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

  • The Blob May Be Involved In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    When True Believers return to theaters to catch ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ next summer, they should expect a new crop of mutants fighting alongside some familiar faces as they take on a few challenging foes in the form of the legendary Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen made up of Angel, Storm, Psylocke, and Magneto. However, it seems like […]

  • George Lucas Reveals Jar-Jar Binks/Disney Connection At D23

    Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    A very popular saying among Disney aficionados is that it all started with a mouse. But since the early days of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, a number of other people have contributed to the decades of Disney magic. From Imagineers to filmmakers to administrative personnel, this elite group is honored biennially at the D23 […]

  • Disney & Square Enix Add ‘Big Hero 6’ To ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’

    Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    During the D23 Expo this past weekend, Disney fans were treated to all sorts of exciting news coming from the House of Mouse very soon. Though many may be focusing on the ‘Star Wars’ expansion coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the company had some pretty exciting news for gamers, particularly those of us […]

  • ‘Deadpool’ May Be A Nightmare For Fox Lawyers

    Posted Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Trouble isn’t hard to find when you’re Wade Wilson. When he returns to the big screen in Tim Miller’s ‘Deadpool,’ the Merc with a Mouth will certainly have his hands full with the likes of Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Angel Dust, and Colossus. However, one of the film’s stars hints that the 20th Century Fox legal department […]

  • Evangeline Lilly Is Ready To Suit Up As The Wasp

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 08:48 pm GMT -4
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    The end of Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ left us with a huge tease for the future of Hope Van Dyne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following Scott Lang’s successful first stint as the size-shifting superhero, Hank Pym bestowed upon his daughter the mantle of her fallen mother and a suit of her own to harness the […]

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Writer Distances Himself From The Film

    Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    There has been an incredible amount of negativity surrounding the most recent reboot of ‘Fantastic Four‘ from 20th Century Fox. Not only has it been lampooned by fans and critics alike, the film’s director Josh Trank has put the studio on blast for getting too involved and not allowing his version to shine through. Of course, that […]

  • ‘Back To The Future’ Doc ‘Back In Time’ Sets Significant Release Date

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    With this year being the 30th anniversary of the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy, fans from every walk of life have been finding ways to celebrate the beloved film series from Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Orchestral concerts, Lego recreations, actual working Hoverboards, replica shoes from Nike, a clothing line from Johnny Cupcakes, an epic immersive event […]

  • Disney Parks Reveals Plans For New ‘Star Wars’ Lands At D23 Expo

    Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    When the Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, many assumed that it was only a matter of time before ‘Star Wars’ had a larger presence at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. But rumors seemed to appear every few months about theme park plans being delayed or an expansion to Tomorrowland to accommodate more ‘Star […]

  • DC Comics & NBC Venture Into Comedy With ‘Powerless’

    Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are all over our television sets these days. Thanks to them, various networks have very popular superhero shows on the airwaves. Right now, The CW is leading the pack with ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ with ‘Vixen’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on the way, but Fox has ‘Gotham’, CBS will have […]

  • CM Punk Auditioned For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’… But Lost Out To Sheamus

    Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell’ has many connections to the WWE. Not only does Summerslam competitor and ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell play Casey Jones in the film, but former WWE Champion and current Money in the Bank holder Sheamus will play Rocksteady opposite Gary Anthony Williams’ Bebop. However, one of those ties might have […]

  • Has Benicio Del Toro Confirmed His Involvement In ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’?

    Posted Friday, August 14th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    As the finishing touches are being put on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ahead of its December premiere, Disney and Lucasfilm are already looking ahead to the next stories from a galaxy far, far away. Gareth Edwards is already deep into production on ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, the first spinoff film of the franchise. ‘Looper’ […]

  • New Clip Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of ‘Frozen Fever’

    Posted Friday, August 14th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Walt Disney Animation Studios is preparing to release a collection of their acclaimed short films on Blu-Ray and DVD next week. The set will include the groundbreaking Mickey mouse short ‘Get A Horse!’, Oscar winners ‘Paperman’ and ‘Feast,’ and classics like ‘John Henry’, ‘The Ballad of Nessie’, and ‘Tangled Ever After’. The big draw for […]

  • ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ May Add Chinese Actor Jiang Wen

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 08:26 pm GMT -4
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    Due to the nature of Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, it’s not surprising that a number of stars are being brought in to fill out the cast. After all, with the film being described as an intergalactic ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, there’s sure to be a number of key players. So far, the cast already includes Felicity […]

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Blame Game Continues As Josh Trank Lawyers Up

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    After the initial shock of how truly terrible the reboot for ‘Fantastic Four’ was, fans rightfully began to wonder how this could have happened. If you were to ask director Josh Trank, the fault lies with 20th Century Fox. In a now-deleted tweet from the filmmaker, he claimed that he had a “fantastic version of […]

  • Abrams & Kennedy Talk Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

    Posted Thursday, August 13th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    After ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is released this December, J.J. Abrams will hand the reins of the new trilogy over to someone else. Though he will remain involved as a producer and consultant for ‘Episode VIII’ and beyond, Abrams will pass the baton to ‘Looper’ and ‘Brick’ writer-director Rian Johnson. Now he and Lucasfilm […]