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

  • Kevin Smith Shares His Understanding of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

    Posted Thursday, May 29th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Even before his friend Ben Affleck joined the cast as Batman, Kevin Smith was anticipating ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. After all, the fan favorite filmmaker does host a podcast called ‘Fat Man On Batman’, so of course he’s excited for the Dark Knight’s next big screen outing. But thanks to his man on […]

  • More Shenanigans From Episode One Of ‘The Wil Wheaton Project’

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 05:40 pm GMT -4
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    Whether you knew him as Sheldon’s frenemy on ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Wesley Crusher on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, or from his strong internet presence, you may now know Wil Wheaton as a TV show host because Syfy has given the prominent nerd his own series called ‘The Wil Wheaton Project‘. Providing a geeky […]

  • Edgar Wright Tweets (Then Deletes) ‘Ant-Man’ Response

    Posted Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 01:30 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, news broke that Edgar Wright would no longer be directing ‘Ant-Man’ despite being attached to the project since 2006. The official word was that the split happened over “differences in their vision of the film”, but current rumors point towards major rewrites as the main reason for the filmmaker’s departure. Previously, we shared […]

  • ‘The Descendants’ Adds More Classic Villains

    Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 05:27 pm GMT -4
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    This weekend, we’ll be seeing a classic Disney villain like we’ve never seen her before as Angelina Jolie stars as the Mistress of All Evil in ‘Maleficent’. However, next year we’ll be seeing yet another take on the malicious fairy from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Kenny Ortega’s Disney Channel Original Movie ‘The Descendants’, along with some […]

  • Marvel Directors Weigh In On Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Departure

    Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The folks at Marvel Studios certainly had a lot to deal with before starting their Memorial Day weekends. The company that brought us recent hits such as ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ announced a number of shakeups late Friday afternoon. First, on the TV/Netflix front, Drew Goddard stepped […]

  • Alfonso Cuaron Nixes ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ Rumors

    Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 02:26 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, rumors surfaced about ‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron returning to the wizarding world of Harry Potter to direct the spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’. News broke that the filmmaker behind ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was “deep in talks” to fill the position, but now it appears that those […]

  • Edgar Wright Supposedly Leaves ‘Ant-Man’ Over Rewrites

    Posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Late Friday afternoon before people left work for the holiday weekend, Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright announced that the filmmaker would no longer be attached to ‘Ant-Man’ as it’s director. Despite the amicable split, this devastating blow came as a huge surprise considering that he had been working on this movie since 2006 before ‘Iron […]

  • First Trailer For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4
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    Way back in 2011, we first heard of a major motion picture adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ independent spy-thriller comic series ‘The Secret Service’ under the direction of ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ helmer Matthew Vaughn, who co-created the characters. The following year, it was assumed that the filmmaker would start work on […]

  • First Look At Marvel Comics Crossover Event ‘Axis’

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back at this year’s C2E2, Marvel Comics revealed a lot of awesome things coming out in the next few months like the various ‘Original Sin’ tie-ins featuring heroes like Spider-Man, the Invaders, the Fantastic Four, and more. However, like they tend to do, the House of Ideas left us wondering once again as they teased […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #2

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    The real Peter Parker isn’t only back in his own body, but he’s back in his own comic as well. After spending some time sidelined in his own head thanks to Doctor Octopus, the truly superior Spider-Man returned and is once again the star of  ‘Amazing Spider-Man.’ In the first issue, Pete plays catch up […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Original Sin’ #2

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Marvel’s intergalactic murder mystery returns this week with the next exciting chapter of ‘Original Sin’ from Jason Aaron. When we last left Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, they tapped the expertise of Nick Fury to aid in the investigation of Uatu the Watcher’s murder. After examining the body and seeing that his eyes were missing, even more […]

  • Drew Goddard Departs Marvel & Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’

    Posted Sunday, May 25th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4
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    It looks like ‘Ant-Man’ isn’t the only Marvel Studios production being forced to change things up a bit. Shortly after the news broke that Edgar Wright would no longer be directing the upcoming Phase Three film, another major departure was announced at the House of Ideas, but this time from the Netflix show ‘Daredevil’. Marvel.com […]

  • Godzilla Is A Jerk & Doesn’t Share Post-Credits Scenes

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 04:30 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this week, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures announced plans for sequels for their reboot of ‘Godzilla’. The King of Monsters rampaged into theaters with an impressive $93.2 million at the box office during its opening weekend. But despite the mixed reviews, it’s hard to argue that the iconic character looked great in his most […]

  • Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 01:27 pm GMT -4
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    Back in 2000, Bryan Singer pioneered a new age of superhero movie with ‘X-Men’. Before ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Spider-Man’, and ‘Iron Man’, it was the children of the atom that set the bar for films based on comic book characters. But after ‘X2’, the filmmaker unfortunately vacated the director’s chair to pursue other projects. Now nearly […]

  • Two Trailers For Upcoming Titan ‘Doctor Who’ Comics

    Posted Friday, May 23rd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    At the beginning of the year, Titan Comics announced that they had formed a new partnership with BBC Worldwide to produce some brand new comic book series following the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors from the seminal sci-fi staple starring everyone’s favorite Time Lord. Since Peter Capaldi’s regeneration has yet to be seen, details on […]