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BILL PULLMAN (left) is a hoot as Daryl Zero, the world's greatest private investigator, a drop-out who subsists on tuna fish, tabs and amphetamines, pulling on reserves of wit and ingenuity when the time comes to crack a new case. In Zero Effect, a neat comedy from 22-year-old Jake Kasdan (son of Lawrence), Pullman, who has recently specialised in gruff-voiced "serious" roles (such as the US president in Independence Day), gets back to playing comedy. His performance is manic, even seething, yet brimming with compassion.

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You know the name... you know the number... Yes, that most famous secret service agent is back, and to celebrate the launch of Talking Pages' Hotline to the Movies (0800 600 900), they are offering you the chance to be among the first to see this latest Bond adventure. To mark the launch, Talking Pages are sponsoring the celebrity premiere of Goldeneye, starring Pierce Brosnan (above), at the Odeon Leicester Square on 22 November.
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