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

  • 5 For Friday: Most Anticipated All-New All-Different Marvel Titles

    Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Everything is ending at Marvel Comics. Thanks to ‘Secret Wars’, the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe are no more and there is only Battleworld. But what comes after that? In the days leading up to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, we learned about the first wave of All-New All-Different Marvel, which features a massive […]

  • Disney Channel Releases First Six Minutes Of ‘Descendants’

    Posted Friday, July 24th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    In late 2013, Disney Channel announced ‘Descendants’ as their latest original movie. Following in the footsteps of ‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘Maleficent’, and the endless live-action remakes currently in development such as ‘Sword in the Stone’ or ‘Mulan’, the upcoming musical will follow the children of the most fearsome villains in all of Disney mythology […]

  • Universal Sets ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Release Date

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Jurassic World’ has made quite the impact since premiering around the globe. Though it may have its problems, audiences are certainly connecting to it in a big way. The fourth film based on Michael Crichton’s acclaimed novels has even surpassed ‘The Avengers’ at the box office when it clocked in over $1.5 billion world wide to […]

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Takes Over TVs With A Ton Of New Spots

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Last week, 20th Century Fox shared the final trailers for their upcoming reboot of ‘Fantastic Four’ from up and coming filmmaker Josh Trank. However, just because the last long-form promotional videos have already dropped doesn’t mean that the studio will stop pushing the latest film featuring Marvel’s First Family. The campaign has seemed to switch gears […]

  • Metropolis Gets Leveled In ‘Man of Steel’/‘Batman v. Superman’ Fan Made Mash-Up

    Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 08:15 pm GMT -4

    Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment brought out some big guns at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The first trailer for David Ayers’ supervillain team-up film ‘Suicide Squad’ was certainly a crowd pleaser, but the studio debuted some fresh footage from the fight of the century when the Dark Knight faces off against the Man of […]

  • Clark Gregg Talks Handy Upgrades On ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 3

    Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Earlier this year before the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed an interesting Easter egg in all of the films of Phase Two. In a nod to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the second chapter of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, somebody gets their arm cut off in each movie from […]

  • Jamie Alexander Teases ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Ties In ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Just like they say on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, it’s all connected. All of Marvel Studios’ movies, short films, and TV shows (both on Netflix and network television) are all intertwined to make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And with each passing year, the possibility of our favorite heroes crossing over into a different franchise grows. […]

  • Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Sword In The Stone’ Film

    Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    These days, it seems like a few weeks can’t go by without Walt Disney Studios announcing another live-action adaptation of one of their beloved animated films. After the success of such films as ‘Alice In Wonderland’, ‘Maleficent’, and ‘Cinderella’, the House of Mouse rolled out plans for ‘Alice: Through The Looking Glass’, ‘Beauty and the […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Director Reveals Film’s Original Ending

    Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Scripts often evolve throughout the filmmaking process. After going through a number of drafts, sometimes the story changes during pre-production, while on the set, or in the editing room. But in the case of ‘Ant-Man’, which has been in development for the better part of a decade, this movie has gone through some changes because […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Editor Discusses Deleted Mischievous Montage

    Posted Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    After many months of speculation, True Believers were finally able to see this past weekend what parts of Edgar Wright stayed in ‘Ant-Man’ after he departed the project over creative differences. One of the most obvious things had to be Michael Pena’s hilarious montages that were definitely reminiscent of Wright’s films. There were other memorable montages […]

  • Hope Van Dyne Will Be “A Very Big Part” Of Future Marvel Movies

    Posted Monday, July 20th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Who would have thought that we would live in a world where an Ant-Man movie was better than an Avengers movie? Despite both having their flaws (with ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ arguably having bigger ones), Peyton Reed’s Phase Two finale just ended up being more fun. And based on some recent comments from the man […]

  • Tilda Swinton Shares Her Excitement For Upcoming ‘Doctor Strange’ Role

    Posted Sunday, July 19th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Tilda Swinton has had some interesting roles throughout her career. From ‘The Beach’ to ‘Vanilla Sky’ to ‘Michael Clayton’ to ‘Snowpiercer’ to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series and much more, the award-winning actress certainly isn’t afraid to explore new creative avenues by taking on unique projects. And this weekend, she does it again in Amy […]

  • Joss Whedon Responds To Some ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Black Widow Criticism

    Posted Saturday, July 18th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    While True Believers around the world largely enjoyed it, there are certainly a few things worth criticizing in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ From bigger problems like plot holes to slightly smaller ones like not enough James Spader, Joss Whedon’s second outing with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes didn’t match up to his first go in a few ways. […]

  • Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past – Rogue Cut’

    Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Despite having low expectations initially due to the last few flops in the franchise, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ turned out to be one of my favorite films of 2014. The epic Marvel mutant movie saw Bryan Singer return to the director’s chair and he brought some of his original cast from 2000 with him. […]

  • Lego Reveals New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character

    Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    Though they didn’t bring any new footage from the movie to San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew of ;Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ still pulled the curtain back on the next adventure from a galaxy far, far away thanks to an amazing behind the scenes reel. However, a toy company may have recently jumped the […]