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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When Sandra Bernhard Spotted Mal

This week in Mal's World, comedienne Sandra Bernhard is coming to the American Theatre in Hampton, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8pm. Mal Vincent previews her tour called, "Sandemonium" and shares his recent conversation with the sassy star about how her standup now is different than anything she's done before. Plus, find out why Sandra called out Mal once before at one of her shows. For more information on tickets, visit https://www.hamptonarts.net/events/detail/sandra-bernhard-sandemonium.

Mal & Ava's Show Boat

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the final film in his 3-movie festival, Gems from the Golden Age at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Ava Gardner stars in the spectacular musical, "Show Boat," set on the Mississippi River. Gardner won the role, but when it came to her singing, the film's final cut hit a sour note with the actress. Mal will share some insight and more. For more information on the festival visit http://www.virginiamoca.org/mal-vincent-presents.

Mal Will Always Have Casablanca

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent previews the second film in his 3-movie film festival, "Gems from the Golden Age" at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Why is Casablanca so enduring after all these years? What are Mal's favorite lines from the film? How did Mal end up at a Casablanca party thrown by the King of Morocco, complete with belly dancers? For more information on the festival visit http://www.virginiamoca.org/mal-vincent-presents.

When Mal Met Katharine Hepburn

This week in Mal's World, as Mal Vincent opens his 3-movie film festival, Gems from the Golden Age at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, he shares a bit of his chance meeting with Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn. How did he end up with one of her shoes? The premiere film in the series is Desk Set, stars Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. For more information visit http://www.virginiamoca.org/mal-vincent-presents.

Mal & Molly Meet Again

Known for her roles in the 80's teen films "The Breaksfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," and "Pretty In Pink," Molly Ringwald takes the stage in Hampton an evening of jazz. This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent spoke with the actress/singer about her upcoming performance at The American Theatre in Phoebus. He'll reveal how the Golden Globe-nominated actress began performing with her jazz pianist father as a child, what led to her teenage acting career, and what brought her back to music. For more information on this weekend's performance visit, https://www.hamptonarts.net/events/detail/an-evening-with-molly-ringwald

Mal Reviews "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

This week in Mal's World, we hear what Mal Vincent thinks of Broadway's "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" now showing at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, through Sunday, March 18th. How does the singer-actress, Sarah Bockel, who does most of the singing in the title role, fill the voice of the icon? Mal also takes a look at whether shows like this are more "Jukebox Musicals" than theatrical performances. For more information visit: http://broadwaynorfolk.com/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical/

Mal Reviews "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

Mal Remembers Music Legend Keely Smith

Norfolk native, Dorothy Jacqueline Keely, better known as Grammy Award-winning American jazz and pop music singer, Keely Smith, died this past December 2017. Smith performed and recorded in the 1950s with then-husband Louis Prima, and throughout the 1960s as a solo performer. This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent recalls knowing the singer, how she got discovered by Prima in Virginia Beach, and where she enjoyed coming back home to visit.

Oscar 2018: Mal's Predictions

This Sunday, the 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place in Hollywood and this week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent once again predicts who he thinks will take home an Oscar in the major categories: Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Actor/Actress, and Best Picture. Mal also shares a few behind-the-scenes facts about the production of the annual event, this year hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel.

When Mal Met Patty Hearst

This week in Mal's World, granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, Patty Hearst, whose kidnapping case, conviction and controversy made headlines in the late 70's, is back in the news after a new book and documentary about the famous case. This week, Mal Vincent recalls the time he interviewed Patty Hearst when she stepped into an acting role for the 1990 film, Cry Baby, starring Johnny Depp.

Life Is a Cabaret with Mal

This week in Mal's World, Mal Vincent recalls his meeting with Liza Minnelli, star of the film, Cabaret. It's one of the movies presented by the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film, JANUARY 20 – 28, 2018 at the Naro Theatre in Norfolk. You might even hear Mal sing a line, or two! For more information on the festival and other films being featured, visit http://www.simonfamilyjcc.org/culture-enrichment/virginia-festival-of-jewish-film/

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