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

  • Avengers Spotlight: Nick Fury And S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    In part two of our Avengers Spotlight, we’re going to take a look at the man who assembled the Avengers, Nick Fury, and the organization that he runs, S.H.I.E.L.D. Origin The character of Nick Fury was created in 1963 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee as a cigar-chomping Word War II sargent who lead an […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Avengers Prelude: Fury’s Big Week’ #3

    Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    After the explosive ending from the last issue, issue three picks up with the Black Widow, who is undercover at Culver University in Virginia, trying to keep safe after Bruce Banner transformed into the Hulk and started to fight Blonsky in his pre-Abomination form. When she goes back to S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ, she runs into Col. […]

  • ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ Making A Comeback Thanks To DC Comics

    Posted Friday, April 6th, 2012 10:00 pm GMT -4

    According to MTV Geek (via CBM), Castle Grayskull will rise again. DC Comics has the power and it will be using it to launch a new six-issue series based on ‘He-Man & The Masters of the Universe’ in July. The series will be written by James Robinson, drawn by Phillip Tan, and inked by Ruy […]

  • Avengers Spotlight: The Avengers

    Posted Friday, April 6th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    In less than one month’s time, we’ll finally get to see Marvel’s monumental superhero team up movie. In anticipation for the big day, we here at ScienceFiction.com thought that we’d give you some background information on the heroes that you’ll be seeing on the big screen. That’s why for the entire month of April we’ll […]

  • O Captain, My Captain: New ‘Avengers’ Spots Feature Captain America

    Posted Friday, April 6th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    It seems like we’ve been getting something Avengers related every day. But you know what? I don’t see this a problem and neither should you! Today, courtesy of Collider, we have a new 30-second television spot for ‘The Avengers’. Normally, I wouldn’t be sharing TV spots left and right, but the little bit at the […]

  • ‘The Hunger Games’ Loses Key Player In Director Gary Ross (Updated)

    Posted Friday, April 6th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    You win some and you lose some, my friends. Hot on the heels of the news that Jennifer Lawrence will shoot ‘X-men First Class 2’ in January 2013 so that she can shoot ‘The Hunger Games’ follow-up ‘Catching Fire’ in the fall, we’ve just gotten word that director Gary Ross definitely won’t be returning for […]

  • Low-Res Clips From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Leave Me Wanting More

    Posted Thursday, April 5th, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    This week, four low-resolution clips from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ hit the web, offering short glimpses into the world that director Marc Webb created for the web-slinger’s reboot. This latest clip aired on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ when Emma Stone stopped by for an appearance. Unfortunately, the video cuts off at the end, but Stone’s Gwen Stacy […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ #1

    Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 09:40 pm GMT -4

    Company wide crossovers are starting to be an annual thing at Marvel. Some have been phenomenal, like ‘Civil War’, and others have been not so great, like ‘Fear Itself’. Since they’re fairly commonplace in this day and age, we’ve come to realize that the first issue means everything. I remember picking up ‘Fear Itself’ last […]

  • ‘The Hunger Games’ Director Gary Ross Possibly Not Returning For Sequel?

    Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 06:41 pm GMT -4

    We may have a bigger problem than President Snow in the land of Panem. With a bonafide hit on his hands, one would think that it’s a no-brainer that ‘The Hunger Games’ writer/director Gary Ross would return for a sequel alongside his stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth despite not being contractually obligated […]

  • New ‘The Avengers’ Black Widow Clip Kicks Butt

    Posted Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 01:58 pm GMT -4

    I’ve heard a few rumblings lately from people who don’t think that The Black Widow has what it takes to run with the big boys in the Avengers. Not because she’s a woman though, but because unlike her teammates, minus Hawkeye, she doesn’t have any superpowers. However, she is a super spy. Her skills are […]

  • The Lonely Island Member Jorma Taccone Directing ‘The Great Unknown’

    Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 09:04 pm GMT -4

    Deadline is reporting that New Line Cinema picked up a pitch from Michael Starrbury based on the Image Comics title ‘The Great Unknown’ written by Duncan Rouleau. The story centers on a slacker named Zach Feld with big ideas for big innovations. However, he believes that someone is stealing them and carrying them out without […]

  • Second Season Premiere Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Draws Huge Numbers

    Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Fans of the medieval fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’ tuned into HBO in droves on Sunday night for the season two premiere. Deadline is reporting that the show pulled in a total of 3.9 million viewers during its original airtime, and then a total of 6.3 million viewers including the encore performances. These numbers surpass […]

  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Video Game Trailer Released

    Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 07:30 pm GMT -4

    Don’t you hate it that you have to wait a whole week, or sometimes even months, for a new episode of your favorite TV show? Well I have good news for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans. Starting on May 15th, the adoring public of HBO’s medieval fantasy series can enter the world of the show via […]

  • ‘The Woman In Black’ Next Installment Gets Green-Light

    Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Who knew that Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter big screen outing, ‘The Woman In Black’, would be good enough to warrant a sequel?…or even that it would become the highest grossing horror British film of the past two decades, despite not featuring buckets of blood, a crazy psychopath, or some sort of zombie infestation? In a […]

  • Latest ‘True Blood’ Season 5 Teaser Released

    Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 11:00 am GMT -4

    Up until now, we’ve only seen a few teaser trailers for the new season of ‘True Blood’, but yesterday, during the return of HBO’s hit show ‘Game of Thrones’, a brand new thirty-second promo for the upcoming 5th season of the vampire series premiered for all the world to see. Unlike the previous trailers that […]