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

  • [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...
  • New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Set Pic Shows That 70s Team

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    In 2013, Marvel’s heroes that made it to the big screen were entirely of the solo variety. Tony Stark kicked off Phase Two with ‘Iron Man 3’, Logan traveled to Japan in ‘The Wolverine’, and the God of Thunder finished off the year with ‘Thor: The Dark World’. But,...
  • Animator Pits Marvel & DC’s Strongest Against Each Other In ‘Superman vs. Hulk – The Fight’

    Posted Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Since the creation of superheroes, fans have always wondered who was superior over the rest. Or, to put it bluntly, they want to know who would win in a fight. That’s probably why games like ‘Marvel Vs. Capcom’, ‘Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe’, and ‘Injustice: Gods...
  • First Official Still & Synopsis For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 06:08 pm GMT -4 by
    Many people seem to forget that the Christmas season lasts for 12 days. I mean, there’s that song, but people still manage to forget. Well, at least Marvel Studios didn’t forget because on the final day of 2013, they have bestowed a gift upon us. After many months of only...
  • Ben’s Top 5 ScienceFiction.com Movies of 2013

    Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    As the final day of 2013 is finally upon us, many people take the time to publish their various lists discussing the things that they loved or hated throughout the year. We here at ScienceFiction.com are no different, which is why I’ve compiled my list of Top Five ScienceFiction.com...
  • Why Couldn’t Fox Be Planning A ‘Fantastic Four Vs. The X-Men’?

    Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 10:30 am GMT -4 by
    It’s no secret that Marvel Studios does not have the film rights to two of the comic book company’s most popular franchises: the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. That means that you likely won’t see Wolverine alongside Captain America in a live action film any time soon....
  • ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Rings In The New Year With New Pics & The Ball Drop

    Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013 06:06 pm GMT -4 by
    Spider-Man has always been a staple of New York City. After swinging through the pages of Marvel Comics for many years, he soon took to the big screen, with his most recent outing set for a 2014 release claiming the title of largest production to film in New York State. Now,...
  • Fans Beat Hollywood To New ‘Tomb Raider’ Film With ‘Croft’

    Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    About nine months ago, shortly after a new ‘Tomb Raider’ game hit the shelves, MGM and GK Films announced that they would be rebooting the film franchise based on the video game character. Rather than continuing with the story started by Angelina Jolie in the early 2000s,...
  • ‘Clash of the Titans 3’ Moves Further Into Purgatory

    Posted Monday, December 30th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Back in 2010, Warner Bros. released ‘Clash of the Titans’, an epic 3D remake based on the Greek myth of Perseus starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson. Despite the generally negative reviews, the film achieved box office success, which warranted...