you want, what do you want? When you get what you want,
what do you want? To be or not to be, brother. Didn't I get it? Ambition is a funny way of driving you towards things that you never wanted to win because you're just a man, you're just a bag of dangerous chemicals, and you can't stop. You can't stop. So you go to the desert to find out what you want and what you are. What you are. What you are.If anything at all.

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