Somehow I've been messing up my list for so long that my movies are coming as a complete surprise. I've been working my way through Doctor Who: Season 1 when all of the sudden, just in time for the weekend (prime Who watching time) I get in The State Within. Going over my head, that one is.
At least I had a movie to see at the theater this weekend. We checked out Quarantine Friday night and it was super good. In the movie, reporter Angela Vidal (played by Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter - and yes, I did expect her to Deb out, but she didn't) is shadowing a couple of firemen for the evening when they are called out to an apartment building. The call is medical rather than fire, but they can't imagine what waits inside. Before they know it, one of the firemen and one of the cops on scene have both been bitten by the very woman they are attempting to help. Then, they're all locked inside the building. Armed guards surround the perimeter and whatever has infected the old lady upstairs is making its way through the trapped people inside. Lights go out, mayhem ensues, the perfect making for a great horror flick.
Director John Eric Dowdle is responsible for Quarantine but you may not know that it's actually based on Jaume Balaguero's Spanish film, Rec. Balaguero directed Sin Nombre (Nameless) and the American film, Darkness. He's also got a new movie out that for reasons still unbeknownst to me is not available here, called Fragile (starring Calista Flockhart).
Ok, I'm going mess up my queue more in hopes of getting more Who (Doctor Who can save the world!).