Category Archives: Movies

The Poisoner’s Handbook TV docudrama on PBS

A few days ago I posted my review of Deborah Blum’s fascinating science history book The Poisoner’s Handbook (my review of the book is here). I’d put the book at the top of my reading pile partly because I’d heard PBS was … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Movies, Science & the Arts, Science Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mythbusting thriller science: World War Z

Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse SciFi action thriller movie was just released for home viewing and I saw it. I’m not going to review World War Z but I have to make a few comments about zombie science, especially microbiology. WWZ … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Thriller Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spielberg’s LINCOLN movie: Why I’m giving thanks

Rarely do I deviate from my main themes here at ScienceThrillers.com (science-themed fiction, science education, and science entertainment). But yesterday I took my kids to see the new Spielberg movie LINCOLN and I can’t stop thinking about it. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Best and Worst Science in Movies

Last week Smithsonian.com posted two articles by Megan Gambino on the top 5 “Science Done Right” and “Science Done Wrong” movies.  This is a topic near and dear to me, though the focus here at ScienceThrillers.com is novels not movies. … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Science & the Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New romantic comedy LOSING CONTROL celebrates geek love

I just heard about this new indie film, written and directed by Valerie Weiss, founder of PhD Productions and biophysics PhD graduate from Harvard Medical School. Losing Control appears to be your usual silly, sometimes coarse, romantic comedy fare with … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Science & the Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Release day: CONTAGION movie on Blu-Ray DVD

The movie ScienceThrillers was stunned to see–CONTAGION, a technically correct and arresting portrayal of a global pandemic–is available on Blu-Ray DVD starting today. If you missed it in the theaters last fall, you simply must rent or buy the DVD. … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The World of Michael Crichton” on Science Channel

Variety Magazine announced that Science Channel will produce a television project about The Great One.  It is scheduled to broadcast in “early 2012”. Variety article by STUART LEVINE The “World of Michael Crichton” special, to air early in 2012, will look … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Featured authors, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interview with CONTAGION science advisor Ian Lipkin

WIRED ran a great article interviewing the epidemiologist who kept it real in CONTAGION.  My geek fans should read it for more insight into the molecular machinations of the imaginary virus (which, I learned, is closely based on real-life Nipah … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Science & the Arts, Science Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment