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

American Sniper review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 20, 2015

Clint Eastwood's new film, American Sniper, may have smashed box office records. Yet it's riddled with problems...

Wild review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 19, 2015

Reese Witherspoon snagged another Oscar nomination for Wild, the new film from the director of Dallas Buyers Club...

Into The Woods review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 14, 2015

It's taken decades for Into The Woods to get to the big screen. It might just have needed a few more years.

Toy Story 4: what can we expect?

Toy Story 3
Mark Harrison Feature Jan 13, 2015

Can the post-Toy Story 3 shorts tell us anything about the upcoming direction of Pixar's Toy Story 4?

Looking at the meaning of 'true stories' in films

Mark Harrison Feature Jan 12, 2015

How much creative license can you gain by adding the magic words 'true story' to a film? Quite a lot, it seems.

Birdman review

Mark Harrison Review Jan 5, 2015

Michael Keaton and Alejandro Inarritu deliver excellent work with Birdman. But then so does the lesser-known Chris Haarhoff...

The underrated film acting performances of 2014

Oscars
Mark Harrison Odd List Jan 2, 2015

From Gone Girl and Interstellar to The Babadook and RoboCop, some of 2014's more underrated acting performances...

Krypton, Gotham and the glut of TV prequels

Mark Harrison Feature Dec 18, 2014

Krypton, Gotham, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead spin-off. Is there no end to TV's thirst for commissioning prequels?

Celebrating BBC One's Blackpool

Mark Harrison Feature Dec 15, 2014

David Tennant, David Morrissey & Sarah Parish sang, danced and misbehaved in the wonderful Blackpool, which aired a decade ago on BBC 1...

Men, Women & Children review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 9, 2014

A contender for film of the year? Not even if you hadn't seen anything else, says Mark...

Get Santa review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 9, 2014

Looking for a good family film this Christmas? See Paddington. Or if you've seen that, you could try Get Santa

St. Vincent review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 9, 2014

Bill Murray delivers a good Bill Murray performance in the predictable but likeable St Vincent...

Horrible Bosses 2 review

Mark Harrison Review Dec 1, 2014

The sequel to Horrible Bosses is too content to rest on the first film's laurels, rather than doing anything of any real note...

Get On Up review

Mark Harrison Review Nov 24, 2014

Watching James Brown biopic Get On Up has Mark pining for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story...

The Drop review

Mark Harrison Review Nov 19, 2014

A crime thriller starring Tom Hardy and a scene-stealing puppy. What more could you want?

Daniel Radcliffe's bold post-Harry Potter career choices

Mark Harrison Feature Nov 17, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe left Harry Potter behind him a while ago, and his movies since show he's developed into an interesting star

Drive, and exploring alternative movie soundtracks

Mark Harrison Feature Nov 12, 2014

A rescoring of Drive has caused online outrage, but Mark's keeping an open mind about musical reinterpretations

How Doctor Who series 8 tapped into horror

Mark Harrison Feature Nov 10, 2014

The directors of Doctor Who's latest series brought back the scares in a big way. Well, fear is a superpower...

Why is Hollywood building so many cinematic universes?

Mark Harrison Feature Oct 13, 2014

From Marvel to Star Wars and Universal's monsters, Hollywood's become obsessed with universe building. Mark takes a closer look...

Is The Simpsons relying too heavily on gimmicks?

Mark Harrison Feature Oct 2, 2014

The Simpsons' media gimmicks, crossovers and auteur couch gags have become a bigger story than the show itself over the last few years...

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