Mark Harrison

Mark is a writer from Middlesbrough, who once drunkenly tried (and failed) to pitch a film about his hometown to a director from Pixar. Fortunately, he also has several other projects on the boil, including feature film scripts, and writing and performing comedy sketches with Cheap Craic. His writing for Den Of Geek is largely either about Doctor Who, or the question "What does Hollywood think it's playing at?" Mark also reviews new cinema releases and TV shows at The Mad Prophet.

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Recent articles by Mark Harrison

Will more TV episodes be shown as event cinema?

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 22, 2014

With the Doctor Who series 8 opener coming to cinemas tomorrow night, Mark asks whether more TV could be screened as cinematic events...

The actors who played multiple roles in Doctor Who

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 14, 2014

Peter Capaldi is far from the only Doctor Who actor to appear in multiple roles. Mark talks us through the many others to have done so...

10 films to beat the 2014 blockbuster fatigue

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 8, 2014

Fed up of blockbusters? Mark has some suggestions if you're after something a little quieter this August...

Are CG characters now the main attraction in blockbusters?

The many guises of Andy Serkis!
Mark Harrison Feature Jul 22, 2014

Mark wonders whether we're now at the point where CG characters matter more than human ones to Hollywood...

Do superhero movies always have to start with origins?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 10, 2014

We know how superhero stories start: normal person gets powers, gets reluctant, becomes heroic. But why does it have to be like that?

Spoiler proofing and script leaks in TV and movies

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 9, 2014

If the script for something you're dying to see leaks online, it's tempting to read it... but you're better off waiting, as Mark explains

Can the television showrunner model work in film?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 8, 2014

007, Star Wars, Marvel, DC and Spider-Man all seem to work on a movie franchise-runner model. But is that the way forward for film?

Once-proposed movie reboots which probably won’t happen

Mark Harrison Odd List Jul 1, 2014

The reboot cycle might seem endless and unstoppable, but these six, at least, won't be coming to a cinema near you any time soon

Chef! review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 27, 2014

Jon Favreau directs and stars in a more personal, palate cleansing film with Chef. Here's our review.

Looking back at Clone High

Mark Harrison Feature Jun 25, 2014

Mark looks back at Phil Lord and Chris Miller's ahead-of-its-time animated MTV series, Clone High...

Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 25, 2014

Mark checks out a new mashup of Doctor Who with Shakespeare...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 16, 2014

DreamWorks Animation comes up with a sequel to cherish, as How To Train Your Dragon 2 firmly hits the mark. Here's our review.

Looking back at the Matrix sequels

Mark Harrison Feature May 30, 2014

Mark looks back at the much-reviled Matrix sequels and asks: what went wrong?

The art of guest voicing in The Simpsons

Mark Harrison Feature May 22, 2014

Mark looks back over 25 years of The Simpsons' guest voices, from the sublime to the er, less sublime...

Is X-Men immune to the reboot cycle?

Mark Harrison Feature May 22, 2014

Every other superhero franchise has been started over and over, but the X-Men keep going. Mark looks at why...

Watchmen's long journey from page to screen

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 22, 2014

Alan Moore always said his graphic novel was unfilmable, and for a while, that almost looked true. Mark looks at attempts to adapt Watchmen

The Last Days On Mars review

Mark Harrison Review Apr 15, 2014

A horror movie set in space? Mark reckons you might find some of the various components of The Last Days On Mars a little familiar...

How Disney is remaking its animated films in live action

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 14, 2014

As hand-drawn animation falls out of favour, Disney's dipping into its vault to reimagine various classics as live action movies...

Why How I Met Your Mother will be missed

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 7, 2014

Now that it's left our screens, Mark details what How I Met Your Mother did right...

The pitfalls of second movie syndrome

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 1, 2014

Following new Captain America and Muppets movies, Mark looks at the challenges facing a second movie...

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