Movie Night fun + a chance to win a digital copy of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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All hands hoay, for ocean, treasures, ships, and mysterious islands--that's right, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is headed our way. In our opinion, a movie filled with fantastic adventures, very talented actors, and loads of laughter. Keep on reading to find out what we did for movie night, and for a chance to win a digital copy of your own, to enjoy at home.

Argh--okay, I admit it, I don't know how to talk like a pirate. Nonetheless, I do believe I know how to have fun like one. To celebrate the release of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, we created a treat inspired on a particular scene, which caught my eye from the beginning. (Warning, a bit of spoilers ahead). I instantly fell in love with the island 'no man could find', which was covered in 'stars' some translucent and some red, and I am sure that this feeling, was due to the fact that I like all things shiny. Who knows, maybe I was also a pirate in a previous life, argh! Anyhow, taking these concepts into consideration, here is what we came up with:

Ahoy! The 'Uncharted' Island Ice Cream Float

What you'll need:

  • Blue Food Coloring: Preferably natural, however, you are free to use artificial if you so wish. If your natural food coloring looks more purple than blue, you can add a bit of baking soda, and due to the process of oxidation, it will start turning blue. Just be aware that it won't be as bright once all the ingredients are combined due to the chocolate ice cream's color.
  • Transparent Root Beer: There is a particular brand that has no colorants in it, thus, making it transparent, and useful for this kind of projects. This brand also carries other flavors that are transparent too, just in case you prefer something rather than root beer.
  • Chocolate Ice cream: This is to resemble the island, however, it is also an acquired taste. So if you prefer other flavors, life is all about experimenting and choosing your favorite. For the ice cream, we went with a particular brand that sells organic ice cream. But if you have a favorite, you can go ahead and use that one. After all, it is about treating yourself to something you will enjoy.
  • Pomegranate seeds: We've discovered that these delicious jewels, go very well (in our opinion) with chocolate ice cream. It has become one of our new favorite ice cream garnishes. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Add the food coloring in a separate glass, and add your root beer. This way, you can see if it needs a bit of baking soda to make it more blue-ish, and you can also control how concentrated you want the color to be. Serve the amount of ice cream desired in your Pirate-size mug (Just a plain mug, but hey, I am on a roll here). Gently pour the blue-ish root beer into your mug that contains the delicious chocolate ice cream. It will get as foamy as the sea. See--it's working, ha-ha! Then top it up with some jewels--I mean, pomegranate seeds: and enjoy! Because the chocolate ice cream color, may over power the root beer's, be aware that the blue tint may be faint. Don't feel discouraged, it will resemble a murky ocean, just like those infested with ghostly sharks. If you use artificial colors, the blue-ish tones might be more noticeable. It's all a mater of personal preference. Me? I just want to get to the part where I eat it, haha.

Just so you know, there is already an ice cream float similar to this one, called 'Brown Cow'. If you are already a fan of this treat, you might enjoy our version of this popular ice cream float. However, be aware that not all of the flavors that we like, may be of your own liking. Therefore, I would highly recommend for you to try one before creating many at the same time. Also, if you are not convinced about the float itself, just try adding the pomegranate seeds to the chocolate ice cream. After all, ice cream + fruit; you can't go wrong with those two. Also, there are many combinations of sodas out there from the same brand we used that are also transparent and could work great for this same treat. If you already have a favorite combination of soda and ice cream, we would love to read it in a comment below. I am sure that other readers will appreciate it too. 

All-in-all, this was the perfect treat to welcome Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales into our home, and to endure one last heat-wave before fall really kicks in.  

Time for some battleship, pirate-style! 

Thanks to Allied Contigo, and Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, we got to have fun with this super cool Battleship Game inspired by the film. I think the ships totally rock! This was one of my favorite board games when I was a kid, so it was awesome to incorporate this to our movie night.

I think I am going to win this round!

Over all, we had a great time. We had a delicious treat, we played a fun game, and we had a fantastic time watching the crazy adventures that Captain Jack Sparrow gets into without even seeking them. This was such a great film, and I am truly happy to know that it is now part of our family's movie collection. Now we can watch our favorite pirates every time we feel like having a good laugh. Want to have your own copy? Keep on reading all the way to the end of this blog post, to find out how one of our lucky followers could win a digital copy of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Will it be you? The more entries you claim, the more chances to win. So don't forget to come back daily to increase your odds of winning. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is already available on Digital HD via Disney Movies Anywhere, and will arrive on Blu-ray/DVD on October 3rd, 2017; just a few days away.


Sails Into Homes
on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ Sept. 19
and 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Oct. 3
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the fifth film in the now-iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise—will sail home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar® winners Javier Bardem (Best Supporting Actor, “No Country for Old Men”) and Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, “Shine”).
Fans who bring home “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will experience the nonstop action in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio.

Bonus material includes a collection of behind-the-scenes, making-of stories, including a conversation with directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg; a sit-down with the two young newcomers who play Henry and Carina; the secrets behind the menacing new villain, Salazar, and his ferocious ghost sharks; an on-set visit with Jack’s first mate from all five films; a chat with Sir Paul McCartney who appears as Uncle Jack; and a discussion about the franchise’s legacy; along with hilarious bloopers, deleted scenes and memories from producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s photo diary.    
The rip-roaring adventure—packed with humor, suspense and jaw-dropping special effects—finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Bonus features include*:
Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”

o    A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.

o    Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.

o    The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.

o    First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.

o    Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.

o    Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock 'n' roll royalty.

o    An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” -- the movies, the ride and beyond.
  • Bloopers of the Caribbean
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
  • Deleted Scenes
o    Highwayman

o    Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack

o    A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb

o    Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”
  • First Mate Confidential
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) and story by Nathanson and Terry Rossio.  The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor.
The film stars Johnny Depp (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass”), Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”), Brenton Thwaites (“The Giver,” “Maleficent”), Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner” films, upcoming “The King’s Daughter”), Kevin R. McNally (“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Macbeth Unhinged”), Golshifteh Farahani (“Paterson,” “Body of Lies”), David Wenham (“Lion,” “300: Rise of an Empire”), Stephen Graham (“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Gangs of New York”) and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise).
Product Offerings: Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD with HDR-10, Blu-ray, Digital in HD/SD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital in HD/SD), DVD // On Demand – October 3rd – check with your local provider.
Feature Run Time:  Approximately 129 minutes
Rating: PG-13 in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio // 4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0 // Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks // DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Physical = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles // Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English


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*Bonus features may vary by retailer

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  • Giveaway starts: October 1st, 2017 and ends October 8th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
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(Update 10/09/17: Winner has been contacted, and has claimed the prize. Congratulations E, and to everyone else who participated, thank you for joining our online community, and don't forget to follow for upcoming fun events like this one!)

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