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

  • Movie Review: ‘The Great Wall’

    Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 07:30 pm GMT -5
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    From a young age, we’re told not to judge a book by its cover. After all, it may end up being the best story we’ve ever read. Although sometimes from the moment that you hear the synopsis of a movie, you just know that it’s not going to be a real winner. But as a […]

  • Scarlett Johansson Comments On ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Whitewashing Controversy

    Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Since she joined the project in early 2015, there has been a lot said about Scarlett Johansson starring in ‘Ghost In The Shell’. While fans and critics were quick to call out the production for whitewashing an iconically Asian character and story, those involved in the production have all weighed in on the controversy and […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ Will Continue On At Netflix With Anton Yelchin

    Posted Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Netflix released one of the best animated series on television today when Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Trollhunters’ premiered this past holiday season. From the story to the characters to animation, the show about a young human that is tasked with taking up an ancient mantle to protect both his world and the world of trolls from […]

  • Brad Pitt May Head To The Stars For ‘Ad Astra’

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 07:45 pm GMT -5
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    Now that the sequel to ‘World War Z’ has been put on the shelf, Brad Pitt has a bit of a hole in his very busy schedule. The veteran actor probably has a number of projects that could take up his time, but it looks like he may be tackling an original science fiction film […]

  • A Black Widow Movie Is “Just A Case Of Timing”

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 12:15 pm GMT -5
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    From the first time she was introduced in ‘Iron Man 2’, True Believers have been clamoring for a solo Black Widow movie. As the years went on, True Believers learned more and more about the fiery redhead with red in her ledger as she continued to play a larger part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

  • From Apes To Bats: ‘The Batman’ Lands Matt Reeves As New Director

    Posted Monday, February 13th, 2017 09:30 am GMT -5
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    Over a week ago, Ben Affleck announced that he would be stepping away from the director’s chair of ‘The Batman’ in order to focus on starring in the new Dark Knight’s highly anticipated solo outing. A number of names circulated in regards to a replacement  including the legendary Ridley Scott and ‘Don’t Breathe’ director Fede […]

  • Marvel Studios Teases Latest ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Additions & Details In New Featurette

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 10:12 pm GMT -5
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    For some time now, True Believers have been hearing rumblings about who will be included in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Though it’s presumed that the majority of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that we’ve met thus far on the big screen would be included, reports have been flying in about who is rumored to appear or not. But […]

  • Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Finds Villains From ‘The Wire’, ‘Alias’, ‘The Wire’, ‘Buffy’, & More

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 11:30 am GMT -5
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    Developmental hell wasn’t enough to keep the Runaways away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After a feature film starring Alex Wilder, Nico Minoru, Karolina Dean, Gert Yorkes, Chase Stein, and Molly Hayes was put on the shelf indefinitely around a decade ago, the project reemerged this past August as Hulu’s first Marvel series thanks to […]

  • TV Review: ‘Legion – Chapter 1’

    Posted Thursday, February 9th, 2017 06:14 pm GMT -5
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    “Are you real?” This is a question asked by Dan Steven’s David Haller late in the first episode of FX’s new superhero drama ‘Legion’. However, True Believers that tuned in on Wednesday night to see the series premiere of the first live-action X-Men show were likely left asking that question throughout the hour and a […]

  • Kevin Smith Probably Won’t Direct ‘The Batman’

    Posted Monday, February 6th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -5
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    Last week, Ben Affleck announced that he would no longer be directing ‘The Batman’ due to the demands required of him to also star as the iconic superhero. While he vowed to assist Warner Bros. in finding a suitable replacement to collaborate with to do the Dark Knight justice in his first solo film as […]

  • ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Super Bowl Spot Touches Down Early

    Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 08:30 pm GMT -5
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    Every year, hordes of people get excited for the Super Bowl. While many are looking to see an exciting game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, others will be watching just to see the plethora of big budget commercials created for the millions of eyes that are sure to be tuned in […]

  • Marvel Television Reveals Hulu’s ‘Runaways’ Cast

    Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 06:13 pm GMT -5
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    Back in August, Marvel Television announced that they would be bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Hulu with a live-action adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona’s award-winning comic series ‘Runaways’. The House of Ideas also shared that this tale of a diverse group of teens that discover that their parents are part of […]

  • James Cameron Isn’t Interested In Directing A ‘Star Wars’ Or Superhero Movie

    Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -5
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    There are a number of coveted jobs in Hollywood today, but few are as desired as helming a Marvel or ‘Star Wars’ movie. You would think that both young up and coming filmmakers and established veterans have a desire to work in these universes due to their widespread appeal, dedicated fan bases, and various personal […]

  • New ‘Legion’ Featurette Asks What’s Real And What’s Not

    Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    We’re a week away from the premiere of ‘Legion’ on FX and True Believers still aren’t really 100% sure about what they should expect. No matter how many stills, TV spots, or trailers come out, the upcoming X-Men show from Marvel Television and 20th Century Fox is still incredibly mysterious due to the nature of […]

  • Learn Ilvermorny’s School Song In ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Deleted Scene

    Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -5
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    Ahead of the release of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, some new information about the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World was revealed on Pottermore. Specifically, fans were given access to previously unreleased knowledge about magic in North America, including the details surrounding the esteemed American school of witchcraft and wizardry known as Ilvermorny. And […]