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

  • 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 […]

  • New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Features First “I Am Groot”

    Posted Monday, May 19th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in February, Marvel Studios , after a few teasers, premiered the first trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’. Last week, along with a new poster for James Gunn’s upcoming Phase Two film, teasers began to emerge once again for a second trailer, including the first time we hear Bradley Cooper […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers’ #29

    Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Under the direction of Jonathan Hickman, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have had their hands full protecting their Avengers World. But lately, the writer’s two titles ‘Avengers’ and ‘New Avengers’ have started to collide more and more as another set of Avengers from another world have recently popped up thanks to AIM’s experiments. Now, as part of […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Undercover’ #4

    Posted Sunday, May 18th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    The former Murder World inhabitants are on the run as the cast of ‘Avengers Undercover’ has just done the unthinkable. After Bloodstone transported Chase, Nico, Deathlocket, Hazmat, Cammi, and Anachronism to a formal soiree thrown by Arcade, they track down their former captor in Massacrer Casino and straight up eviscerate him. Now, S.H.I.E.L.D. is on […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Deadly Hands of Kung Fu’ #1

    Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 09:14 pm GMT -4
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    Back in the 70s, martial arts were all the rage. Bruce Lee was dominating at the box office and elements of kung fu were found in all aspects of entertainment including television and music. To capitalize on the popularity, Marvel Comics introduced such characters as Shang Chi, Iron Fist, White Tiger, and Misty Knight and […]

  • First Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Wayward Pines’

    Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in January 2013, we learned that M. Night Shyamalan would be entering the event series game with ‘Wayward Pines’ for Fox. The filmmaker is the executive producer of the ‘Twin Peaks’-esque show based on the best-selling novel by Blake Crouch and not too much info beyond that has surfaced since it entered into production. […]

  • TV Review: ‘Arrow: Unthinkable’

    Posted Friday, May 16th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    After some epic build up over the course of the last few episodes, the second season of ‘Arrow’ is now over. Things kicked off with a partially disappointing first act of this essentially three-part event, but then picked up quite a bit in the last episode that found each member of Team Arrow backed into […]

  • John Barrowman Promoted To ‘Arrow’ Series Regular

    Posted Friday, May 16th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    One of the biggest revelations on the second season of ‘Arrow’ is that Thea Queen’s biological father is actually Malcolm Merlyn. During the last few episodes leading to the finale, John Barrowman returned to reprise his role as the Dark Archer/presumed deceased businessman in order to protect his daughter from Slade Wilson’s Mirakuru-powered army. Now, […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Beginning of the End’

    Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2014 08:20 pm GMT -4
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    After taking some time to find its stride, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ really stepped its game up and finished up with a strong second half of their freshman season. To top things off, the show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe wrapped up with an even stronger finale that is sure to get fans plenty hyped for […]

  • First Footage From ‘The Flash’ Appears In Extended Trailer

    Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    During last night’s second season finale of ‘Arrow’, the world got it’s first look at Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in action as the Flash. However, the quick teaser gave us more of Stephen Amell’s hooded hero than the fastest man alive. Well, that is now remedied as the first trailer for ‘The Flash’ has hit […]

  • Harrison Ford Offered Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

    Posted Thursday, May 15th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Way back in 2011, Alcon Entertainment entered into negotiations for the rights to produce film, television, and ancillary product prequels and sequels based on Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi staple ‘Blade Runner‘. Later that year, Scott signed on to direct and produce a new movie set in the world that he created back in 1982. With […]

  • ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ Release Date Announced

    Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 07:05 pm GMT -4
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    Late last year, Potterheads rejoiced when it was announced that J.K. Rowling would be penning a new trilogy set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter based on the Hogwarts textbook ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.’ However, the Boy Who Lived would not be starring in the new films. Instead, they will follow author […]

  • First Clip From ‘Arrow’ Season Two Finale

    Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Oliver Queen has gone through so much in this season of ‘Arrow’ and almost all of it is because of Slade Wilson. His former friend and fellow island dweller has traveled to Starling City to exact revenge on Ollie for the choices he made on the island by taking away the things that mean the […]

  • New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Character Videos Feature Magneto, Beast & Blink

    Posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    With so many mutants appearing in Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, it never hurts to get a refresher course on who everybody is. Recently, the studio has been releasing a series of videos to get us acquainted or reacquainted with some of these characters that we’ll be seeing in Fox’s upcoming Marvel movie. […]