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ZERO EFFECT is the furiously funny debut from the 22-year-old writer-director Jake Kasdan (son of Lawrence). Bill Pullman turns in a jubilant performance as Dary Zero, the world's greatest private investigator and a Howard Hughes-style recluse to boot. He is at his most bewitching when his raging energy is muzzled beneath a veneer of respectability - you catch his speed-freak eyes twinkling and his mouth contorting into a lopsided smile and you know that the monster inside him is a breath away from combusting.

On general release

Rush to see The Adventures of Robin Hood, which is re-released to mark its 60th anniversary. Errol Flynn (above) is dashing, and the picture has a fizzy flair that is absent from many modern adventure movies. I'm not saying they don't make them like this anymore, but as an antidote to a blockbuster such as Armageddon, this is just the ticket.

On general release

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