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

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #4

    Posted Sunday, April 27th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    I have been incredibly critical of this series from the start, but I feel like my criticisms have been legitimate. For a book to be called ‘What If? Age of Ultron’, you’d expect Ultron to play a part in it, right? Well, we haven’t seen the maniacal machine since the first issue (unless you count […]

  • ‘Transcendence’ Director Discusses Twist Ending

    Posted Friday, April 25th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    After hearing that Christopher Nolan’s award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister was breaking out on his own to make his directorial debut with ‘Transcendence’, many fans were highly anticipating the sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, and Cillian Murphy. However, when it premiered earlier this month, audiences were left a little disappointed […]

  • Lucasfilm Officially Addresses ‘Star Wars’ Expanded Universe

    Posted Friday, April 25th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this year, Lucasfilm announced that they would officially be defining what is included in ‘Star Wars’ canon before the myriad of new projects from the Disney collaboration comes to fruition. The Lucasfilm Story Group was formed in the wake of this announcement and they have since been working diligently to decide which movies, shows, […]

  • TV Review: ‘Arrow – Seeing Red’

    Posted Friday, April 25th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4
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    I feel like the writers of the shows that I cover for this site decided that they would ban together and make me an emotional mess this week. First, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ showed overwhelming love between the cellist and Agent Coulson on Tuesday night, and then ‘Arrow’ hit hard with some surprise despair on Wednesday. […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Only Light In The Darkness’

    Posted Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    I’m not usually one to get noticeably emotional while watching movies or TV shows. The last time I cried during a movie was ‘Toy Story 3’, but before that, I couldn’t even tell you the last time I was so moved by film or television. However, last night’s episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ came incredibly close […]

  • Writing/Producing Duo Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Split Up

    Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    The average moviegoer probably doesn’t recognize the names of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, but they are definitely familiar with their work. Over the past ten years, they’ve been attached to such massive blockbuster projects such as ‘Transformers’, ‘Star Trek’, and the next two installments of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, as well as TV shows like […]

  • ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Star Says Peter Parker Is Jewish

    Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    If you’re religious, chances are this past week was very important to you. While Christians were celebrating Holy Week, which culminated in Easter, Jewish folks have been observing Passover. But did you ever wonder what church holiday your favorite superheroes are celebrating right now? Probably not, but we now have some insight about a certain […]

  • Hugh Jackman Promoting ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ On WWE RAW

    Posted Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4
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    When it comes to World Wrestling Entertainment, there is quite the cast of characters on their roster. Currently, some of the biggest stars include the world’s largest athlete, an apex predator, the Devil’s favorite demon, a jean short wearing boy scout, a backwoods cult leader, a goat-faced champion, and a high-flying masked man. They even […]

  • Will We See Patrick Stewart’s Professor X After ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?

    Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    With just about a month to go until the release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, the promotional campaign is in full force with still, trailers, featurettes, and more. But even though Bryan Singer’s latest movie isn’t out yet, many are wondering about the future of the franchise already. Back in December, we learned that […]

  • Exclusive Interview: Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, & Jason Blum Of ‘Oculus’

    Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    While the box office was dominated by sequels including ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ in the number one spot, an original horror film by the name of ‘Oculus‘ managed to break the top three during it’s opening weekend. Starring sci-fi staples Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff, the latest film from WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions follows […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Hulk’ #1

    Posted Sunday, April 20th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Bruce Banner cannot catch a break! After taking life into his own hands and deciding to join forces with S.H.I.E.L.D. to develop new technology while acting as an asset in the field and that while Hulk breaks what Banner makes in ‘Indestructible Hulk’, the series recently came to an end with the scientist getting shot in […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘What If? Age of Ultron’ #3

    Posted Sunday, April 20th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Well, it’s safe to say that I’m pretty disappointed in ‘What If? Age of Ultron’. Instead of offering alternate versions of the largely disappointing Marvel crossover, we’ve just been getting stories about what would happen if certain Avengers had died at random points in history. For instance, in the last issue, we learned what would […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Superior Spider-Man’ #31

    Posted Sunday, April 20th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    Huh… So that happened, didn’t it? With this week’s issue, ‘Superior Spider-Man’ has come to a close and the true Peter Parker has returned to reclaim his place as the one and only true Spider-Man. Now, while it may not seem like I’m happy with this ending based on this paragraph so far, but I […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Transcendence’

    Posted Saturday, April 19th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    While it didn’t exactly make my most anticipated movies list this year, I was still very curious about ‘Transcendence‘. After working on some of Christopher Nolan’s best movies as a cinematographer, Wally Pfister broke out on his own for his directorial debut in a big way. Assembling a stellar cast including the likes of Johnny […]

  • Go Behind The Scenes With New ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Featurettes

    Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    This has been a big week for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘, for better or for worse. Just days after an epic final trailer for the upcoming Marvel mutant movie was released, director Bryan Singer was named in a teen sex abuse lawsuit. But despite these serious accusations against the filmmaker, the show must go on […]