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

Strange Magic review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 23, 2015

George Lucas produces the ILM animated fantasy, Strange Magic. Here's Mark's review of a curious genre mash-up...

The DUFF DVD review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 18, 2015

Arrested Development's Mae Whitman stars in this funny, sharp but social media obsessed teen comedy

Absolutely Anything review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 17, 2015

From Monty Python's Terry Jones comes Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg. The late Robin Williams steals the show, though...

The animated spin-offs that rebooted 1990s movies

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 14, 2015

From Men In Black to Free Willy and Jumanji, here's how these 90s movie properties ended up as animated kids' TV series...

Max review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 10, 2015

American Sniper meets Lassie? We take a look at Max, which has quietly slipped into UK cinemas...

The Gift review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 10, 2015

Joel Edgerton's directorial debut is one of the best movie surprises of the year so far. We check out The Gift...

10 films to beat the 2015 blockbuster fatigue

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 6, 2015

Fed up of summer blockbusters, and looking for some more diverse films to watch in the month ahead? Here are some recommendations...

Marshland review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 6, 2015

The acclaimed Spanish detective noir Marshland finally arrives in the UK. It has been well worth the wait...

Fantastic Four review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 5, 2015

Josh Trank's reboot of the Fantastic Four takes a few gambles, but not all of them pay off...

Spectre: breaking down the new trailer

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 22, 2015

Daniel Craig is back at James Bond 007 in Spectre. And the new trailer gives some clues as to what to expect. Here's our detailed look...

Looking back at Basil The Great Mouse Detective

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 16, 2015

Disney tackled Sherlock Holmes back in 1986, in an animated movie that's more groundbreaking than it's given credit for...

Magic Mike XXL review

Mark Harrison Review Jul 5, 2015

Channing Tatum returns to headline Magic Mike XXL. It's better than you think...

The Longest Ride review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 22, 2015

Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood star in the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation to make it to film. Here's our The Longest Ride review.

The Last Airbender movie - what went wrong?

Mark Harrison Feature Jun 8, 2015

We look back at M Night Shyamalan's much-vilified fantasy movie, and ask if anything could have saved it...

Community: six seasons and... now what?

Mark Harrison Feature Jun 4, 2015

Is that the last we'll see of Community or will the hashtag become a reality when six seasons are joined by a movie?

Community season 6 episode 13 review: Emotional Consequences Of Broadcast Television

Mark Harrison Review Jun 2, 2015

Community's funny, warm and self-referential season 6 finale feels like an ideal end to the series as we know it...

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 2, 2015

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is a must-see tribute to the show's tremendous musical repertoire...

Comic book movies, and the exposition dump

Mark Harrison Feature May 29, 2015

Comic book films are full of intricate storytelling. But sometimes, even Batman, Spider-Man & Iron Man need Basil Exposition's help...

Community season 6 episode 12 review: Wedding Videography

Mark Harrison Review May 26, 2015

This week's wedding-themed episode of Community is so near the knuckle, it could only be made on the internet...

Community season 6 episode 11 review: Modern Espionage

Mark Harrison Review May 19, 2015

Community season 6 returns to an activity it knows and loves: the meta-film referencing game of paintball...

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