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

  • Did The ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Writers Consider Using More Moments From The Comic?

    Posted Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    At this point, we should all come to accept that we’re not going to get any direct adaptations of our favorite Marvel Comics story lines from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the most part. Events from the books definitely inspire the films, but very rarely if ever do we get beat for beat live-action retellings of […]

  • New ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Clip Shows How Cyclops’ Powers Emerge

    Posted Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Growing up and going through high school is tough for everybody on the planet. But imagine if your latent mutant abilities decided to manifest themselves in the middle of a class that already sees you as a troublemaker? Well, that definitely doesn’t make things any easier. But it certainly comes in handy when dealing with […]

  • Kevin Feige Comments On Casting Tilda Swinton In ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 01:03 pm GMT -4
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    For some time now, we’ve been hearing about the controversy surrounding the casting of Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange‘. Many are accusing Marvel Studios and those involved in the Sorcerer Supreme’s live-action cinematic debut of whitewashing a character that is typically portrayed as being an elderly Tibetan monk. In response to […]

  • What Made ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Olivia Munn Turn Down ‘Deadpool’?

    Posted Saturday, May 7th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    When an actor or an actress considers their next role, a number of factors could attribute to the acceptance or the denial. Maybe they want something that could win them an award. Or it’s possible that a story could become someone’s passion project and they would do anything to do the part. But for Olivia […]

  • George Takei Points Out Larger Hollywood Problem With ‘Doctor Strange’ Casting

    Posted Saturday, May 7th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no secret that Asian and Asian American representation in Hollywood is severely lacking. It’s rare to find actors and actresses of Asian descent leading major motion pictures or starring in their own shows on American television. But whenever a role or project comes up that would be the perfect opportunity to cast Asians, it […]

  • Things Look Bleak For ‘Agent Carter’ & ‘Most Wanted’ At ABC

    Posted Saturday, May 7th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Back in February, Hayley Atwell landed another high profile gig at ABC. The actress was tapped  to star in the upcoming pilot from ‘Jessica Jones’ writer Liz Friedman called ‘Conviction’. But when this project was announced, many called into question the future of ‘Agent Carter‘ since it could be difficult to work on both at the […]

  • ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Seeks Two WWII Era Characters For Season Two

    Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    With their mission to stop Vandal Savage coming to a close by the end of this season, the cast of ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘ is preparing for whatever comes next. Previously, we learned that the currently unnamed character played by ‘Suits’ star Patrick J. Adams will impact the show in some way. Now, we’re hearing that whatever […]

  • Russos Reveal That ‘Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2’ Will Be Retitled

    Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    While True Believers are currently focused on ‘Captain America: Civil War’ debuting this weekend, Joe and Anthony Russo already have their sights set on their next major Marvel Cinematic Universe project. Following their second foray with the Sentinel of Liberty, they’re tasked with assembling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the two-part Phase Three finale ‘Avengers: Infinity […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ May Adapt US-Style Writers Room Under New Showrunner

    Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    On top of the recently announced new companion in the next season, ‘Doctor Who’ is about to undergo a number of changes over the next few years. Back in January, showrunner Steven Moffat announced that he would be stepping down from the position after he completes his commitments to the relaunched show’s tenth season next year. […]

  • Karl Urban May Be One Step Closer To A ‘Dredd’ TV Series

    Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    After the remake bombed at the box office in 2012, ‘Dredd’ star Karl Urban and a very dedicated fan base held out hope that we could see more adventures from Mega-City One in the future. After all, beloved properties like ‘Firefly’ and ‘Veronica Mars’ returned in some way. Plus, ‘Deadpool’ finally happened almost a decade […]

  • How Did Black Widow End Up On Team Iron Man In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Whose side are you on? This is a question that has been thrown around a number of times this year already, but we’ve finally reached what is arguably THE event where this question applies. Later this week, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will finally hit theaters and True Believers will get to see whether they were […]

  • Bryan Singer Addresses Criticisms For ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Villain

    Posted Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in December, we started to get our first real looks at Oscar Isaac as the titular villain in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. Fans were quick to criticize the character’s voice, size, and overall look. The most common comparison likened the mighty Apocalypse to Ivan Ooze from ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’, but a […]

  • Exclusive Interview: ‘Green Room’ Director Jeremy Saulnier Fuses Punk Rock & Movies

    Posted Monday, May 2nd, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    Music and movies have always been connected. From the piano players from the silent movie era to the epic scores created by John Williams and Hans Zimmer to the amazing soundtracks of films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Empire Records’, or ‘Pulp Fiction’, films throughout history have taken their cues from various tunes. But when […]

  • Disney Schedules Live Action Films Through 2019

    Posted Sunday, May 1st, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Walt Disney Studios has been producing some awesome films as of late. On top of the mega-hit ‘Frozen’, animated films like ‘Zootopia’, ‘Big Hero 6’, and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ have been huge crowd pleasers. Then there are the Pixar offerings like ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Brave’. And of course, we don’t need to go into the successes […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

    Posted Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    The year 2016 is a huge year for superhero movies. We’ve already seen ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and there are still plenty on the way like ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. But with all of these comic book adaptations on the way, many are predicting that the bubble is going to […]