Star Wars: Visions Podcast

The Goggler Podcast #97: Star Wars: Visions

Dept. of Jibbers, Jabbers, and Yackety-Yaks

This week, on The Goggler Podcast, Iain, Bahir, and Uma watch and review Midnight Mass, Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, and Star Wars: Visions.

[00:00:56] Trailer Talk: Macbeth

[00:07:37] Preview: Midnight Mass

From The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor creator Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man and the arrival of a charismatic priest.

[00:22:56] Review: Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Black Widow was directed by Cate Shortland, and stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Olga Kurylenko, and Ray Winstone.

[00:40:17] Review: Jungle Cruise

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate – and mankind’s – hangs in the balance.

Jungle Cruise was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

[00:55:08] Review: Star Wars: Visions

Seven anime studios bring their unique talent and perspective to Star Wars: Visions – a collection of animated short films, all of which bear a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio.

The anime studios involved are are Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), TRIGGER, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production I.G. Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to realize their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.

If you have any thoughts or questions, about Midnight Mass, Black Widow, Jungle Cruise, Star Wars: Visions – or about life in general – just email us on, or reach out to us via FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. You can also WhatsApp us on The Goggler Hotline, on +60125245208.


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