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

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Magical Place’

    Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 02:26 pm GMT -4 by
    After a cliffhanger ending over a month ago featuring an epic showdown between Agent Coulson’s team and Project Centipede that left us wondering who was alive, who was dead, and what really happened to everyone’s favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent after the events of ‘The Avengers’,...
  • The Lizard Heads To Rikers Island Before ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 06:24 pm GMT -4 by
    As we’ve already seen from various photos and trailers, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ will feature a number of villains. With the main foe being Jaime Foxx’s Electro, Spidey will also have to contend with Rhino and the Green Goblin. But one baddie that Peter Parker won’t...
  • Clark Gregg Excited About Coulson’s Secrets In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 04:23 pm GMT -4 by
    After an exciting cliffhanger at the end of ‘The Bridge’ that made us question who was dead or alive and a brief holiday hiatus, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ finally returns with some answers to the questions that we’ve all been asking since the beginning of ABC’s...
  • Edgar Wright Teases Scott Lang In ‘Ant-Man’?

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Shortly after ‘Ant-Man’ was made official and added to Marvel Studios’ slate of films, rumors began to circulate about more than one man carrying the mantle of the size-shifting superhero. They began to bubble again when a casting call was released for the film back in...
  • Marvel Planning ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Cartoon?

    Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Despite the cancellation of the widely praised ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ last year, Marvel has a number of animated series on Disney XD to introduce young True Believers to various heroes and villains that have yet to appear on the big screen in the Marvel...
  • Ben’s Most Anticipated ScienceFiction.com Films of 2014

    Posted Monday, January 6th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Earlier this week, I had a chance to reflect on the year that just passed by looking back on my top five ScienceFiction.com films of 2013. Now, I have the opportunity to look ahead by previewing my most anticipated films of 2014. Last year, I presented a similar list that took...
  • Lawrence Kasdan Allegedly Writing Boba Fett ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

    Posted Monday, January 6th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    It seems like it was just yesterday that The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm and announced that a new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy was on it’s way. But it has been over a year since that monumental acquisition and we have since learned that besides ‘Star Wars: Episode...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ #6

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Back in June 2013, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way returned to the world of comics with ‘The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’, a sequel to his band’s fourth and final studio album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’. But now, after...
  • [UPDATED] Kevin Smith Announces Apocalyptic ‘Helena Handbag’

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 05:35 pm GMT -4 by
    UPDATED:  In an update to this story that appeared to go under my radar, it appears that Kevin Smith announced on his Facebook page the next day that he is actually adapting Smodcast episode #52: The (C)Rapture into a stage musical instead of a film. As the verbose filmmaker...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘New Avengers’ #13

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Despite the delay of the event’s main title, ‘Inhumanity’ is in full swing in the pages of Marvel Comics, including the most recent issue of ‘New Avengers’. Now that ‘Infinity’ has passed, the Illuminati can get back to the pressing matter of those world-ending...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Superior Foes Of Spider-Man’ #7

    Posted Sunday, January 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Six months ago, a new series debuted out of the Spidey office called ‘The Superior Foes Of Spider-Man’ and it managed to take a handful of bumbling villains that no one cared about and make them the talk of the comic shop. Similar to Matt Fraction’s ‘Hawkeye’, Nick...
  • Marvel’s Next One-Shot Titled ‘All Hail The King’

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Starting with the Blu-ray release of ‘Thor’ back in 2011, Marvel Studios began releasing home video exclusive short films called ‘Marvel One-Shots’ that expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first two explored the life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent as they followed Agent...
  • Major Book Store Chains No Longer Carrying Marvel Comics

    Posted Friday, January 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Some of my earliest memories involving Marvel Comics are those times when I’d go to the bookstore with my mother and venture into the magazine section to read Spider-Man comic books. I also vaguely remember visiting my parents at work and seeing the different Avengers staring...
  • Jim Starlin Returns To Marvel For ‘Thanos: The Infinity Revelation’

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Marvel is getting back into the business of original graphic novels. This return to the form all started with ‘Avengers: Endless Wartime’ by Warren Ellis and will be followed by ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’ and ‘X-Men: No More Humans’. But now the House of Ideas...
  • Disney & Marvel’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Adds Co-Director & Producer

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Back in summer of 2012, Disney and Marvel announced that their first animated feature film would be based on ‘Big Hero 6’, an action comedy about a robotic prodigy and his creation joining a superteam assembled to keep the city of San Fransokyo safe from evil villains. At...