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

  • Zack Snyder Admits ‘Batman v Superman’ Backlash Changed The Tone Of ‘Justice League’

    Posted Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    To put it bluntly, ’Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was a pretty bad movie. Though there was a small contingent that disagreed with that widely accepted consensus, plenty of people expressed their extreme displeasure with one of the most highly anticipated films of all time. In fact, such a large number of fans voiced […]

  • Sony Announces Animated ‘Ghostbusters’ Series For 2018

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Despite the fact that many fans are not exactly receptive to the upcoming reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’ starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for a variety of different reasons, Sony is still pushing forward with their plans to expand the franchise. Not only is another live-action film in development with Channing Tatum […]

  • Kelly Sue Deconnick Joins Writing Team For NBC’s ‘Emerald City’

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Last year, fan favorite comic book writers Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick announced that they had signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television that would allow their production company Milkfed Criminal Masterminds to develop some of their award-winning comics as well as other comic creators’ books for television. Since then, we learned that […]

  • ‘Doctor Strange’ Toys May Have Revealed The Name Of Mads Mikkelsen’s Character

    Posted Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Toys that tie into movies are generally pretty cool these days. Although, sometimes they can be released well before the movie hits theaters and can spoil some fairly integral moments, similar to what happened with the Giant Man Funko Pop figure from ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Or at the very least they could reveal some […]

  • New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Synopsis Reveals New Story Details

    Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Shortly after Marvel Studios released a new synopsis for ‘Doctor Strange’ earlier today, they shared one for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′ as well. In addition confirming reports that we’ve been hearing about the upcoming sequel to the surprise hit of 2014, there are also a few interesting surprises contained in the latest description for […]

  • ‘Suicide Squad’ Director Discusses The Joker’s Tattoos

    Posted Sunday, June 19th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ever since the first promotional photo of Jared Leto as The Joker surfaced last year, fans have been very critical about the version of the Clown Prince of Crime that appears in ‘Suicide Squad‘. More specifically, they weren’t very receptive to the infamous DC villain’s new ink. Criticisms ranged from disappointed eye-rolls to comparisons to […]

  • Universal Officially Sets Release Date For ‘Wicked’

    Posted Sunday, June 19th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    When anyone talks about a musical this year, there is a very good chance that they’re talking about the eleven-time Tony-winning ‘Hamilton’ from the inimitable Lin-Manuel Miranda. However, back in 2003, the hit show that had everyone dancing through life was ‘Wicked’, the wonderful prequel/reimagining of the classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ story told from the […]

  • ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘Silicon Valley’ And ’Prometheus’ Stars

    Posted Sunday, June 19th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    True Believers were delighted to hear earlier this week that former ‘Community’ star Donald Glover is in line to join the cast of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. Though he probably won’t be suiting up in a leotard with a spider on the chest, he would be in very good company as the cast already features some stellar […]

  • ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Adds ‘Minority Report’ Star Nick Zano As Season 2 Regular

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    The television side of the DC Universe has been expanding quite rapidly recently. This week alone, we’ve learned that Poison Ivy will be recast for the third season of ‘Gotham’, Vigilante and Wild Dog are heading to Star City to join Oliver Queen in ‘Arrow’, and ‘Supergirl’ has finally found their Superman. But not to […]

  • How Did Steven Spielberg Help J.J. Abrams Land ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

    Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4
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    It has been about three years since J.J. Abrams was officially named the director of the film that would come to be known as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Before then, the ‘Star Trek’ director was content simply being a fan of George Lucas’ franchise from a galaxy far, far away. But, we’ve come to […]

  • James Wan Has Ideas For ‘The Conjuring 3’ While New Line Develops Spinoff ‘The Nun’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Just as the first installment did back in 2013, ‘The Conjuring 2’ surpassed expectations and dominated the weekend box office by racking up the third highest horror movie opening of all time. With a track record like that, it’s no surprise that New Line Cinema is looking to expand the franchise based on real-life paranormal […]

  • Norman Reedus Will Start The Riot If Daryl Dixon Dies On ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    “If Daryl dies, we riot!” This has become a popular war cry of ‘Walking Dead’ fans since it became clear that no one is safe on the acclaimed AMC series based on Robert Kirkman’s popular Image comic book. Season after season, people have been proclaiming their support for Norman Reedus‘ character Daryl Dixon and their desire […]

  • Guillermo Del Toro Reunites With Ron Perlman For Netflix Series ‘Trollhunters’

    Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016 11:00 am GMT -4
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    While it was certainly disappointing that Guillermo Del Toro had to step down from directing ‘Pacific Rim 2’, the fan favorite filmmaker isn’t slowing down in the slightest. Not only does he have a new film in the works starring Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Stuhlbarg that is described as an otherworldly […]

  • Marvel & Insomniac Games Team Up For New Spider-Man Video Game

    Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 08:14 pm GMT -4
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    As they have been known to do, Sony packed their 2016 E3 press conference with a ton of news regarding their upcoming projects. Those in attendance were thrilled to hear updates on ‘Resident Evil 7’, ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’, and Hideo Kojima’s latest game starring Norman Reedus titled ‘Death Stranding’. However, everyone was surprised […]

  • Filmmakers Hint At Marvel Studios Presence At San Diego Comic Con

    Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 06:09 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this year, we heard that this year’s San Diego Comic Con schedule might be a little lighter than we’re used to thanks to reports saying that some of the biggest studios wouldn’t be appearing at the annual pop culture event. While 20th Century Fox has said that they are skipping SDCC due to piracy […]