Friday, January 27, 2017

L.A.'s movie, music and awards consideration billboards in January 2017...

To say it's been busy in the city skyline these past few weeks is an understatement, as new movies have been released and both films and music artists vie for industry recognition this awards season. Check out all the movie, music and gaming billboards entertaining L.A.'s New Year skies this January 2017.

Movie billboards
Patriots Day movie billboard
First up is a billboard for Patriots Day, a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Being a runner and having friends who ran in this race, I have real mixed emotions about this real-life event being turned into a movie with Mark Wahlberg, so it's not top of my must-see list.
Monster Trucks movie billboard
Next up are two fun special extension cut-out billboards examples that having been filling the streets of L.A. this past month, the first for the new family comedy, Monster Trucks.
XXX Return of Xander Cage movie billboard
The second is for XXX: Return of Xander Cage, as Vin Diesel resurrects his thrill seeker character to help tackle the latest threat to the world.
Giant Disney Beauty and the Beast movie billboard
Disney continues its cinematic strategy to turn its animated classics into live-action movies this March, with Beauty and the Beast getting the big screen treatment.

Fans of the movie can also check out Emma Watson and Dan Stevens film costumes from Beauty and the Beast on display.
Sleepless movie billboard
Jamie Foxx was back in the skies for his new thriller Sleepless, a remake of a 2011 French film.
Live by Night movie billboard
Whilst Ben Affleck was taking a break from being a superhero by directing and starring in the Prohibition Era gangster movie, Live by Night.

You can also check out these original film costumes from Live by Night at my movie and costumes blog.
Lego Batman movie billboard
And speaking of Batman, after a star turn in The Lego Movie in 2014, DC's Dark Knight is getting his own solo Lego movie this February and it looks like a lot of fun.
Logan movie teaser billboard
Marvel's Wolverine will also be back in action on the big screen this springtime, and this giant-sized teaser for Logan was spotted towering over the 405 Freeway near LAX airport this month.
Giant Split movie billboard
Meanwhile M. Night Shyamalan was making a comeback at the box office this January with his new multiple personality horror movie, Split.
Rings movie billboard
And speaking of horror, there's a third installment in The Ring film franchise coming to cinema screens this February.
Resident Evil Final Chapter Underworld Blood Wars posters
If you're a fan of fantasy horror I couldn't help but share these street posters for the new Resident Evil and Underworld movie sequels, each very similar and featuring women in skintight clothes with guns.
John Wick Chapter 2 movie billboard
Keanu Reeves is back for a second chapter as the hit man John Wick, facing off against the world's deadliest contract killers.
Great Wall movie billboard
Plus Matt Damon brings the action in his new monster movie, The Great Wall, set in China and nothing to do with Trump's new wall along the Mexican border.
Fifty Shades Darker movie billboard
Fifty Shades of Grey gets a darker sequel just in time for Valentine's Day, but will female audiences still flock to see the adaptation of E. L. James erotic novels after the critical panning of the first film?
Beaches TV remake billboard
The 1988 tear-jerker Beaches gets the Lifetime movie remake treatment this month, this time with Idina Menzel and Nia Long starring as lifelong friends.
Dogs Purpose movie billboard
And another film hoping to play on your heart strings this January is A Dog's Purpose, about a dog who gets resurrected as different breeds and lives different lives with a variety of owners.

The family film isn't without its controversy though, as footage was released of a canine performer being forced to do a water scene it didn't want to do by its handlers, causing some groups to call for a boycott of the movie.
Arrival awards consideration billboard
At the moment awards season in full swing, with the Golden Globes taking place at the start of the year, 2017's Screen Actors Guild Awards taking place on Sunday and the Oscar nominations announced just this past week. Here's some awards consideration billboard support for the sci-fi film with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, Arrival.
Disney Zootopia awards consideration billboard
Disney's Zootopia may already have won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, but I'm sure it also has its eyes set on the Oscar this year too. However, considering the movie has grossed over $1 billion at the box office, it's already a winner without the industry accolades.
Ivory Game consideration billboard
Netflix gave some ad support for its elephant poaching documentary The Ivory Game this month, but it failed to secure an Oscar nomination.
The Past 13th Netflix documentary billboard
The streaming subscription service did get an Academy Award nomination for Ava DuVernay's powerful racial inequality documentary 13th.
Is Present 13th Netflix documentary billboard
Make sure you also check out all these other billboards in the ad campaign for 13th from recent months.
Fences Best ensemble cast awards billboard
Stage play adaptation Fences was also providing some awards consideration support for its ensemble cast this month, which has resulted in four Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe win for Viola Davis in the 1950s set drama.
Moonlight movie awards consideration billboard
Gay drama Moonlight also had this beautiful ad creative in the skies of Sunset Strip after its Golden Globe win for Best Picture, and eight Oscar nominations.
La La Land Golden Globes billboard
Plus Damien Chazelle's new musical La La Land won big at the Golden Globes with seven wins, and has also garnered a record fourteen Oscar nominations.
Manchester by Sea awards consideration billboard
Amazon Studios was also supporting its family drama Manchester by the Sea in the city skies this month, with Casey Affleck picking up a Golden Globe for Best Actor and the film receiving six Oscar nominations.
Gleason documentary consideration billboard
Amazon was also promoting its ALS documentary about former pro football star Steve Gleason, although it didn't make the Oscar shortlist.

Gaming billboards
Resident Evil Biohazard video game billboard
Just as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was resurrecting the horror film franchise on the big screen there was a new video game, Resident Evil: Biohazard, being advertised in the New Year skies this month.

Music billboards
Sia 2017 Grammys billboard
And just as the TV and movie awards season is drawing to a close, it's time for the music industry to crown its new stars with the 2017 Grammys.
Grammys 2017 album billboard
The 59th annual Grammy Awards is music's biggest night and not only can you watch live on CBS, but you can also buy the album soundtrack of all the nominees.
Lukas Graham 7 years Grammy consideration billboard
Music record labels are taking a leaf out of the entertainment industry this year and are trying to garner Grammy support for their artists, like this ad creative for Danish pop and soul band Lukas Graham.
Gallant Ology Grammys consideration billboard
Plus Gallant was trying to attract some attention for his grammy-nominated album, Ology, with his billboard along the Sunset Strip.
Pandora For your consideration billboard
Internet radio and music recommendation service Pandora was also getting in on the awards season fun with this ad creative.
Congrats Kelsea Ballerini Spotify Grammys billboard
Whilst along the Sunset Strip music streaming service Spotify was congratulating Kelsea Ballerini for her Best New Artist Grammy nomination.
Guns N Roses billboard
Plus recently reformed hard rock band Guns N' Roses were back along the Sunset Strip this month with this new teaser billboard.

In Memoriam billboards
Giant David Bowie Carrie Fisher 1969 billboard
And finally, after a crappy 2016 where we lost a lot of talented singers, artists, actors, authors and celebrities, it was nice to see this super-sized memorial tribute to David Bowie and Carrie Fisher on the side of the Sofitel Hotel along Beverly Boulevard, united in a galaxy far, far away.

As you can see there's been lots to see and that's not even counting all the TV, fashion and lifestyle billboards gracing L.A.'s streets and skies at the same time.

Stay tuned in the days to come for more visions in vinyl turning heads this January...

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