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

  • New Look At Spidey’s Web Shooters In ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

    Posted Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Though we didn’t get to see much of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, a number of photos and videos have been emerging from the set of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. Through these quick peeks via social media, True Believers have been able to see Tom Holland’s version of the wall-crawler in action. […]

  • Movie Review Rebuttal: ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    When it comes to comic book movies, this summer has been all about heroes going head to head. First, we saw the Avengers divided as Iron Man and Captain America went head to head in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Then, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel squared off in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn […]

  • ‘The Great Wall’ Director Zhang Yimou Addresses Casting Controversy

    Posted Friday, August 5th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since the first trailer for ‘The Great Wall’ debuted, it has been surrounded by controversy. Though many are excited about the first English-language film from ‘House of Flying Daggers’ and ‘Hero’ director Zhang Yimou, they’re equally disappointed that Matt Damon is starring in a story that is meant to delve into the secret ancient Chinese […]

  • Not All Of Jared Leto’s Joker Scenes Made It Into ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, August 4th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner once said, “In writing, you must kill your darlings.” This applies whether you’re writing novels, comics, plays, and movies. Sometimes the story just works better when you have to take out some of your most beloved bits, even if those bits include one of the most iconic villains of all […]

  • First Trailer For ‘The Great Wall’ Receives Massive Backlash From Asian Community

    Posted Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    When news broke that Universal and Legendary Pictures had tapped ‘House of Flying Daggers’ director Zhang Yimou for a monster movie that recounts the untold story behind the building of the Great Wall of China, movie fans should have been ecstatic about the collaboration. Instead, when the first trailer was released for ‘The Great Wall’ […]

  • Knowing Who Star-Lord’s Father Is Won’t Spoil ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’

    Posted Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    During the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ director James Gunn revealed the identity of Peter Quill’s father. This has been an ongoing mystery for True Believers since the first film debuted in 2014. But in Hall H last week, not only was it announced that Kurt […]

  • J.K. Rowling Is Done With Harry Potter

    Posted Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Nineteen years after the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, Pottermania has returned with ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. Over the weekend, witches and wizards of all ages flocked to bookstores around the world to pick up their copies of the script to catch up with The Boy Who Lived on his […]

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Enlists Jason O’Mara As New Director

    Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    In the shocking season three finale of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, we learned that Daisy Johnson is on the run and Phil Coulson is no longer the director of the covert peace-keeping organization. Though True Believers are excited to see Ghost Rider and possibly some classic Inhuman characters in season four, everyone is still wondering who […]

  • Composer Stephen Schwartz Reveals New ‘Wicked’ Details

    Posted Saturday, July 30th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in June, Universal Pictures finally announced the release date for the highly-anticipated adaptation of the award-winning musical ‘Wicked’. After many years of development, the the wonderful prequel/reimagining of the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ story based on Gregory Maguire’s novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ is finally defying […]

  • What Would It Take For Joss Whedon To Direct An Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’?

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Every year at San Diego Comic-Con, Joss Whedon takes the stage in Hall H to basically hang out with fans and answer questions after occasionally unveiling new projects that he’s working on. Although, since Zachary Levi started doing special panels to benefit Operation Smile, the fan favorite filmmaker has appeared at Nerd HQ to participate […]

  • Meryl Streep Joins Rob Marshall’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    Last year, we learned that Walt Disney Studios had tapped Academy Award winner and Tony Nominee Rob Marshall to direct a new ‘Mary Poppins’ film starring Emily Blunt as the titular nanny that is practically perfect in every way. Then back in May, we received word that ‘Hamilton’ writer/composer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda would be starring in […]

  • Will Classic Inhumans Appear On ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’?

    Posted Friday, July 29th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    When Marvel Studios first announced their plans for Phase Three, ‘Inhumnans’ was originally scheduled for 2019. However, as the line-up evolved to include ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, things were shuffled around and the film featuring Black Bolt, Medusa, and the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family was taken off the schedule. Despite […]

  • Jai Courtney Took Shrooms To Become Captain Boomerang In ‘Suicide Squad’

    Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’ve heard some crazy stories about the making of ‘Suicide Squad’ and the great lengths the cast has gone through to bring their characters to life. Jared Leto’s methods have been especially well documented, but he wasn’t the only star to go to new and unique techniques ahead of their DC Cinematic Universe debuts. In […]

  • Lupita Nyong’o Reveals First Plot Details For ‘Black Panther’

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    During the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, Kevin Feige and filmmaker Ryan Coogler remained relatively tight-lipped about ‘Black Panther’. Other than revealing some key cast members, we didn’t get anything new about T’Challa’s first feature film. However, it turns out that one of the movie’s stars spilled a few details afterwards. […]

  • Why Did ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Choose Robbie Reyes As Their Ghost Rider?

    Posted Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    During their San Diego Comic-Con panel this year, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ announced that they would be bringing the legendary Ghost Rider to their fourth season. However, True Believers were surprised to hear that neither Johnny Blaze nor Danny Ketch would be mixing it up with Agent Phil Coulson and his team. Instead, we’ll be seeing […]