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

  • ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Still Casting Female Leads

    Posted Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Yesterday, the world woke up to the news that Lucasfilm had announced the cast for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘. There were some very impressive names of excellent up and comers on the list including ‘Attack The Block’ star John Boyega, motion capture extraordinaire Andy Serkis, and ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ stars Adam Driver and […]

  • Marvel Reveals ‘Original Sin’ Details At C2E2

    Posted Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Convention season is in full swing and Marvel Comics made their presence known at last weekend’s C2E2 in Chicago. While they had plenty to share with con goers, one of the biggest panels on their schedule was for their upcoming event ‘Original Sin’. Announced earlier this year, the latest crossover series from the House of […]

  • New Look At Karen Gillan As Nebula In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    The beginning of a new week is always better with a bright, shining, happy person who’s infectious smile can’t help but be spread among those it comes in contact with. Though I’ve never come in contact with her on a Monday morning as I’m getting my day started, I imagine that Karen Gillan is one […]

  • Is Disney Reconsidering ‘Captain America 3’ Release Date?

    Posted Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 12:01 pm GMT -4
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    Even before ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ became a box office success and changed the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we knew it, we knew that ‘Captain America 3’ was happening. Back in June 2013, Marvel Studios announced that they locked down two dates in 2016 and 2017 for a couple of unannounced […]

  • Marvel Comics Celebrating 75th Anniversary With 100th Anniversary Special One-Shots

    Posted Monday, April 28th, 2014 09:12 pm GMT -4
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    This year, Marvel Comics celebrates their 75th anniversary. While they have a number of things happening to commemorate the occasion throughout the years, one thing that we definitely expected was some sort of special comic book. After all, that’s what they’ve been doing for decades, so why stop now? And though they’re only turning 75, […]

  • Marvel Comics Announces ‘Death of Wolverine’ Mini-Series

    Posted Monday, April 28th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in early 2013, word got out from the Marvel Creative Summit that Wolverine would be killed off in 2014. Many thought that it would come in the wake of ‘Age of Ultron’, but then it was announced at last year’s C2E2 that the prominent X-Man and Avenger would lose his healing factor in the […]

  • Director Zack Snyder Joins ‘Justice League’

    Posted Monday, April 28th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Even before Marvel Studios asserted its dominance at the box office with their shared cinematic universe, there have been rumors that DC Comics and Warner Bros. would be releasing a movie featuring the Justice League. But after a long and rocky road, it looks as if the project is back on track once again and […]

  • Joss Whedon Calls Villain “Genuinely Disturbed” In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ever since the title of Joss Whedon’s next Marvel movie was announced, we all wondered what the titular villain of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would be like. Clearly it’s quite the juicy role if someone like James Spader would sign on to play the mechanical menace, but rumors have been going around saying that […]

  • Kevin Feige Talks Thanos & ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    As if fans didn’t go crazy enough in 2012 because they saw Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble for the first time on the big screen in ‘The Avengers’, they went absolutely nuts during the post-credits scene when the familiar purple jaw line of Thanos sported a sinister smile. Since then, many have wondered when we’d finally […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Undercover’ #3

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Four months ago, Dennis Hopeless’ ‘Avengers Arena’, one of the most controversial comics in recent history, came to an end. However, the story of the young heroes abducted by Arcade and forced into a sick game of survival would continues in ‘Avengers Undercover’, the sequel series that picks up three month after Chase, Nico, Deathlocket, […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Original Sin’ #0

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Early this year, Marvel announced that a murder mystery of cosmic proportions would be coming to the pages of their comic books. Titled ‘Original Sin’, this eight-issue event from Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato Jr. sets out to uncover who murdered Uatu the Watcher while learning some new information about some of our favorite heroes […]

  • Stephen Colbert Outed As HYDRA Agent?

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    One man making many headlines lately is Stephen Colbert. The host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ was recently the target of the poorly informed and uptight #CancelColbert movement after one of his jokes was taken out of context thanks to an ill-conceived tweet. Then it was announced that he would be taking the place […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #4

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    I have been incredibly critical of this series from the start, but I feel like my criticisms have been legitimate. For a book to be called ‘What If? Age of Ultron’, you’d expect Ultron to play a part in it, right? Well, we haven’t seen the maniacal machine since the first issue (unless you count […]

  • ‘Transcendence’ Director Discusses Twist Ending

    Posted Friday, April 25th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    After hearing that Christopher Nolan’s award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister was breaking out on his own to make his directorial debut with ‘Transcendence’, many fans were highly anticipating the sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, and Cillian Murphy. However, when it premiered earlier this month, audiences were left a little disappointed […]

  • Lucasfilm Officially Addresses ‘Star Wars’ Expanded Universe

    Posted Friday, April 25th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this year, Lucasfilm announced that they would officially be defining what is included in ‘Star Wars’ canon before the myriad of new projects from the Disney collaboration comes to fruition. The Lucasfilm Story Group was formed in the wake of this announcement and they have since been working diligently to decide which movies, shows, […]