Madison Beer’s new single “Hurts Like Hell ft. Offset” makes its debut today in an intense new music video directed by Lord Danger’s Mike Harris. Concepted by Madison and Harris, the piece harnesses the emotional power of Beer’s song in a story of abuse upended by a mightier force. Fear of emboldened women has been politically framed as witchcraft for centuries, and “Hurts Like Hell” confronts this directly.
It's a fairy tale where Taylor Swift doesn't need to wait for any Prince Charming to save her in this latest epic collaboration with director Joseph Kahn. She just needs to decide to turn around and move on from her entanglements. That journey is anything but easy, however, as our heroine goes from the oceans edge to an icy peak and into a forest that's invariably filled with snarling dogs, menacing fire and malicious brances (note: I'd reference Evil Dead her, but why start the New Year that twisted, right?).
Meghan Trainor doesn't quite get her Vince Guaraldi on, but this bouyant pop song easily takes things from b/w to color and ties-in fine with the c'mon get happy spirit of the upcoming bigscree Peanuts reboot.
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.
Welcome to EXTREME Girl Power. Taylor Swift, director Joseph Kahn and a seemingly countless amount of cameos — Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Lena Dunham, Hayley Williams, Hailee Steinfeld... you get the picture] — do in four minutes what Sucker Punch tried to do in about 110.
Wouldn't be surprised if the budgets were similar.
Billed as a musical short film, Hi Hey Hello is at its most base level a showcase for the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, but it's much more than that: It's a clever look at how modern romance comes together these days with the equal doses of technology, fantasy and imagination. It's also a showcase for director Joseph Kahn, who strings it all together with a similar blend of skill and smarts.