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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: 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.

Ranking the 18 Marvel movies that came before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Apr 25 2018 | 9:02 am - Before the mad titan Thanos takes on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe this weekend in “Avengers: Infinity War,” Sean Stangland ranks and recaps the past 18 installments in the series.

Widescreen tidbits: Cinderella, Daniela and Sofia

Apr 18 2018 | 2:42 pm - If you can’t afford a ticket to the Lyric Opera, you can head out to a local theater to see the same production of “Cendrillon” — aka Cinderella — that will be staged downtown. Also: See an Oscar winner in Downers...

Pranks and pleas: How ‘Westworld’ and ‘Avengers’ deal with spoilers

Apr 13 2018 | 10:22 am - Every movie and TV show gets spoiled on social media, and the creators of “Westworld” and “Avengers: Infinity War” had two very different responses to that phenomenon.

Widescreen: Hollywood should ditch Lara Croft for rich, diverse 'Overwatch'

Apr 05 2018 | 3:20 pm - The diverse, animated heroes of “Overwatch” could be the stars of the first great video-game movie.

Bonus documentary makes ‘Last Jedi’ a must-buy, even if you hated the movie

Mar 28 2018 | 10:56 am - The surprisingly controversial “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now available across all home-entertainment platforms, and Lucasfilm was not stingy with bonus content.

Widescreen: Who needs a ‘Tomb Raider’ movie when games are already cinematic marvels?

Mar 16 2018 | 11:03 am - “Tomb Raider” is back on the big screen and more unnecessary than ever, says Sean Stangland, thanks to the incredibly exciting and cinematic nature of the video games that inspired it.

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