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

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...

Community season 5 episode 9 review: VCR Maintenance And Educational Publishing

Mark Harrison Review Mar 14, 2014

After a run of inventive, bonkers episodes, Community feels somewhat generic this week. Here's Mark's review...

Community season 5 episode 8 review: App Development And Condiments

Mark Harrison Review Mar 7, 2014

This week's Community is the show at the very peak of its powers. Here's Mark's review...

Fascinating Disney animated films that never were

Mark Harrison Feature Mar 5, 2014

For every animated movie that gets made, there are dozens more that never make it. Mark looks at some failed Disney projects...

Looking back at big screen Roald Dahl adaptations

Mark Harrison Feature Mar 3, 2014

From James Bond to Willy Wonka, Matilda to The Witches, we chart the big screen work of Roald Dahl...

Community season 5 episode 7 review: Bondage And Beta-Male Sexuality

Mark Harrison Review Feb 28, 2014

Community delivers an episode no other sitcom could do as brilliantly. Here's Mark's take on Bondage And Beta-Male Sexuality...

UK-to-US TV imports that deserved better

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 27, 2014

Doctor Who and Downton may have been welcomed with open arms, but here are the UK imports to the US that didn't fare as well...

US-to-UK TV imports that deserved better

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 4, 2014

From Breaking Bad to Quantum Leap, Angel to S.H.I.E.L.D., Mark takes a look at US-to-UK TV imports' bumpier journeys...

Are modern horror films less creative than their marketing?

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 4, 2014

Marketers have started coming up with really interesting ways to sell us horror movies, but why don't the films live up to the hype?

When hit genre movies become unlikely musicals

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 3, 2014

Does The Evil Dead make you want to break into song? Can you hum Back To The Future? Why are so many genre films being turned into musicals?

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