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More and more media and acting types keep pouring into advance screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” It’s the must-see movie of the summer, apparently.

Last night, “X-Men” star Famke Janssen, her ex-husband director Tod Williams and his newish wife, Gretchen Mol, all made the showing, as well as hot actor Gael Garcia Bernal (pictured), Amy Irving, producer Ed Pressman, playwright and “Doubt” director John Patrick Shanley, ABC News vet Bob Jamieson, journalist Stanley Crouch, producer Jean Doumanian, fellow Fox escapee Bill McCuddy,’ famed New Yorker movie writer Lillian Ross, and Nielsen company’s own illustrious Gerry Byrne were in the audience.

“Basterds,” by the way, is tracking “through the roof.” This is lingo for “people want to see it.” And why not? It’s Tarantino’s best work since “Pulp Fiction.” And it’s full of hidden “Easter eggs” ‘ buried treasures of clues and hip references, even one to Tarantino’s own “Death Proof.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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