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

  • Exclusive: ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Steven Moffat Talks About Writing The Doctor

    Posted Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Back in 2010, Steven Moffat took the reins of ‘Doctor Who’ from Russell T. Davies and took over as the head writer and executive producer of the long-running sci-fi series. Since then, the show has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans all over the place. That’s why in celebration of the upcoming […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

    Posted Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 05:59 pm GMT -4

    Back in 2005, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller released the critically acclaimed neo-noir action thriller anthology ‘Sin City’. To this day, it still stands as one of the best comic book adaptations to hit theaters. So when talk of a sequel emerged almost immediately after the film came out, no one was surprised and everyone […]

  • Exclusive: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman And Steven Moffat Talk About Season 8 Of ‘Doctor Who’

    Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2014 01:03 pm GMT -4

    To promote the upcoming season of ‘Doctor Who,’ the new Doctor and his companion have been traveling the world to meet and greet with international Whovians and show off the first episode titled ‘Deep Breath’. When Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman stopped in New York City, they were joined by showrunner Steven Moffat and all […]

  • Johnny Depp Joins Kevin Smith (& Their Daughters) For ‘Yoga Hosers’

    Posted Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 04:30 pm GMT -4

    For having talked about retirement from filmmaking just a few years ago, Kevin Smith’s schedule certainly filled up quickly when he declared that he would continue to make the movies that only he could make. Now focusing on smaller budget films based on ideas spawned from his signature SModcast podcasts, the first fruit of Silent […]

  • Rian Johnson Praises Practical Effects on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 01:30 pm GMT -4

    Back in June, it was announced that ‘Brick’ and ‘Looper’ director Rian Johnson was in talks to follow J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ by helming the remaining two films in the new trilogy. Since then, we haven’t really gotten an official confirmation about this being a done deal, but based on a new report […]

  • First Look At Paul Rudd As Scott Lang In ‘Ant-Man’

    Posted Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    After a long and rocky road filled with creative differences and rewrites, director Peyton Reed announced on Twitter that production on ‘Ant-Man’ had finally commenced in San Francisco, California. That tweet also came with the news that a number of cast members including Judy Greer, T.I., and John Slattery had been added to the film […]

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Casts Adrianne Palicki As Mockingbird

    Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Recently, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has announced a number of new cast members joining the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Among them are ‘Twin Peaks’ star Kyle MacLachlan and Lucy Lawless of ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ fame, but today the House of Ideas has revealed who will be playing fan favorite character Barbra Morse, the agent […]

  • J.K. Rowling Pens ‘Harry Potter’ Singing Sorceress’ Bio

    Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Since the birth of Pottermore, J.K. Rowling has been able to expand the magical universe that she created in her acclaimed and beloved ‘Harry Potter’ franchise. Besides reliving all the cherished moments with Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the interactive e-books, fans can delve deeper into the mythology of the wizarding world thanks to new […]

  • Stellan Skarsgård Returning For ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4

    With so many characters already returning for ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ on top of all the new ones being introduced, it’s hard to imagine that Joss Whedon could fit anyone else in. Besides the usual roster of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, we’re also meant to see familiar faces like Don Cheadle’s Colonel James Rhodes AKA […]

  • New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Short Gets Artsy

    Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4

    In October on Disney XD, ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ will finally begin to bridge the gap between ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.’ But before the highly anticipated animated series debuts, a series of shorts are being released to introduce us to the major players […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Might Not Be An Origin Story

    Posted Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    Before the days of shared comic book movie universes, the first superhero movie to really gain some acclaim among fans and critics alike was Tim Burton’s ‘Batman.’ Rather than following today’s formula of origin stories, that film presented a story in media res where Batman had already been established as Gotham City’s vigilante crime-fighter in […]

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production And Adds Cast Members

    Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4

    After a long and tumultuous road, ‘Ant-Man’ is finally beginning production today. The problems started back in May when Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright parted ways, but then continued as a search for a new director and additional writers suddenly got under way to keep the film on track for a 2016 release. Finally, Peyton […]

  • Don’t Expect A Howard The Duck Movie From Marvel Any Time Soon

    Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    Audiences and critics alike have been raving about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ since its release earlier this month. There’s definitely something for everyone in Marvel Studios’ latest offering, but there are a ton of great surprises for long-time True Believers that have been following the comics too. With Easter eggs scattered throughout the movie, the […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ Companion Jenna Coleman Allegedly Set To Leave At Christmas

    Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    With less than one week away until the first full-length episode featuring Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor in ‘Deep Breath’, fans all over the world are getting extra hyped for the season 8 premiere of ‘Doctor Who’ on Saturday, August 23rd. The international excitement is at an all time high thanks to the ‘Doctor Who’ World Tour, […]

  • Robert Englund Becomes Freddy Krueger One More Time For A Good Cause

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Thirty years ago, Robert Englund wreaked havoc on horror fans’ dreams when he first appeared as Freddy Krueger in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’. Since then, he became a cinematic icon thanks to his terrifying performance as the disfigured serial killer with a bladed glove that hunted his prey in their dreams. But after 2003’s […]