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

  • Lionsgate Taps Conan O’Brien To Host Comic-Con Hall H Panel

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Just like a number of late night television fans, Lionsgate is Team Coco. In fact, the studio is such a fan of Conan O’Brien that they’re bringing in the Emmy Award-winning comedian and talk show host to moderate their panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. According to a recent press release, Lionsgate will be […]

  • New ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Costume Details Revealed

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4

    As the old saying goes, the clothes make the man. In a world of superheroes, it certainly rings true. At least, in the literal sense because you can differentiate them from your average pedestrian when they’re suited up. But over the course of time, a hero’s uniform may evolve. That person may need to be […]

  • WB’s ‘Akira’ Adaptation Back On With ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Since Warner Bros. acquired the rights back in 2008, the studio has tried over and over again to develop a live-action adaptation of ‘Akira.‘ The feature film based on Katsuhiro Otomo‘s popular anime and six-volume manga from the 1980s was plagued at various stages of production by script issues, an extremely high budget, and fan outcries […]

  • Bryan Singer Teases Awesome Quicksilver Scene In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

    Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4

    There were a number of memorable sequences in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The various scenes in the future spotlighting Bishop, Warpath, Kitty Pryde, and the others against the Sentinels comes to my mind immediately, although most people will probably bring up the daring prison breakout featuring Quicksilver. If you’re one of those True Believers that […]

  • Watch The Opening Of Syfy’s New Space Drama ‘Killjoys’

    Posted Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

      After becoming famous for their “crazy animal hybrids fighting” movies or the “some sort of natural disaster made worse by vicious animals” movies, Syfy is going back to their roots with some good, old-fashioned science fiction thanks to the new series ‘Killjoys.’ Unfortunately, it’s not an adaptation of Gerard Way’s awesome Dark Horse comic, but […]

  • First Official ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Synopsis Released

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Up until now, the details surrounding the plot and characters in Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ have been largely shrouded in mystery. Sure, we know that the film will feature a number of cameos from some of DC Comics’ biggest heroes and villains, but we don’t really know how they’ll factor into […]

  • ‘Daredevil’ Adds ‘The Walking Dead’ Alum Jon Bernthal As The Punisher

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 06:14 pm GMT -4

    Since the second season was officially announced back in April, we’ve gotten a few indications that we may or may not see Elektra and Bullseye in Marvel Studios’ acclaimed Netflix series ‘Daredevil’ next year. But today we learned that one fan favorite character that would indeed be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut alongside Matt […]

  • Recently Uncovered ‘Star Wars’ Script Reminds Fans That Han Shot First

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4

    A popular phrase among the ‘Star Wars’ fandom is “Han Shot First”. The reason for this is that when the original trilogy was rereleased back in 1997, George Lucas re-cut the scene in the Mos Eisley cantina to make the bounty hunter Greedo shot first so that Han Solo was just acting in self-defense and […]

  • War Rages On In First ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 04:30 pm GMT -4

    All good things must come to an end. If you’re a fan of ‘The Hunger Games,’ the end comes this fall when Lionsgate releases the final chapter of one of the hottest movie franchises out there right now. If you’re Donald Sutherland’s character in the films, it’s the heinous acts of oppression that you’ve carried […]

  • Will C-3PO Have A New Look In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

    Posted Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    We’ve all seen our fair share of bootleg merchandise in our day. From the dollar store toy shelves stocked with Power Rangers knockoffs to pirated seasons of shows on DVD at cons to fake t-shirts outside of a venue after a show, it’s easy to look right past a tote bag or something like that […]

  • First Trailer For ‘The Martian’ Blasts Off

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4

    If you didn’t get enough of Matt Damon as an astronaut in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ then you’ll be pleased to know that he’s returning to space once again in ‘The Martian.’ Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, Damon stars as a man trapped on the red planet after his mission was aborted. A star-studded cast makes […]

  • Billie Lourd Shoots Down ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Rumor

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    At this point, everyone knows that Carrie Fisher will be among the original cast members returning to reprise their iconic roles for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ However, not many people may know that the actress’ daughter Billie Lourd is in the movie as well. Though there have been a few rumors here and […]

  • Will Storm Rock The Mohawk In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’?

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Back in January, we learned that director Bryan Singer had cast a number of younger actors to portray some of the most iconic mutants in Marvel Comics history for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. For instance, Tye Sheridan will replace James Marsden as Scott Summers AKA Cyclops, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner will take on the role […]

  • Which DC Comics Hero Does Kevin Smith Have Ideas For?

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 04:08 pm GMT -4

    Though he certainly has the comic book writing credentials to do so, we probably won’t be seeing Kevin Smith directing a superhero movie at a major studio any time soon. After ‘Tusk’ wasn’t as warmly received by critics, the closest thing will apparently be ‘Yoga Hosers’, the second film in his True North Trilogy starring […]

  • Deadshot Makes Quick Getaway On ‘Suicide Squad’ Set

    Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Since filming began in Toronto for ‘Suicide Squad,’ we’ve seen a number of iconic DC Comics characters out and about on the streets of Canada in front of a camera including Harley Quinn, the Joker, and even Batman. But only days after director David Ayer declared that the shoot was “going dark” to the public, new […]