Tony Ortega

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  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    We seem to have touched a nerve a few weeks back by making reference to a theater full of leather-clad bikers. Our guest for the evening, comedian Jimmy Danelli, casually joked about the "Hell's Angels" in the audience, which elicited some angry l...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    Considering the unexpected amorous complexities of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, perhaps it was auspicious to take a couple of lesbians to see the Disney romp. After all, the last thing you expect from a movie based on a ...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    For some reason, the local promotions firm putting on a preview screening of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines last week figured it would be a good idea to have several dozen middle-aged burnouts on motorcycles cruise up and down outside the thea...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    "How do his pants never come off?" Kathleen Thomas says with a laugh as, onscreen at the Arizona Center, pent-up microbiologist Bruce Banner makes his second transformation into The Hulk. Time and again, the brooding scientist burst through his cl...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    "I feel all itchy," Kimber Lanning whispered in the darkened theater at Arizona Center, and it wasn't the plush AMC furniture making her skin crawl. The local record store and art gallery owner was trying her best to sit still halfway into Dumb an...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    Fast cars. Big guns. Chicks in string bikinis. New Times needed someone along to see 2 Fast 2 Furious who could handle that kind of entertainment lineup. So we turned to fast-car-driving, gun-loving, stripper-club-defending local attorney Nick Hen...