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

  • Disney Looks For Tall Individuals In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Casting Call

    Posted Monday, September 23rd, 2013 03:13 pm GMT -4
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    Just like the films that came before it, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will film across the pond in the United Kingdom. Director J.J. Abrams will have to step out of his comfort zone as he’s used to shooting in his own backyard of Los Angeles, but it’s all for the good of the next chapter […]

  • J.J. Abrams Looks To Make ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Feel Real

    Posted Friday, September 20th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of ‘Star Wars’ news. From the spinoffs/origins from Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg to the indefinite shelving of ‘Star Wars: Detours’, there’s been no shortage of new information about what’s to come from a galaxy far, far away under the new Disney regime. However, we haven’t really gotten much […]

  • Red Band Trailer For IFC Midnight’s ‘+1’ (AKA ‘Plus One’)

    Posted Friday, September 20th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this month, we learned about the new film from writer-director Dennis Iliadis, ‘+1’. Premiering at this year’s South By Southwest, IFC picked up the paradoxical party pic that goes way beyond any raucous teen party movie by throwing elements of time travel and suspense. Recently, we showed off some nearly NSFW stills from the […]

  • ‘See No Evil 2’ Adds Danielle Harris And Katherine Isabelle To The Cast

    Posted Friday, September 20th, 2013 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Last month, Lionsgate and WWE Films announced that former WWE Champion Kane would be reprising his role of Jacob Goodnight from the 2006 film ‘See No Evil’ in a sequel. In a press release, they said that ‘See No Evil 2′ will be written by Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby for identical twin horror […]

  • Rumors Persist For Benedict Cumberbatch In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2013 07:08 pm GMT -4
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    Earlier this month, a rumor began to circulate about ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Benedict Cumberbatch joining J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. Apparently, just as I had predicted, he was being courted to play a Sith Lord that would be heavily featured throughout the whole trilogy. But even though he […]

  • Roland Emmerich Offers ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Updates

    Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2013 01:13 pm GMT -4
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    Some good news came up on the ‘Independence Day’ front recently when it was revealed that Will Smith could still be a part of the upcoming sequels from Roland Emmerich. No word yet on if Captain Steve Hiller will return for one or both of the planned films, but we do have some new details […]

  • New Details On Thor’s Trip To Disneyland

    Posted Thursday, September 19th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4
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    Earlier this year, to promote the release of ‘Iron Man 3’, Disneyland welcomed Stark Industries into Innoventions in Tomorrowland to showcase the Iron Man technology used by Tony Stark, including the brand new Mark 42 armor. This was all part of a new initiative announced at this year’s D23 Expo to expand Marvel’s presence in the company’s […]

  • It’s A Family Affair In New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s been over a month since we’ve gotten a new trailer for ‘Thor: The Dark World’, but now an extended version of that preview has hit the web. While we mostly see footage from previously released promotional material, this new promo features something a bit extra in the form of Thor’s family getting into the […]

  • New ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Teaser Slithers Online

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s become pretty common for Ryan Murphy’s FX horror anthology ‘American Horror Story’ to come out with some pretty creepy and gruesome promos to promote their new season. The latest one titled ‘Coven’ is no different, as we’ve seen some shocking things including pins, being buried alive, and stairs. Now, it’s all about snakes thanks […]

  • Joss Whedon Saves The Day On ‘Thor: The Dark World’

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 03:22 pm GMT -4
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    Since ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, Joss Whedon has been Marvel Studios’ main man. He’s been overseeing all the projects coming out of the woodwork and swooping in to consult as necessary. Most recently, while he’s very busy with his own film, ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’, he was brought in to do some work […]

  • Paramount Moves ‘Terminator’ Reboot Release Date

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 12:06 pm GMT -4
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    The upcoming reboot of the ‘Terminator’ franchise is coming along. Recently, Alan Taylor of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ entered talks to direct the project based on the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film from James Cameron. There’s no word yet on if the former California governor will still be a part of the […]

  • Billie Piper Joins Showtime’s Horror Series ‘Penny Dreadful’

    Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4
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    ‘Doctor Who’ fans are nearly dying from the anticipation of the 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler returning to the show for it’s 50th Anniversary in November, but Billie Piper is keeping busy until that special episode premieres. The former companion will go from traveling in the TARDIS to mingling with the likes of Victor Frankenstein, […]

  • ‘American Horror Story’ Star Lily Rabe Joins ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

    Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 07:27 pm GMT -4
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    Recently, a whole slew of actresses have been joining ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’. The two-parter from director Francis Lawrence has seen Julianne Moore, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer, and newcomer Stef Dawson take on roles in the final chapter for Katniss Everdeen and the rebellion. Now, yet another talented actress has joined the fray. According to […]

  • Wolverine & Magneto Butt Heads In ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

    Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 04:07 pm GMT -4
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    Despite being a little under a year away from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, we’ve been getting a good bit of X-Men this summer. Not only was the cast assembled in the hallowed halls of San Diego Comic-Con this year, but Hugh Jackman also slipped on the claws for another go as Logan in ‘The […]

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Goes Global In New Set Pictures

    Posted Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4
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    With the first episode airing in a little over a week, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is currently shooting their fourth episode in Stockholm. It appears that the first live action television show to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be getting out of New York City and the Hellicarrier by globetrotting a bit. However, […]