Higher, Further, Faster, and so much fun; Captain Marvel Movie Night

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Disclaimer: We are part of the campaigning bloggers promoting the release of the film described in this blog post, alongside Allied Contigo. We received a promotional kit in exchange to share our movie night event, however, all opinions are 100% our own. Any and all promotional photos and information were provided to us for press purposes. Images about the event, belong to Just Happiling.



There is no doubt that we are huge fans of the Marvel franchise. Anything and everything MCU, we love and feel a bit connected to. However, I must confess that I became a little obsessed with Captain Marvel, ever since the movie arrived to theaters last March. That is why we were overly excited to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel for Home Entertainment, at our blog. And by "we" I mean mostly me, hahaha. I just couldn't pass the opportunity to have a fun and delicious movie night, in which we could all have a great time watching the movie together.  Please join me, as I share in this blog post, all the goodies we prepared in honor of this film, plus all the awesome merch that we got from our friends at Marvel Studios and Allied Contigo, check it out.

THE PACKAGE HAD ARRIVED
Oh. My. Flerken! A few days ago, we received this awesome Captain Marvel kit, with loads of goodies for our movie night. As a fan of this film, I was super delighted to find some items that I could wear when I go out and use the Captain Marvel jacket I got for myself last February. I love, love, love the movie themed t-shirt and the aviator glasses. I'm going to feel like Carol Danvers every time I wear them. Plus last night, the temperature dropped, and it got quite chilly. The super cool throw blanket came quite handy, and of course I claimed it, because it was quite cozy. 


Let me say that, whoever thought about the way to present the digital copy in this kit, was brilliant! It came in a VHS shell of course, what?! It's just perfect. The movie takes place in the 90's, and back then, VHS was still very popular. Plus, back in the day, we all went to rent movies from a big-box place, which actually makes a quick appearance in the film. Honestly, I couldn't get enough of this presentation. I just kept on showing it to everyone. Then, the lunch box... Like we say in Mexico "MATANGA!" Also known as; finders keepers. Well, there has to be a special place to store my tesseract, I mean, all the goodies we've got, right?


We also got a couple of fun items to entertain ourselves before it was time to watch the film. We had been discussing our interest in a cool board game to take with us when we go fishing, as the season seems to be heading our way. And now, I am definitely adding "Captain Marvel: Secret Skrulls" in our board game kit. It is definitely a new game, we already established that we love everything Marvel, and the graphics are super. Another item we received was a "Captain Marvel Photon Power FX Glove." The special effects of the glove are very cool, and it makes quite a fun item to play with. Specially, if you are going to be dressing up as Captain Marvel. I guess I'm quite lucky that my hands are small, because this totally completes my outfit, wink*. Hey, don't judge me, Robert Downey Jr. wears Iron-Man gloves at red carpets, so that's my story and I'm sticking to it.




YUMMY, YUMMY IN OUR TUMMIES
There cannot be a proper movie night, without some yummies to indulge ourselves while watching the film. And you guys know me, I like to make thematic snacks, just because it's fun to share, and it may give some of you, some interesting ideas to try, especially if you are going to host a movie night of your own, or even throw a thematic party. 

While the movie kit also included some popcorn and frozen treats. We decided to make some sweet deserts to accompany them. Let me show you what we made.


First of, let me start with the "Kree Chocolates", which were quite a hit. I had to make these a couple of nights ago, while everyone was asleep. This was literally the only way they would survive long enough for me to take pictures of them for the blog. They were so good, I don't even know how I managed to save some for two whole days until movie night. 

If you want to make your own, this is what you'll need:


First, you need buttercream. The recipe I used had: 2 sticks of unsalted butter, 2 packets of cream cheese, 1 cup of confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt. However, this is to your own taste. So get your own favorite buttercream recipe, and get cracking! If you don't have one, nor know how to make it, don't stress: Youtube has tons of recipes and videos so you can find one you like.

Once you have your buttercream, its time to change it's color to blue. Why blue? Kree's blood is blue, so this is like a surprise filling for your guests. 


Once my buttercream was blue, I popped it into the fridge to stay chilled, until I was done with the chocolates, which was the next thing to do. 

Grab your favorite chocolate melts. I used dark-semi-sweet chocolate chip melts. I placed them in an oven-safe glass bowl and melted them on top of a pot with water. It takes a while for them to melt, so be patient, it is worth it.


The next step was to pour the melted chocolate into the chocolate molds, while moving the mold around so that all the ends were covered, allowing them to stay hallow to stuff them later.

Place them in the fridge for at least 10 minutes to chill so that the chocolate shell becomes hard. Once that was done, it was time to stuff them with the blue buttercream. 

After allowing these to chill inside the fridge for another 10 minutes, it was time to top them up with chocolate again, to make a chocolate-cup, stuffed with blue buttercream. The picture below, to the right, shows a broken chocolate, so that you can see the stuffing. I really, really encourage you to try making these. They are so good. The best part, is that the color doesn't affect the flavor. You can add whichever flavor you want. I think I'll try chocolate-mint next time.


Now, there was something, I did not count for. The chocolates only needed such a small amount of the buttercream stuffing, that I had to figure out what to do with all the left over. Thus, "Chocolate Kree Muffins" were in order. 


The concept was quite the same. Get your favorite chocolate muffin recipe, and use all the deliciously-blue buttercream on them, as frosting. If you want to find out what recipe I used, just google "moist double chocolate muffins." It's the one that adds 1 cup of yogurt to the recipe. 


Here's a little trick I've learned that works quite well for muffins and cakes. Mix your liquid ingredients in one bowl, and your dry ingredients in another bowl. Then sift your dry ingredients slowly onto the bowl with the liquid ingredients, as you mix, little by little. It mixes quite well.

So, into the oven for 20 minutes, and voala! We had muffins.


As you can see, we obviously love our sweet desserts. However, we also love our healthier snacks. Last week, I found this super cool cookie cutter, in the shape of the star that Captain Marvel has in her uniform. I knew that would come in handy for some healthy movie night snacks. All I needed was big enough slices of apples, and press away. Still, some members of my family had been asking me for a Norwegian apple cake, ever since the last time I made it. So I did use some of the stars to decorate the so acclaimed apple cake, leaving the rest of the apple stars to eat by themselves. Although, if I may suggest something, sprinkle a little cinnamon onto your apple slices; it works quite nicely.


So there you have it. Now you have some yummy ideas on snacks and desserts to create if you want to celebrate the release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, now that its available in digital, or as it is released in Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th. 

If you have any other cool ideas that you'd like to share, please do in the comments below this blog post. I would love to read them.

MOVIE NIGHT EXPERIENCE
With our desserts and treats at hand, it was time to hit 'play' baby. 

One of the things I believe sets this movie apart from the rest of the movies in the franchise, is the tribute to Stan Lee, during the intro. Although short, to me, it was a very emotional moment. I think it was a great way to memorialize all the cameos he had participated in, in all the previous movies of the MCU. 

We had a great time watching the film, and if I may say, I loved the chemistry between the characters of Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.

About half-way into the movie, you know, when you are all in suspense, and also very excited, the power went out. What?! It was hilarious, but hey, those things happen every now and then. In a way, it was perfect, because this meant that the movie-night was determined to extend throughout the weekend. 


Sunday morning, we had light again! Perfect opportunity to make a thematic snack. Did anyone say "buttercream-n-jelly" sandwiches? We had some omelet to accompany this as well. 


I was determined to cut my sandwich in the shape of Captain Marvel, and maybe some stars too. 



Once we were able to finish the film, all I could think about was watching it again. I love this movie so much, I think I'll be watching it over and over, until I memorize all the details. Have you seen this film yet? Are you excited about its release? Who is your favorite character, and why? Share your thoughts with us in a comment below, we'd love to read all about it.

Thank you for following along our movie night celebration, as we welcome Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel to our collection, and don't forget to subscribe to our blog to see what we come up with for our next movie night. Until, then, remember to smile, because it's contagious.



ABOUT THE FILM


THE BARRIER-BLASTING, INTERGALACTIC ORIGIN STORY THAT GOES
HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER

MARVEL STUDIOS’
“CAPTAIN MARVEL”

LAUNCHES ON DIGITAL MAY 28 
AND LANDS IN 
BLU-RAY™ COLLECTIONS JUNE 11


Extensive extras explore the universe’s most powerful hero and future Avenger, Nick Fury’s influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fan-favorite Goose the Cat, deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary and much more!

NEW YORK CITY (May 9, 2019) — At yesterday’s espnW Summit NYC, Marvel Studios hosted a “Captain Marvel” panel and revealed an all-new trailer and in-home release dates for its first female-led franchise film, centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The spectacular, 1990s-era Super Hero adventure, which electrified and inspired audiences worldwide and surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales, is available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere May 28, and lands on Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ June 11.

Arriving home with extensive line-up of extras detailing the development of this highly anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” includes Featurettes that highlight the transformative journey of Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and her character’s impact on audiences around the globe; the influence of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on significant events within the MCU; the perfect pairing of directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; the ongoing conflict between the Skrulls and the Kree; and the raw talent behind the fetching feline named Goose. Viewers also gain access to six deleted scenes, director commentary, a gag reel loaded with funnies, flubs and Flerkens, and never-before-seen concept art and production photography.

“Captain Marvel” comes packaged in various formats to best fit today’s varying consumer desires. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to two exclusive features, including a behind-the-scenes visit with the Visual Effects team that makes the filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life and an inside look at the epic team effort that goes into an action-packed sequence within a Marvel Studios film. A physical copy of “Captain Marvel” is available as either a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Copy) or a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+Digital Copy), granting fans the flexibility to watch on devices of their choice.

 WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Alternate Movie Versions:
    • Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
    • Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.


  • Featurettes:
    • Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson's journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
    • Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel's entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
    • The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury's eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
    • The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
    • The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
    • Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.


  • Deleted Scenes:
    • “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” - Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
    • Starforce Recruits - Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree's mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
    • Heading to Torfa - Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
    • “What, No Smile?” - In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
    • Black Box - Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
    • Rookie Mistake - Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.
  • Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.


Digital Exclusives:

  • Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers' visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.
  • What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!
  • Concept Art – Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.
  • On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. When we first meet Danvers, she already possesses her superhero powers, having left her earthly life behind and become a member of an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon-Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team, and become a valued member­, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. While on Earth she quickly lands on the radar of Nick Fury, and they must work together against a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls—the notorious Marvel bad guys made even more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities—and their leader, Talos, who is spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.

Based on the beloved Marvel comic-book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel,  Samuel L. Jackson  (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”) as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Mississippi Grind”) as Talos, with Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “20th Century Women”) as Supreme Intelligence, with Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Agent Coulson and Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as Yon-Rogg.

The film also includes a talented supporting cast that features Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Korath, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Ronan, Lashana Lynch (“Bulletproof,” “Brotherhood”) as Maria Rambeau, Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Humans”) as Minn-Erva, Rune Temte (“Eddie the Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom”) as Bron-Char, Algenis Perez Soto (“Sugar,” “Isolated Victim”) as Att-Lass, Mckenna Grace (“Gifted,” “I, Tonya”) as Young Carol Danvers and Akira Akbar (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Monica Rambeau.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson,” “Sugar,” “Mississippi Grind”). Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

Directors Boden and Fleck’s creative team also includes director of photography Ben Davis (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”), production designer Andy Nicholson (“Gravity,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), costume designer Sanja Hays (“The Fate of the Furious,” “Star Trek Beyond”), editors Elliot Graham (“Steve Jobs,” “Molly’s Game”) and Debbie Berman (Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”), visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”), special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther”) and composer Pinar Toprak (“The Angel,” “The Challenger”).

DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
  • Product SKUs: 
    • Digital: 4K Ultra HD, HD, SD
    • Physical: 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), and DVD
  • Feature Run Time: Approximately 123 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
  • Audio: Ultra HD Blu-ray: English Dolby Atmos; Latin Spanish, French Parisian, Japan, German & Italian 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus; French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA; Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian and Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; DVD: English, French Canadian and Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; Ultra HD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms); HD Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms); SD Digital:  English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
  • Subtitles: Ultra HD: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Norwegian, French Parisian; Blu-ray: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese; DVD:  English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish; Digital: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish
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