Cloud Zombie's Film Cupboard - Escape From New York, The Purge: Election Year, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Film Cupboard is finally Back! 
We have quite a mix of films this week.
Escape From New York
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. - IMDB

The awesomeness of Kurt Russell strikes again!
I spend a lot of time watching films of this kind of film and Kurt always knows how to make a film extra fun to watch. It has adventure, action and a lot of 80's background theme music. I recommend a watch, especially if you are a fan of Kurt.

I give this film 5 out of 5.

 The Purge: Election Year
Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. - IMDB

So 2016 was host to the gory third instalment of The Purge.
This one is a lot more political and some of the Purgers are a lot scarier. There are some good scares during the film as there are a lot of horrors to hide in a dark city.
Saying that it has pulled far from the original Purge film where it focused more on the horror, the second and third films seem to try to push some action scenes into them.
Over all still very enjoyable in a sort of Black Mirror kind of way.

I give this film 4 out of 5.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. - IMDB 

Eva Green is back and doing what she does best!
...Well playing weird characters and looking scarily gorgeous doing it.
It is a great fun family film with a few odd casting issues that can be over looked because it doesn't get in the way of the story. I wasn't sure about the casting of Chris O'Dowd for the father, he just didn't fit the character very well.

I give this film 4 1/2 out of 5.

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