The National Film Registry Adds THE BIG LEBOWSKI, WILLY WONKA, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, ROSEMARY’S BABY, and More

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Every year, the members of the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) selects 25 films to be added to the Registry, and these films will be preserved in the Library of Congress for all-time due to their significant contribution to American society.  After watching the great documentary These Amazing Shadows (which is about the National Film Registry) several years ago, I wondered when The Big Lebowski would get in.  A couple years ago I was still wondering the same thing.  For a movie that didn’t blow up the box office when it was released or rack up tons of awards, it has entered the national consciousness and even created an annual festival that’s been going around the country since 2002.

Today, The Dude is finally in the registry.  The NFPB have announced their selections, and The Big Lebowski is among them.  Other films added to the registry include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rosemary’s Baby, House of Wax, Little Big Man, Pixar’s Luxo Jr., Rio Bravo, and Saving Private Ryan.  Hit the jump for the full list and the NFPB’s reason for each selection.  Also, if you want to try and get a film into the registry, you can go here to nominate a film (Die Hard is long overdue).

Comic-Con: Over 140 High-Res Images From the Convention Floor; Includes IRON MAN 3, STAR TREK, STAR WARS, Lego, More

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While walking around Comic-Con the past two days, I’ve taken almost 150 pictures of the various things items on the convention floor.  If you’re interested in checking out what’s in San Diego this year, hit the jump for tons of posters, costumes, toys, collectibles, people, props, and so much more.

A few of the movies and TV shows you’ll see include Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, Men in Black, The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Total Recall, Looper, Ender’s Game, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Lego, Knight Rider, Star Wars, Sideshow Collectibles, Entertainment Earth, The Hobbit, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The 5th Element, Thundercats, THX 1138, and more.

Mash Up Trailer: WONKA: LEGACY (WILLY WONKA and TRON: LEGACY Trailer 3)

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If you’re a fan of mash up trailers, you’re going to want to check out WONKA: Legacy.  That’s because ChiefBrodyRules on YouTube has cut together a trailer that features the visuals of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the audio of TRON: Legacy Trailer 3.

While some mash up trailers start strong and then sputter out, I think this one is solid throughout.  I also like the way he brought in Johnny Depp towards the end as Klu.  Hit the jump to check it out.  I’ve also posted a bonus mash up of Toy Story and Fight Club.

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Blu-ray Review

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I love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Partly because of nostalgia. It’s shot like a TV movie. Painfully so at times. But the moral play works well enough, and Gene Wilder gives a hell of a performance. On the edge of malice and crazy, he walks it. On that level, I prefer it to Tim Burton’s over-stylized and otherwise empty remake. My Review after the jump.

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