Anna Kendrick stars in the new LCD Soundsystem video

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Anna Kendrick, the Oscar nominated actress from Up in the Air and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, appears in the new video for LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow." Like most other LCD Soundsystem videos, it's really straight forward and not surreal at all. (Can you tell I'm being sarcastic? Can you?) In it, Kendrick plays a girl who takes the souls of "wicked men," and then… brings them to a burlesque show, maybe? Or eats them? Who knows.

This video is actually the first in a series called "Supervideo," which is a collaboration between Mean magazine and MTV (which financed the shoot). The idea was to bring in talented directors and actors to music videos in the hope of reviving the format that was all but dead for years. (The director here is David Ayer, the writer of Training Day and director of Street Kings.)

While the idea does kind of make my "synergy" detector go off, this still feels like an LCD Soundsystem video to me, and I like Kendrick. So far, the new venture doesn't seem so bad.