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The Bock’s Office: ‘Insurgent’ a slightly enhanced sequel

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” may not go in an entirely new direction, but as a bridge between two other movies, at least it holds up even with the shaky foundation with which it started.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Cinderella’ a lovely rendering of an already-told fairy tale

The newest adaptation of “Cinderella” has the unfortunate situation of two confining glass slippers, each made from different but demanding audience expectations. Whichever of these shoes fits best, the other probably won’t be happy.

Biz Buzz: Burgers and brats come to Mathers' Bar in Craig

A new grill took the place of what used to be Virginia’s Mexican Food in Mathers bar. On Feb. 14, Shannon Mose and her daughter Tasa Miller opened B&B Grill.

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Rebecca and Kuba to bring wide range of music to Craig

Craig Concert Association performance takes place Saturday

Craig Concert Association’s newest show will feature a little bit of everything from an act that prides itself on variety. “An Evening with Rebecca and Kuba” will be the latest act in the CCA series, taking place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Focus’ a sham of a scam movie

If you own corrective eyewear, and you’re planning to see the film “Focus,” you may just want to leave your glasses or contacts at home. Watching it as a total blur can only be an improvement.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kingsman’ is entertaining, but no crowning achievement

When someone tells you “manners maketh the man,” they’re probably inclined to lecture you about etiquette. When the hero of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells you that, he’s about to smash a glass in your face and beat you and your entire group of friends within an inch of your lives.

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The Bock’s Office: Oscar nominees going for the gold

Earlier this month, the Super Bowl finished off the pro football season to the consternation of sports junkies, and this weekend comes the equivalent of the Big Game for cinephiles. The 87th Academy Awards will include just as many gripes and pleasant surprises alike as the best in film for 2014 are honored.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Imitation Game’ a precise, poignant drama

Even when a person makes a tremendous change for the better in the world, it doesn’t take much for their legacy to be tarnished or even forgotten completely. Though it can’t change some of its unfortunate circumstances, “The Imitation Game” labors to get its hero his due.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paddington’ a tale with lots of warm fuzzies

Winnie the Pooh had his honey, but the star of “Paddington” is addicted to a different substance in his cinematic escapades. Even so, the bear of very little brains isn’t the only one who can give us a sweet story.

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Mark your calendar for Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

Valentine’s Day event seeking more entries

The 20th annual Art Walk and ninth annual Taste of Chocolate will be here soon, and organizers with Downtown Business Association want this year’s celebration of talent to be bigger and better than ever.

Craig education briefs for Jan. 17, 2015: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ shows Saturday at Moffat County High School

The curtain will go up for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

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Denver Film Critics honor 2014's best movies

Earlier this week, Denver Film Critics Society awarded “American Sniper” with Best Picture. The Colorado-based group spread the honors acknowledged many 2014’s best films, with “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” scoring the most, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Score and Best Cinematography.

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The Bock’s Office: What tops the list for 2014?

Each year I compile a top 10 list of the best films of the past 12 months, and each year it feels incomplete because of the near-impossibility of viewing every single movie to determine the hidden gems or deciding if the big releases are worth the hype. Either way, here is my countdown of my selections for the features I was able to watch that had the biggest effect on me.

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Craig kids dive into rehearsals following auditions Monday

With only four days of rehearsal left before the show goes live, the 64 kids who were cast for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” have no time to waste.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Unbroken’ mangled by poor storytelling

If your favorite part of a war movie is anything that doesn’t involve bullets or punches flying, “Unbroken” may not be the movie for you. If the aforementioned is in fact your preference, and this film doesn’t fill your quota, perhaps professional therapy is the way to go.

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