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Mark Metcalf

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Mark Metcalf is an actor and owner of Libby Montana restaurant in Mequon. Still active in Milwaukee theater, he's best known for his roles as Neidermeyer in "Animal House" and as The Maestro on "Seinfeld."

Originally from New Jersey, Metcalf now lives in Bayside.



Recent Articles
 
 Movies & TV - October 10, 2009
 Metcalf's DVD Screening Room: "An American Werewolf in London"
 For a while, "An American Werewolf In London" was the most popular video to rent or buy in the world. That was before DVD's, in the long ago days of videotape, back in the mid-1980s. It is still worth a look for several reasons. First, because it was the film that forced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to start giving an Academy Award for makeup design. And, it marked a big step for writer/director John Landis.
 
 Movies & TV - October 1, 2009
 Screen legend Landau visits Milwaukee Film Festival
 Martin Landau has done just about everything there is to do in the show business. He started out in television when there was live television, as early as 1948. He was nominated three times for Oscars. He won once, for playing Bela Lugosi in the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film "Ed Wood." Landau has been part of so many memorable moments in Hollywood and now he'll be part of the Milwaukee Film Festival.
 
 Movies & TV - September 30, 2009
 Milwaukee Film Festival heads toward strong finish
 They haven't run out of popcorn or excellent movies at the Milwaukee Film Festival, which continues through the weekend at the Oriental Theatre on the East Side and Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon. If you haven't checked out any of the movies yet, OnMilwaukee.com film expert Mark Metcalf has some recommendations to help you plan your schedule.
 
 Movies & TV - September 26, 2009
 Metcalf's Screening Room: Milwaukee Film Festival
 In this edition of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at a handful of movies showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. One of the films Metcalf looks at is "Theater of War," which was produced by Whitefish bay native Jack Turner and stars Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (pictured).
 
 Movies & TV - September 24, 2009
 Showtime! Milwaukee Film Festival opens tonight
 It has been a long and difficult year, but the Milwaukee Film Festival is ready to rise from the ashes of its predecessor. Thanks to the hard work of Jonathan Jackson, Kyle Heller, TJ Fackelman and a board of directors that includes many of the smartest, most imaginative, active and important people in the community -- people with a deep passion for film, the creative world and Milwaukee -- this is a time to celebrate. The Milwaukee Film Festival opens today!
 
 Movies & TV - September 19, 2009
 Metcalf's Screening Room: "Amores Perros," "Spun"
 In this edition of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf looks at "Amores Perros," a film by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and "Spun," which features There are outrageous performances from actors like John Leguizamo and Brittany Murphy along with solid work from Mickey Rourke and Jason Schwartzman.
 
 Movies & TV - September 12, 2009
 Screening Room: "9" and "The September Issue"
 In this edition of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at the animated movie "9," which seems to pay more attention to video game marketing than plot line, and a documentary about Vogue and the world of high fashion entitled "The September Issue."
 
 Movies & TV - September 5, 2009
 Screening Room: "Tulpan" and "Tony Manero"
 In this installment of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com film expert Mark Metcalf looks at "Tulpan," the first narrative feature of a Kazakh documentary filmmaker named Sergey Dvortsevoy. "Tony Manero" is about a Chilean man who earns his meager living as a dancer but is trying to make it up and out of his existence by entering a John Travolta lookalike contest.
 
 Movies & TV - August 15, 2009
 Metcalf's Screening Room: "District 9"
 South African director Neill Blomkamp based this movie on a short film of his called "Alive In Joburg." It has no known stars in it, unless South African audiences know them. Peter Jackson, who directed the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong," produced. That alone may be enough recognition to market the film to the broad audience that it deserves. The script is wonderfully layered, the concept both frightening and funny, with all kinds of political and sociological connections. The execution is great.
 
 Movies & TV - August 8, 2009
 Metcalf's DVD Screening Room: "Two Lovers"
 In this edition of the Screening Room, OnMilwaukee.com movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at "Two Lovers," an elegant film starring Joaquin Phoenix, and offers his opinion on the famously awkward interview the star endured with David Letterman while promoting the film.
 


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