Wasted potential from everyone in this film. Story was all over the place and it was like the movie is a tree and all the branches off it led to something confusing and just all for time wasting. Nothing to see here. Except some interesting shots and cinematography.
the gossip girl reunion the world deserves, but not the one it needs right now
FilmRise (distributed by MVD) continues their practice of labeling all of their pressed Blu-rays as “Special Editions.” They put Nighthawks out last year as a BD-R. Apparently reissuing the same transfer as a pressed BD warrants that label in their eyes. As can be seen below, there really isn’t much supplemental content included and that designation is largely meaningless.
Say what you will about the script but its finely crafted cinematography is top-notch material. Razor sharp and loaded with pristine definition, the 1080P presentation exudes quality. Transferred from what is likely a high-quality digital intermediate, there are no technical problems degrading the consistently superb picture quality.
“He doesn’t belong here…” FilmRise has unveiled an official trailer for an indie thriller titled Nighthawks, the latest from Tony-winning theater director / filmmaker Grant S. Johnson (Frat Star). Chace Crawford plays a “wide-eyed Midwest transplant” named Stan who agrees to be the wingman to his “calculating and privileged” roommate Chad as they embark upon an exploration of glittering New York City nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by an elite group of millennials known as “Nighthawks“. If you think that sounds boring, just wait until you watch the trailer. The cast includes Kevin Zegers, Janet Montgomery, Lola Bessis, Michele Weaver, Blue Kimble, Craig Castaldo, Melanie Blake Roth, Max Sheldon, Juliette Labelle, and Nicole Balsam. This looks way too extravagant and cliche and glitzy for my tastes.
Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Grant S. Johnson’s Nighthawks, direct from FilmRise’s YouTube:
Rico: If the movie wanted to explore the lives of socialites living in New York City, it can show how entitled this part of society behaves and the effects of trying to maintain that status. If the movie wanted to look at how millennials view the world, in the way the movie looks back at the group known as the Nighthawks, maybe there can be something interesting.
Jessica Firpi: I was intrigued by the build up of the night: Chad leaving the party with the seemingly angelic Caroline, and then encountering this perfectly posed, “diverse” group of what looks like upper-crust millennials. With the bizarre level of intense conversation and pretentious combos of SAT word-laden jargon, it felt like Chad was tumbling down the rabbit hole (Caroline being the white rabbit in this scenario). But alas, the movie didn’t deliver on its promise of Wonderland.
Brandon Eady will serve as the Nighthawks hitting coach replacing Hartford native Mat Pause who is now the head coach at St. Michael’s College. Eady coaches alongside Mike Coss at SUNY Cobbleskill. Eady, a Maryland native, was an outfielder at DIII powerhouse Keystone College. Following graduation Eady spent one season as an assistant at his alma mater before taking his current position at SUNY Cobleskill.
The Upper Valley Nighthawks are excited to announce their 2019 coaching staff. The staff for this season will feature three new coaches but two are familiar faces to Nighthawk fans.