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

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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 & The Bandit, Burt Reynolds

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent remembers interviewing actor Burt Reynolds over the years. Reynolds died September 6, 2018 at age 82. Mal recalls the actor's favorite films and reveals which role Reynolds says Hollywood disappointed him with when it was Oscar time.

Mal's Top Storm Flicks

This week in Mal's World, as the region hunkers down for Hurricane Florence, should the power stay on, Mal Vincent plans to watch a movie indoors and wait out the storm. Mal reveals his top five "storm flick" picks you'll find for rent or on TV this weekend, including WHRO's Cinema 15 presentation this Saturday night, September 15th, "Key Largo." For more on Cinema 15's weekly films hosted by Danny Epperson, visit https://whro.org/tv/cinema15. 1. Wizard of Oz 2. Key Largo 3. Twister 4. The Perfect Storm 5. Deep Impact

Mal & Hal: A 50 Year Odyssey

This week in Mal's World, the classic sci-fi film "2001: A Space Odyssey" returns to theatres this week for its 50th anniversary celebration. Mal Vincent recalls reviewing film when it was released in 1968, when he was a relative newcomer to the movie critic scene himself. Over the years, readers have continued to liken Mal to the film's villainous computer, "Hal." What does he think of the comparison? To catch a showing of the film visit http://narocinema.com.

Mal and What Simon Said

This week in Mal's World, Broadway dims its lights in memory of American playwright, screenwriter and author Neil Simon, who passed away August 16, 2018 at age 91. Mal Vincent recalls the time he spent on a film set with Simon who certainly had his say about what the actors did and didn't do on camera. Mal shares his meeting with the master of the pen in this touching tribute.

Mal's Soul Sister Number One

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent remembers who he called "Soul Sister Number One." Queen of Soul and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame history-maker Aretha Franklin passed away August 16, 2018 at age 76. Mal once met the legendary singer backstage at a show at the Hampton Coliseum, but it wasn't the interview he expected. Mal shares his memories of the star plus he also reveals the "winning stars" of this year's Classic Movie Festival at the NARO.

The Egg & Mal

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the final film in his 2018 summer classic movie festival at the NARO Expanded Cinema, the comedy "The Egg & I," starring Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert. He also shares his list of nominees for "best" actor and "best" actress for the annual "awards ceremony" held afterwards. Did your favorite star make the list? For more on the festival visit http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

Orson's Magic & Mal

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent's summer classic film festival at the NARO Expanded Cinema comes to a close with what some call the greatest film of all time, "Citizen Kane" starring Orson Welles. Mal recalls when he finally got to talk with the famous American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and, of course, film, but the interview wasn't what Mal expected. For more information on the film festival, visit http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

When Zsa Zsa Called Mal

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews his latest film in his summer festival series at the NARO Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. José Ferrer stars in 1952's Moulin Rouge, but it's Zsa Zsa Gabor who steals the spotlight when Mal recalls a few of his stories of the late, jet-setting Hungarian actress and socialite. What did Mal do that once prompted a telephone call from Zsa Zsa? Hear more of Mal's stories at the festival, Monday evening, August 6th at 7:15pm. For more information visit http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

Mal & Hayward's Heart

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the latest film in his summer movie festival, 1952's "With a Song in My Heart," starring Susan Hayward with songs performed by Jane Froman. Mal reveals the story behind Hayward's desire to be a "southern belle," even though she was from New York City, plus how she was part of one of the most controversial and "deadly" film productions in movie history. For more information on Mal's festival at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk, visit http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

Mal and Marlene's Ham

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the next film in his annual festival at the NARO Expanded Cinema in Norfolk, "Witness for the Prosecution." The movie stars legendary actress Marlene Dietrich. Mal reflects on the magnetic icon's storied career, her musical performances, and how she once enjoyed the gift of a Virginia ham he had sent to her. For more on the festival, visit http://www.narocinema.com/mals-movies.php.

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