This Week in Mal's World

This Week in Mal's World

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Local film critic and master storyteller Mal Vincent reflects on the decades he spent writing about films and entertainment and the celebrities he got to know along the way. In his prominent southern drawl, he weaves fascinating tales and little-known facts about the entertainment world and the talented people who create it. Pull up a chair and indulge in the memorable moments and characters, both old and new, with a 45-year veteran storyteller as your guide.More from This Week in Mal's World »

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Mal & Olivier: Call Me "Larry"

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent reveals how he came to know Sir Laurence Olivier as "Larry," and when he witnessed Olivier being an artist. Sir Laurence stars in the 1939 film "Wuthering Heights," the latest in Mal's summer film festival at the NARO Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. It continues with this feature on Monday, July 24th at 7:15pm. For more information visit: http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

Tammy & the Critic: A Tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent tells us why he selected "Tammy and the Bachelor" as the film to pay tribute to the late actress, Debbie Reynolds, at his summer film festival this year. Why not choose "Singin' in the Rain" or "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"? Mal shares his thoughts about Reynolds as week two of the festival kicks off at the NARO Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. The festival continues with this feature on Monday, July 17th at 7:15pm. For more information visit: http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

Tammy & the Critic: A Tribute to the late Debbie Reynolds

Written on the Wind

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the first film of his Summer Film Fest at the NARO Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. The critically-acclaimed film, "Written on the Wind," stars Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Lamour and is based on a true story. Mal shares this Hollywood connection to a famous scandal in North Carolina. Catch the film festival all this month, through the end of August, hosted by Mal with a commentary after the film. The festival begins with this feature on Monday, July 10th at 7:15pm. For more information visit: http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

The Night Mal Said "Hello" to Lionel Richie

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent recalls the time he was introduced to the legendary music artist, Lionel Richie. Wait until you hear who made it happen! Lionel Richie will be performing at the Portsmouth Pavilion, Thursday, June 29, 2017.

The Night Mal Said "Hello" to Lionel Richie

Mal Remembers Two Local Icons

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent remembers two local men who made major impacts on Hampton Roads arts community. Andy Roberts, former local weather man and national entertainer, and Bob Brown, founding President of Norfolk's Virginia Stage Company, both passed away recently.

Mal & The Divine Miss M: Hello, Tony?

This week in Mal's World, as Bette Midler is up for a Tony Award this weekend for her starring role in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway, Mal Vincent recalls the time The Rose came to Hampton Roads to perform before she became a star. He'll share what legendary singer said about Norfolk at that time and why she could thank the city if she wins!

A Smooth Debut for "Jazz"?

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent takes us to the theater for a world premiere. "Jazz" opened in Baltimore last week and is based on the novel by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner Toni Morrison. The play explores a complicated love story set during 1920's Harlem. Mal shares his thoughts about the play and if he thinks it has what it takes to be a hit on the national stage.

Mal and Moore, Roger Moore

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent remembers Sir Roger Moore, the actor best known on screen as British secret agent, James Bond, in seven of the series' films. Moore died last week at age 89. Mal recalls the times he met the star and he shares with us how Moore's wit was as sharp in person as it was in his portrayal of 007.

Mal's Mucho On DeNiro

This Week in Mal's World, the Film Society of Lincoln Center recently honored actor Robert DeNiro, who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history. In front of his fellow stars, DeNiro accepted the Chaplin award for his enduring commitment to cinema. Video cameras weren't allowed inside the New York City event, but Mal Vincent was and he'll give us the scoop on what the stars had to say about the 73-year old screen legend. Can YOU name all the films from the DeNiro quotes heard throughout the podcast this week? Here's a link to the event: https://www.filmlinc.org/about-us/chaplin-award-gala/robert-de-niro/

Muhammad Ali

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent recalls the time he met the late, great boxing champ, Muhammad Ali, outside the ring. Ali was part of an entourage that once came to Virginia Beach – including Sheikh Mohammed al-Fassi and then Mayor Meyera Oberndorf. He'll share the story of the rather unusual meeting, plus we'll find out how Mal got "The Greatest" to crack a smile.

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