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

  • ‘Sense8’ Prepares For War In Latest Season 2 Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 11:29 am GMT -4
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    Following their 2016 Christmas special, ‘Sense8’ returns next month with an all-new second season consisting of ten episodes. But before Netflix’s acclaimed sci-fi drama from Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, and J. Michael Straczynski (along with Grant Hill, who is replacing Lilly as EP for the sophomore outing), the popular streaming service has released a trailer […]

  • Animated ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Reboot In The Works

    Posted Monday, April 10th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Following a major casting controversy, Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson earned some very disappointing numbers at the domestic box office during its opening weekend. But apparently, the generally panned (and racially insensitive) live-action film isn’t enough to keep the franchise from following the old adage that says, “If at […]

  • Brian Michael Bendis Addresses Ned Leeds Comparisons To Ganke Lee In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Friday, April 7th, 2017 02:59 pm GMT -4
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    When Jacob Batalon joined the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, many True Believers assumed that Miles Morales’ good buddy Ganke Lee would instead be appearing as Peter Parker’s best friend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But to everyone’s surprise, it was revealed at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con that Batalon would actually be playing Ned Leeds, […]

  • Paramount Executive Blames Whitewashing Controversy For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Flop

    Posted Thursday, April 6th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    A number of things could keep an audience from seeing a movie during its opening weekend. For instance, the trailers might not have been as effective as they could have been since they gave away the whole plot. Or maybe the CGI clearly looked subpar. Or the production was simply shrouded in controversy for one reason or […]

  • FX Releases The ‘Legion’ Finale’s Post-Credits Scene

    Posted Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    The post-credits scene has become a trademark of Marvel movies. This even applies if they don’t take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the shows from the House of Ideas have followed suit as well with the most recent being the season finale of ‘Legion’ last week. But if you switched channels or turned […]

  • Uncle Ben Won’t Really Be Involved In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 03:28 pm GMT -4
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    In comics, dead doesn’t always mean dead. Almost every big name hero that you could think of has faced death and come back to life eventually in some way. However, there is a very small number of characters that are absolutely, most definitely deceased due to the integral parts they play in certain backstories. For instance, […]

  • Jordan Peele Rumored To Direct ‘Akira’ For Warner Bros.

    Posted Monday, April 3rd, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4
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    For nearly 20 years at this point, Warner Bros. has been trying to get a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s groundbreaking 1988 anime film ‘Akira’ off the ground. Brad Pitt, Andrew Garfield, Keanu Reeves, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and many others have been attached to star over the years, but every time it looked like […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ (2017)

    Posted Friday, March 31st, 2017 04:18 pm GMT -4
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    Have you ever had one thing ruin your whole day? For example, maybe you won tickets to see your favorite band, but when you get there you find out that they’re obstructed view and you’re stuck behind a wall. Or maybe your find your favorite ice cream or gelato flavor and the only way to […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Ghost In The Shell’ (1995)

    Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 05:25 pm GMT -4
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    After many months of controversy regarding the film’s cast, Rupert Sanders’ live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ will finally hit theaters this weekend. The big budget blockbuster based on the internationally acclaimed anime stars Scarlett Johansson as a special ops cyborg known as The Major that is tasked with hunting down infamous cyber criminals. […]

  • CinemaCon: New ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer Premieres

    Posted Thursday, March 30th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4
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    While he has spent the majority of his time since the 90s writing or directing action flicks and thrillers such as ‘The Transporter’, ‘Taken’, and ‘Lucy’, Luc Besson makes his much awaited return to the science fiction genre later this year with ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’. The legendary filmmaker behind the […]

  • Final ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Trailer Explores The Major’s Journey

    Posted Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 10:00 am GMT -4
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    After a long and fairly controversial road to the big screen, Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ will finally hit theaters this week. Naturally, the studio has been pushing Rupert Sanders’ live-action take on the seminal futuristic anime and manga like crazy. Although, before the public can check out Scarlett Johansson in one […]

  • How Long Will Spidey Stay In The MCU After ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

    Posted Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 08:59 am GMT -4
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    Back in 2015, True Believers witnessed something that they never thought would happen. Early that year, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures announced an unprecedented agreement that would see Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Shortly after that, Tom Holland […]

  • Marvel & Sony Tease New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Coming Tomorrow

    Posted Monday, March 27th, 2017 12:41 pm GMT -4
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    As parts of the country are finally thawing out after what was hopefully the last snowfall of the year, some places might have even felt like summer is coming early. And though it’s not quite July just yet, True Believers will get a taste of the highly anticipated and super unprecedented ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ this week […]

  • ‘Iron Fist’ Co-Creator Rejects Criticism Of “Cultural Appropriation And Crap Like That”

    Posted Friday, March 24th, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Let’s get this out of the way up front. Yes, we know that Danny Rand, the Marvel Comics character that is most well known as the Iron Fist, was always a white male. And yes, people have been using the term whitewashing inaccurately while discussing the casting of Finn Jones as the Living Weapon in […]

  • New ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Clip Sees The Major Rain Down Fists

    Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    When you hear “water fight”, you probably think of those days from your childhood when you and your friends would break out the Super Soakers and water balloons to beat the heat. But when the phrase is applied to ‘Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, it’s definitely not referring to the situation where substantial […]