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

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

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

  • WWE Superstar Sheamus Teases ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Appearance

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Recently, a ton of news and rumors have been pouring out about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, which has just resumed filming in the UK after a short hiatus. Besides the talk of the new Stormtroopers and potential villains, one of the more interesting reports involves a WWE Superstar and one of the most iconic villains […]

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Could Technically Appear At Disney World

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    From the moment that Disney acquired Marvel Comics, fans knew that it would only be a matter of time before we finally got to see the iconic superheroes in the company’s popular theme parks. Iron Man was the first one to make his presence felt as Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor was presented in Disneyland. […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Life After Beth’

    Posted Friday, August 15th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    A few years ago, magic was a huge theme in the sort of movies that we would cover for this site. Then, vampires became the big thing. Now, it looks like zombies have taken over. With ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘World War Z’, and the upcoming ‘Maggie’, we’ve seen many different takes on the horror genre […]

  • Black Widow’s Past Revealed In Extended Clip From ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

    Posted Thursday, August 14th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ever since Loki tried to manipulate the Black Widow in ‘The Avengers’, Marvel fans around the world became privy to the extensive red in Natasha Romanoff’s ledger. Despite that, we came to love her all the same as the former KGB assassin has been atoning for her many sins since joining forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. and […]