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

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Criticizes Upcoming DC Movies

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In the seemingly eternal debate that pits Marvel and DC against one another, it’s hard to argue that each one excels differently in areas of entertainment beyond comic books. When it comes to animation, the likes of ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Young Justice,’ and ‘Teen Titans’ are staples for superhero fans of all ages. Television […]

  • New Details For Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster Scene In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 03:06 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, Disney held their annual shareholder meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. At this gathering, the Mouse House unveiled some details for a few key projects currently in development. Fresh from a galaxy far, far away, Bob Iger officially revealed that the first ‘Star Wars’ spinoff, which will be directed […]

  • TV Review: ‘Powers: Pilot’

    Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    In this day and age, we’re getting a lot of superheroes in our entertainment. Not only are comic books more mainstream and more accessible than ever before, but characters like Batman, Green Arrow, and The Avengers are dominating film and television as well, so these characters are everywhere. However, in addition to the old favorites, […]

  • Josh Gad Joins ‘Beauty And The Beast’ As Lefou

    Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 06:02 pm GMT -4
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    Casting directors play a very important part of the filmmaking process. Without them, we wouldn’t have the right actors and actresses taking on the roles that we’ve all come to know and love. However, sometimes casting does itself and the talent just has to say yes. For instance, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Angelina […]

  • ‘Patient Zero’ Casts ‘Doctor Who’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars

    Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s no secret that zombies are all the rage right now. In the last few years, we’ve seen ‘World War Z’, ‘Warm Bodies’, ‘Paranorman’, ‘Life After Beth’, and ‘Zombeavers’ all achieve various degrees of success, but AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ played a big part in the resurgence of the horror movie staple. The show based […]

  • Is Disneyland’s Innoventions Closing For ‘Star Wars’ Tomorrowland Expansion?

    Posted Sunday, March 15th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    A few months ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Walt Disney Imagineering is actively developing theme park attractions based on ‘Star Wars,’ but specifically the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.‘ At the time of the announcement, no timetable was given for when we’d know exactly what’s coming, but there were hints that we could […]

  • Valiant Entertainment Building A Cinematic Universe

    Posted Saturday, March 14th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Before Disney acquired Marvel, the House of Ideas formed Marvel Studios in order to retain control over the creative direction of their characters on the big screen as opposed to licensing staples such as the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Spider-Man to other studios. It all started in 2008 when they released ‘Iron Man’, which […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

    Posted Friday, March 13th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    For quite some time now, Disney has been approaching some of their biggest hits at a different angle and creating live-action adaptations to make things fresh and new. We’ve seen it with ‘Alice In Wonderland,’ ‘Maleficent,’ and the ABC series ‘Once Upon A Time’ and we’ll see it again in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who You Really Are’

    Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    During the first season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, one of the best episodes was ‘Yes Men’, which featured guest star Jamie Alexander reprising her role as the mighty Lady Sif from ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ That episode completely lived up to all the hype surrounding it by delivering an exciting adventure with a […]

  • Check Out Arya Stark’s “Clean” Look From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

    Posted Thursday, March 12th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Up until now, ‘Game of Thrones’ has spent a good portion of its time in Westeros. However, that’s definitely going change in Season Five as many key players will be heading to new and exotic locations that we haven’t seen before. Jaime Lannister is headed to Dorne to visit his niece/daughter Myrcella. Tyrion and Varys […]

  • ‘Firefly’ Cast Members Reunite For ‘Con Man’ Web Series

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Even though it’s been about 13 years since Fox cancelled ‘Firefly,’ Joss Whedon’s space western lives on thanks to the dedication of fans around the world. The Browncoats have elevated the series to cult classic status and it’s hard to go to any con anywhere without seeing at least one cosplayer dressed as Captain Malcolm Reynolds […]

  • Is This Who The Big Bad In ‘Suicide Squad’ Will Be?

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Since the announcement was made that Jared Leto would be playing The Joker in David Ayers’ supervillain team up film ‘Suicide Squad,’ there has been a school of thought that placed the Clown Prince of Crime as the main antagonist of the movie. After all, Mister J has never really been a team player and it […]

  • New Trailer For ‘The Flash’ Features Mark Hamill’s Trickster

    Posted Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ever since the beginning of ‘The Flash’ on The CW, the showrunners have done a great job a paying tribute to the 1990s CBS series starring the Scarlet Speedster. Though ‘Glee’ star Grant Gustin is the newest incarnation of the titular hero, the first man to don the mantle on television John Wesley Shipp was […]

  • Chris Chalk Joins ‘Gotham’ As Lucius Fox

    Posted Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Last week, we learned that Jada Pinkett Smith would not be returning for the second season of ‘Gotham’. However, though they wouldn’t reveal anything about the fate of Fish Mooney, the producers did tease that there are “interesting twists and turns into the finale of season one.” And while it looks like that journey leads […]

  • Khaleesi Gears Up For War In New ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer

    Posted Monday, March 9th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    During this morning’s Apple event that saw the official announcement of the Apple Watch, we also saw HBO unveil their cable-free on-demand streaming service HBO Now, which will be exclusive to Apple devices when it launches next month. Debuting on April 12th and priced at $14.99 per month, subscribers will be able to watch all […]