Michael R Gates

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (76 of 86)
Location: Nampa, ID United States
In My Own Words:
A lifelong fan of horror and science fiction, Michael R. Gates was born and raised in Kansas City, KS, lived in the Washington, DC, area for nearly 10 years, and now resides in Nampa, ID.

Michael earned an AA in Fine Art in 1986, a BA in Art History in 2008, and a BA in English in 2010. To fill the time between college stints, Michael worked as a freelance airbrush illustrator, a computer tech… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 57,765 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 86
Bone <b>DVD</b> ~ Yaphet Kotto
Bone DVD ~ Yaphet Kotto
This 1972 comedy-drama marks the directorial debut of popular and prolific B-movie auteur Larry Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay. Though Cohen is known today for penning and directing well-crafted but low-budget indie flicks in the science-fiction, horror, or fantasy genres, BONE is a brilliant and biting Juvenalian satire that astutely dissects the issues of race relations and economic stratification in the United States. Part of the film's intelligence comes from the fact that Cohen's script is not one-sided. Not only does he take lunges at average white folks and their stereotyped views of themselves and those of darker-skinned ethic persuasions, he also uses his dark rapier-like… Read more
The Craft (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Robin Tunney
The Craft (Bilingual) DVD ~ Robin Tunney
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney) is the new kid in town, but even under the best of circumstances she has never been accepted by the popular crowd. At her new school, she falls in with a trio of other female misfits (Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True) who, it so happens, are trying to learn witchcraft and form their own little coven. When Sarah joins them to make it a quartet, they slowly develop multifold preternatural powers and learn how to focus and use them. With such abilities literally at their fingertips, it's not too long until the little coven, initially formed for self-protection and companionship, becomes an instrument for personal gain and revenge. Sarah soon realizes… Read more
Westworld (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Yul Brynner
Westworld (Widescreen) DVD ~ Yul Brynner
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Welcome to Delos, an adult amusement park where, for a mere $1000 per day, guests can experience the excitement of life in America's Old West, Medieval Europe, or Ancient Rome. Lifelike costumed androids populate the park and interact with guests, and said machines are programmed to fulfill all human desires, be those yearnings romantic, heroic, violent, or whatever. But the robots have also been programmed with a fail-safe that prevents them from harming the guests in any way. Think of Delos as a high-tech Disneyland for wealthy grown-ups.
Businessmen Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) are looking for a few days of excitement and relaxation, and the Old… Read more