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

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Andrew J. West To Season Four

    Posted Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 07:09 pm GMT -4

    On this season of ‘The Walking Dead’, a number of notable characters from Robert Kirkman’s popular Image comic book have been added to the cast. First, we saw Lawrence Gilliard Jr. from ‘The Wire’ as Bob Stookey. Then, a modified version of the Chalmers family from the tie-in novel ‘Rise of the Governor’ appeared in […]

  • J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic In The Works

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4

    By now, practically everyone is familiar with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series and ‘The Hobbit’, which has its second movie, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, coming out next month. But how much do we really know about the man who originally wrote those stories? Probably not as much […]

  • ‘The Wolverine’ Sequel To Be Based On Existing Comic Story

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4

    With so many stories being adapted from other mediums these days, the audience has to accept that when a movie says “based on”, and then there is a chance that the story that you’re about to see is completely different from the story that you’re used to. For instance, they couldn’t include every detail of […]

  • New Trailer For ‘Vampire Academy’

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s no secret that films based on supernatural young adult novels are so in right now. These days it seems like every single one of them is getting a movie franchise now that ‘Twilight’ and ‘Harry Potter’ are over (although the latter is looking to make a comeback thanks to good ol’ J.K.). The next […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Walking Dead: Dead Weight’

    Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4

    We said it last week, but this week we really mean it. The Governor is back and he looks to be up to his old tricks. After a long absence from ‘The Walking Dead’, the Governor was spotted and highlighted in the last episode of AMC’s hit zombie drama titled ‘Live Bait’, which is where […]

  • ‘Gravity’ Companion Short Film ‘Aningaaq’ Shows Other Side Of Distress Call

    Posted Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4

    As of last week, Alfonso Cuaron’s outer space thriller ‘Gravity’ has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide. Despite a few haters out there in the world, the majority of fans and critics sing the praises of the ‘Children of Men’ director’s first film in seven years. There’s even talk of Oscar nominations in multiple categories. […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘A+X’ #14

    Posted Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4

    It has been quite some time since we’ve discussed ‘A+X’. Originally launched as the ‘AVX: Versus’ limited series during the ‘Avengers vs. X-Men’ storyline, the book has since evolved into a collection of short stories featuring members of each team joining forces. Overall, the book is a fun little slice of comics to check out […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Young Avengers’ #12

    Posted Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4

    After hearing the disheartening news that ‘Young Avengers’ would not continue on after issue fifteen earlier this week, we have the latest chapter in the fan-favorite book from Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. While we haven’t been talking about the book itself in reviews for a while, make no mistake that we have been reading […]

  • Is The Daily Bugle Hinting At Electro’s Origin In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’?

    Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -4

    When it comes to news about Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ these days, headlines have been fairly Electro heavy. Earlier this week, we learned that the electrifying villain is set to share top billing with the friendly, neighborhood web-slinger as the title of the film in Brazil is supposed to be ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: […]

  • Idris Elba Was In Talks With Marvel To Play Luke Cage

    Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -4

    For a long time, there were rumors of Marvel developing a movie for Luke Cage, the hero with near impervious skin and superhuman strength that once went by the moniker of Power Man. While not a movie, an announcement was made earlier this month that revealed that the House of Ideas would be teaming with […]

  • Is Billy Dee Williams Joining ‘Star Wars: Rebels’?

    Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4

    The world has constantly been buzzing about ‘Star Wars’ since the Disney acquisition and ‘Episode VII’ was announced. Rumors of who’s returning from the original cast have been running rampant. Talks of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and many more returning have been floating all over the internet. The only character announced to actually […]

  • Zoe Saldana Promises “Innovation” From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4

    Marvel Studios’ Phase Two is looking to bring the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos. We’ve previously seen a bit of that in ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Thor:  The Dark World’, but come 2014, we’ll be immersed in it when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ rockets into theaters around the world. But even some hardcore comic fans don’t […]

  • Edgar Wright Plans To Surprise Audience With ‘Ant-Man’

    Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2013 01:17 pm GMT -4

    Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe or ‘Iron Man’ was even a thing, Edgar Wright had a plan to bring ‘Ant-Man’ to the big screen. Thanks to Marvel’s Phase Three, the director behind the Cornetto Trilogy finally gets the opportunity to bring his vision to life. While we’ve seen the test footage and learned who […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Well’

    Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 04:59 pm GMT -4

    After an excellent episode last week where we saw the debut of Victoria Hand and a ton of interesting and integral character development moments for the team, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns with it’s highly anticipated crossover episode with recently released ‘Thor: The Dark World’. However, while the story was an interesting one, it definitely wasn’t […]

  • Winona Ryder Potentially On Board For ‘Beetlejuice 2’

    Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 11:59 am GMT -4

    Talks of a sequel to ‘Beetlejuice’ have been going on for quite some time now. Back in March, writer Seth Grahame-Smith teased that he was working on a script for the follow-up to the 1988 film featuring the ghost with the most. Then, earlier this month, director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton seemed to […]