This Week in Mal's World 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.
This Week in Mal's World

This Week in Mal's World

From WHRV

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 »

Most Recent Episodes

Mal in The Secret Garden

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent recounts how the Virginia Stage Company's original production of "The Secret Garden" made it to Broadway and won three Tony's in 1991. It's a tale that involves two Simon sisters – Lucy AND Carly – and mixed reviews, including one from Mal at the world premiere in Norfolk in 1989. VSC is bringing "The Secret Garden" to the Botanical Gardens this weekend, February 15-17. Tickets and more information can be found at http://www.vastage.org/secretgarden/

Mal and The Wizard of... Sandbridge?

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent talks about meeting Noel Langley who wrote the screenplay for "The Wizard of Oz" and who escaped to peaceful Sandbridge to avoid the Hollywood swells. "The Wizard of Oz" comes to Norfolk this Friday, Feb. 15 for four performances through Sunday at Chrysler Hall. Tickets and show information are available at https://www.sevenvenues.com/events/detail/wizard-of-oz.

Mal Remembers Two Very Funny Women - Hope Mihalap & Carol Channing

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent pays tribute to two very funny women... Norfolk author, award-winning humorous speaker, and former WHRO-FM co-host Hope Mihalap, and actress, singer, dancer, and comedienne Carol Channing.

Mal Remembers Two Very Funny Women - Hope Mihalap & Carol Channing

Mal's All-Star Cast in CAST A GIANT SHADOW

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent shares his pick for the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film: "Cast A Giant Shadow," starring Kirk Douglas and Senta Berger with cameo performances by John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. It is being shown Monday, January 28 at 7:15 p.m. at the Naro Theater. It is the Hollywood account of Israel's recognition of independence in 1948 and as Mal puts it, an example of how they used to sell movies. Get tickets and register at https://2019filmfestival.abilafundraisingonline.com/shadowregistration.

Mal's All-Star Cast in CAST A GIANT SHADOW

Mal Talks About the Norfolk Boy in AQUAMAN

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent shares some insight on the box office smash "Aquaman" and the superhero's arch villain, "Orm", played by Norfolk's own Patrick Wilson. Mal breaks down the actor's career, which includes a stint as "Raul" in the movie version of "The Phantom of the Opera," and his ties to Virginia.

Mal Talks About the Norfolk Boy in AQUAMAN

Mal Talks About Meeting Penny and Garry Marshall

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent reflects on the lives of Penny and Garry Marshall and the unique comic legacy they leave behind. He met both of them at different times and had some interesting experiences, especially when Gary Marshall tried to kick him out of a theater performance.

Mal Talks About Meeting Penny and Garry Marshall

Mal Unveils His Top 10 Movies of 2018

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent reviews his top ten movies of 2018. Such instant classics as Roma and modern remakes of older ones like Mary Poppins Returns make it on his list. Also included is A Quiet Place, the first horror movie to make his list since The Sixth Sense. Even Mal admits that this one scared him.

Mal Goes Behind the Scenes of The Kennedy Center Honors

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent shares some behind the scenes stories from Kennedy Center Honors he attended in the past. This year's Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on CBS Wednesday, December 26 at 8/7c. Mal talks about the time little Orphan Annie's dog Sandy wouldn't stop barking during Helen Hayes performance, as well as the time he danced with Sarah, Duchess of York.

Mal Goes Behind the Scenes of The Kennedy Center Honors

Movies for the Holiday Season

Mal Vincent gets us into the holiday spirit with some Christmas movie classics, and new movies as 2018 comes to a close.

Seussical the Musical

This Week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent gets into the Christmas spirit with "Seussical the Musical" presented by the Virginia Musical Theatre December 7th through 9th at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Visit http://www.sandlercenter.org/ for more information.

Back To Top