About Bill Silvia

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Bill Silvia has been publishing content on the internet since 2006.  He began as a writer of horror film-related reviews and articles for Fight-Evil.com, where he continued to publish content until the site stopped carrying articles.  From 2009 through 2011 he published Star Wars and Science Fiction-related reviews and articles for NJOE.com.  In 2010 Bill was one of a number of administrators involved in the founding of Man in Black Reviews (later MiBReviews), and its spin-offs, Tickled Fears and Stars’ End, where he and many contributors who posted written reviews, short form fiction, original videos, and more.  The site closed in early 2013.  Since 2010, Bill has published articles and reviews on Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ Reviews.

On each of these sites, Bill has worked to experiment with various formats in order to further his capacity to create new and interesting content.  It is these skills that he has taken to this blog in order to continue writing and publishing on a regular basis, pushing his abilities with higher quality content, and establishing a dialogue with the internet community.  On this blog, he will post analytical articles, reviews, short and long form fiction, podcasts and original videos.  Any comments or criticism of any sort are welcome, and readers are always welcome to email him at reviewerinblack@gmail.com.

Film Review: 2004’s Blade Trinity

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“But everyone knows the movies are full of crap. The truth is, it started with Blade, and ended with him,” the Narrator says as Blade: Trinity opens. “The rest of us were just along for the ride.” This can’t be more true. Why the hell are all these other shit heads in this movie?

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Star Wars Review: Tales of the Jedi–Dark Lords of the Sith

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Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith is the first half of a Star Wars epic.  Together with The Sith War, it creates a twelve part voyage from Jedi Apprentice to a Sith Lord at the end of his days – or not.  In fact, it takes the story backward, from a media perspective.  Ignoring release dates, the saga of Darth Palpatine starts with a novel followed by six films and is wrapped  up with a comic epilogue.  The tale of Exar Kun starts with a twelve page comic epic, follows up with a cinematic video game about the aftermath of his war, and wraps up with a novel epilogue.

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Star Wars Review: Tales of the Jedi–The Freedon Nadd Uprising

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The Freedon Nadd Uprising is the third arc in the Tales of the Jedi series (keeping in mind that the two volumes about the Great Hyperspace War were published later) and it’s where a lot of things change. By the time this was made, Dark Lords of the Sith and The Sith War were in the pipeline, which means Tom Veitch had the opportunity to plan ahead and foreshadow in a way that wasn’t necessarily an option for Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beastriders of Onderon and The Saga of Nomi Sunrider.

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