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Vin Diesel loves Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Vin Diesel “had the most amazing experience” in watching the upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. And it wasn’t because he’s one of the drama’s costars. After seeing director Ang Lee’s new movie in 120 frames per second, 4K HD, and 3D, he had one takeaway for fans.

“Whatever you guys do, find a way to see it in 120 frames,” he insisted in a new Instagram video.

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is all fanfare in first look

The country is ready to meet Private Billy Lynn.

In the first look of Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s newest film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Billy (newcomer Joe Alwynn) is welcomed home from Iraq as a hero in the wake of a firefight. Surrounded by the Alabama State Marching Hornets and cheerleaders, smack dab at the 50-yard line of a Thanksgiving football game, Billy doesn’t look fully prepared for his moment.

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Academy expresses 'regrets' for insensitive Asian jokes at Oscars following open letter

UPDATE: The Academy has a released a statement in response to a letter calling out the show’s “tone-deaf approach to its portrayal of Asians.”

“The Academy appreciates the concerns stated, and regrets that any aspect of the Oscar telecast was offensive,” an Academy spokesperson said. “We are committed to doing our best to ensure that material in future shows be more culturally sensitive.”

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Ang Lee to screen Billy Lynn at 120 frames per second

Ever since the advent of “talkie” motion pictures, the standard frame rate for films has been 24 frames-per-second (fps). Although innovators like Michael Todd and Douglas Trumbull have experimented with higher rates over the years, 24 has remained the standard, for various reasons. Peter Jackson broke this tradition, filming and showing The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey at 48 fps — but the audience reaction was mixed, at best.

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The 14 best Oscar acceptances speeches since 2006

Winning an Oscar is a triumph in itself, but the victors’ acceptance speeches often contain some of the most exciting moments of any given Academy Awards ceremony. From Heath Ledger’s family receiving a posthumous best supporting actor statue on his behalf to Patricia Arquette publicly calling<span style=”line-height: 1

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John Krasinski, Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee to announce Oscar nominations

John Krasinski, Guillermo Del Toro, and Ang Lee are going to have to set their alarms bright and early on Thursday.

The three will join Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, beginning at 5:30 a.m. PT. Directors del Toro and Lee will first unveil the nominees for animated feature film, cinematography, costume design, documentary feature, documentary short subject, makeup and hairstyling, original song, animated short film, live action short film, sound editing, and sound mixing.

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See the Fresh Off The Boat cast invoke Ang Lee in Golden Globes plea

Fresh Off The Boat is hungry for more than just a few extra episodes. The ABC comedy now has its sights on a shiny Golden Globe, even sending a special video message last week to members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In the minute-plus video, the Huangs are gathered around the TV, watching Ang Lee compete for a Best Director trophy at 1996’s 53rd Golden Globe Awards for Sense and Sensibility.

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