Sunday, May 29, 2016

Blockbuster movie and music billboards around L.A. in May 2016...

Being away from L.A. for two weeks this past month didn't stop me from capturing a veritable smorgasbord of blockbuster movie and music billboards in May 2016, so enjoy this selection of film ad creatives from the big and small screen, plus the latest offerings from the music industry in the city skyline.

Movie billboards
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga billboard
First up are some billboards from the ad campaign for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. Initially I bemoaned the fact that the ads looked too similar to the 2014 movie reboot, but on my return from the U.K. I discovered that the La Brea Avenue corridor had been taken over by the heroes in a half shell.
Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows movie billboard
I especially like the graffiti 'Cowabunga' design, but if you're fan make sure you check out all these billboards for TMNT: Out of the Shadows from around the streets of L.A.
Ghostbusters movie logo billboard
If the Ninja Turtles makes you feel nostalgic for the 90s, then this Ghostbusters logo will make you flashback to the 80s. This 'Who you gonna call' billboard is a teaser for the all-female reboot of the supernatural comedy franchise out this Summer, so I'm keeping my eyes to the skies for more billboards soon.
X-Men Apocalypse movie billboard
I haven't been that enamoured by the recent X-Men movies, Fox Studios jumbling up on continuity and characters irks my Marvel Comics fanboy sensibilities, but I have to say I really love the outdoor ad campaign for the new movie installment.
XMen Apocalypse movie billboard
Rather than a tired old group shot in superheroic poses, in the U.S. they've gone with ad creatives focusing on the iconic characters and their fantastical powers, so if you like these 'Jean Grey & Cyclops' and 'Magneto' examples, be sure to check out all these other X-Men: Apocalypse movie billboards.
Captain America Civil War movie billboard
Speaking of Marvel superheroes and the latest official installment from Marvel Studios, Captain America: Civil War was amazing. If you like this ad creative with Paul Rudd's 'Ant-Man' facing off against Don Cheadle's 'War Machine', you can also enjoy these other Captain America: Civil War billboards too.

Plus you can also check out the new look Ant-Man movie costume and more from the new film on display at my dedicated costumes and props blog.
Angry Birds Movie billboard
The Angry Birds made their leap from your smartphone app to the big screen this month, with a brand new animated movie.
special Angry Birds Movie billboard
If you like these examples from the ad campaign, be sure to check out 'Red', 'Chuck' and 'Bomb' in more fun billboards for The Angry Birds Movie in the skies around L.A.
Finding Dory movie billboard
And speaking of animated movies, Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo gets a sequel this Summer with our favourite forgetful fish in the spotlight in Finding Dory. Love this special extension cut-out octopus billboard.
Disney Alice through Looking Glass movie billboard
Also in the magical world of Disney and here's another sequel filling the skies of L.A. this month. Despite all his marital problems at the moment, Johnny Depp is back as the eccentric 'Mad Hatter' and if you like this ad, be sure to check out all these other Alice Through the Looking Glass movie billboards.
Now You See Me 2 movie billboard
Speaking of magical sequels, and Now You See Me 2 is back with a whole host of stars dazzling the crowds with the latest thrills and stage illusions.
Giant Neighbors 2 movie billboard
Meanwhile Neighbors 2 opened this month and pitted Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne against rowdy sorority girls, leading them to call in a favour from the former frat boy enemy played by Zac Efron.
Popstar Never stop never stopping movie billboard
Also in the world of comedy and Andy Samberg was parodying the likes of Justin Bieber and his ilk in the new film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
Central Intelligence movie billboard
Now I understand why Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson hosted the 2016 MTV Movie Awards, as they star together in the new Summer comedy Central Intelligence.
Special Correspondents Netflix film billboard
And speaking of odd pairings, Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana were in the skies this month for Netflix's movie remake of the French farce, Special Correspondents.
Do-Over movie billboard
Also on Netflix this month is another Adam Sandler movie, The Do-Over, part of his picture deal with the subscription streaming service.
Nice Guys film billboard
Meanwhile Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling were teaming-up for this retro billboard and flashing back to the 70s for their detective comedy The Nice Guys.
Giant Money Monster movie billboard
The new thriller from Jodie Foster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Money Monster, was super-sized on the side of the Sofitel Hotel along Beverly Boulevard this month.
Warcraft Unite teaser movie billboard
And whilst the Avengers were being divided in the latest Captain America film, the World of Warcraft games were being adapted for the big screen and the orcs and humans we being forced to unite to survive.
Conjuring 2 movie billboard
Another sequel coming your way this Summer is the horror The Conjuring 2, which sees the supernatural investigators 'The Warrens' tackling the U.K.'s infamous Enfield Haunting.
Me Before You movie billboard
From horror to romance (although that all depends on your point of view I'd imagine), and Games of Thrones Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games Sam Claflin star in the adaptation of Jojo Moyes Me Before You book.
All The Way HBO film billboard
In the meantime on the small screen, the historical play All The Way was being adapted as a film for HBO starring Bryan Cranston in his Tony-winning Broadway role as 'President Lyndon B. Johnson' and Anthony Mackie as 'Martin Luther King, Jr.'
The Dresser Starz movie billboard
And on Starz the premium cable channel was remaking the play The Dresser, but who can argue when they cast acting legends Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins in the roles.
Giant Under the Gun documentary billboard
Plus Epix was making a spectacle in the skies for their eye-opening gun debate documentary, Under the Gun. These bullet-ridden Stars and Strips billboards were certainly striking.

Music billboards
Giant Guns N Roses tour billboard Sunset Strip
In the world of music, the recently reunited Guns N' Roses were super-sized along the Sunset Strip to promote their forthcoming concert tour this Fall.
Lionel Richie All Hits Vegas concert billboard
Plus the legendary Lionel Richie was bringing all his hits to Las Vegas and had another ad creative to promote his concerts along the Sunset Strip in May.
Prophets of Rage billboard
When I returned from my trip to Britain these cryptic Prophets of Rage billboards had also popped up along Sunset Boulevard, which apparently are not for a Rage Against the Machine reunion, but something else.
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman billboard
And finally, the infamous doughnut-licker and singing sensation Ariana Grande was back in the skies this month for her new studio album, Dangerous Woman.

If you liked this collection of ads, why not compare them to all these movie and music billboards from last May and from May 2014.

Stick around in the coming days for more snapshots from the L.A. skies, including all the latest TV, Emmy awards campaigning and fashion billboards turning heads these past few weeks.

Watch this space...

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