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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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Journey to Middle-earth has been an emotional one

Dec 17 2014 | 6:40 am - Fifteen years after filming began in New Zealand on the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, director Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga concludes this weekend with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

‘Inherent Vice’ director Anderson among the modern greats

Dec 11 2014 | 3:33 pm - Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, whose latest film, “Inherent Vice,” opens Friday in select theaters, has crafted a distinct, singular vision, Daily Herald columnist Sean Stangland says. Here’s how he’d rank...

Are you still infected with ‘Frozen’ fever?

Dec 03 2014 | 3:52 pm - More than a year after its release, the world is still infected with “Frozen” fever. The theatrical release made $1.27 billion, the all-time champ among animated films. DVD and Blu-ray sales in North America have brought in another...

Hyping the hype: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jurassic World’ trailers premiere

Nov 25 2014 | 12:35 pm - The world loves movies, but sometimes it seems to love movie trailers even more. This weekend brings film fans their first looks at new "Star Wars" and "Jurassic Park" films as Hollywood studios are starting to market the release of their trailers...

What to watch now that you’ve seen ‘Interstellar’

Nov 19 2014 | 9:56 pm - “Interstellar” joins a legacy of thoughtful sci-fi epics that began in 1968 when Stanley Kubrick changed the movie landscape forever. Here are some of Sean Stangland's favorites.

Still dumb — and funny — after all these years

Nov 11 2014 | 5:40 pm - The brainless heroes Lloyd and Harry from "Dumb and Dumber" are back in theaters this weekend and easier than ever to watch at home. Meanwhile, in Gotham City, the past incarnations of Batman and Robin are coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the very...

Podcasts geek out about Bond, movies, celebs

Oct 21 2014 | 4:25 pm - They keep us company while we drive, work and work out. They’re also among the best things to happen in the 21st Century to radio junkies like me. We're talking about podcasts, and here are some worth checking out.

‘Walking Dead’ just won’t die

Oct 17 2014 | 7:23 am - “The Walking Dead” returned to AMC last week to huge ratings, and Sean doesn't really get why. But who cares what he thinks? The show is so big, it has its own pinball table. And speaking of pinball, Wheeling is the place to be this...

‘Twin Peaks’ is back on TV, so what’s next?

Oct 07 2014 | 4:28 pm - "Twin Peaks" is coming back to TV in 2016, Jack Bauer already came back this summer. Wouldn't you like to see new episodes of some other favorites like "Star Trek," "The Wonder Years" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?

New ‘Alien’ video game promises stealth, smarts

Oct 02 2014 | 11:51 am - The franchise that began with “Alien,” Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic horror film, takes another crack at the world of video games Tuesday, Oct. 7, with yet another hotly anticipated title. “Alien: Isolation” seeks to...

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