Alibi V.23 No.27 • July 3-9, 2014 
“Magic and wonderment, everybody. Magic and wonderment. ... OK, 10 percent less wonderment, Ella.”

Film Review

Earth to Echo

Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better efforts

Found-footage, sci-fi film Earth to Echo aims for Spielbergian nostalgia, but is just a faint echo of earlier, better efforts.

Reel World

48 Hour Film Project extends its deadline, Can’t Stop the Serenity lands at KiMo, Matilda screens at South Broadway.

Idiot Box

Rapture, Be Pure

“The Leftovers” on HBO

“Lost” producer explores the Rapture in HBO’s feel-bad supernatural drama “The Leftovers.”

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”