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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Miss the Cubs? Pick up Pearl Jam's new movie

Nov 15 2017 | 12:04 pm - Pearl Jam, the band fronted by one of America's most famous Chicago Cubs fans, Eddie Vedder, invokes Ernie Banks with the title of “Let's Play Two,” its new concert film, available for home release this weekend.

Where to stream ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director’s previous films

Nov 10 2017 | 11:52 am - Before he joined the directing ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, New Zealand native Taika Waititi made four buzzworthy films, all of which are streaming online.

When bad episodes happen to great shows like ‘Stranger Things’

Oct 31 2017 | 10:25 am - Season two of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is well-worth binge-watching, Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland says. Except for that strange, cold seventh episode.

Widescreen nominates ‘Neon Demon’ as a new Halloween classic

Oct 25 2017 | 3:55 pm - Last year, Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland nominated “Crimson Peak” as a new Halloween classic. This year, it’s the decidedly different fashion-scene shocker, “The Neon Demon.”

Widescreen: Weak shows may be the death of the fall TV season

Oct 18 2017 | 2:42 pm - Is the fall TV season dead? With the movie-like marketing for “Stranger Things” and a weak crop from the traditional networks, Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland leans toward “yes.”

‘Star Wars’ trailer promises a dark, different movie in ‘Last Jedi’

Oct 09 2017 | 8:31 pm - The new trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” puts the emphasis on Rey and Kylo Ren — not Luke and Leia — and promises a dark installment worthy of “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Widescreen: New ‘Star Trek’ tainted by CBS’ app-happy sales pitch

Sep 27 2017 | 6:30 pm - “Star Trek: Discovery” is a spectacular riff on a sci-fi legacy, but Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland won’t be watching past the premiere thanks to the brazen tactics employed by CBS in selling the show — and a separate...

Frasier Crane would tell you never to count out ‘Young Sheldon’

Sep 22 2017 | 4:56 am - “Young Sheldon” has been a Twitter punchline since it was first announced, but don’t be shocked if CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” spinoff is still on 10 years from now, Sean Stangland says.

Three essential TV episodes to watch before Sunday's Emmys

Sep 15 2017 | 9:24 am - Sean Stangland's picks for the three essential TV episodes to watch before Sunday's Emmys include a family drama (“This Is Us”), a bittersweet fantasy (“Black Mirror”) and another HBO epic (“Westworld”).

From ‘It’ to ‘The Stand’: King’s ABC miniseries still haunt us

Sep 08 2017 | 9:13 am - The 1990 miniseries version of Stephen King’s “It” began a run of horror adaptations on ABC. The best of “It’s” progenitors is certainly “The Stand,” says Widescreen columnist Sean Stangland.

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