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

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?

Community season 5 episode 6 review: Analysis Of Cork-Based Networking

Mark Harrison Review Jan 31, 2014

Nathan Fillion guest stars in this week's reference-packed Community. Here's Mark's review...

August: Osage County review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 24, 2014

This adaptation of a Tracy Letts play desperately wants some awards, but if Mark has anything to do with it, it won't get them...

Community season 5 episode 5 review: Geothermal Escapism

Mark Harrison Review Jan 24, 2014

It's time for one of Greendale's traditional 'last man standing' games as Community says goodbye to one of its students...

Community season 5 episode 4 review: Cooperative Polygraphy

Mark Harrison Review Jan 17, 2014

Community bids adieu to not one, but two main characters in this week's hugely entertaining episode...

The 10 underrated film performances of 2013

Mark Harrison Top 10 Jan 6, 2014

As ever, some spectacular performances were overlooked in last year's rush of movie releases. Here's Mark's pick of the most underrated...

American Hustle review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 3, 2014

Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence assemble for American Hustle. Here's Mark's review of David O Russell's comedy drama...

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 3, 2014

More spookiness occurs in a spin-off from the Paranormal Activity series. Here's Mark's review of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones...

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 23, 2013

Ben Stiller directs and stars in the long-in-gestation remake, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Here's Mark's review...

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