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.

Recent articles by Mark Harrison

Are young adult dystopia films in decline?

Mark Harrison Feature
Mar 8, 2016

Divergent, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, The 5th Wave - is the young adult dystopia bubble bursting now?

The Rescuers Down Under - the Disney renaissance's lost film

Mark Harrison Feature
Mar 2, 2016

Released in 1990, The Rescuers Down Under is one of the great forgotten films of the Disney renaissance. Mark takes a look back...

Secret screenings, walkouts and 'anticipointment'

Mark Harrison Feature
Mar 1, 2016

What happens when your surprise film isn't Star Wars or Deadpool? People simply get up and leave, it seems....

Green Lantern - what went wrong with the movie?

Mark Harrison Feature
Feb 16, 2016

Ryan Reynolds has hit big as Deadpool - but what was the problem with his 2011 Green Lantern movie? We take a look back.

Zoolander 2 review

Mark Harrison Review
Feb 11, 2016

Ben Stiller returns in Zoolander 2 - a sequel that takes its time finally getting going...

Point Break review

Mark Harrison Review
Feb 8, 2016

It's no disaster, but there's still not much point to the remake of Point Break...

Goosebumps review

Mark Harrison Review
Feb 2, 2016

Goosebumps is a family movie with a Joe Dante-tinged edge to is. Here's our review...

Lazer Team review

Mark Harrison Review
Feb 1, 2016

A film that's punched above its weight even to get a UK cinema release, we check out new sci-fi flick Lazer Team...

Spotlight review

Mark Harrison Review
Jan 29, 2016

Superb performances are at the heart of one of the Oscar frontrunners, Spotlight. Here's our review...

John Carpenter's Apocalypse trilogy: a look back

Mark Harrison Feature
Jan 29, 2016

A special trilogy, comprising The Thing, Prince Of Darkness and In The Mouth Of Madness. We take a look...

Dirty Grandpa review

Mark Harrison Review
Jan 26, 2016

Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro & Zac Efron, started life as a Black List script. Er, it's not ended its life as a Black List script

Doctor Who: looking back at Chris Chibnall's episodes

Mark Harrison Feature
Jan 26, 2016

42, The Power Of Three, Dinosaurs On A Spaceship and more - the Doctor Who work to date of the show's next showrunner...

Room review

Mark Harrison Review
Jan 18, 2016

Brie Larson stars in the superb Room. Here's our review of one of the best films of the last few years...

The underrated film acting performances of 2015

Mark Harrison Feature
Jan 4, 2016

Rosario Dawson, Hugh Jackman and Blake Lively lead our look at 2015's best under the radar acting performances in film...

Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them trailer breakdown

Mark Harrison Feature
Dec 15, 2015

The Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, has its first trailer. But what did we learn?

Sisters review

Mark Harrison Review
Dec 14, 2015

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star in Sisters, a film that's being counter-programmed against Star Wars. But is it any good?

The Losers: revisiting an overlooked comic book movie

Mark Harrison Feature
Dec 9, 2015

2010's The Losers, starring Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana, is a comic book movie that deserves another look...

Christmas With The Coopers review

Mark Harrison Review
Dec 7, 2015

John Goodman and Diane Keaton breathe life into Christmas With The Coopers. Here's our review.

Bridge Of Spies review

Mark Harrison Review
Nov 26, 2015

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks come back together for Bridge Of Spies. Here's our review...

Looking back at Mr. Show With Bob & David

Mark Harrison Feature
Nov 13, 2015

As Bob Odenkirk and David Cross reunite for Netflix's W/Bob & David, we revisit the pair's original comedy series, Mr. Show...

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