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Sean Stangland

Senior Copy Editor
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Hired as an intern fresh out of Eastern Illinois University in 2001, Sean became a full-time member of the night copy desk in 2002.

As Senior Copy Editor, his duties include Page 1 design, inside page design and managing the website.

Sean also writes a weekly pop culture column, Widescreen, for the Time out! section. He's a movie buff and a Blackhawks fan, and visits Disneyland and Walt Disney World as often as possible.

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Widescreen tidbits: Classic baseball, animation and action

Jul 03 2018 | 3:24 pm - “Bull Durham” and all five “Mission: Impossible” films get the 4K treatment on Blu-ray, and an Elk Grove Village theater screens a classic film from the director of “The Incredibles.”

Three suggestions for HBO’s ‘Westworld’ in Season 3

Jun 27 2018 | 2:02 pm - Reactions to the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “Westworld” were mixed even though the story points to exciting things ahead in Season 3. Sean Stangland has three suggestions for showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

25 years later, the first digital dino from 'Jurassic Park' still awes and inspires

Jun 20 2018 | 3:28 pm - It's been 25 years since “Jurassic Park” hit theaters, and that film's revelatory first peek at a digital dinosaur still stands as one of the most important, memorable scenes in movie history.

Zombies and creepy babies: The standout video games at E3

Jun 13 2018 | 5:42 pm - Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland picks five standout video game trailers from this year’s E3 conference.

Before ‘Ocean’s 8,’ watch this great Cate Blanchett flick

Jun 06 2018 | 6:51 am - Few actors have as varied and impressive a resume as Cate Blanchett, the co-star of “Ocean’s 8.” But my favorite Blanchett performance comes in a perfect prelude to this weekend’s heist with Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson...

Stanley Kubrick, Col. Mustard and Han Solo (together at last)

Jun 01 2018 | 7:47 am - Widescreen tidbits: Four Kubrick films in 35 mm, a cult classic in Aurora, and a new classic film score in the “Star Wars” canon.

Widescreen: In praise of Chewbacca, the galaxy’s greatest hero

May 23 2018 | 6:12 pm - Even 41 years after his first screen appearance, Chewbacca feels like a secret weapon in the “Star Wars” arsenal. He has a starring role in “Solo,” opening this weekend, but so far no film of his own.

Seek out ‘Westworld’s’ scene-stealing guest star in his charming lead role

May 17 2018 | 3:12 pm - Peter Mullan stole the show last week on “Westworld.” If you liked that, you should seek out his charming lead role in the 2005 gem “On a Clear Day.”

Widescreen: Excellent! ‘Bill & Ted’ are coming back

May 09 2018 | 4:28 pm - The heroes of “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” are coming back to face the music in a third film. Also: “Sunset Boulevard” is screening at suburban theaters.

From ‘Avatar’ to ‘Avengers’: Saldana is sci-fi’s brightest star

May 02 2018 | 5:30 pm - Zoe Saldana has been giving memorable performances in huge, genre-defining films for almost a decade, and makes a terrific argument for those films’ place in our culture.

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