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

  • ‘The Avengers’ Movie Renamed To ‘Avengers Assemble’

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 05:45 pm GMT -4

    This morning, Marvel unveiled a new poster for their upcoming epic team up flick ‘The Avengers’. In addition to the debut of the new one-sheet, it was also revealed that the movie would be getting a new title in the United Kingdom: ‘Avengers Assemble’. Marvel Studios likely made the name change ‘The Avengers’ to ‘Avengers […]

  • ‘Prometheus’ Viral Marketing Campaign Video: Peter Weyland Gives 2023 TED Talk

    Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 04:21 pm GMT -4

    ‘Prometheus’ has teamed up with TED Talks, a series of talks and lectures that share technologies and ideas from all over the world via the internet, to give us an excellent piece of viral marketing. In this clip form the Twitter feed of Damon Lindelof, the co-writer of the film, TED brings us a clip […]

  • ‘Comic Book Men: Commercial’ – Recap

    Posted Monday, February 27th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    This week’s edition of AMC’s ‘Comic Book Men’ opens with Mike posing the question of connecting to characters and being upset when they die. He says that he cried when ET died and says that he was 11. Bryan says that they were born the same year and that they were 15, not 11, when […]

  • Brett Ratner In Talks With Dwayne Johnson For MGM’s ‘Hercules’

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 09:17 pm GMT -4

    Finally, The Rock has come back to barbaric battle! According to Variety (via Collider), Dwayne Johnson is currently in talks to star as the title character of ‘Rush Hour’ director Brett Ratner’s adaptation of Hercules for MGM Pictures. Ratner has been circling this project since 2010. The film is an adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic […]

  • Warner Bros. Adapting ‘Bleach’ Manga Into Live Action Feature

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    It looks as if Warner Brothers is really determined to make a live action adaptation of an anime really soon. With development on the live action Akira film stalling, WB is getting to work on adapting ‘Bleach’, a very popular manga and anime from Japan. Since debuting in 2001, it has produced 53 volumes that […]

  • Billy Wright Comic Book Collection Pulls In Roughly $3.5 million… So Far

    Posted Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 12:14 pm GMT -4

    Yesterday, I reported on a cornucopia of comics from a closet in Virginia dubbed the Billy Wright Collection. This fruitful find contained 345 different books, including five of the six most valuable comics, such as Detective Comics #27, Action Comics #1, Marvel Comics #1, and more. The collection went up for auction yesterday at Heritage’s […]

  • Edgar Wright And Johnny Depp To Remake ‘The Night Stalker’ For Disney

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Talk about keeping busy. Both Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright have been in the news quite a bit lately. For Wright, there was ‘Attack the Block’ with Joe Cornish, the upcoming Blood and Ice Cream movie ‘At World’s End’, and the much talked about ‘Ant-man’ movie for Marvel. For Depp, there’s “21 Jump Street’, ‘Dark […]

  • Patton Oswalt Will Be Fox’s ‘Working Class Hero’

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Back in the days when cable was just starting to get big, Fox was a pioneer in alternative programming. ‘Married With Children’ was a huge deal. ‘The Simpsons’ became a cultural phenomenon. Fox was totally on top of things… Until they started cancelling shows like ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Firefly’, and ‘Family Guy’, causing fans to lose […]

  • Disney Offering Free Mondo Posters At ‘John Carter’ IMAX Screenings

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    A few days ago, I took a look at Disney’s “John Carter” and how the early tracking reports are predicting that it will be the next big budget flop. Today, I got word that in an effort to get the public more interested in seeing the film Disney is utilizing a tactic that almost usually […]

  • $2,000,000 Comic Book Collection Uncovered In Closet

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 01:00 pm GMT -4

    A rather impressive collection of comics has been discovered in a Virginia man’s closet by the late owner’s nephew. 345 in all, the collection has been dubbed the “Billy Wright Collection”, after the original owner. Contained within the collection are some of the most rare comics known to mankind. Among the books found neatly stacked […]

  • Mark Millar Says That ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Will Shoot This Summer?

    Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Kick-Ass 2’. It’s something that ‘Kick-Ass’ fans have wanted since the cliffhanger ending at the end of the first movie. IMDB even has a page for the sequel already, with the title being ‘Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall’, even though nothing had been officially announced yet. When he spoke to the LA Times back […]

  • ‘Comic Book Men: Life After Clerks’ – Recap

    Posted Monday, February 20th, 2012 05:00 pm GMT -4

    The second episode of AMC’s ‘Comic Book Men’ aired last night bringing its audience their weekly dose of comic, collectibles, and banter. The show started with a discussion in the Stash amongst the employees: If you could time travel what would you do? Ming said that he would look himself up. Walt joked that Ming […]

  • Could ‘John Carter’ Be The Next Big Budget Flop?

    Posted Sunday, February 19th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s not new information that movie studios are constantly on the lookout for tent pole properties to make into multi-film franchises. They make a lot of money, provide many opportunities for merchandising, and it makes their fat checks even fatter. Never mind that it clutters the movie theaters with adaptations and sequels every year, leaving […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance’

    Posted Sunday, February 19th, 2012 04:00 pm GMT -4

    I am a Marvel guy. I have stuck by Marvel through some of the hardest times. I tried to find the good in ‘X3: The Last Stand’. I put up with the worst Venom I’ve ever seen in my entire life in ‘Spider-man 3’. And even though I blasted ‘X-men Origins: Wolverine’ and heralded it […]

  • International Teaser Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ Revealed

    Posted Thursday, February 16th, 2012 10:15 pm GMT -4

    ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, and ‘The Avengers’ aren’t the only huge nerd movies hitting theaters this year. An innovator of the science fiction genre, Ridley Scott, has returned, and will present us with ‘Prometheus’, a potential prequel to Scott’s legendary ‘Alien’. Today, an international teaser trailer of the film was unveiled. It […]