Friday, August 27, 2010

Best movie and TV billboards around L.A. in August 2010...

Yesterday I showcased August's best fashion, sports, drinks and other cool billboards, so today it's the turn of the latest TV and film billboards on offer around L.A. Check out these eye-catching advertisements and let me know your favourites.

TV Billboards
Nikita TV remake billboard
First up is Maggie Q (of Mission Impossible: III fame) looking red hot as the titular star in these billboards for the latest remake of Nikita, the assassin and spy that turns against her corrupt handlers.
Maggie Q Nikita TV billboard
I only discovered recently that the Hollywood movie remake of the French classic that spawned the many incarnations of the character, starring Bridget Fonda, was called 'Point of No Return', whilst in the UK and some other territories it was known simply as 'The Assassin'.
Hawaii Five-O TV remake billboard
Next up is another big TV re-imagining with a somewhat familiar cast, Hawaii Five-O. Drawing from the world of popular genre TV, you have the likes of LOST's Daniel Dae Kim, Battlestar Galactica's Grace Park, Three Rivers Alex O'Loughlin and from the Ocean 11 movies, Scott Caan.

It's a standout billboard and it'll be interesting to see whether this crime-fighting TV show will make a big splash or just be a small drop in the new season television schedule.
The Defenders TV remake billboard
So here's the billboard for a third 'new' show and dare I say that the studios are running out of ideas by rehashing another old concept in the form of The Defenders?

Apparently this time around the old socially conscious 60's courtroom drama is being reworked as more of a comedy in Las Vegas, starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell.
Hellcats TV billboard
Hellcats is a new Cheerleading comedy-drama starring the likes of High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale. I'd like to say it's a refreshing concept, but that was before there have already been a gazillion Bring It On movies (four I believe so far). I'll reserve judgement though until I see a few episodes.
Weeds series 6 TV billboard
Weeds and Criss Angel's Mindfreak TV series both return for a sixth season of slightly different mind-altering shenanigans, one cannabis related and the other created by the power of illusion.
Criss Angel Mindfreak TV billboard
Geek comedy The Big Bang Theory returns for a fourth season with this fun billboard, all packed up and ready to move to a new day and time-slot.
Big Bang Theory series 4 TV billboard
The cast of another returning show smolder against the L.A. skyline in this season two billboard for Dark Blue, about a team of deep-cover L.A.P.D. officers led by Dylan McDermott.
Dark Blue season 2 TV billboard
This earnest billboard for Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth looks like a show with a suitable amount of gravitas befitting a historical drama mini-series about the trials and tribulations of war, religious strife and political maneuvering in 12th Century England.
Pillars of the Earth TV billboard
I like this simple billboard for NBC's local news coverage. L.A. is such a fitness-oriented place to live, where yoga, the gym and protein shakes are the way of life for the body beautiful and the multitudes of aspiring actors/models/performers.
Centered in LA billboard
The 9000 Building along Sunset Boulevard is always a fantastic place to see impressive billboards, with this creative for new series, Boardwalk Empire, proving my point.
Boardwalk Empire TV billboard
Walk a little further down The Sunset Strip and you'll see the reverse of the building and one of my favourite billboards to grace the sides of the tower so far. Laura Linney's smiling face shine down on you for her new comedy-drama series, The Big C, about living life to the fullest with cancer.
The Big C Laura Linney TV billboard

Movie billboards
Jackass 3D film billboard
So far this year here have been a mixed bag at the cinema, with an over-reliance on 3D versions, which have either enhanced (How to Train your Dragon) or detracted (Clash of the Titans) from the quality of the cinematic experience. I can't imagine Jackass 3D being an Oscar-Winning contender, but I do like this bold, eye-catching billboard for the movie along Sunset Boulevard.
The Switch film billboard
This billboard for The Switch is suitably funny when you realise what's supposed to be in that cup that Jason Bateman is holding, for this quirky new comedy with Jennifer Aniston.
Step Up 3D film billboard
This gigantic billboard for Step Up 3D has real energy and stands out from afar along Wilshire Boulevard. Be sure to check out these original movie costumes worn in Step Up 3D at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
Resident Evil Afterlife billboards
Another movie sequel and more 3D action in the fourth live-action installment of the Resident Evil franchise. Luckily the vibrant and colourful imagery makes this billboard a real attention-grabber and for me there's something about gun-toting, zombie-killing lethal ladies that makes for essential viewing.
Resident Evil Afterlife 3D billboard
Next up are two witty billboards for yet another returning movie franchise, Nanny McPhee Returns.
Nanny McPhee Returns film billboard
I dare you not to smile at these billboards for Emma Thompson's intentionally less attractive version of children's nanny, Mary Poppins.
Nanny McPhee Returns billboard
And finally for this eclectic installment of movie billboards are two creative executions for Drew Barrymore and Justin Long's new rom-com, Going The Distance.
Going the Distance billboard
Is this a case of art imitating life, or just a very clever PR opportunity for the on-again, off again, sometimes lovebirds. Regardless, I do like the colour scheme and fun tone of these two billboards.
Going the Distance film billboard
Remember you can see all the latest billboards from around L.A. every day at Daily Billboard, and you can also become a Daily Billboard fan on facebook.

And then come back to Jason in Hollywood every month for a round-up of the best billboards lining Los Angeles jam-packed skyline.

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