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

Community season 6 episode 3 review: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

Mark Harrison Review Mar 25, 2015

Community season 6 delivers an absolute belter for its 100th episode, proving how well the new ensemble gels...

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water review

Mark Harrison Review Mar 24, 2015

You will see few less sane blockbuster movies than SpongeBob Squarepants' sequel...

Community season 6 episodes 1 & 2 review: Ladders & Lawnmower Maintenance/Postnatal Care

Mark Harrison Review Mar 18, 2015

Community is back in a new home for its much-discussed sixth season, but is it still the same show?

25 films that hid what they were in the trailer

Mark Harrison Feature Mar 13, 2015

With a few sneaky edits, a trailer can make a film look entirely different. Here are some of the worst offenders...

Unfinished Business review

Mark Harrison Review Mar 9, 2015

91 minutes has rarely felt as long. Here's our review of Vince Vaughn's latest, Unfinished Business...

Hyena review

Mark Harrison Review Mar 6, 2015

Hyena is a gritty, brutal crime drama, but sadly, not one that really works.

The Boy Next Door Review

Mark Harrison Review Mar 2, 2015

Starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, is The Boy Next Door already a nail in the coffin of the erotic thriller resurgence?

Michael Keaton: his 10 greatest screen characters

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 25, 2015

From Batman to Birdman and everything in between, we take a look at Michael Keaton's top 10 most memorable roles...

Looking back at Team America: World Police

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 7, 2015

As The Interview finally hits UK screens, Mark looks at Trey Parker and Matt Stone's nod to the War On Terror: Team America.

Community season 4: is it worth watching?

Mark Harrison Feature Feb 6, 2015

With Community season 6 around the corner & all 5 seasons now on UK Netflix, should you skip or watch the Dan Harmon-less "gas leak year"?

The film critics who turned to filmmaking

Mark Harrison Feature Jan 26, 2015

From the Pudsey The Dog movie to Joe Cornish and Roger Ebert, what happens when critics make films themselves?

Examining American Sniper's breakthrough success

Mark Harrison Feature Jan 21, 2015

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has smashed box office records, and picked up Oscar nods. So how did it happen?

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

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?