Apocalypse takes place a decade after Days of Future Past and is a seamless next step in the story. The altering of time has unleashed a new and uniquely powerful enemy. Charles (James McAvoy), Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are joined by young Cyclops, Storm, Jean and others as the X-Men must fight their most formidable foe yet: an ancient unrelenting force determined to cause an apocalypse unlike any in human history. 


"Against Apocalypse"

the biggest Void rift in remembered history has opened.

Fighting against an endless swarm of Voidspawn and the Undead, the champions, summoners and all other residents of Runeterra are struggling to save their world. Will they succeed?

Find out in the lore update of Factions: http://leaguefactions.net/11-against-apocalypse/

Also, concerning the Sion update, I would just like to highlight his interesting quarrel with, how he put it, “frou-frou Darius of the New Noxus” xD

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The latest from the team at Reel 89 and the lads from Saviours. Enjoy a 4 minute Zombie spectacle.



The Maze Runner has finally hit theaters after much anticipation from audiences as well as film critics. The movie is based on the first of a series of books by James Dashner, the author of the series. The book, as well as the film, was excellent, being some of the most interesting material I’ve read in a very long time. The film is about a group of boys being trapped in a huge glade, which is then discovered to be surrounded by a giant maze. The boys explore this maze for years to find a way out of the maze until they finally find a way out. The reviews for this film were expectedly impressed and the film itself is, in my opinion, at the same level as The Hunger Games when it comes to great teen movies. With the idea of an apocalypse accompanying this subject, it is hard to stay away from this story.

John Paesano, a composer whom is new to the industry, composed the score for this film. He, according to my research, has scored the spinoff television series for How To Train Your Dragon, titled Dragons: Dark Riders. I have never even heard of this series until now and didn’t even know anything about it, but it seems to have impressed quite a large amount of people. I can’t seem to find much more info on this composer.

Regardless on how little info there is on Paesano, his score for The Maze Runner is a wonder that works incredibly well with the film. It starts with “The Maze Runner”, the main title sequence for this soundtrack. We don’t hear anything too different from mainstream scoring here, with a typical French horn anthem and string arpeggios all in D minor, but it is very catchy and does work with the film. The climax at the end is very effective. And, of course, the French horns of DOOM are everywhere in this anthem, but they aren’t too obnoxious, so I guess we can let it slide this time. When the choir enters it truly is a wonderful experience.

“What Is This Place?” is a great atmospheric cue that really does set the setting well for this film. The creepy string accents with the cool bass pad provide great support for the beautiful acoustic guitar solo. This almost has a resemblance to Brian Tyler’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag score, but without the action. The strings certainly have the same resemblance, but it sounds more full than Tyler’s score. “Section 7” really sounds like Tyler’s score, with the string arpeggios and typical DOOM horns again, but this works so unbelievably well with the film.

“Banishment” is one hell of a buildup cue. It starts soft to create tension for the dialogue. Then, it starts kicking into gear as the volume and tension increases all the way up to a massive sound that abruptly stops when the maze doors close. It is such an emotional ride and is one of the best cues in the entire movie. “Finale” is the best cue in the entire film, simply because the emotional connections it creates with the movie is such a relief from the rest of the film. The beautiful piano and choir accents here give off such an angelic feel that really is so easy to connect to. The strings are gorgeous here and the melody is spectacular. What a beautiful ending to an awesome film.

Paesano’s score for The Maze Runner is an incredible effort, with some great music to support an incredible film. This film easily goes on one of the best films of the year for me because the film brings out every human emotion you can think of, and that doesn’t really happen often with Hollywood film anymore. There is suspense, comedy, beauty, angelic choir, and sadness, all in one score. Paesano should certainly be proud of his efforts for this wonderful start to what is likely going to be an amazing franchise.

Music As Written For The Film: 5/5

Music As Heard On Album: 4/5

Overall: 4.5/5

NY Times:


    “Google announces big plans following purchase

      of international medical system. All patients in

      critical condition must link their equipment to a Google Plus™

      account or life support will be cut by the 30th.

       ”It will be an amazing step forward in social networking,”

          Google executives say.

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