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

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #3

    Posted Sunday, April 20th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Well, it’s safe to say that I’m pretty disappointed in ‘What If? Age of Ultron’. Instead of offering alternate versions of the largely disappointing Marvel crossover, we’ve just been getting stories about what would happen if certain Avengers had died at random points in history. For instance, in the last issue, we learned what would […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Superior Spider-Man’ #31

    Posted Sunday, April 20th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Huh… So that happened, didn’t it? With this week’s issue, ‘Superior Spider-Man’ has come to a close and the true Peter Parker has returned to reclaim his place as the one and only true Spider-Man. Now, while it may not seem like I’m happy with this ending based on this paragraph so far, but I […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Transcendence’

    Posted Saturday, April 19th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    While it didn’t exactly make my most anticipated movies list this year, I was still very curious about ‘Transcendence‘. After working on some of Christopher Nolan’s best movies as a cinematographer, Wally Pfister broke out on his own for his directorial debut in a big way. Assembling a stellar cast including the likes of Johnny […]

  • Go Behind The Scenes With New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Featurettes

    Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    This has been a big week for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘, for better or for worse. Just days after an epic final trailer for the upcoming Marvel mutant movie was released, director Bryan Singer was named in a teen sex abuse lawsuit. But despite these serious accusations against the filmmaker, the show must go on […]

  • Catch Up With Ginny Weasley In 2014 With New ‘Pottermore’ Info

    Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    In the epilogue of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ that took place nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, fans of the young wizard learned that he ended up marrying Ginny Weasley. However, while we learned that Harry’s post-Hogwarts career lead to a post in the Auror department at the Ministry of Magic, we […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Providence’

    Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 07:48 pm GMT -5
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    The past few weeks have been HUGE for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, things changed in a big way for the world inhabited by some of our favorite superheroes. Then, we immediately saw the fallout in last week’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ titled ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’. So now that […]

  • New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Featurette Takes It To The Next Level

    Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 06:12 pm GMT -5
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    After getting the first trailer last month and the first clip earlier this month, we have a brand new preview of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ in the form of a featurette. Premiering during this week’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, the latest promotional video for James Gunn’s upcoming Phase Two film features the team discussing what […]

  • Anna Paquin’s Rogue Will Still Appear In ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

    Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 03:04 pm GMT -5
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    When word got out that Bryan Singer was helming ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, we all knew that there was a big story ahead of us. As casting began to emerge, it appeared that this film would feature the biggest roster of live action X-Men ever assembled onscreen. However, with all these characters returning, something […]

  • Exclusive: Jason Blum Reveals Why He’s Making A ‘Jem’ Film

    Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Late last month, word got out that ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ director Jon M. Chu was returning to the Hasbro toy box for his next project, which is based on the 80s cartoon/toy line ‘Jem & The Holograms’. Featuring the pink-haired pop diva reimagined as an internet sensation, the film was championed by producers Scooter Braun […]

  • First Trailer For ‘I Origins’

    Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Following his work on ‘Another Earth’, writer and director Mike Cahill returns with another thought-provoking piece of science fiction that wowed on the festival circuit, especially at its premiere at Sundance. Starring Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, ‘I Origins’ follows scientists who are studying the human eye, but their research takes an interesting turn when […]

  • Russo Brothers Discuss ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Deleted Scenes

    Posted Sunday, April 13th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    I’ve said this a few times already, but it never hurts to drive the point home: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ is the best solo Marvel movie so far. From the script to the performances to the directing, the final cut presented to the masses was just on point. But what didn’t make the cut? What ended […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Captain Marvel’ #2

    Posted Sunday, April 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    If I didn’t consider myself a card carrying member of the Carol Corps before, I definitely am one now. (Are there actually cards? I should look into that…) After becoming a fan of Kelly Sue DeConnick through ‘Avengers Assemble’ and ‘Pretty Deadly’ (and her amazing internet presence), I finally decided to check out ‘Captain Marvel’ […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Iron Fist: The Living Weapon’ #1

    Posted Sunday, April 13th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Over the past few years, Danny Rand has popped up here and there in various comics in a supporting role as an Avenger or a Defender or a Hero for Hire, but now Iron Fist is making a big comeback to all things Marvel. A few months after it was announced that Danny Rand would […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #2

    Posted Sunday, April 13th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    When Marvel announced their brand new ‘What If?’ series, I was stoked for it. As one of the many who were disappointed with ‘Age of Ultron’, I was hoping that ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ would have offered an alternate timeline worth getting behind. But now that the second issue has been released, I don’t […]

  • James Gunn Shares New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Details & Pictures

    Posted Saturday, April 12th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    After a harsh winter, the weather is finally starting to ease up in parts of the United States. And that nice weather indicates that we’re getting closer to the summer and the summer movie season. One of the most anticipated films that falls into that category is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, and while it is the […]