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The Bock’s Office: All systems go for ‘The Martian’

When you’re looking at red, dusty landscapes without another human being in sight, you can either get motivated or get depressed. No, I’m not talking about being in Utah, rather the do-or-die hero of “The Martian.”

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Scorch’ a trial of a sequel to watch

The heat is always on to create the next big thing in young adult action films. Unfortunately, in the case of ”Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” that thermal overload proves too much pressure. Out of the frying pan, as they say…

Craig education briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: Sagebrush Sea film screening highlights sage grouse

Audubon Rockies, Conservation Colorado and Friends of Northwest Colorado are hosting a screening of the recently premiered film, The Sagebrush Sea, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig.

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The Bock’s Office: Summer selections — From the magnificently mad to the unfantastic

Spending your summer in the theater with the Avengers, wacky choral singers or unwieldy dinosaurs is as fine an investment as you want it to be, because the price of a movie ticket for something you enjoy is never a waste of money. That being said, here’s my two cents on a selection of films from the past few months I didn’t get a chance to review for one reason or another.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Shaun the Sheep’ gets baa-ck to basics of cartoon cleverness

With little yellow creatures and manifestations of emotions getting all the attention this summer, you may have missed one of the more undemanding animated pleasures of the season. It may not be the biggest resident of the movie pasture, but “Shaun the Sheep Movie” could be the best of the bunch.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Rogue Nation’ runs risk of overthinking movie magic

As you enter the movie theater, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to watch “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” purely for entertainment value. But, before you commit to anything, you should know the makers will be doing everything they can to make this… what’s the word I’m looking for here?

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Moffat County Balloon Festival flying higher than ever

New, returning features inflate annual event’s reputation

If you’re at Loudy-Simpson Park early Saturday morning, odds are you’ll be looking up. However, remember as you turn your attention elsewhere that there’s a lot going on back down on the ground. The sixth annual Moffat County Balloon Festival gets going with a schedule packed with diverse activities, and if you think everything is about the balloons, you should know the festival encompasses a lot more.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paper Towns’ a low-key, likeable teen flick

If you’re familiar with the author of “Paper Towns,” you may be expecting the new film adaptation to reach for the “Stars.” But, it doesn’t — it charts its own course, which upon watching the film, you’ll realize is just fine.

Business Buzz: Carwile takes new position with Tri-State, announces next comment period

Business news from around Craig and Moffat County.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Minions’ has animated absurdity at all levels

There’s a universal language in comedy that people intrinsically understand. Whether it’s someone flirting with a fire hydrant or getting repeatedly smacked in the face to remove a bee, some characters and situations are just unavoidably funny. Don’t bother to question it; just watch a movie like “Minions” and know your intuition to chuckle is correct.

Grand Futures offers free movie night with ‘Avengers’ Thursday

Movie fans of all ages, assemble! Grand Futures Prevention Coalition’s series of free family movie nights continues Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park, with “The Avengers” showing as the sun goes down.

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The Bock’s Office: Glad, sad, mad and more are all part of ‘Inside Out’

If Jiminy Cricket had any actual power as a conscience, his story might have gone a lot quicker. Then again, when you’re given a computer console that can make someone cry, grin or throw a tantrum like in “Inside Out,” it can get even trickier.

Comedy, music offered at Craig Clarion this weekend

The Clarion Inn & Suites will be a hub of activity this weekend. The Craig hotel will feature multiple acts, including the Dickey Bill Wagner Comedy Show Friday night and the Front Range group Honey Gitters Saturday.

Grand Futures offers free movie night Thursday in Craig

Gather your family for a fun night of outdoor entertainment. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a movie night at dusk Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park. As it begins to get dark, the group will screen the cartoon “Despicable Me 2” for everyone in attendance.

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Whittle the Wood winds down with carving winners, Jefferson Starship concert

As is always the case with Craig’s favorite yearly gathering, the noise level only grew in its last day in Loudy-Simpson Park, as musical guests closed the event by replacing the sounds of chainsaws with something out of this world. The intergalactic ensemble of Jefferson Starship dropped by to provide a memorable performance Saturday evening, concluding the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.