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IFC wants Che

09.10.2008

Benicio Del Toro, CHE A few weeks ago, there were rumors swirling online that eccentric billionaire Mark Cuban and his Magnolia Pictures had bought the rights to Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara biopic diptych, CHE, but it seems those rumors were a little premature (or just flat out not true) since today IFC Films has acquired the rights to the film.

They'll apparently give the film a one week awards qualifying run in New York and LA in December with a wide theatrical release in January. No word yet on whether they'll release both films, individually titled GUERRILLA and THE ARGENTINE, together a la GRINDHOUSE or separately a la KILL BILL or FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA. Soderbergh had expressed interest in, at least initially, to have both films play back-to-back so it's possible they'll show the film that way during its one week run in December.

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Extra Tidbit: Matt Damon is credited on GUERILLA's IMDB page but his character isn't mentioned. Any guesses?
Source: THR

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1:59AM on 09/11/2008
FUCK CHE, A terrorist murderer should not be glorified as some sort of hero in a movie.
FUCK CHE, A terrorist murderer should not be glorified as some sort of hero in a movie.
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12:20AM on 09/11/2008
Zero interest in this terrorist biopic. But what really grinds my gears, is the Academy's stupid rules for awards eligibility. 1 week run in 2 cities? Bullshit. A film should have to be OFFICIALLY released in a minimum number of theaters (preferably 100+) no later than the last full week of the year, to be eligible for inclusion.
Zero interest in this terrorist biopic. But what really grinds my gears, is the Academy's stupid rules for awards eligibility. 1 week run in 2 cities? Bullshit. A film should have to be OFFICIALLY released in a minimum number of theaters (preferably 100+) no later than the last full week of the year, to be eligible for inclusion.
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8:31PM on 09/10/2008
This makes me laugh a bit, since the IFC podcast with Matt Singer and Allison Willmore reviewed the movie at Cannes a while back and both gave it a negative review. I know they have nothing to do with the acquisition, I just think its funny.
This makes me laugh a bit, since the IFC podcast with Matt Singer and Allison Willmore reviewed the movie at Cannes a while back and both gave it a negative review. I know they have nothing to do with the acquisition, I just think its funny.
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8:18PM on 09/10/2008
lol at shaggy's comments.

But yeah, either way. I've been down for this/these movie(s) since about day 7. I'll be there.
lol at shaggy's comments.

But yeah, either way. I've been down for this/these movie(s) since about day 7. I'll be there.
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6:54PM on 09/10/2008

For those who watch Entourage

This is the real life Medellin! except without the suckiness..
This is the real life Medellin! except without the suckiness..
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5:39PM on 09/10/2008
im very interested in seeing these movies, i personally would like to see them play back to back. And for Matt Damon maybe hes playing Bobby Kennedy. Im just taking a wild guess.
im very interested in seeing these movies, i personally would like to see them play back to back. And for Matt Damon maybe hes playing Bobby Kennedy. Im just taking a wild guess.
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