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: Star Wars, Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Men In Black, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Batman: The Animated Series, The Walking Dead, Futurama, and generally all things related to Marvel
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • Kamala Films And Justin Lin Adapting ‘Lone Wolf And Cub’

    Posted Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 10:00 am GMT -4

    Deadline is reporting that Kamala Films has acquired the rights to the influential 1970s manga ‘Lone Wolf and Cub’. Attached to direct is Justin Lin, who has directed the best installments of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise and some of the best episodes of NBC’s meta comedy ‘Community’, from a script written by David and […]

  • New ‘Snow White And The Huntsman’, ‘Dark Shadows’ And ‘Prometheus’ TV Spots Now Airing

    Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ TV Spot A trio of television spots for some of the summer’s most anticipated movies without superheroes in them hit the internet today, and Collider collected them in a nice little bundle for us that basically yelled, “Hey ScienceFiction.com, we’re lookin at you!”. Since we can’t really turn down an […]

  • Could ‘Starters’ Be The Next ‘Hunger Games’?

    Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4

    By now I’m sure that everyone knows that ‘The Hunger Games’ is a hit. It shattered box office records with its midnight showings, toppling even the likes of ‘The Dark Knight’. Now, Hollywood is hard at work looking for the next novel that will have the same success as the first film adaptation of Suzanne […]

  • Netflix Passes On ‘Terra Nova’, Is This The End? Probably!

    Posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Just when we thought that the dinosaurs of ‘Terra Nova’ would no longer walk the Earth, or at least, on the Fox network, we got news that 20th Century Fox TV had entered talks with Netflix, who is looking to strengthen their original programming slate by picking up Fox’s failed Steven Spielberg-produced show, along with ABC’s […]

  • New ‘The Avengers’ Stills, Behind The Scenes Featurette And What’s Next For The Black Widow

    Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 10:22 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Avengers’ Stills And Behind The Scenes Featurette Time draws ever closer to May 4th, 2012. We’re a little more than a month away from finally seeing Marvel’s spectacular superhero stable on the silver screen in ‘The Avengers’, so that means we’re likely to get an overload of promotion for the film in the next […]

  • Teaser Trailer For ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ Released

    Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Good news for all you Twilight fans out there! It looks like the new teaser trailer that played in front of ‘The Hunger Games’ has dropped online for the final installment of the Twilight Saga. Just in case you missed it this weekend in the theaters, you can now enjoy it in the comfort of […]

  • Retro Movie Review: ‘Battle Royale’

    Posted Sunday, March 25th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Way before ‘The Hunger Games’ gained its massive fandom and broke box office records, there was another movie about teenagers killing each other that took the world by storm. Actually, if you want to get technical, there were many stories about teenagers killing each other. It’s not exactly a new idea. But the one that I’m […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week’ #2

    Posted Sunday, March 25th, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    In the last issue, it was revealed that Nick Fury has now got his work cut out for him after The World Security Council has reassigned all of his and S.H.I.E.L.D.’s every day duties to reigniting the Tesseract, a mysterious cube with an untapped amount of energy. However, Director Fury has some other plans that […]

  • Warner Bros. Adapting Best Selling ‘Fourth Realm’ Trilogy

    Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Warner Bros. has had success with book adaptations in the past. :cough:HarryPotter:cough: Now, hot on the tails of the release of Lionsgate’s new, massively popular book adaptation, ‘The Hunger Games’, Deadline is reporting that WB has optioned the film rights to the ‘Fourth Realm’ Trilogy- which consists of ‘The Traveller’, ‘The Dark River’, and ‘The […]

  • Second TV Spot For ‘Prometheus’ Has New Shots

    Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 06:30 pm GMT -4

    Even though it’s three months away, ‘Prometheus’ already has a bunch of trailers and television spots in circulation. Combined with all the awesome viral marketing, 20th Century Fox really isn’t skimping on the advertising for Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction. This 30-second clip, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, was made to appeal to the general […]

  • Lionsgate Releases ‘The Cabin In The Woods’ Clip

    Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4

    After kicking off this year’s South By Southwest, and receiving rave reviews from the festival goers, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s ‘The Cabin In The Woods’ is gearing up for its Friday the 13th release next month. Today, MTV (via Bloody Disgusting) shared with the public a first look snippet of the film. In this […]

  • Tom Sawyer And Huck Finn Movie To Get Supernatural Elements

    Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Two of the most memorable characters in all of literature are Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After all, who hasn’t read at least one of they’re books when they were back in school? Or, at the very least, spark-noted them. There was even that Disney movie with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro, […]

  • George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is In Our Future

    Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    The dystopian novel that created the dystopian novel is due for an update. The last time we saw a film version of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ was back in, of course, 1984, and it starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. Before that, there were many television and stage adaptations. Now, it seems that Brian Grazer, Ron […]

  • Collette, Huston, Stuhlbarg, and Wincott Cast in ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’

    Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4

    The vacancies at the Bates Motel are filling up. In a follow up from yesterday’s news of Jessica Biel being cast in ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ as Vera Miles, the actress who played Lila in ‘Psycho’, four more actors have joined the already impressive roster of talent being lined up for this […]

  • Grant Morrison Talks ‘Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens’

    Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’. ‘Cowboys and Aliens’. ‘Alien Vs. Predator’. ‘Freddy Vs. Jason’. We’ve seen some pretty epic matchups on the big screen over the years. Whether or not they’ve been good is a whole different story, but the fact of the matter is that we’ve seen them. And now from the legendary Grant Morrison and […]