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AFTER SOME heavy-duty hype at the recent Cannes film festival - only the new Austin Powers film, The Spy Who Shagged Me, was hawked around the market more - Entrapment finally opens across the country tomorrow. Tonight, in Barry Norman's Film Night (10pm Sky Premier), Bazza gets to do what's known in the trade as a "Sean Connery", that is, drool in an old-enough-to-be-your-father fashion over one of its stars, Catherine Zeta-Jones (right). He also casts a wry, middle-aged eye over two new British films, a comedy called Virtual Sexuality, directed by Nick Hurran, and a thriller entitled All the Little Animals, which stars John Hurt and Christian Bale.

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