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

Toy Story Of Terror! spoiler-free review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 18, 2013

Mark takes a spoiler-free look at Pixar's Toy Story Of Terror!, airing on Sky Movies in the UK on the 27th of October...

Sunshine On Leith review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 8, 2013

Dexter Fletcher directs the unapologetically breezy musical Sunshine On Leith. Mark explains why it's the perfect accompaniment to Filth...

Breaking Bad's greatest pre-credits moments

Mark Harrison Feature Oct 4, 2013

Mark tots up Breaking Bad's ten best cold opens, or pre-titles sequences, feat. tidy whities, floating eyeballs, and narcorridos music...

Runner Runner review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 2, 2013

Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck star in the forgettable thriller, Runner Runner. Mark is not impressed...

Prisoners review

Mark Harrison Review Sep 27, 2013

Think you've seen all Prisoners has to offer in its trailers? Think again...

The Newsroom season 2 finale review: Election Night Part 2

Mark Harrison Review Sep 19, 2013

The Newsroom concludes its uneven second season with a happy ending. Here's Mark's review of Election Night Part 2...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 8 review: Election Night Part 1

Mark Harrison Review Sep 10, 2013

The penultimate episode of The Newsroom's second season is fast-paced and surprisingly funny. Can next week's finale match it?

The Newsroom season 2 episode 7 review: Red Team III

Mark Harrison Review Aug 27, 2013

The Newsroom's ongoing season two arc culminates in some damn good television this week. Here's Mark's review of Red Team III

The Newsroom season 2 episode 6 review: One Step Too Many

Mark Harrison Review Aug 21, 2013

Aaron Sorkin trims down his plot threads for episode six, giving new character pairings a chance to breathe...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 5 review: News Night With Will McAvoy

Mark Harrison Review Aug 15, 2013

The Newsroom delivers an episode that's head and shoulders above anything we've seen in months, let's hope it continues...

What does the future hold for Pixar Animation Studios?

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 7, 2013

What have the esteemed Pixar got coming out next? Mark looks at the animated features and shorts on the horizion...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 4 review: Unintended Consequences

Mark Harrison Review Aug 6, 2013

The Newsroom's second season delivers its best episode so far, as we learn what befell Maggie in Uganda...

10 films to beat the 2013 blockbuster fatigue

Mark Harrison Top 10 Aug 5, 2013

Weary from the explosions and effects of the blockbuster season? Then Mark has 10 perfect alternative movies for you...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 3 review: Willie Pete

Mark Harrison Review Jul 30, 2013

The Newsroom perks up this week, dragging its characters out of their slumps. Here's Mark's review of Willie Pete...

The Newroom season 2 episode 2 review: The Genoa Tip

Mark Harrison Review Jul 23, 2013

Was The Newsroom always this dull? Mark isn't captivated by this week's episode, The Genoa Tip...

The Newsroom season 2 episode 1 review: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers

Mark Harrison Review Jul 16, 2013

The Newsroom is back, but has creator Aaron Sorkin taken any of the season one criticism on board? It would appear not...

What if the 70s Captain America movies had led to a series?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 9, 2013

Back in the 70s, a pair of Captain America pilots appeared on US TV. Mark looks at two cult curios, and ponders the series that never was...

10 funny instances of actors playing themselves in movies

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 5, 2013

This Is The End doesn't have the monopoly on actors playing themselves in movies. Just check this lot out...

The East review

Mark Harrison Review Jul 3, 2013

Another Earth's Brit Marling writes and stars in the eco-thriller, The East. Here's Mark's review of a thought-provoking film...

Will World War Z lead to more big budget horror movies?

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 1, 2013

Costing a reported $200m, World War Z is an unusually expensive horror film. Will it encourage Hollywood to do the same again, Mark asks...