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

  • NYCC 2014: Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’/’Big Hero 6’ Panel

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    On the first day of New York Comic Con 2014, it was hard to find anyone not talking about the ‘Tomorrowland’/’Big Hero 6’ panel. Not only did they give out some amazing swag such as exclusive posters, meet and greet opportunities, and tickets to a screening of the upcoming Marvel/Disney animated film that night, but […]

  • NYCC 2014: Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel

    Posted Monday, October 13th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    At most major cons, former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada hosts a massive panel called Cup O’ Joe where almost anything can be talked about. The company’s chief creative officer basically uses this time to talk about all things Marvel with the fans, but he also reveals some of the biggest announcements as well. This […]

  • NYCC 2014: Marvel Comics Announces ‘Secret Wars’

    Posted Saturday, October 11th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Back in 1984, Marvel Comics unveiled a major crossover series titled ‘Secret Wars.’ Running from May of that year until April 1985, writer Jim Shooter and artists Mike Zeck and Bob Layton took the Marvel Universe’s mightiest heroes and villains and pitted them against each other in an all out battle royale. Alongside the iconic […]

  • Harry Potter Teased For ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’?

    Posted Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in February, J.K. Rowling shared that she had finished the first draft of ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ in twelve days. With director David Yates now attached, the timeline matches up for the author/first time screenwriter to be just about finished with the latest chapter of the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise. Recently, […]

  • First Look At ‘Axis: Carnage’ #1

    Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 01:27 pm GMT -4
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    When we last saw Carnage in Kevin Shinick’s ‘Superior Carnage’ and Cullen Bunn’s ‘Superior Carnage Annual,’ he was leaving quite the body count in his wake. The fan favorite Spider-Man villain was up to his old tricks and showed that he was just as vicious and ruthless as ever. However, as part of Marvel’s next crossover […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier’ #1

    Posted Sunday, October 5th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Over the past few years, the Winter Soldier has been popping up here and there despite being “dead.” Most recently, after starring in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ in the spring, Bucky Barnes appeared in the limited series ‘Winter Soldier: The Bitter March’ and in the ensemble book ‘All-New Invaders’ alongside his World War II […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Captain America’ #25

    Posted Sunday, October 5th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    It has been quite some time since I’ve reviewed an issue of Rick Remender’s ‘Captain America’ because I lost interest in the series when the slow burn was entirely too slow for me. However, I have been keeping up with what’s happening and it’s hard not to catch up when you hear that Steve Rogers […]

  • New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Rumors About Daisy Ridley & Mark Hamill

    Posted Friday, October 3rd, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Slowly but surely, new details are trickling out about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.‘ However, the question remains about which rumors are true and which ones are purely speculation. Recently, we got a look at the Chrometroopers and heard a little bit about their function in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Now, […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Heavy Is The Head’

    Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    After an explosive season premiere last week, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ returns with another installment that sees some familiar faces returning and a good bit of side swapping. However, despite having some key moments throughout the episode that knocked it out of the park, the whole thing just seemed like it was going through the motions in […]

  • Ethan Hawke Rumored For ‘Doctor Strange’ Lead

    Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    About a month ago, it was being reported that Scott Derrickson’s ‘Doctor Strange’ had found its leading man in Joaquin Phoenix. Marvel Studios had allegedly attempted to lock the actor in for San Diego Comic Con, but no deal could be reached at the time. While it appeared that things were being finalized for the […]

  • Why David Fincher Passed On Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 04:16 pm GMT -4
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    Soon, the world will get to witness David Fincher’s genius yet again when ‘Gone Girl’ starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, and Carrie Coon hits theaters this weekend. Just as he did with previous films ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Zodiac,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’, and ‘The Social Network’ the director takes […]

  • Will Marvel Studios Split ‘The Avengers 3’ Into Two Parts?

    Posted Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    These days, it seems like when movie studios don’t want their franchises to end, they’ll split the final chapter into two parts. ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Twilight’, and ‘The Hunger Games’ all did it and found success in this strategy. But is Marvel the next one to capitalize on the two-part ending? It’s no surprise that when […]

  • More Freaky Promos For ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

    Posted Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 02:02 pm GMT -4
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    We’re one week away from the season premiere of ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show,’ so it’s not surprising that the promos for the show are getting freakier. Previously, we met the new cast featuring a mix of old reliables and newcomers such as Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Evan Peters, and more, plus the “most […]

  • First Look At ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Chrome Troopers

    Posted Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Last month, we got our first look at the Stormtroopers and Snowtroopers that will appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Both ranks of Imperial minions get a nice, sleek, updated look for J.J. Abrams upcoming adventure in a galaxy far, far away. However, it appears that they won’t be the only bucketheads inhabiting the next […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Releases Unfinished Episodes

    Posted Monday, September 29th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    As the debut of the brand new animated series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ approaches this week, we mustn’t forget its epic predecessor, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars.’ Though it was cancelled when Disney purchased Lucasfilm, its legacy still lives on in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions’ (the show’s final season on Netflix), […]