Can Taylor Swift and director Joseph Kahn do big and intimate at the same time in a video? Of course, they can. Welcome to Africa for this period piece where Taylor is a classic movie starlet falling into and away from her leading man, Scott Eastwood. Stay tuned through the end, since there's one last chance for romance at the fateful, yet chilly movie premiere.
Director Colin Tilley, who won a Moonman last night for his Kendrick Lamar vid, keeps it going strong with a tire-filled video for my new boyfriend Nick Jonas. Sledgehammers and *sigh* girl dancers populate an otherwise good vid.
So Justin’s actually working on making quality videos, right? That’s the lesson coming from this and Mr. Bieber’s recent Moonman-winning video “Where Are U Now.” Here, Brad Furman directs Bieber in a somewhat dangerous liaison with model Xenia Deli. And the result is a further step forward from his early vids. You can sense he’s maturing, which is welcome news to some of us.
I'll be at the VMAs tonight, so if you want to stay in the loop on winners in realish time, follow my Twitter. Or, you know, use that TV thing and tune-in: The 2015 MTV VMAs air tonight, Sunday, at 9/8c. (Yes, there's also an All-Access Live Stream) And if you tune-in an hour early you'll also get the Pre-Show which promises the premiere of Taylor Swift's new "Wildest Dreams" video, and after the show we get Justin Bieber's new "What Do You Mean?" video. There's also a new Nick Jonas video for "Levels" that's out tonight, plus who knows what else.
The real sport of VMA predictions is guessing what the performance surprises will be — I vote Iron Maiden, because I love to be wrong — but let's just stick with a breakdown of every category, OK?