Writer. Photographer. Geek. Entertainment junkie.

W. Andrew Powell is a writer, photographer, and videographer with a passion for entertainment, travel, food, and Scotch. Since creating and launching The GATE in 2001, Andrew has spent countless hours in front of the television and the silver screen, at restaurants and dives, and interviewing hundreds of creators, filmmakers, actors, and amazing, talented people. Every day is a new adventure.

About The GATE:
Founded in 2001, The GATE is an online entertainment magazine that serves Canadians and readers from around the world with quality interviews, reviews, features, and news. Updated daily by The GATE’s talented writers, the site is a dependable source for quality features and articles, supported by strong, funny and interesting social media channels. At the heart of The GATE’s coverage is lively, intelligent discussions, with a thoughtful tone. To date The GATE’s YouTube channel has earned over 2.5 million video views and counting.

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Recent Blog Posts

Johnny Cash - All Aboard The Blue Train

Johnny Cash on vinyl

It's been a long time since I've listened to vinyl. I'm old enough that I actually grew up with the occasional record, especially at Christmas, but those days ended some time around 1989. By the time I was a teenager, I only had eyes for CDs, although some of my choices were pretty embarrassing back then.
Drone video

High-flying drone adventures

I have always been a camera fanatic, probably because my father was too, but once I started shooting video, that started to become my default. There is nothing quite like a capturing that perfect moment on video, and for one of my next reviews on The GATE, I'm test flying one of Parrot's Bebop drones, which takes video into the air.
Christopher Lloyd

Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd & Joel McHale are in Lego ads!

Okay, yes. Christopher Lloyd did an ad for the new Lego game, Lego Dimensions, and it's fun for a little bit, but never mind that. Ultimately it's a few moments of Lloyd doing his "Great Scott!" shtick (which, yes, I do love), but it doesn't feel all that interesting.