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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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MTV Classic launches Aug. 1

Jul 28 2016 | 2:02 pm - It’s been a cliched question for almost two decades: “When will MTV actually play music again?” The answer, apparently, is Monday — on the cable channel now known as VH1 Classic.

'Star Trek' on the big screen, worst to best

Jul 21 2016 | 3:18 pm - “Star Trek” has been part of our lives for 50 years, and shows no signs of going away. A new TV series arrives in January, and a 14th feature film co-starring “Thor” himself, Chris Hemsworth, has already been announced by...

Forgotten ‘Ghostbusters 2’ worth a second look as remake hits theaters

Jul 13 2016 | 11:50 am - “Ghostbusters 2,” which opened in June 1989 to a mostly indifferent critical reaction, has its charms. And it’s worth a second look as the remake hits theaters.

Widescreen: Five Emmy nominations to root for

Jul 07 2016 | 3:40 pm - Sean Stangland picks five Emmy nominations he's rooting for ahead of Thursday's announcement of the finalists for television's top award.

Longer ‘Batman v Superman’ is better, but still frustrating

Jun 28 2016 | 10:08 pm - New to home video, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition” runs 31 minutes longer than the theatrical release and sharpens the film’s narrative focus, but remains a frustrating experience.

A ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 scorecard

Jun 21 2016 | 12:47 pm - HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has enjoyed a rousing return to form. Sean Stangland looks back before Sunday’s season finale.

Blu-ray concert celebrates late ‘Titanic’ composer James Horner

Jun 16 2016 | 1:50 pm - James Horner died a year ago, but his unforgettable themes for “Titanic,” “Braveheart” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” live on. A new Blu-ray concert release will celebrate the film composer’s career.

Surprise billion-dollar hit ‘Zootopia’ comes home

Jun 09 2016 | 2:21 pm - An unorthodox trailer seen by millions of “Star Wars” fans helped make “Zootopia” a billion-dollar hit, and now you can see what all the hype’s about at home.

Beyond 'Animal House': College movies worth further study

Jun 03 2016 | 10:55 am - Sean Stangland has an assignment this summer for suburban high school graduates: Four college movies that might not be on their 18-year-old radars.

What's old continues to be new again on TV

May 20 2016 | 1:54 pm - As cable and streaming-service shows continue to dominate the national television conversation, the broadcast networks are increasingly relying on proven properties to attract viewers and media coverage — and the lineups announced for...

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