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

  • Prepare For Dragon*Con With Tips From Media Relations Director Dan Carroll

    Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    This week, a few of ScienceFiction.com’s writers are heading down to Atlanta, Georgia for this year’s Dragon*Con, a multigenre convention that takes over the city’s downtown area. While these correspondents have been to their fair share of cons in the past, neither have...
  • Edgar Wright Says ‘Ant-Man’ Pretty Much Stands Alone

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Even before Robert Downey Jr. had stepped into the Armani suit of Tony Stark or the armored suit of Iron Man, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish have been working on ‘Ant-Man’. There wasn’t a Marvel Cinematic Universe back then and ‘The Avengers’ only existed in the pages...
  • First Teaser For ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4 by
    When the little indie with big budget effects called ‘Monsters’ hit the scene, it put writer/director Gareth Edwards on the map. Thanks to that project, he landed the gig on the new ‘Godzilla’  film starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston....
  • First Look At ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 4

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The cast and crew of ‘The Walking Dead’ have been hard at work putting together the fourth season under the direction of new showrunner Scott Gimple. The hit AMC zombie drama is gearing up for a return in the fall, and we’ve been getting a few tasty morsels to keep us...
  • Exclusive Interview With Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, & Cassandra Clare of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ – Part 2

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    On Friday, you saw part one of the panel discussion that we participated in to promote the release of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ with stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower and series author Cassandra Clare. While we got quite a lot of that part of the...
  • ‘The Stand’ Looking For New Director After Affleck’s Departure

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 01:10 pm GMT -4 by
    Ben Affleck has had a wild couple of days. After being announced as the new Batman for the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel on Thursday, there has been a massive uproar from fans about whether or not he’s right for the role. Regardless of what they say, however, he has the gig and...
  • New Details & Picture For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

    Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    Progress is being made on James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as each day passes. While we have only gotten a handful of pictures so far like Dave Bautista in a giant tank of water and the assortment of aliens in peril, things are moving right along for the only original...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers’ #18

    Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    As the world prepared for beginning of the latest Marvel crossover event, ‘Infinity’, Jonathan Hickman laid the groundwork with a prelude in his regular Marvel NOW books ‘Avengers’ and ‘New Avengers’. But now, with this intergalactic war against the builders under...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Thunderbolts’ #14

    Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It’s been a long while since I’ve reviewed an issue of the new Marvel NOW incarnation of the Thunderbolts. In fact, my last review was for the first issue. As the first story arc progressed, I just got bored of this awesome team of The Punisher, Deadpool, Elektra, Venom,...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Assemble’ #18

    Posted Sunday, August 25th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Similar to ‘Thunderbolts’, I haven’t picked up an issue of ‘Avengers Assemble’ in a long time. Back then, Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley were working on the book and it featured the team of Avengers from the popular Joss Whedon movie. But since then, the incomparable...
  • Hayley Atwell Joins Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’

    Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2013 04:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Photo credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com After his stint in Asgard on the Marvel side of the Disney family tree for ‘Thor’, actor/director Kenneth Branagh is stepping into the more classic fairytale side of the company when he helms the live action retelling of ‘Cinderella’....
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Superior Spider-Man’ #16

    Posted Saturday, August 24th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Spider-Man’s quest to take down the Hobgoblin has lead him to The Daily Bugle, where ace reporter Phil Urich is hiding out among his co-workers so that his foe doesn’t find him. However, all the new tech that Octo-Pete has been using helped him to take over every screen in...
  • Movie Review: ‘The World’s End’

    Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2013 05:10 pm GMT -4 by
    Edgar Wright fans have waited quite some time for the final installment of his trilogy of films with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Whether you call it the Three Flavours Trilogy, the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, or the Cornetto Trilogy, it all refers to the same three films: ‘Shaun...
  • Exclusive Interview With Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, & Cassandra Clare of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ – Part 1

    Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Earlier this month, the stars of ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower travelled the country with series author Cassandra Clare on a mall tour to promote their upcoming movie. One of their stops was in Philadelphia at the Franklin...
  • Joss Whedon Talks About His Problems With ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

    Posted Friday, August 23rd, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Star Wars’ is a hot topic these days because of J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, but all that talk has lead many to revisit other aspects of the Lucasfilm franchise such as the original trilogy. And despite being busy with ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘The...