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

  • Tilda Swinton Weighs In On White-Washing The Ancient One In ‘Doctor Strange’

    Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Hollywood’s erasure of Asians in films. The main target is the upcoming adaptation of ‘The Ghost In The Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, but Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange’ has also come under fire since Tilda Swinton is playing the Ancient One, who is traditionally portrayed in the […]

  • Dave Franco Discusses His Han Solo Audition

    Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Around nine months ago, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm announced that Christopher Miller and Phil Lord would be helming the ‘Star Wars Anthology’ film written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan that would focus on Han Solo. A few months later, reports surfaced that said the studio was testing over 2500 actors for the role of […]

  • Jon Favreau Is Returning To The Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    A number of people have been extremely instrumental in the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Naturally, it all started with Stan Lee and the rest of the mighty Marvel bullpen from back in the day. In terms of the films themselves, the stars that portray Earth’s Mightiest Heroes such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris […]

  • Titan Comics Announces ‘Doctor Who’ Comic Crossover For Cybermen Anniversary

    Posted Sunday, April 24th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Back in 2013, ‘Doctor Who’ celebrated its 50th anniversary. However, the long-running seminal British sci-fi series wouldn’t have stayed on as long as it has without formidable foes for the Doctor and his companions to face off against. Among the most dangerous of them all are definitely the Cybermen, who happen to be celebrating their […]

  • Marvel Comics Releases ‘Civil War II’ Trailer

    Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    True Believers are gearing up for war in the Marvel Universe, but the fighting will not be contained to a theater near you. While the highly anticipated ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will bring the battle to the big screen, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will also be duking it out in the pages of an all-new event […]

  • Marvel Studios’ Phase Four Will Be “A Distinctively Different Chapter” After ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

    Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 03:11 pm GMT -4

    While many fans are riding the wave of superhero films and enjoying every minute of it, others are wondering when the bubble will burst and comic book movies will be replaced by something else. Well, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, there’s really no end in sight for them as the Marvel Cinematic Universe […]

  • How Did This Week’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Tie In With ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    *This article contains SPOILERS for those that are not caught up on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’.* Last month, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ executive producer Jed Whedon revealed that the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ would directly affect Director Phil Coulson and his team. Though he wouldn’t get into any details, many assumed that he meant that literally […]

  • What Are Black Panther’s Motivations In ‘Captain America: Civil War’?

    Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    **The contents of this article are definitely 100% SPOILERS for ‘Captain America: Civil War’. If you don’t want to know some important details about the movie, then I suggest that you stop reading right now.** Though everyone is excited to see Spider-Man finally appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he won’t be the only superhero […]

  • Joss Whedon Reflects On His ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Comments

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    While promoting ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ last year, director Joss Whedon definitely didn’t pull any punches when talking about his second Marvel Cinematic Universe film. He openly talked about his frustrations regarding the various compromises and cuts that had to be made to the movie. He also candidly discussed his feelings about Agent Phil Coulson’s […]

  • Arya Stark Prepares For A Fight In New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Clip

    Posted Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Since the beginning of ‘Game of Thrones‘, neither the old gods nor the new have been kind to any member of House Stark. We don’t even have to go back to Ned’s fate or the Red Wedding to see how bad this family has it. At the end of the last season, we saw one […]

  • Disney Announces Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ From ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Director

    Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    Since his first appearance in the 1902 novel ‘The Little White Bird’, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan has appeared in various forms of entertainment from plays to comic books to musicals to TV shows. However, his history in movies began back in 1924 when Paramount Pictures released a silent film based on Neverland and the boy […]

  • Studios Engage In Bidding War For Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie Rights

    Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    About two decades ago, the world was introduced to the world of ‘Pokemon’ and immediately felt the need to catch them all. Since then, the franchise expanded from video games on multiple platforms to comics, manga, toys, TV shows, and much more. Of course, there is considerably more than 150 these days, but a whole […]

  • ’21 Jump Street’/‘Men In Black’ Crossover Gets Title

    Posted Monday, April 18th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    A number of things were brought to light during the infamous Sony Pictures hack of 2014. Among the more tame items to surface was the news that the studio was developing a crossover between ‘Men In Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’. Considering that these are two of their most popular franchises, it’s not surprising that […]

  • ‘The Office’ Star John Krasinski In Talks For ‘God Particle’

    Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 07:30 pm GMT -4

       After laying dormant for a while, the ball has finally gotten rolling on Paramount and Bad Robot’s micro-budget sci-fi thriller ‘God Particle’ from writer Oren Uziel and director Julian Onah. The J.J. Abrams-produced story about American astronauts making a terrifying discovery about the fabric of reality received a release date back in February. Then […]

  • Alamo Drafthouse Brings Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Back To Theaters

    Posted Sunday, April 17th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    Since ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit theaters, there has been a massive resurgence of excitement for the upcoming slate of films on the horizon. In addition to ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, we should be getting a new ‘Star Wars’ movie every year until 2020 and potentially beyond. […]