Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cool TV, film and entertainment billboards around New York in November...

I think one of the main differences between billboards in L.A. and New York is the sheer concentration of billboards in one place, namely around Times Square. Here are a cool selection of billboards from all over Manhattan, from the worlds of movies, television, video games and music.

TV billboards
New Girl billboard NYC
First up is the quirky Zooey Deschanel as the New Girl in town. I've watched a episodes and it's safe to say that this new sitcom is still finding its feet, although it's true to say that the actress is 'simply adorkable'.
Ringer billboard NYC
Next is Sarah Michelle Gellar's big TV comeback, Ringer, where she gets to play twin sisters. The pilot wasn't especially captivating and my DVR decided that something else was more important to record, so I'm not up to speed, but friends tell me this TV thriller is getting better.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter TV billboard
The imagery in this billboard for I Hate My Teenage Daughter seems a bit incongruous with the theme of the show. Plus isn't 'hate' quite a strong emotion for a mother to have for their own child?
Boss billboards NYC
After a show-stopping performance in La Cage aux Folles, Kelsey Grammer returns to New York's Theatre District for his new Starz television show, Boss. There really seem to be more of these multiple billboard site clusters in Manhattan compared to Los Angeles.
Pepsi The X Factor billlboards
Pepsi's sponsorship of The X Factor makes its mark all over Times Square.
Dexter season 6 billboard NYC
Meanwhile, I spied this different portrait creative for the sixth season of Dexter than the landscape ones in L.A.
Conan O'Brien NYC TV bilboards
Funny guy Conan O'Brien supported the temporary return of his talk show to New York with these witty billboards.
Bag of Bones TV billboard
Whilst, the new Stephen King TV adaptation, Bag of Bones, has this creepy underwater billboard in Manhattan and along Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at the moment.

Movie billboards
Giant J. Edgar billboard NYC
Leonardo DiCaprio and his infamous furrowed brow had this giant billboard along Park Avenue for the new biopic of the F.B.I.'s J. Edgar Hoover.
Giant Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2 billboard
Harry Potter had this super-sized billboard on the edge of Soho for the epic finale's Blu-ray release. It'll be strange in the future to not see any more billboards for each cinematic installment and DVD release, but I suppose Warner Bros. will just wait ten or twenty years and remake the entire series.
The Muppets movie billboard NYC
This Thanksgiving The Muppets come back to cinema screens after too long an absence. Let's hope the new movie isn't a disappointment (and can it possibly improve on one of my favourite festive movies, The Muppet Christmas Carol?).

Video game billboards
Battlefield 3 game billboard NYC
Speaking of Christmas, you can tell the gift-giving season is right around the corner with all the video game releases at this time of year.
Call of Duty WM3 billboards NYC
There's Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty WM3 to keep the shoot-em-up fans happy.

Music and sports billboards
Motoactv Kiss billboard
These next two billboards from the same campaign for Motoactv could fall into the sports or music category, as the product is a fitness tracker and music player all-in-one.
Motoactv Slash billboard
Gene Simmons from KISS and guitarist Slash mix it up with cyclists and runners in the billboards at a perfect time of year, with thousands of people in New York for the annual high-profile marathon.

If you like these ads, be sure to check out the fashion and lifestyle billboards around New York in November and come back at the end of the month for a round-up of what interesting billboards L.A. has to offer...

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