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

  • Marvel VP Defends Renumbering In All-New Marvel NOW

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    After the massive success of Marvel NOW in 2013 that introduced a number of brand new Marvel books to local comic book shops everywhere, the House of Ideas is looking to do it again with All-New Marvel NOW in 2014. While some people have mistakenly labeled this as another reboot or relaunch, it’s simply a […]

  • Paul Rudd In Talks To Star In ‘Ant-Man’

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 01:26 pm GMT -5
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    About seven months ago, we were teased that we would know who would be stepping into the size-changing shoes of Dr. Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’ by the end of the year. Here we are in December and the best thing we have is rumors and the news that the production is no longer shooting in […]

  • Former ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner, Frank Darabont, Sues Network For Profits

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Back in 2011, Frank Darabont was relieved as the executive producer and showrunner of ‘The Walking Dead’. After being there from the very inception of the series based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie comic book, he stepped down and allowed veteran producer Glen Mazzara to step into the position for Season Two. Then, lasting a bit […]

  • Up Close And Personal With The Fierce Dragon Smaug From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Posted Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Judging by the $73.7 million that ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ drew in during its opening weekend, fans of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved story have already seen what the titular dragon played by Benedict Cumberbatch looks like. Additionally, Smaug is also flying around New Zealand thanks to one of the country’s […]

  • Things Look Bleak For Two CW Sci-Fi Series

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    With most shows entering their mid-season hiatuses this time of year, the experts are starting to make predictions about what could stick around on our television sets. In term of science fiction/fantasy television, few networks have more programming than The CW. However, it looks like the audiences just aren’t tuning in and that could mean […]

  • Marvel Studios Eying Benedict Cumberbatch For Future Role?

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy man these days. After appearing in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, preparing for the new season of ‘Sherlock’, and dominating the box office last weekend as the titular dragon in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, his rising star isn’t stopping any time soon. He’s even been rumored for a part […]

  • Where Would ‘The Hobbit’ Have Split If It Were Still Two Movies?

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 01:18 pm GMT -5
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    Prior to the summer of 2012, Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ was only meant to be a pair of movies. However, during July of that year, the filmmaker announced that the story of Bilbo Baggins would be extended to a trilogy by adapting the 125-pages of appendices on top of the short novel. At this moment, […]

  • HBO Releases First Footage Of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

    Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013 07:25 pm GMT -5
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    While it may seem like winter is already here around the country, winter is still coming as production continues on the next season of ‘Game of Thrones‘. HBO’s acclaimed fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire & Ice’ novels is currently shooting their fourth season and while we have seen a […]

  • New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Costumes Revealed

    Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    The worlds of every X-Men fan around the globe was rocked recently when ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ was announced by Bryan Singer. But before that can happen, we must remember that the highly anticipated (and very expensive) ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘ will come first. After getting glimpses of the film here and there ever since San […]

  • Disney Announces Live Action Villain Offspring Movie ‘Descendants’

    Posted Sunday, December 15th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    If anything is in right now at Disney, it’s reimaginings and villains. The most obvious examples are the hit ABC series ‘Once Upon A Time’ and the upcoming Angelina Jolie film ‘Maleficent’, but now the House of Mouse has announced a new project that combines the two trends together into one all-new live action Disney […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ #700.2

    Posted Saturday, December 14th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    At this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel editor Tom Brennan announced that the Amazing Spider-Man would be returning to the pages of Marvel Comics! While the real Peter Parker is still dead, fans clamoring for the return of the original web-slinger should be appeased by the brand new stories featuring the hero in ‘Amazing […]

  • Marvel Releases Animated ‘Inhumanity’ Trailer

    Posted Friday, December 13th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s pretty standard to see trailers for upcoming Marvel’s movies like ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, but lately they’ve been releasing trailers for their comic book events as well. There was one for ‘Age of Ultron’, one for ‘Infinity’, and now there’s one for ‘Inhumanity’, which chronicles the events of the Marvel Universe after Black […]

  • New Stills From Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’

    Posted Friday, December 13th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Late last year, it was announced that Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s trusted cinematographer for such films as ‘Memento’, ‘Inception’, and the Dark Knight trilogy, would be making his directorial debut with ‘Transcendence’ starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall. The whole production has been kept tightly under wraps, so it’s been a little bit of a […]

  • Marvel Announces New Original Graphic Novel ‘X-Men: No More Humans’

    Posted Thursday, December 12th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    At the beginning of the year, Marvel announced that they would be reinvigorating their Original Graphic Novel initiative by releasing a number of all-new one-shot stories. Since then, we’ve seen ‘Avengers: Endless Wartime’ already hit the shelves and learned that ‘Spider-Man: Family Business’ was in the pipeline for April 2014. Now, the House of Ideas […]

  • ‘Her’ & ‘Gravity’ Tie For Best Picture In LA Film Critics Awards

    Posted Thursday, December 12th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -5
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    2013 has been a great year for science fiction movies. Not only were there some awesome crowd pleasers like ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Iron Man 3’, and ‘The World’s End’, but also a few films that we cover here on ScienceFiction.com are even getting some love from on the awards circuit. Recently, a number of critics group […]