Monday, December 24, 2018

Film and music billboards filling L.A.'s festive December 2018 skies...

You can always tell it's the holidays when the skies of L.A. erupt with a procession of blockbuster movie billboards hoping to attract cinema goers at Christmastime, plus these past few years streaming services and cable channels have wanted to make the most of the festive season too. Here's a merry selection of movie and music billboards standing out in the city's December 2018 skyline.

Movie billboards
Christmas Chronicles film billboard
Even though Netflix's Christmas-themed movie made its debut for Thanksgiving, it's still made a big impression this month with Kurt Russell as 'Santa Claus'.
Christmas Chronicles festive string lights billboards
If you like these special extension cut-out and festive string lights installation for the original film, be sure you check out the rest of the movie billboards for The Christmas Chronicles making the skies jolly this December.
Elf movie billboard
And what would Christmas be without an Elf in your life, although this one is not on your shelf but on cable TV courtesy of AMC, broadcasting all your holiday favourites. Truly the best Xmas ever.
Starz movie app billboard
Although Starz was also hoping to deliver the perfect present for kids this holiday season, with films like Home Alone, Frozen, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and more to entertain the family at home or when traveling on its app.
Mary Poppins Returns movie billboard
This Christmas also sees the magical sequel Mary Poppins Returns grace the big screen, this time with Emily Blunt in the nanny's hat.
Mortal Engines movie billboard
From hats to scarves, and 'Hester Shaw' isn't wrapping up warm to keep the chill out, but to battle Mortal Engines in a dystopian future where cities are monstrous, moving engines of destruction.
Bird Box movie 3D billboard installation
In addition to festive lights that illuminate the Sunset Strip, Netflix also had this cool 3D billboard installation for its new sci-fi horror starring Sandra Bullock and this flock of life-size feathered fellows certainly make this billboard a real Bird Box.
Mowgli Legend of Jungle movie billboard
The Jungle Book was also getting a new retelling in the form of Mowgli: Legend of the Jungletwo years after Disney's live-action version.
SpiderMan Into SpiderVerse billboard
If superheroes are you thing then you were in for a treat this month with more Spider-Men and Women than you could shake a web at, with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is great fun and a unique slice of animation.
Aquaman movie billboards
Plus Jason Momoa was bringing DC's 'Aquaman' to life again, this time in his own solo underwater adventure.
Glass movie billboard
And in the New Year M. Night Shyamalan was mixing his super-powered characters from 2000's cult classic, Unbreakable, and 2016's horror hit, Split.
Mule film billboard
Meanwhile Clint Eastwood was back directing and acting in the drug smuggling drama The Mule this month.
Welcome to Marwen movie billboard
And for another movie based on a true story, Steve Carell stars in Welcome to Marwen as 'Mark Hogancamp', an artist savagely beaten and brain damaged who builds and photographs a miniature WWII Belgian town filled with dolls to help with his recovery after he loses his adult life memories.
Ben is Back movie billboard
Meanwhile Julia Roberts plays the mother of Lucas Hedges in the addiction drama, Ben is Back.
If Beale Street Could Talk billboard
Plus this December Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin's romantic social injustice novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, for the big screen.
Vice film billboard
And if you haven't had your fill of politics this year already, you could check out the biopic about former U.S. Vice President 'Dick Cheney' starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell in Vice this Christmas.
Icebox HBO film billboard
This December HBO brings a telemovie exploring the grim realities of the U.S. immigration system for kids in Icebox.
Stan Ollie movie billboard
And on a lighter note, after Christmas iconic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy are in the spotlight for a new biographical comedy-drama Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

Movie and music awards consideration billboards
Ballad of Buster Scruggs FYC billboard
This December saw the Golden Globes and SAG Award nominations announced, with studios campaigning before and after these were released and also with their sights on the Oscars, like with Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs movie from Joel and Ethan Coen.
Dolly Parton Girl in the movies Dumplin FYC billboard
The subscription streaming giant was also highlighting Dolly Parton's new original song, 'Girl in the movies', from the sweet film Dumplin' with this ad creative.
Roma movie FYC billboard
Plus Netflix has high hopes that Alfonso CuarĂ³n's personal black-and-white foreign language drama, Roma, will help deliver some accolades and maybe an Oscar or two this awards season.
Quincy documentary FYC billboard
The streaming service was also campaigning for some of its documentaries, like the film about the iconic music mogul Quincy Jones.
Shirkers documentary FYC billboard
Plus Sandi Tan's Shirkers was also under the spotlight for Best Documentary Feature this month.
Cold War movie FYC billboard
Amazon Studios was asking for your consideration for its foreign language film, Cold War, by director Pawel Pawlikowski.
Nancy film FYC billboard
And the thriller Nancy was trying to attract some awards attention with this ad along the Sunset Strip.
Christian Audigier Vif documentary FYC billboard
Another documentary hoping to garner some accolades and attention this season was Christian Audigier The Vif by Didier Beringuer, about the Ed Hardy fashion designer diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer.
Drug$ price we pay film billboard
And Drug$: The Price we pay was looking for consideration for its documentary about Big Pharma and their diabolical pricing practices.
A Star is Born For your consideration billboard
Meanwhile Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, A Star is Born, was celebrating its Golden Globe nomination success.
Crazy Rich Asians Golden Globe nominee billboard
Along with he summer's hit romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, hoping to make more history this awards season.

Performing Arts billboards
Love Actually Live billboard
In the world of performing arts, as it's Christmas the Wallis Annenberg Center was bringing us Love Actually Live, with this perfect ad creative to evoke the movie.

Music billboards
Spotify Tunes with extra tinsel billboard
In the world of music, Spotify was getting in the holiday spirit with some holiday tunes with added tinsel, featuring festive covers by famous names like John Legend and Meghan Trainor.
Grimes We appreciate power Spotify billboard
Plus the music streaming service was shining a spotlight on the new single from Grimes, 'We appreciate power'.
Benny Blanco Friends keep secrets Spotify billboard
And highlighting Benny Blanco's new album with this Spotify billboard for 'Friends Keep Secrets'.
Beerbongs Spotify 2018 wrapped billboard
Plus it was time to wrap up the year with Spotify's wrapped playlists, whatever your music taste.
Ariana Grande Dangerous woman Diaries YouTube billboard
Whilst also in the world of pop, Ariana Grande was getting her own YouTube original docu-series, Dangerous Woman Diaries.
YouTube Music app billboard
Plus Google's YouTube was also promoting its Music App streaming service in a big way along the rocking Sunset Strip.
Andrea Bocelli Hollywood Bowl concert billboard
If you were looking for other gift ideas this year, then maybe a loved one would like tickets to Andrea Bocelli in concert at the Hollywood Bowl next June.
Springsteen on Broadway Netflix billboard
And fans of 'The Boss' were in for a treat this month with his Netflix special, Springsteen on Broadway to provide some music entertainment this holiday season.
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway billboard
The Grammy Award nominations were also announced this month and Camila Cabello was campaigning in the city skyline.
Camila Cabello Grammy consideration billboard
Warner Bros. Records were also campaigning posthumously for Mac Miller's final rap album, Swimming.
Mac Miller Swimming Grammy FYC rap album billboard
And finally, this New Year's Eve Taylor Swift will be bringing her Reputation tour concert to Netflix.
Taylor Swift Reputation Netflix billboard
As these outdoor ads demonstrate there's more than enough billboards trying to grab Los Angelenos attention at this busy time of year, and that's without all the TV, fashion and festive lifestyle billboardss in the skies too.

Make sure you compare this cool collection with last December's music and movie billboards and stick around for more billboard snapshots from around L.A. this month.

Watch this merry space...

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