Pottersville (2017)

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Pottersville (2017)

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:20 pm

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In a film that's strangely most similar to ABC Family fare, but was actually a cinematic release in 2017, Michael Shannon (usually a support actor but here he is) stars as an amiable general store operator in a failing town who accidentally puts his town back on the map by dressing as Bigfoot.

Weird and poorly executed in a way that would make it great fodder for Mystery Science Theater, but compelling in the sort of way that a film is compelling when folks you think should know better all end up trying to carry a hopeless project across the finish line. Broadly references other films—like, instead of referencing a line or two, they cop a whole scene, so what starts out as an Easter egg, becomes a big garish Easter basket.

A second feature from Ron Perlman's Wing & A Prayer Pictures, which looks like he founded to bring some jobs to Central New York, so thanks, Ron, even if two of those jobs went to you and your daughter who each play supporting roles. How about you hire fman next time?

Now streaming on Netflix, for when you really can't find something else and your curiosity is more powerful than your better judgment. Not that I would know anything about that.

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Re: Pottersville (2017)

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:53 pm

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With the name of the town, and the subtitle, it's obvious what movie's coattails they're trying to latch onto.

Re: Pottersville (2017)

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:35 pm

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And the Central New York location. I don't know if the fictional town of the movie was actually set in CNY (most sasquatch sitings are associated with the Northwest), but it was shot in and around Hamilton/Colgate.

It also borrows sequences and plot turns from Jaws.
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Re: Pottersville (2017)

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:24 pm

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Re: Pottersville (2017)

Postby RealityChuck » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:57 pm

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Edgy MD wrote:And the Central New York location. I don't know if the fictional town of the movie was actually set in CNY (most sasquatch sitings are associated with the Northwest), but it was shot in and around Hamilton/Colgate.

It also borrows sequences and plot turns from Jaws.
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