Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cool film, TV and game billboards lining the skies of L.A. in March...

Just as the skies of Los Angeles have been filled with an assortment of fabulous fashion and lifestyle billboards this month, there have also been plenty of movie, TV, video games and music billboards to brighten L.A.'s skyline in March.

Movie billboards
Giant GI Joe Retaliation movie billboards
When I was downtown picking up my race packet for this year's L.A. Marathon, I glimpsed this spectacular trio of ninja and soldier billboards for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Having now seen the movie I realise I'm probably twenty or so years too old to have enjoyed it.
Giant Jurassic Park 3D movie billboard
Because you demanded it (wait, you did?) Jurassic Park is getting a new cinematic release in 3D for the first time to mark its 20th anniversary and get audiences excited for a fourth installment planned for next year.
Olympus Has Fallen movie billboard
National monuments and iconic building being destroyed is becoming a Hollywood staple these days and Olympus Has Fallen is basically Die Hard in the White House, with another similar movie coming later this year called White House Down by the master of blowing things up, Independence Day's Roland Emmerich. At least this action movie gave Gerard Butler his first box office success in a long time.
Evil Dead movie remake billboard
And just as you can be sure that there'll be two competing movies with the same premise being developed at the same time in movieland, you can also guarantee there'll be another remake hitting the big screen at least once a month. This time it's a new version of Evil Dead, trying to reboot the franchise to try and wring some more money out of the cult horror favourite.
Phil Spector HBO film billboard
One of the cleverest movie billboards this month was for HBO's Phil Spector biopic, which really looks like it's an original paparazzi shot and not recreated by Helen Mirren and Al Pacino.
Burt Wonderstone movie billboard
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone didn't have the magic to sparkle at the box office, but I still liked all the tongue-in-cheek billboards for the comedy.
Tyler Perrys Temptation movie billboard
Meanwhile this biting the lip creative for Tyler Perry's Temptation really does live up to the film's title.

TV billboards
Mad Men season 6 billboard
I have to say I was super excited when I saw this season six billboard for Mad Men appear in the skies of L.A. this month, especially when I heard the illustration creative filled with plot clues was drawn by an original British ad man from the swinging 60's.
Giant Vikings season 1 billboard
The History Channel seems to have a hit on its hands with it's latest Norse-themed series, but then that's not surprising as they've spent a fortune advertising Vikings around L.A.
over the past few months. The series which chronicles the rise of 'Ragnor Lothbrok' got a giant-sized new billboard this month along Sunset Strip featuring the ex-Calvin Klein model who plays him, Travis Fimmel.
Veep season 2 TV billboard
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' inept Vice President is back for a second season of Veep and had this hilarious creative on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel which really helps sum up the premise of the HBO comedy series.
Nurse Jackie Season 5 billboard
Meanwhile Edie Falco is back for a fifth season of the pill-popping Nurse Jackie with this funny homage to beauty pageant winners.
Hannibal series premiere TV billboard
Mads Mikkelson seems destined to play villains, first in 007's Casino Royale and now stepping in to fill the shoes of Hollywood's most notorious cannibal serial killer, 'Dr. Hannibal Lecter', in NBC's new Hannibal TV crime thriller.
Orphan Black series premiere billboard
I have my DVR set for Orphan Black as the clone sci-fi thriller seems like my kind of television and this billboard for the series premiere is pretty captivating too.
Ben Show billboard
On the comedy side, comedian Ben Hoffman gets those idiots at Comedy Central to give him his own show, and billboard to promote it too.
Nathan Fielder Business Expert billboard
That was followed by this clever golden name plate billboard for Comedy Central's Nathan For You show, about comedian Nathan Fielder using his business knowledge to 'help' struggling businesses.
2 Broke Girls season 2 billboard
Meanwhile this month 2 Broke Girls received a much better billboard than their series debut creative to help support the second season of their hit CBS sitcom.
Loiter Squad season 2 billboard
Plus Adult Swim's Loiter Squad was back with this slightly psychedelic creative for the sophomore season of their comedy sketch show.
Ready For Love series premiere billboard
Earlier I bemoaned Hollywood's lack of originality with its constant stream of remakes and lookalike movies, the same could also be said for their output of TV shows. NBC's new Ready For Love dating show is basically The Bachelor multiplied by three. What's so innovative about that? No wonder the network's ratings are plummeting.
Beverly Hills Pawn billboard
Speaking of reality shows, Beverly Hill Pawn is a new series, bound to attract attention with its tongue-in-cheek play on words, following a pawn broker in Hollywood's elite post code dealing with luxury antiques and priceless treasures when the rich of famous need a sudden injection of cash.
Vice series premiere TV billboard
Whilst if you're looking for some cutting edge and offbeat stories from around the world not covered by the likes of CNN and BBCHBO's Vice is the news magazine show for you.

Game billboards
God of War Ascension video game billboard
This month with the Easter gifting period looming lots of video games billboards popped up around L.A. like this creative for Gods of War: Ascension, the seventh installment in the gaming franchise.
Tomb Raider Reborn video game billboard
The iconic Lara Croft was reborn this month with a franchise reboot for Tomb Raider, to wow another generation of gamers.
BioShock Infinite video game billboards
Plus the highly anticipated BioShock: Infinite debuted and had these super-sized billboards along Sunset Strip to attract attention.

Music billboards
Daft Punk Random Access Memories album billboard
Meanwhile over on the music scene, which can usually be fairly average fare in terms of billboards creatives, there was this cool futuristic looking special extension ad for Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories.
Atoms for Peace Amok album billboard
This month Atoms for Peace had this spectacular looking visual for their new album Amok, which seems specially tailored for the local Hollywood audience.

Misc. billboards
Ashley Drayton Actress Model billboard
And finally, here's a novel way to make your big break in Hollywood, by advertising your availability and talents. I'm surprised more people haven't thought of it, so hope it's worth the expense.

As you can see there's never a dull moment in the skies of L.A. and you can see more every day at Daily Billboard.

Remember to come back next month for more great billboard round-ups...

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