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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Ni! ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ celebrates 40 years of silliness

Aug 18 2015 | 8:17 pm - “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the legendary British comedy troupe’s most enduring work, is getting the 40th anniversary treatment on Blu-ray.

New ‘Frozen’ short film comes home

Aug 13 2015 | 1:57 pm - Anna and Elsa are back! “Frozen Fever,” the seven-minute short film, is available now from digital video outlets as part of the "Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection.” The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of the same...

Watch Kurt Cobain doc at home or on the big screen

Aug 04 2015 | 1:20 pm - “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” the searing documentary about the rock icon who killed himself in 1994, premiered earlier this year on HBO but will be on the big screen this weekend in Chicago and Glenview.

Your mission: See Tom Cruise’s lesser-known films

Jul 28 2015 | 11:24 am - Confession: I am a huge Tom Cruise fan. To paraphrase Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” when talking about the divisive actor: As a movie star, nobody can touch him. As a human being, nobody wants to touch him.

Chicago Blackhawks come back to Blu-ray

Jul 23 2015 | 2:17 pm - Chicago Blackhawks fans didn't get a championship Blu-ray in 2013, but the NHL is correcting that mistake this year.

‘Ex Machina’: One of 2015’s best comes home

Jul 14 2015 | 6:51 pm - One of the year’s most enthralling big-screen experiences comes home with the release of “Ex Machina,” a sci-fi stunner from the writer of “28 Days Later” and “Sunshine.”

'OITNB' gives us hope after a dark TV season

Jul 09 2015 | 3:50 pm - TV viewers looking for hope and happiness in 2015 have to go to prison — er, Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

Essential extended editions of your favorite movies

Jul 02 2015 | 7:12 pm - With longer versions of "Furious 7" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" headed to home video, Sean Stangland picks the best extended edition Blu-rays and DVDs available.

‘Ted 2’ is here now, and his voice will be in August

Jun 22 2015 | 2:07 pm - You may remember that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, whose foul-mouthed teddy bear comedy “Ted 2” hits theaters Friday, hosted the Oscars in 2013. Many were surprised that MacFarlane can carry a tune, and...

Dr. Ian Malcolm and the essential Jeff Goldblum performances

Jun 10 2015 | 6:32 pm - We’re all excited about erstwhile Star-Lord Chris Pratt dealing with dinos in “Jurassic World” this weekend, but we’d be even more excited if Dr. Ian Malcolm was along for the ride.

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