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

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...

Your Highness DVD review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 15, 2011

A starry cast gathers for raucous fantasy comedy, Your Highness. But does it live up to its premise? Here’s Mark’s DVD review…

Fair Game Blu-ray review

Mark Harrison Review Aug 3, 2011

Sean Penn and Naomi Watts star in Fair Game. Mark Harrison has been checking out the Blu-ray...

Looking at Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Mark Harrison News Jul 18, 2011

Mark looks at both parts of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, and examines whether they give the franchise the finale it deserves...

Looking back at Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Mark Harrison News Jul 14, 2011

Is Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince the most underappreciated movie of the Potter franchise? Here's Mark's take on it...

Looking back at Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Mark Harrison News Jul 13, 2011

David Yates takes over the director's chair, as Mark Harrison looks back at Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix...

Looking back at Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Mark Harrison News Jul 12, 2011

It’s the fourth Harry Potter movie, and the darkest yet. Mark looks back at Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire…

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