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

  • New Trailer For Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’

    Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Director Spike Jonze’s latest film ‘Her’ is being touted as one of the year’s best films. Despite not being eligible for the Best Actress category at the Golden Globes due to a technicality, the sci-fi romance about a man who falls in love with his phone’s artificially intelligent operating system has racked up a few […]

  • Explicit Original Page From Alan Moore’s ‘The Killing Joke’ Unveiled

    Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    One of the all-time great comic book stories will always be Alan Moore’s ‘The Killing Joke’. The story revolves around The Joker’s rise to villainy and his attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane to prove that “one bad day” can turn even the most upstanding citizen into a madman just like him. The crowning glory […]

  • CW Allegedly Developing Live Action ‘Young Justice’ Series

    Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    After bringing many DC heroes to their network over the years with shows like ‘Smallville’, ‘Arrow’, and a possible spinoff for Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in ‘The Flash’, the CW appears to be bringing in yet another property that once had a great following on TV before. Except the last time we saw this collection of […]

  • Even Simon Pegg Can’t Get The Pubs Straight In ‘The World’s End’ Blooper Reel

    Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    It seems like just yesterday ‘The World’s End’ was in theaters and we were talking to director Edgar Wright and star Nick Frost about the epic finale to the Cornetto Trilogy, but alas, that was actually three months ago and the film has already made it’s way to Blu-ray and DVD. And as with many […]

  • Exclusive Interview With ‘Coherence’ Director James Byrkit

    Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Over the past couple of months, the city of Philadelphia has been taken over by some awesome film festivals. Thanks to them, I was fortunate enough to see some great movies that I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to see otherwise. But it was at the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival that I saw one […]

  • New Synopsis For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Features Oscorp

    Posted Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 04:13 pm GMT -5
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    As more news about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ emerges, it seems like new villains are being added every day. We’ve already seen glimpses of Electro and Rhino, but there’s also been talk of The Vulture, The Green Goblin and The Shocker. Well, now a newly released blurb about the film seems to add more fuel to […]

  • ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Writer, Simon Kinberg, Explains Why Wolverine Goes Back In Time

    Posted Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    In the original version of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Kitty Pryde was the one that traveled back in time to stop the war between humans and mutants from happening. When Bryan Singer’s movie adaptation added Ellen Page to the cast to reprise her role from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’, it looked as if the […]

  • Marvel Postpones Matt Fraction’s ‘Inhuman’

    Posted Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Last week, we saw the end the epic crossover event from Jonathan Hickman called ‘Infinity’, which (as clichéd as this sounds) changed the face of the Marvel Universe as we know it. Many things happened as a result of Thanos’ invasion of Earth during that story, but one of the biggest things had to be […]

  • First Full Look At Smaug From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Thanks to a number of featurettes, TV spots, and images, we’ve gotten a few glimpses of the titular dragon voiced by ‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, however, we have yet to see the beast in all of his glory in any sort of promotional material for Peter Jackson’s second […]

  • Elizabeth Olsen Discusses The Character Of The Scarlet Witch In ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    While we’ve known for some time now thanks to Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel officially announced Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the newest cast members to join Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ last week. Along with this confirmation, the actress was recently out and about promoting her latest film ‘Old Boy’ and she […]

  • Scarlett Johansson’s Performance In ‘Her’ Not Eligible For Golden Globes

    Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 04:46 pm GMT -5
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    One of my most anticipated films of the year that’s finally getting released this month is Spike Jonze’s upcoming film about a man who falls in love with his phone’s artificially intelligent operating system called ‘Her’. While making it’s rounds on the festival circuit, it’s been getting quite a bit of buzz thanks to Scarlett […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Walking Dead: Too Far Gone’

    Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    At the end of my review for last week’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’, I speculated whether the the mid-season finale titled ‘Too Far Gone’ would be disappointing or not. Well, after seeing the epic battle for the prison unfold, I can say with full confidence that this installment of AMC’s hit zombie drama was anything but […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘New Avengers’ #12

    Posted Sunday, December 1st, 2013 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    With ‘Infinity’ coming to an end this week, the latest issue of ‘New Avengers’ acts as an epilogue to the whole event. The issue catches up with the members of the Illuminati after Thane and the Avengers quelled the scuffle with Thanos and now they’re free to revisit the things that plagued them before the […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Avengers Arena’ #18

    Posted Sunday, December 1st, 2013 09:00 am GMT -5
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    About a year ago, a brand new book called ‘Avengers Arena’ from Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker that sounded like Marvel’s version of ‘The Hunger Games’/’Battle Royale’ debuted to mix feelings. But as the book progressed and the audience explored Murder World, fans began to rally behind it despite the promise of all our favorite […]

  • David Morrissey Sheds Light On The Governor’s Actions In ‘The Walking Dead’

    Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    After a fairly long absence from ‘The Walking Dead’ this season, David Morrissey returned to the AMC zombie drama two episodes ago where we finally caught up with the Governor after the fall of Woodbury. It looked as if the madman had undergone a change of heart and put all the horrible acts behind him, […]