Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Turbo FAST season one TV billboards...

Turbo FAST season 1 billboard
Now here's a fun billboard to brighten your day, it's for a fresh batch of all-new episodes for the Netflix original animated series, Turbo FAST.

Based on the DreamWorks computer-animated feature film, this flash-animated cartoon show follows the adventures of racing snail 'Turbo' and his Fast Action Stunt Team friends like 'White Shadow' and 'Whiplash' as they take on new challenges and high-speed rivals.
Turbo FAST billboard
This 26 episode animated show is the first project from a five-year deal with DreamWorks Animation and Netflix, from Titmouse animation studios, so expect more cartoon content to follow to help the growing streaming channel appeal to younger viewers.
DreamWorks Turbo FAST billboard
This Turbo FAST billboard was first spotted along Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. on April 1, plus later along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on April 27, 2014.

If you're a fan of the speedy snail, be sure to also check out these fun Turbo movie billboards from last Summer.
Turbo FAST season 1 Netflix billboard

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rosemary's Baby TV remake billboards...

Rosemary's Baby TV mini-series billboard
NBC have done it again, they've raided their extensive cinematic and televisual vaults to remake a classic movie into a new mini-series. The reboot in question is Rosemary's Baby, based on the 1967 bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin.
Rosemarys Baby billboard
People may be more familiar with the critically-acclaimed 1968 psychological horror film by Roman Polanski, which starred Mia Farrow in the role of the titular 'Rosemary', who when experiencing an unnatural pregnancy becomes increasingly paranoid that her husband may have made a pact with her neighbours to use their unborn child as a human sacrifice in a Satanic ritual.

The original movie even earned Ruth Gordon the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Rosemary's eccentric neighbor 'Minnie Castevet', which is almost unheard of for the horror genre.
Rosemary's Baby TV billboard
With that kind of reception and infamy, it seems almost doomed to failure to try and recapture that kind of screen magic again.

This strategy of remaking known properties for TV has seen mixed results, with the network's remake of Ironside a total flop, Hannibal struggling with ratings and unlikely to garner a third season and The Sound of Music made into a successful one-off live holiday musical.
Rosemary's Baby TV remake billboard
The one thing this remake has going for it though is the casting of Zoe Saldana in the lead supernatural role, as she's already breathed new life into 'Nyota Uhura' on J. J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek universe and can play anything from a green-skinned assassin in Marvel's forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, to a blue-skinned Na'vi alien via motion-capture and special effects in Avatar.
Rosemary's Baby TV remake billboard
These billboards for the new four-hour mini-series were spotted along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on April 24 and along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City on April 27, 2014.

If you're an admirer of Zoe Saldana, be sure to also check out the actress in these movie billboards for Colombiana, The Losers and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Rosemary's Baby 2014 remake billboard
Yes 'fear is born', but only out of respect for the original movie, Daily Billboard is afraid that this version is an unnecessary retelling of the iconic tale, so let's hope NBC can prove us wrong.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Godzilla movie remake billboards...

Giant Godzilla movie billboard Sunset Strip
If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again. Japan's Toho Studios most infamous creation gets another big screen reimagining following Roland Emmerich's disappointing 1998 flop, starring Matthew Broderick.
Godzilla 2014 movie billboard
Giant Godzilla movie remake billboard
This time the new Godzilla has been made with input from Toho Studios to ensure the monster is faithful to the fearsome original and has the on-screen father-son duo of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to fight the fire-breathing creature.
Godzilla special extension movie billboard
Godzilla film billboard
Whether this Godzilla will be a roaring success is in the hands of director Gareth Edwards, who's not unfamiliar with dealing with Monsters, as that was the title of his 2010 mini-budget, but critically-acclaimed indie movie, which dealt with the infected zone aftermath of an alien invasion.
Godzilla movie billboard Warner Bros Studios
Giant Godzilla movie billboard Sunset Strip
Only time will tell whether this reboot will be a roaring success, but obviously Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios believes in the behemoth, with a plethora of giant-sized wallscapes, special extensions and multiple creatives invading the L.A. skyline (and New York City) this month to support the movie's release.
Godzilla movie tail billboard
Giant Godzilla movie billboard
Sometimes less is more and this ad campaign for Godzilla certainly teases the threat of the gigantic monster with his infamous spiny back, long tail and gargantuan size, rather than throwing him directly in your face.
Godzilla movie billboard
Godzilla special extension movie billboard
The last time monsters invaded L.A. it was for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim last year, and they were met with giant robot fighting machines in defense of humanity, so Daily Billboard can't wait to see what resistance Godzilla will meet (obviously some missiles from above at least).
Godzilla movie billboard New York City

Even though it wasn't a huge domestic box office success in the U.S., the creature feature still did well internationally, so be sure to check out all these cool billboards for Pacific Rim.
Godzilla movie tail billboard
Giant Godzilla movie remake billboard
Daily Billboard is sure that the studio is hoping for better luck this time, both at home and abroad, by tapping into the iconic creature's Japanese heritage.
Godzilla movie billboard
Godzilla movie billboard WB Studios
This assortment of billboards chronicling the devastation wrought by Godzilla were spied around the streets of L.A. from April 3 to April 26, 2014, including super-sized ads on the side of the Mondrian Hotel along the infamous Sunset Strip and on the side of the Sofitel Hotel along Beverly Boulevard.
Giant Godzilla movie billboard Mondrian Hotel
Let's keep our fingers crossed this Godzilla is a monstrous epic and not an atomic-sized disaster of a movie.
Giant Godzilla movie billboard
UPDATED: The Godzilla reboot enjoyed monster success at the box office, taking $93.2 million in its opening weekend in the U.S., so you know a sequel won't be far behind.
Godzilla movie remake retro posters
For all you fans, old and new, of the giant atomic creature will like these retro illustrated posters that harken back to the monster's Japanese origins and previous movies.
Godzilla movie remake retro poster
Godzilla remake retro poster
Godzilla remake retro film poster
These vintage-style movie posters were snapped at the corner of La Brea and Melrose Avenues on May 14, 2014, and Daily Billboard's personal favourite has to be the version with Godzilla spelled out on the creature's iconic spiny back. What's your favourite?
Godzilla 2014 remake retro posters

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Gucci sunglasses vs Prada Eyewear Spring 2014 billboards...

Gucci sunglasses Spring 2014 billboard
Once again that old rivalry has surfaced in the skies of L.A., as Gucci sunglasses take on Prada Eyewear in another high fashion battle of the billboards along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
Prada Eyewear Spring 2014 billboard
It's the most glamorous catfight over who has the most fabulous specs this season, or maybe it should be who has the biggest or more colourful eyewear frames (adorned with gemstones no less), by the looks of these designer ads.
Gucci vs Prada Eyewear Spring 2014 billboards Sunset Strip
Both fashion labels currently have their latest eyewear looks near each other along the same stretch of Sunset Boulevard beside the infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel, although the vibrant Prada Eyewear billboard was first snapped on April 3, whilst the bold Gucci ad creative appeared later in the month and was photographed on April 24, 2014.
Gucci sunglasses SS 2014 billboard
And obviously two models are better than one this year, with Amanda Wellsh and Elisabeth Erm for Gucci facing off against Malaika Firth and Anna Ewers for Prada.
Prada Eyewear April 2014 billboard
This is not the first attempt by Prada Eyewear to woo passersby into buying their new sunglasses this season, as this earlier billboard with more classic specs was spied in the same location on January 22, 2014.
Prada Eyewear January 2014 billboard
Let's face it, there's never a bad time of year to advertise sunglasses in sunny Southern California, where shades are not only a fashion accessory, but a daily necessity. But in Hollywoodland the more daring and fabulous you look, the more you stand out. The more you stand out, the better your chances of being discovered (or at least noticed poolside) - it's the LA LA Land circle of life.
Gucci Eyewear Spring 2014 billboard
If you like these ads, be sure to check out these previous billboard battles for eyewear domination in the skies of L.A. from seasons past and stay tuned in the weeks to come as there's no doubt more bespectacled beauties with soon be appearing to grace this city's skyline.

And finally, who do you think wins this battle of the designer eyewear billboards, Gucci or Prada?
Prada Eyewear SS14 billboard

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Million Dollar Arm movie billboards...

Million Dollar Arm movie billboard
With Mad Men entering its seventh and final season, it looks like its stars are trying to branch out into other roles on the big and small screen, like Jon Hamm in Disney's new sports biopic Million Dollar Arm.
Disney Million Dollar Arm movie billboard
After parts in the likes of Bridesmaids and HBO's Clear History, the actor stars in this movie based on the real-life events of unconventional sports agent J. B. Bernstein who travelled to Mumbai, India and launched a reality show competition, The Million Dollar Arm, to find young cricket bowlers he could transform into a successful pro baseball pitcher in a last ditch effort to save his career.
Million Dollar Arm movie billboard
These movie billboards were spotted along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on April 10, plus a smaller version along Melrose Avenue on April 24, 2014.
Million Dollar Arm film billboard
If you're a fan of Jon Hamm, be sure to also check out these Mad Men TV show billboards in which he stars as the womanising 'Don Draper'.
Million Dollar Arm movie billboard
Let's hope this sports-themed movie fairs better at the box office than Kevin Costner's recent Draft Day (which you can see is rather coincidentally, or not, located behind Disney's billboard ad along Sunset Boulevard), maybe on this occasion baseball will hit a home run over American football.
Disney Million Dollar Arm movie billboard

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Quiet Ones movie billboards...

The Quiet Ones movie billboard
Will The Quiet Ones quietly sneak its way to the top of the box office this weekend, or will it sink without a trace to be horror bargain bin fodder in the future?
Quiet Ones movie billboard
The supernatural horror is the new offering from the infamous Hammer Film Productions, famous for such horror classics as Dracula, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Quatermass Xperiment and dinosaur flick One Million Years B.C., and which more recently brought us such spooky delights as Daniel Radcliffe in 2012's The Woman in Black and Chloe Grace Moretz in 2010's Let Me In.
Quiet Ones film billboard
This time Mad Men's Jared Harris and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Sam Claflin star as a University professor and a team of students experimenting on a girl (Olivia Cooke) troubled by dark, supernatural forces, which never ends well does it.
The Quiet Ones movie billboard
These suitably eerie and ethereal black, white and red billboards for The Quiet Ones were spied around the streets of L.A., including Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard, from March 26 to April 24, 2014.
Quiet Ones movie billboard