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

  • ‘Gremlins 3’ Might Be Set 30 Years After Original Films

    Posted Sunday, November 29th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Hollywood is currently flooded with every sort of film that isn’t a completely new work. We have sequels, adaptations, prequels, remakes, reimaginings, and reboots. However, it seems like a new type of movie has been created in recent years that sees the continuation of a beloved franchise, but it’s also is meant to act as […]

  • Disney And Lucasfilm Release Retro Posters For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

    Posted Sunday, November 29th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    We’re just under three weeks away from the release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and to say that everyone is excited is an understatement. Not only are the new fans curious about what the hubbub is all about, but the old fans are anxious to return to a galaxy far, far away. And since […]

  • Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’

    Posted Friday, November 20th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -5

    After finding success in the literary world, Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ novels made the transition to the big screen in 2012. Since then, the film franchise has become a worldwide phenomenon arguably on par with ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, or even ‘Star Wars’. But this weekend, it all comes to an epic end […]

  • Exclusive Interview: Elden Henson Discusses ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ & ‘Daredevil’

    Posted Thursday, November 19th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    After debuting in 2012 and becoming a worldwide phenomenon, the film series based on Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ novels is coming to an end this weekend with the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’. And though fans will likely be talking about the iconic characters played by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam […]

  • ABC Airing ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Special This Thursday With New Footage

    Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 07:05 pm GMT -5

    Though we may have seen the final trailer during a football game on ESPN last month, that doesn’t mean that we’ve seen the last of the ads for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Along with a number of new stills and posters making their way online recently, television seems to be the place to get […]

  • Will Han Solo’s Spinoff Be Lawrence Kadsan’s Last ‘Star Wars’ Movie?

    Posted Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5

      When people think about the ‘Star Wars’ phenomenon, the first person’s name to come to mind is most certainly George Lucas. As the father of the franchise, it’s because of his mind that such beloved characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi even exist in the first place. These days, people may […]

  • Trailer Analysis: Final ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Scores Touchdown

    Posted Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    For the first time in forever (or in some cases, for the first time ever), a large portion of the population had a good reason to tune in for Monday Night Football on ESPN. No, it wasn’t to watch the Philadelphia Eagles pull off an often-elusive victory (although that was a nice bonus). Fans tuned […]

  • Giveaway: Get Free Tickets To The ‘Paranormal Activity’ Screening At Frightland, DE This Sunday

    Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 09:04 pm GMT -5

    Now that we’re deep into the month of October, it’s the perfect time to take in some Halloween-themed activities. And what better to do that than with a little bit of a scare? Well, if you live near the Middletown, Delaware area and have nothing to do this weekend, then we might have the perfect thing […]

  • NYCC 2015: Fan Theories Fly At ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Press Conference

    Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Though we may not officially know a whole lot about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ just yet, some fans have diligently filled in the gaps with their own canon thanks to rumors and speculation. And funny enough, some of these fan theories have turned out to be correct. For example, before the identity of Fulcrum […]

  • NYCC 2015: Artist Erica Henderson Talks ‘Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ & ‘Jughead’

    Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015 05:54 pm GMT -5

    I’m pretty sure that no one ever thought that a comic book starring Squirrel Girl would catch the attention of True Believers and find itself on the New York Times Best Sellers List. But here we are in a world where that is a reality and ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ is arguably the breakout title […]

  • NYCC 2015: ‘Jurassic World’ Star Nick Robinson Keeps A Raptor At Bay

    Posted Friday, October 16th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    You see a lot of crazy things at a comic convention. From intricate costumes to elaborate booths to an all-star line up of guests from all corners of entertainment, there are just a ton of unique and interesting things to be found in all corners of the show floor and beyond. But at this year’s […]

  • NYCC 2015: Sex, Ducks, & Crowns With Comic Creator Chip Zdarsky

    Posted Thursday, October 15th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    There are a lot of good reasons to buy comic books. Some people might buy a book because their favorite characters are in it. Others probably saw some artwork that they liked on the cover. But if you’re looking to laugh, then it’s hard to go wrong when you pick up a title with Chip […]

  • First Look At CM Punk And Cullen Bunn’s ‘Drax’ Series Reveals Artist

    Posted Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Back at C2E2, Marvel Comics announced that they would be bringing in former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and current UFC fighter CM Punk to write Drax the Destroyer’s very first ongoing series. However, we didn’t know who the artist or the co-writer of the book would be at the time. When the House of Ideas […]

  • NYCC 2015: Marvel Unveils Howard The Duck/Squirrel Girl Crossover

    Posted Monday, October 12th, 2015 06:24 pm GMT -5

    Over the course of this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics announced a number of crossovers coming next year including ‘Spider-Women’ and ‘Avengers: Standoff’. However, they certainly saved the best (or at least the weirdest/most unique) for the very end of the con. During the Women of Marvel panel (which was absolutely stacked this […]

  • NYCC 2015: Spider-Woman, Silk, & Spider-Gwen Crossover In ‘Spider-Women’

    Posted Monday, October 12th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5

    Back in 2012, Peter Parker (the Amazing Spider-Man of the 616 universe) and Miles Morales (the Ultimate Spider-Man) joined forces in the crossover titled ‘Spider-Men’ from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli. But in 2016, it’s the girls’ turn to play as a few Spider-Ladies from different universes cross paths. During the All-New […]