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Paul Koslo, Actor in 'The Omega Man' and 'The Stone Killer,' Dies at 74

Paul Koslo, Actor in 'The Omega Man' and 'The Stone Killer,' Dies at 74
Paul Koslo, a character actor who played the heavy in such films as The Omega ManRooster Cogburn and The Stone Killer, has died. He was 74.

Koslo died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Lake Hughes, Calif., his wife, actress Allaire Paterson Koslo, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Koslo also portrayed a Nevada patrolman in Vanishing Point (1971), a bounty hunter in Joe Kidd (1972) and a gang member in Cleopatra Jones (1973) and the True Grit sequel Rooster Cogburn (1975). He appeared in other notable films like Voyage of the Damned (1976) and Heaven's Gate (1980) as ...
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Paul Koslo Dies: Veteran Character Actor Was 74

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Paul Koslo Dies: Veteran Character Actor Was 74
Veteran character actor Paul Koslo, known for his work in films such as The Omega Man and Vanishing Point, has died. Koslo died January 9 of pancreatic cancer surrounded by family at his home in Lake Hughes, California, his family said in a statement. He was 74.

Koslo, born in Germany and raised in Canada, began his career in his early 20s with a role in Little White Crimes, a short, in 1966. In the 1970s, he established a foothold as an actor in cult films such as Nam’s Angels aka The Losers, referenced in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, along with Vanishing Point and The Stone Killer. While he became known for more villainous roles, he appeared in an unusually

sympathetic co-starring role opposite Charlton Heston in sci-fi cult classic The Omega Man.

His more villainous roles included films Joe Kidd in 1972, opposite Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson-starrer Mr. Majestyk in
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Lalo Schifrin: ‘Impossible’ Composer Receives Oscar for Jazzy Career

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Lalo Schifrin: ‘Impossible’ Composer Receives Oscar for Jazzy Career
Lalo Schifrin has been writing movie and TV music for 60 years, including such iconic themes as “Mission: Impossible,” “Dirty Harry” and “Cool Hand Luke.” And while he has been nominated for six Oscars, he’s never won.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will rectify that oversight when it awards him an Honorary Oscar for his entire career at the 10th annual Governors Awards on Nov. 18 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Schifrin is the third composer in Academy history to receive such an award. Alex North was voted one in 1985, Ennio Morricone another in 2006.

“It’s a great honor, and an incredible surprise,” says the Argentine-born composer, now 86. His numbers alone are staggering: more than 100 film scores, nearly 90 television projects and more than 50 classical works since the late 1950s. He’s also won four Grammys and received four Emmy nominations.

“Lalo is a model film composer,” says Academy music governor Laura Karpman.
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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ Dead at 87

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of ‘Butch Cassidy,’ Dead at 87
William Goldman, the screenwriter best known for penning “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” has died at age 87. According to Deadline, Goldman’s health had been failing for sometime and he passed away surrounded by friends and family in his Manhattan home. Goldman started his career as a novelist before making the jump to screenwriter with the script for Basil Dearden’s 1965 comedy-thriller “Masquerade.”

“All The President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” are widely considered to be Goldman’s greatest screenwriting achievements. “Butch Cassidy,” featuring the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman, won Goldman the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay at the 42nd Academy Awards. Goldman won over scripts for “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Two for the Road” that year. He earned his second Oscar for “All The President’s Men,” which won Best Adapted Screenplay at the
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2018 Academy Governors Awards Include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and Cicely Tyson

On Tuesday night, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for this year’s Governors Awards. Honorary Oscar winners are publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson. The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will go to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal, all presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

This was a relatively happy and carefree decision. Still on the table is the fate of the Best Popular Film award, which was the subject of much discussion at the Telluride Film Festival, where the Academy throws an annual party. Lucasfilm president Kennedy, who is no longer on the Board, wondered if it was an idea worth saving.

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is presented to creative producers
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2018 Academy Governors Awards Include Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and Cicely Tyson

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On Tuesday night, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted for this year’s Governors Awards. Honorary Oscar winners are publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson. The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award will go to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshal, all presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

This was a relatively happy and carefree decision. Still on the table is the fate of the Best Popular Film award, which was the subject of much discussion at the Telluride Film Festival, where the Academy throws an annual party. Lucasfilm president Kennedy, who is no longer on the Board, wondered if it was an idea worth saving.

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, a bust of the motion picture executive, is presented to creative producers
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Honorary Oscars: Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin chosen as 2018 awards recipients

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Honorary Oscars: Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin chosen as 2018 awards recipients
Honorary Oscars for 2018 will be going to actress Cicely Tyson, producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, publicist Marvin Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin. Academy board of governors have chosen these five people for awards that will be given out a special ceremony on November 18. Kennedy and Marshall are being honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Tyson was nominated for an Oscar as Best Actress for “Sounder” (1972). Schifrin has received six nominations for “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), “The Fox” (1968), “Voyage of the Damned” (1976), “The Amityville Horror” (1979), “The Competition” (1980) and “The Sting II” (1983). Levy is the first publicist to receive an honorary Oscar and has worked for MGM, Columbia, Amblin and DreamWorks.

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Kennedy is the first woman to receive the Thalberg. She and Marshall have received Best Picture nominations for “The Sixth Sense” (1999), “Seabiscuit” (2003), “Munich” (2005) and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Cicely Tyson, Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin Tapped for Governors Awards

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin, and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

The honors will be presented at the Academy’s 10th annual Governors Awards on Nov. 18 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work. And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors,” said Academy president John Bailey in a statement released Wednesday.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Irving G.
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1970s: Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Tatum O’Neal … ? [Poll]
Much like the Best Actress category, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1970s went to some true living legends. This decade included the youngest acting winner in history, the shortest performance to win an Oscar in history, and the start for a woman who would go on to become the all-time nomination leader. So which Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of the 1970s is your favorite? Look back on each and vote in our poll below.

Helen Hayes, “Airport” (1970)— Hayes won her second Oscar thanks to her role in “Airport” as Ada Quonsett, an older woman who makes a habit of being a stowaway on airplanes. She previously won an Oscar in Best Actress for “The Sin of Madelon Claudet” (1931). Hayes became the first woman to “Egot,” winning the grand slam of major awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

SEEJessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s,
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‘Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #3.10′ Review

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Written by Richard Dinnick | Art by Francesco Manna | Published by Titan Comics

I’ve come to learn that anything with Richard Dinnick writing it has some quality to it. Either it’s a bit quirky, mines an aspect of Dr Who others have left untouched or forgotten, or just excels at dialogue and character work. He seems to have found a good home with The Twelfth Doctor, suitably quirky and cranky in easy measure. As last issue was a ‘one and done’ deal, this issue sees the first part of a new two-parter, ‘A Confusion of Angels’. Let’s check it out.

If I had a pound for every time an adventure starts with The Doctor finding a drifting spacecraft I would be a millionaire. This time round though, The Doctor has a legitimate concern in that said giant drifting spacecraft has not issued any sort of distress call. The Doctor,
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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

By Larry Luxner written for The Times of Israel

New Release: Available Now for Film Festival & Event ScreeningsUnder Gen. Fulgencio Batista, Cuba Took In Some 6,000 Jewish Diamond Cutters And FamiliesCuba’s Forgotten Jewels explores the little known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba.

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Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana

Directors: Judy Kreith & Robin Truesdale

USA, 2017, 46 minutes, In English

Exhibition formats: Dcp, Blu-ray, DVD

A Tropical Story of Diamonds and Holocaust Survival in ‘Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels’

New film explores the forgotten era when the Caribbean island became a temporary gem hub after opening its doors to thousands of European Jews fleeing the Nazis.

— Times of Israel, August 14, 2017

After a wave of Jewish refugees emigrated in the 1920s and 30s, Cuba shut its doors to immigrants, most notably to the Jews aboard the ship the St.
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Doctor Who and tabloid rumours: when have they got it right?

Mark Harrison Aug 24, 2017

When have tabloid rumours been spot on about Doctor Who, and when have they been, er, less accurate?

“Look Who's the Doc's new assistant!” On Tuesday, the Mirror's front page trumpeted an exclusive reveal that Bradley Walsh would be Jodie Whittaker's companion in the new series of Doctor Who.

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The one-time Sarah Jane Adventures guest star would be the first companion actor to have hosted a quiz show with the same name as a 1960s serial, but beyond trivia, the report has been fairly well received as far as we can see – Walsh is a decent actor, who's worked with incoming executive producer Chris Chibnall before on Law & Order UK, and a fun screen presence. But given the source, might it all be a load of bobbins?
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Doctor Who: Oxygen geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 13, 2017

So many spoilers, as we go looking for references in Doctor Who series 10, Oxygen...

This article contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 10, up to and including Oxygen.

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Space zombies, near-death experiences and what we can only hope is a temporary change for the Doctor… In Oxygen, writer Jamie Mathieson has quite literally played a blinder. And for the more observant among us, there were a handful of pop culture references and callbacks to earlier stories. Here’s our weekly round-up of the ones we noticed, along with the odd bit of wild speculation and things we just found interesting.

Oh, and look out for an extra article on Monday which takes a closer look at a few bits of graphic design this series - including the answer to a question which has been plaguing some of us for a couple of weeks now.
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Doctor Who: Thin Ice geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 29, 2017

Spoilers! We dig into Doctor Who series 10's Thin Ice, to see what else we can find...

This article contains spoilers. Lots of them.

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The Doctor and Bill have saved the day again and something’s knocking in the vault - but it’s only knocking three times, so it doesn’t constitute a reference. Instead, here’s our weekly list of references, callbacks, tenuous spots and generally interesting waffle from this week’s episode. You’ll have to forgive me if I’ve missed anything - I’m at my sister’s wedding as this episode goes out, and they’ve refused to turn the music off for an hour so we can watch it.
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Doctor Who: Smile geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 22, 2017

Doctor Who series 10 remains in fine form with Smile - and we've been hunting for nerdy Easter eggs and spots in the episode. Spoilers!

This article contains lots of spoilers.

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Smile, folks - it’s that time of the week again where we take tonight’s episode of Doctor Who and shake it repeatedly until all of its hidden secrets fall out of its pockets - as well as callbacks and generally interesting observations. And if you think we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments below!

Happiness Will Prevail

If you’re reading this, you’re likely to fit into one of two categories – those of you who love and understand emojis and those of you (myself included) who have resigned
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18 TV Gifts We Wish For You This Holiday Season

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Fa la la la la, la la la laaaaaa!

Tis the season for us to dig into our gift bags and deliver, to our loyal and new readers alike, the best wishes we can bestow upon fellow TV Fanatics.

These are the types of presents that may have come only once in a lifetime. You may have already enjoyed them, or some may be completely new to you.

Hopefully, you'll find something in this sack Santa carries directly from us to you that you can experience for the first time.

May your days be bright, your holidays light and while with family and friends you unite (I couldn't resist).

1. A Gift of Sports Night from Brittany Frederick My eternal wish in life is that everyone watches Sports Night. So I would give that show to the world and let us experience its awesomeness over again. Because it's still the best show I've ever seen,
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John Ostrander: Happy Christmas, Doctor Who

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There are all kinds of traditions connected to Christmas. One tradition in our house is the Doctor Who Christmas Special playing here on BBC America. If you don’t know, Doctor Who is the looooong running BBC series about an alien time traveler and his (usually) human companion(s) who all travel through time and space having adventures. The Doctor regenerates into a new body – and a new actor – when his current body is at its end. If you don’t know the series and/or don’t care, you can probably skip this column.

There was a sort of Christmas Special as far back as the first incarnation over a half-century ago, but mostly it’s only been over the last ten years. The latest one will be tonight (if you’re reading this on Sunday). The first in this series began after the show returned from a sixteen-year
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Doctor Who Christmas special: The Return Of Doctor Mysterio nerdy spots & Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard Dec 25, 2016

We dig through The Return Of Doctor Mysterio - with spoilers - for the geeky stuff that lies within it...

Lots of spoilers lie ahead.

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The Doctor is back! And this time he’s brought with him a cornucopia of superhero riffs and references as a special Christmas treat for all of us here at Den of Geek. As is traditional, here are our viewing notes for the episode, as we try to explain the callbacks, the allusions, and the things that definitely weren’t intentional but are fun to think about anyway. And as ever, if you’ve spotted something we’ve missed - very likely, as it’s Christmas evening and we’ve been on the sherry -
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J R R Tolkien biopic lands Doctor Who director

Simon Brew Nov 8, 2016

Middle Earth, the story of the early life of Lord Of The Rings author J R R Tolkien, has recruited James Strong to direct...

The planned movie biopic of J R R Tolkien is now moving ahead, with the news that James Strong has signed up to direct the project.

The film is going by the name of Middle Earth, and Strong comes to the film off the back of small screen successes Broadchurch and United. He’s also an experienced Doctor Who director too, with stories such as Voyage Of The Damned and Planet Of The Dead to his name, along with the Cyberwoman instalment of Torchwood.

Angus Fletcher has penned the script for Middle Earth, and it’s set to tell the story of the early years of Tolkien, and what gave him the inspiration for stories such as The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
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Doctor Who: geeky spots in The Husbands Of River Song

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Spoilers! It's our viewing notes and geeky spots for the Doctor Who Christmas special, The Husbands Of River Song....

It’s Christmas Day and that can only mean one thing - the Doctor Who return of Professor River Song, and the Den of Geek return of the geeky spots. So join us, won’t you, for a festive walk through the callbacks, allusions and generally interesting similarities featured in The Husbands Of River Song. If you spot anything we’ve missed out - we’ve been on the Christmas sherry since 9 o’clock this morning - let us know in the comments!

The References of River Song

As you might expect from the convoluted story of the Doctor and River Song, this episode contains a lot of references to their previous adventures together. Before reading this article, it might be useful to read our article on River Song’s timeline,
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