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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.

Craig education briefs for Jan. 3, 2015: Theater program to cast Craig kids in January show of ‘Wizard of Oz’

An audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Holiday Happenings: New Year’s Eve in Craig

The final day of 2014 is here, and like the rest of the world, everyone wants to say farewell to the old year and greet the new in style whether at home with loved ones or out and about singing “Auld Lang Syne.” Here are some of the local activities, depending on how you want to spend your night on the town.

Theater program to cast Craig kids in January show of ‘Wizard of Oz’

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of “The Wizard of Oz” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Into the Woods’ is happily ever after all over again

No matter how many iterations of storybook characters come along, it’s hard not to identify with the ones you first heard as a child. Oh, wait, you say they sing in the fairy tale feature “Into the Woods?” Well, that changes everything!

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Hobbit’ — For the love of gold…

Too much of a good thing inevitably has to have its downside. For those who have grown to love the cinematic tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, that aftereffect has finally come in the form of “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

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