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

  • Movie Review: ‘Insurgent’

    Posted Friday, March 20th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Last year, the world was introduced to the young heroine Tris Prior and the dystopian Chicago of Neil Burger’s ‘Divergent.’ In that film based on Veronica Roth’s first novel, this society of factions was established and we met the villainous Erudite leader named Janine Matthews, who looked to control the entire society and wipe out everyone […]

  • Will J.J. Abrams Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’?

    Posted Friday, March 20th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    About nine months ago, reports emerged saying that ‘Looper’ and ‘Brick’ director Rian Johnson would be taking the reins from J.J. Abrams after ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to write and direct ‘Episode VIII’ and ‘Episode IX’. Last week, it was confirmed that Johnson would write and direct ‘Episode VIII’ during the Disney shareholder meeting […]

  • DC Comics Cancels ‘Batgirl’ Variant Cover After #ChangeTheCover Controversy

    Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    After celebrating Batman’s 75th anniversary last year, it’s now time to celebrate the Dark Knight’s greatest foe. 2015 belongs to the Clown Prince of Crime as DC Comics celebrates 75 years of The Joker this June. As part of the festivities, the publisher will release a series of 25 variant covers to honor one of […]

  • It’s Time For Some Fun With New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ TV Spot

    Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    May 1st is drawing closer every day and on that day, we will be living on an Avengers World once again thanks to the release of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Joss Whedon assembles Earth’s Mightiest Heroes once again to take on a threat unlike any other in the form of a maniacal machine played by James […]

  • Carol Danvers Joins ‘Secret Wars’ In ‘Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps’

    Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    Since it was announced that Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction signed a deal with Universal TV to develop their creator-owned comic properties into television shows, some fans feared that the charismatic and extremely passionate writer of ‘Bitch Planet’ and ‘Pretty Deadly’ would be stepping away from comics a bit. However, fans who found her […]

  • Which Marvel Comics Titles Will End For ‘Secret Wars’?

    Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -4
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    Back in November 2014, Marvel Comics released the final ‘Secret Wars’ teaser that said, “Everything Ends.” Since then, we’ve been getting more and more details about the new books coming our way when the upcoming event shifts into gear. But what exactly did that teaser with the date “Spring 2015” mean? Marvel’s SVP of Sales & […]

  • TV Review: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One of Us’

    Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Ever since ‘The Avengers’, it seems like super-powered team ups have been all the rage in the comic book movie genre. From the upcoming ‘Arrow’/’The Flash’ spinoff to the potentially defunct ‘Sinister Six’ to the big screen adaptation of ‘Suicide Squad’, everyone is getting in on this action. Now, a supervillain team comes to ‘Agents […]

  • Assassin No More: Angela Goes Back In Time With New ‘Secret Wars’ Series

    Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
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    After being introduced in ‘Age of Ultron,‘ long-time ‘Spawn’ character Angela made quite an impact on the Marvel Universe. The Angel of Heven spent some time traveling with the Guardians of the Galaxy, but then in ‘Original Sin,’ we all learned that she is actually a lost daughter of Asgard. Since then, she’s been starring in ‘Angela: […]

  • ‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Discouraged From Reading Comics

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    We’ve known for some time that Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ would be straying from the source material thanks to some early rumblings about the upcoming reboot. This notion was pretty much confirmed when the first teaser trailer dropped and showed a much darker and grounded tone for Marvel’s First Family. But just how far from […]

  • Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor Returns In ‘Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor’ Trailer

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Recently, Titan Comics announced that they would be crossing over the 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctors in a massive event taking place in their amazing ‘Doctor Who’ comics to celebrate a year of brand new stories featuring the beloved Time Lord. However, that isn’t the only occasion that the company is celebrating with their line […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series Will Start As A Prequel

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 02:20 pm GMT -4
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      Last week, we saw the first image from the upcoming ‘Walking Dead’ companion series known as ‘Cobalt’. Along with that picture came the announcement that AMC has picked up the show for a two-season order, the first of which is set to debut late this summer. Details are slim on the new zombie drama […]

  • Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Spot & Stills Show Who Runs The World

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    “Who will sit on the Iron Throne?” is a constant question on the mind of a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan. There are many theories out there that say that Jon Snow could end up as the ruler, but others think that Gendry could be the one. However, a new TV spot for the new season […]

  • ‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Criticizes Upcoming DC Movies

    Posted Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
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    In the seemingly eternal debate that pits Marvel and DC against one another, it’s hard to argue that each one excels differently in areas of entertainment beyond comic books. When it comes to animation, the likes of ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Young Justice,’ and ‘Teen Titans’ are staples for superhero fans of all ages. Television […]

  • New Details For Hulk Vs. Hulkbuster Scene In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

    Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 03:06 pm GMT -4
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    Last week, Disney held their annual shareholder meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. At this gathering, the Mouse House unveiled some details for a few key projects currently in development. Fresh from a galaxy far, far away, Bob Iger officially revealed that the first ‘Star Wars’ spinoff, which will be directed […]

  • TV Review: ‘Powers: Pilot’

    Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    In this day and age, we’re getting a lot of superheroes in our entertainment. Not only are comic books more mainstream and more accessible than ever before, but characters like Batman, Green Arrow, and The Avengers are dominating film and television as well, so these characters are everywhere. However, in addition to the old favorites, […]