Monday, June 30, 2014

Movie and music billboards filling L.A.'s skies in June 2014...

TV billboards may have monopolised the city skyline this past month, but even though there were fewer movie billboards, there were some films that made more 'noise' than others, specifically those robots-in-disguise. Here's a selection of the movies, music and theme park outdoor ads gracing L.A.'s skies in June.

Movie billboards
Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime extension billboard
Optimus Prime and his Transformers allies and enemies were back for a fourth outing this Summer and even though the movie may be overlong, with mindless CGI action and explosions (and not forgetting Dinobots), the marketing campaign for the blockbuster was as in your face as ever. 

If you like these cool billboard examples, be sure to also check out the full onslaught of billboards for Transformers: Age of Extinction
Transformers Age of Extinction special extension billboard
Another franchise returning this Summer is The Purge: Anarchy, which sees America enjoy another twelve hour period where all crime is legal, including murder, arson and more depraved actions besides. The first movie was a home invasion horror, whilst this sequel takes to the killing streets of L.A., which should make for disturbing viewing for us living here.
The Purge Anarchy movie billboard
If you like this menacing giant ad creative along Sunset Strip, be sure to check out the other movie billboards for The Purge: Anarchy from around the streets of L.A.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie billboard
One film I'm really looking forward to this Summer is the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is a follow up to the 2011 reboot and picks up where the first film left off, with Caesar and his super-evolved tribe of chimps, gorillas and orangutans versus the remnants of a decimated human population after a pandemic virus has almost wiped them out.
Earth to Echo movie billboard
From apes to aliens, and this Summer Earth to Echo sees a stranded alien helped by a group of human children. Sound at all familiar to a certain 80's classic? Cough, E.T.
Jersey Boys movie billboard
This month saw the Jersey Boys in the skies of L.A. for Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the musical biopic of The Four Seasons (the rock 'n' roll group, not the hotel chain).
The Case Against 8 HBO movie billboard
Plus as June was LGBT Pride month in the U.S. I thought it important to feature this HBO billboard for The Case Against 8 documentary about how the plaintiffs and their lawyers helped overturn Proposition 8 in California, the discriminatory anti-gay law which banned same-sex marriage in the state for a time. This month actually marks the one year anniversary of gay marriage becoming legal again here in California.
Tammy movie billboard
Meanwhile Melissa McCarthy is back this Summer with Tammy, a new comedy that is co-written and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone.
Deliver Us From Evil movie billboard
And if you're looking for more horror this Summer, then Deliver Us From Evil has all the exorcisms and demonic possessions you could possibly need, all apparently based on true stories.

Theme park billboards
Giant Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride billboard
On a lighter note, the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood and has this giant billboard in the heart of Hollywood to attract all the tourists bored with looking at stars on the Walk of Fame.
Disney Cars Land 2014 billboard
Plus Disney California refreshes its Cars Land billboard ad campaign for this Summer season.

Music and radio billboards
Janelle Monae Google Play your heart out billboard
I saw Janelle Monáe at the Hollywood Bowl the other day and she was amazing, so it's no wonder she's featured on a billboard for Google Play's music offering.
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour album billboard
Plus fellow Brit Sam Smith continues his U.S. invasion with the release of his first album, In the Lonely Hour.
KCRW Radio For the curious Watts Towers billboard
Meanwhile other news from the airwaves comes in the form of more of KCRW's latest 'for the curious' ad campaign, which zeroes in on details of infamous L.A. landmarks and monuments like the Watts Towers and Chicken Boy restaurant sign.
KCRW Radio For the curious Chicken Boy billboard
So, as you can see with all these outdoor advertisement round-ups it's been a crowded skyline this month.

Let's see if July is as jam-packed with visual goodies...

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