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: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #2

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The real Peter Parker isn’t only back in his own body, but he’s back in his own comic as well. After spending some time sidelined in his own head thanks to Doctor Octopus, the truly superior Spider-Man returned and is once again the star of  ‘Amazing Spider-Man.’ In the first issue, Pete plays catch up […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Original Sin’ #2

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Marvel’s intergalactic murder mystery returns this week with the next exciting chapter of ‘Original Sin’ from Jason Aaron. When we last left Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, they tapped the expertise of Nick Fury to aid in the investigation of Uatu the Watcher’s murder. After examining the body and seeing that his eyes were missing, even more […]

  • Drew Goddard Departs Marvel & Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    It looks like ‘Ant-Man’ isn’t the only Marvel Studios production being forced to change things up a bit. Shortly after the news broke that Edgar Wright would no longer be directing the upcoming Phase Three film, another major departure was announced at the House of Ideas, but this time from the Netflix show ‘Daredevil’. Marvel.com […]

  • Godzilla Is A Jerk & Doesn’t Share Post-Credits Scenes

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this week, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced plans for sequels for their reboot of ‘Godzilla’. The King of Monsters rampaged into theaters with an impressive $93.2 million at the box office during its opening weekend. But despite the mixed reviews, it’s hard to argue that the iconic character looked great in his most […]

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

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 01:27 pm GMT -4
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    Back in 2000, Bryan Singer pioneered a new age of superhero movie with ‘X-Men’. Before ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Spider-Man’, and ‘Iron Man’, it was the children of the atom that set the bar for films based on comic book characters. But after ‘X2’, the filmmaker unfortunately vacated the director’s chair to pursue other projects. Now nearly […]

  • Two Trailers For Upcoming Titan ‘Doctor Who’ Comics

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    At the beginning of the year, Titan Comics announced that they had formed a new partnership with BBC Worldwide to produce some brand new comic book series following the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors from the seminal sci-fi staple starring everyone’s favorite Time Lord. Since Peter Capaldi’s regeneration has yet to be seen, details on […]

  • First Trailer For Disney & Marvel’s ‘Big Hero 6’

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4
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    After teasing us for a while with new stills, a super cool comic book-esque poster, and a couple short sneak peek videos, the first trailer for ‘Big Hero 6’ has finally arrived. From the studio that brought us recent fan favorite films as ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Frozen’, this film marks the very first animated Marvel […]

  • Gareth Edwards & Gary Whitta Board First ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    The force is strong with ‘Star Wars’ news this month. Not only have things been slowly coming out about J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, but some new developments concerning the spinoffs have surfaced as well. Earlier this month, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that there are at least three origin stories in the works […]

  • Chris Claremont Shares Thoughts On X-Men & Spider-Man Movies

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    When it comes to Marvel superheroes, many fans around the world immediately think of Stan Lee when conversations about creators come up. However, in terms of the X-Men, one man that might be just as influential in that team’s history, if not moreso, is Chris Claremont. The comic book legend wrote the seminal arcs ‘Days […]

  • New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ International Trailer Released

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this week, the highly anticipated second trailer for James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ premiered after a lively Facebook Q&A session with the director and stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Vin Diesel. The latest look at the upcoming Phase Two film featured the first time we heard Diesel’s Groot speak his […]

  • Andrew Garfield Reportedly Signs New ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Contract

    Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is swinging through theaters right now and has fans thoroughly divided on whether it was good or not. But regardless of your thoughts on the latest installment of the web-slinging series, the Sony Spidey machine is trudging away with more films and spinoffs in the future. However, it was rumored that […]

  • Exclusive Interview: ‘E.T.X.R.’ & ‘The 100’ Star Lindsey Morgan

    Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    If you ever attend an EDM festival, you might find some things that you’d expect to see in outer space. Even the music might resemble something similar to an extra terrestrial transmission. Well, Fox Digital Studio and director Trevor Sands took that idea a step further and created ‘E.T.X.R.’, a new sci-fi thriller set in […]

  • New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Featurettes For Bishop, Colossus, & Iceman

    Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Over the past few weeks, a series of featurettes called ‘Power Pieces’ have been released to promote ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. These videos have introduced us (or in most cases, reintroduced us) to the plethora of characters appearing in the Fox’s upcoming Marvel mutant movie. So far, we’ve seen the likes of Storm, Magneto, […]

  • First Photos & Kind Words From ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Set

    Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 02:41 pm GMT -4
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    About six months ago when pre-production began, J.J. Abrams tweeted out the very first photo from ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. That picture featured the director with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, a few workers, and the familiar blue and white droid known as R2-D2. Now, the project is in full production mode after the cast was […]

  • Alfonso Cuaron In Talks For ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’

    Posted Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Last week, it was announced that the upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ would be released on November 18, 2016. In that article, I mentioned that with a date locked, an announcement concerning a director shouldn’t be too far behind. Well, now we have our first potential helmer for the […]