About Ben Silverio

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Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Star Wars, Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Men In Black, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Batman: The Animated Series, The Walking Dead, Futurama, and generally all things related to Marvel
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • See The Team’s Powers With New ‘Fantastic Four’ Footage

    Posted Friday, May 22nd, 2015 04:48 pm GMT -4
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    It’s never too early to start planning your trip to the movies, even if the movie doesn’t come out until the end of the summer. At least that’s what 20th Century Fox and MovieTickets.com think because thanks to their latest advertisement, you can get a new look at their upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. Fans have […]

  • Another Classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Character Appearing In Sequel?

    Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Last month, Stephen Amell traded in his bow and arrow for a golf bag filled with bats, pipes, and other weapons to join the sequel to last year’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ reboot starring Megan Fox and produced by Michael Bay as Casey Jones, a heroic companion of the heroes in a half shell. However, new […]

  • Choose Your Player With New ‘Pixels’ Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Throughout his career, Chris Columbus has introduced the world to some of the most memorable characters in all of cinematic history. From writing ‘Gremlins’ and ‘The Goonies’ to directing ‘Home Alone’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, and the first two chapters in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, the filmmaker has implanted himself in the childhoods of generations of movie […]

  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Set Videos Show Falcon In Flight

    Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4
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    When we last saw Anthony Mackie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sam Wilson, he was joining the likes of Scarlet Witch, The Vision, and War Machine as they prepared to form their own team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ But now that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has begun shooting, we have […]

  • New ‘Suicide Squad’ Pics Show Joker And Harley Quinn Together Again

    Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    There have been many ups and downs when it comes to David Ayers’ ‘Suicide Squad.‘ Fans were understandably confused by the first look at Jared Leto’s version of The Joker, who was sporting a number of terrible tattoos, but then their hopes were slightly restored when the first look at the whole team in costume. Now, […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

    Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 10:30 am GMT -4
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    After spending his last few films with talking animals, veteran Australian filmmaker George Miller returns to the dystopian world of the Road Warrior this year with ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ In this post-apocalyptic adrenaline-fueled road trip blockbuster, Tom Hardy takes the mantle of Max Rockatansky from Mel Gibson and introduces a whole new generation to […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: S.O.S’

    Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 09:30 pm GMT -4
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    Without a doubt, it was a big deal that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ tied in with ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ After all, thanks to Director Phil Coulson and Theta Protocol, the Hellicarrier was ready to help Earth’s Mightiest Heroes save the day. But as we saw last week, Ultron was basically the opening act for the Inhumans as far […]

  • Wizard World Philly 2015: Dan Slott Planned A Spider-Man/‘Doctor Who’ Crossover?!

    Posted Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In case you missed it on Saturday morning, the TARDIS landed at the Philadelphia Convention Center as ‘Doctor Who’ stars David Tennant and Billie Piper arrived at Wizard World Philly to meet fans and participate in a Q&A session. One person that certainly didn’t miss it was Marvel Comics writer Dan Slott. You may have […]

  • Clark Gregg Says ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ May Factor Into ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Monday, May 11th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    After last week’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ the show’s stock in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have just gone up exponentially. Not only did it tie up some loose ends from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ but it set up plenty of new threads that we could see picked up in Phase Three. And if you believe Director […]

  • ‘Independence Day 2’ Elects Sela Ward As U.S. President

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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      n the year 2016, the United States of America will definitely see a female President in the White House. This isn’t me declaring my political allegiances or anything like that because it will happen whether Hilary Clinton wins the election or not. Want to know how I know? Because Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day 2’ […]

  • Wizard World Philly 2015: CONtv Streaming ‘Doctor Who’ & ‘Arrow’ Panels

    Posted Friday, May 8th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The ScienceFiction.com team is hard at work covering this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend and they hope to see all of you readers there. However, if you can’t make it to the City of Brotherly Love for the con, a new streaming service is making things much, much easier to be in the thick […]

  • How Will ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reference Previous Films?

    Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Vanity Fair is a venerable treasure trove for ‘Star Wars’ fans this week. Since May the 4th, we’ve seen excerpts of their upcoming issue featuring tons of new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ information such as director J.J. Abrams’ plans for Jar Jar Binks and the characters that big name stars like Adam Driver and […]

  • Who Will Direct Marvel And Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’?

    Posted Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Thanks to an unprecedented agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man will finally be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After presumably making his debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ the friendly neighborhood web-slinger will star in his own film set on July 28, 2017. Currently, the search for the new Peter Parker […]

  • What Did Joss Whedon Fight For In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’?

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since we learned that he would not be returning for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general for the foreseeable future, Joss Whedon seems like he’s being more candid about his thoughts on various Marvel Studios projects. For instance, he’s been very vocal about the resurrection of Agent Phil Coulson for ‘Agents […]

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Should Fill ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Plot Hole

    Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Despite Joss Whedon’s constant mention that Agent Phil Coulson is still dead as far as his films are concerned, everything is connected in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is something that we’re reminded every week on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and last week’s episode acted as an excellent lead in for the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster ‘Avengers: […]