Monday, June 29, 2015

Movies and music billboards and more in the streets of L.A. in June 2015...

This June has been a spectacular month for fab movie billboard creatives, with giant-sized ads, special 3D installations and clever creatives turning heads in L.A. Here's a few of my top picks from the world of sci-fi, comedy, animation, superheroes, horror, plus a selection of music-themed billboards that caught my eye.

Movie billboards
Pixels special 3D PacMan movie billboard
First up is a fantastic gimmick billboard for Pixels The Movie, a comedy about aliens invading the guise of classic arcade game characters. Spied along the busy Sunset Strip in West Hollywood this pixelated 3D Pac-Man devouring the billboard hoarding certainly catches your attention.
Pixels The Movie billboards
In addition to Pac-Man, there was also this Donkey Kong ad creative further east opposite the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.
Minions Cinerama Dome banana installation
And speaking of that infamous domed theatre along Sunset Boulevard, it got the Minions makeover this month, with three of the yellow pill-shaped creatures transformed into giant inflatable form chasing their banana for the Despicable Me animated spin-off prequel.
Giant Minions movie billboard
If you like that inventive PR stunt, which has also been done by the likes of Spider-man, Jack Frost and Shrek, be sure to check out more Minions billboards from the fun outdoor advertising campaign. 
Magic Mike XXL movie billboard
Talking about sequels, and the male stripper movie, Magic Mike, starring the gorgeous, pulsating talents of Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello gets an XXL second cinematic installment this Summer.
Ted 2 special extension movie billboard
Plus the potty-mouthed, beer-drinking teddy bear and thunder buddy of Mark Wahlberg is back with a fantastic outdoor ad campaign for Ted 2.
Giant Inside Out movie billboard
Meanwhile a brand new story enjoying success at the box office and getting  agiant-sized billboard along the Sunset Strip is Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, which tells the story of the voices inside our heads - Joy, Anger, Digest, Fear and Sadness.
Giant AntMan light switch movie billboard
That original animation feature film was followed by this clever faux 3D billboard for Marvel's Ant-Man movie, which is such a fantastic, eye-catching concept helping to convey the fun and size-shrinking premise of the superhero.
Giant Entourage movie billboard Sunset Strip
Speaking of super-sized billboards and the Entourage movie had this towering wallscape on the side of the Mondrian Hotel, although it couldn't help it at the box office.
Terminator Genisys movie billboard
Even more sequels filled the skies this month with ads for the fifth installment in the Terminator film franchise, Terminator Genisys. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back (with Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke), but there doesn't seem to be anything new or intriguing here.
Jurassic World movie billboard
And speaking of franchises with nothing new to offer, Jurassic World may have opened to a phenomenal box office for the dinosaur-themed sequel, but twenty years later it's still telling the same Jurassic Park story with very little originality.
Insidious: Chapter 3 movie billboard
The Insidious horror franchise had a third installment to offer fans, this time a prequel storyline.
Nightingale movie Masterful Emmy billboard
And the Nightingale film received some masterful Emmy consideration support this month, part of HBO's 2015 Emmy ad campaign, so be sure to check out the rest of the billboards for the premium cable network's shows and specials.
Deadly Adoption Lifetime movie billboard
And one of the most bizarre TV movies being advertised in the skies this month was for Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's Lifetime thriller, A Deadly Adoption. By the sounds of things this serious movie starring the two comedy actors was a bit of a joke.
LA Film Fest 2015 billboard
And this month also saw the L.A. Film Fest take place in Downtown, although their billboard for the event is not the most exciting.

Music billboards
Muse Drones album billboard
In the world of music, British rock band Muse had this witty billboard for their seventh studio album, Drones.
Showtek Omnia nightclub billboard
Plus Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas had this special extension billboard for the DJ duo, Showtek, as part of the nightclub's launch campaign.
The Other One Bob Weir documentary billboard
And finally, Netflix was promoting the groovy documentary about Bob Weir, the co-founder of the Grateful Dead rock band.

As you can see it's been a crowded month for lots of blockbuster movies, with new films, but also far too many sequels. If you like these ads, be sure to take a look at the movie billboards trying to get your attention in June 2014.

Stay tuned for more billboard roundups around L.A. in the days to come...

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