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

Comparing The Amazing Spider-Man with Spider-Man

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 13, 2012

It’s just over 10 years since Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie, so how does Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man compare? Mark takes a look…

Looking back at Batman Begins

Mark Harrison Feature Jul 12, 2012

Ahead of the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Mark heads back to where Christopher Nolan’s trilogy started – 2005’s Batman Begins…

Brave review

Mark Harrison Review Jun 11, 2012

Pixar ploughs into new territory with Brave. So how does it compare to the studio’s previous films? Mark finds out…

What did we learn from the Skyfall trailer?

Mark Harrison Feature May 22, 2012

Mark dissects what the first Skyfall teaser trailer can tell us about the next instalment in the Bond series...

Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil DVD review

Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil
Mark Harrison Review Mar 6, 2012

The fourth Doctor is mistaken for an evil deity in Doctor Who: The Face OF Evil…

Are young cinema audiences ruining The Woman In Black?

Mark Harrison News Feb 16, 2012

Did a six second cut to The Woman In Black attract an audience that simply wasn't up to the task of watching it in a cinema?

The underrated film performances of 2011

Mark Harrison Odd List Jan 3, 2012

Who failed to get the attention they deserved among the more recognised turns of 2011? Here’s Mark’s pick of last year’s most underrated performances…

Top 10 films of 2011: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Mark Harrison Top 10 Dec 23, 2011

A film from which few were expecting much turned into one of the blockbuster treats of 2011. Mark salutes Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes...

Top 10 films of 2011: Captain America: The First Avenger

Mark Harrison Top 10 Dec 20, 2011

It’s our seventh favourite movie of 2011. Here’s Mark to explain why Captain America: The First Avenger was such a great superhero film…

Top 10 films of 2011: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Mark Harrison Top 10 Dec 19, 2011

It’s the first in our run-down of 2011’s ten finest films. Here’s Mark to explain why Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 deserves so much praise…

Is 3D getting better, and what does it add to the movie watching experience?

Mark Harrison News Dec 5, 2011

As Hugo aims to enchant audiences with a 3D story about the birth of cinema, Mark wonders whether 3D’s improving, and exactly what it adds to our experience…

10 possible Doctors for David Yates' Doctor Who movie

Mark Harrison Odd List Nov 15, 2011

While speculation rages about how much substance there is to talk of a big screen Doctor Who movie, we've decided to offer our casting services...

The Woman Blu-ray review

Mark Harrison Review Nov 14, 2011

Lucky McKee’s horror The Woman arrives on Blu-ray. Here’s Mark’s review of a violent, thought-provoking film…

Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By book review

Mark Harrison Review Oct 12, 2011

It may be a Doctor Who novel set during the festive season, but is The Silent Stars Go By a worthy Christmas gift? Here’s Mark’s review…

Real Steel review

Real Steel
Mark Harrison Review Oct 6, 2011

Hugh Jackman and big fighting robots. What could go wrong with Real Steel? Here's our review...

Running gags and inside jokes in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse

Mark Harrison News Sep 28, 2011

With Red State out on tomorrow in the UK, we provide a run-down of the running gags and inside jokes in Kevin Smith’s earlier films…

Celebrating the performances of Kevin Smith's Red State

Mark Harrison News Sep 26, 2011

If there's one thing critics have all agreed on, it's that Red State's cast is uniformly excellent. Here, Mark celebrates the superb actors in Kevin Smith's movie...

Doctor Who: 10 great companion farewell scenes

Mark Harrison News Sep 20, 2011

The Doctor’s various companions have provided us with some truly memorable departures over the years. Here, Mark share 10 of his favourite farewell moments…

The 10 best found footage movies

Mark Harrison Odd List Sep 2, 2011

Paranormal Activity. Cloverfield. Rec. The Poughkeepsie Tapes? To celebrate the arrival of Apollo 18, here's our rundown of some of the finest found footage films...

The top 6 reasons why astronauts should never visit the Moon

Mark Harrison Odd List Aug 30, 2011

In the run-up to the release of Apollo 18 this Friday, we examine the dangers of visiting the Moon, and what astronauts can learn from the movies...

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