Saturday, March 29, 2014

Attention-grabbing film billboards gracing the skies of L.A. in March 2014...

I'm not sure what's more exciting this month, the amount of big earthquake tremors we're having, or the fact that the skies of L.A. are filled with some amazing movie billboards this movie. Here's a selection of the most eye-catching outdoor ad creatives from the worlds of superheroes, fantasy, animation, Biblical epics, sci-fi, horror, romance, drama, history and more besides.

Movie billboards
Amazing Spider-man 2 movie billboard
Spidey's back, quite literally, with this instantly recognisable billboard for the friendly neighborhood web-slinger and if you like this, be sure to check out more billboards for The Amazing Spider-man 2, where 'Peter Parker' faces off against arch-enemies 'Electro' and 'The Rhino' on the big screen for the first time.
Captain America Winter Soldier movie billboard
Meanwhile this month I was fortunate enough to go to the World Premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and I thought it was fantastic. Not only is the newest Marvel movie action-packed with some great humor, with Chris Evans putting in his best performance as the patriotic super-soldier, but there are also some real unexpected surprises and the debut of 'The Falcon'.

If you like this special extension billboard, be sure to also check out this giant Captain America: The Winter Soldier billboard along L.A.'s Sunset Strip, which also showcases 'Black Widow', 'Nick Fury' and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Maleficent winged movie billboard
One of the most breathtaking billboards to arrive in the skies of the City of Angels this month has to be this dark winged Maleficent ad creative for Disney's live-action fantasy film telling the untold tale of how this iconic fairytale villain became so twisted and evil.
Rio 2 Beak Out special extension billboard
Speaking of wings, and another favourite of mine is definitely this 'Beak Out' special extension billboard of 'Blu' in sunglasses from the animated comedy sequel, Rio 2.

To promote the film this month, the studio also had a spectacular live Mardi Gras carnival dancer billboard for Rio 2 along West Hollywood's busy Sunset Strip, so be sure to check out photos of that fun installation at my Daily Billboard Blog.
Russell Crowe Noah special extension movie billboard
This year it seems that Hollywood planes to mine the Bible for new movies and one of the first to arrive is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the titular builder of the ark to save humanity from an apocalyptic flood.
Divergent movie billboard
From the disastrous past to a post-apocalyptic future, and the newest young adult novel adaptation, Divergent, landed in cinemas this month. I've not read the source material, which is probably why I enjoyed the movie so much.
Muppets Most Wanted Miss Piggy movie billboard
The same day I saw Divergent I also watched Muppets Most Wanted as a special double bill treat. The movies couldn't be more different, but I enjoyed both equally and even though the cinema was filled with families, it aaas the adults who seemed to be laughing the loudest at the jokes and visual gags.

Plus I also got to see lots of authentic movie costumes and props from Muppets Most Wanted on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, including Miss Piggy's Vivienne Westwood designed wedding dress, so be sure to take a look at the cool exhibit.
Giant Bad Words movie billboard
From family fun to more adult humour and this month marked Jason Bateman's directorial debut in Bad Words, about a bitter grown up who enters a kids spelling bee to get his revenge from his childhood.
Giant Fifty Shades of Grey movie teaser billboard
Another giant-sized billboard on the streets of L.A. early this year was this teaser for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation, which is not released in cinemas for another year.
Oculus movie billboard
From steamy romance to horror and there's a few new movies coming soon hoping to scare cinema goers. First up is Oculus which stars Doctor Who's 'Amy Pond', Karen Gillan, in her first big screen role before she stars as the villain 'Nebula' in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy out in August. An antique mirror causes all kinds of trouble in this spooky film.
The Quiet Ones movie billboard
Next is Hammer's new supernatural horror, The Quiet Ones, about a team of university students experimenting on a girl troubled by dark forces.
Cesar Chavez movie billboard
From horror to history, and Cesar Chavez tells the true story of the iconic Latino farm worker, labour leader and civil rights activist who fought for Mexican American equality and empowerment in the 1960's.
TCM Classic Film Festival 2014 witch billboard
Also with history in mind, this month these TCM Classic Film Festival billboards have appeared in the skies of L.A. to mark the annual celebration of film in the heart of Hollywood.
2014 TCM Classic Film Festival billboard
This four-day event allows movie lovers to view cinematic classics on the big screen at iconic Hollywood venues.
In finally, from celebrating the past to looking forward to the future of film watching and Google Play has a two-part billboard installation along Sunset Strip this month on either side of the busy road, to illustrate its streaming and downloadable movie offering, from new award winners to popular classics.

As you can see there's been some real attention-grabbing out-of-home ads to delight passersby in March. Be sure to also take a look at the fashion billboards and lifestyle billboards also gracing the city skyline this month, and come back soon for an outdoor advert round-up of new and returning TV shows...

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