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Chelsea Tatham, Times Staff Writer

Chelsea Tatham

Chelsea is the chief editorial assistant in the Tampa office and staff writer for the Tampa regional sections. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, she earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications and media studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She came to the Times in 2014 as an editorial assistant in St. Petersburg before moving to Tampa. She writes news, human interest stories and contributes the The Feed blog.

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  1. Coming to Hulu in August: 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' 'Saw' movies and more


    Hello, binge-worthy new additions to Hulu. Clue, Clueless and five Saw movies? You spoil us, Hulu.

    Here are the movies and TV shows coming to Hulu in August.

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure: Excellent! The dynamic time-traveling duo are the perfect binge for a hot summer day. August 1

    Clue: Seven suspects, six weapons and five bodies. Plenty of ridiculous and hilarious outcomes ensue. August 1...

    Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
  2. 5 things to know before Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend


    Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend, expected to attract more than 55,000 like-minded nerds mingling with cosplayers, celebrities, artists and sellers of comic books and collectibles.

    The star power took a dramatic hit with the last-minute cancellation of actor Val Kilmer. But the lineup this year still includes actors Rose McGowan (replacing Kilmer), Kate Beckinsale, Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's original Lt. Uhura) Khary Payton (Ezekial in The Walking Dead) and the "inconceivable" Wallace Shawn from The Princess Bride. ...

    Surrounded by the bridesmaids dressed as Disney princesses and groomsmen dressed as Marvel superheroes, Gwen Walter of Venice, Fla., kisses her husband, Shawn Walter, also of Venice, after their wedding ceremony on day two of the 2016 Tampa Bay Comic Con in the Tampa Convention Center on August 6, 2016. The pair got engaged at Megacon 2015 and were married wearing "Nightmare Before Christmas"-themed costumes. Two different couples were married in Room 24 on the second day of the Tampa Bay Comic Con 2016. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times
  3. Coming to Netflix in August: 'The Defenders,' 'Death Note' and more


    Another month, another slew of new movies and TV shows headed to Netflix.

    Now that summer is almost over (even if the outside temperatures don't reflect that), Netflix is starting to drop some of its most-anticipated originals.

    Here's what's coming to the streaming giant in August.

    The Addams Family: Everyone's favorite creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky family joins Netflix this month. August 1...

    Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox and Mike Colter in Marvel's The Defenders.
  4. Review: 'The Last Tycoon' is a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished work


    There's no business like 1930s show business.

    Amazon takes another dive into F. Scott Fitzgerald's list of literary works with The Last Tycoon, adapted from the unfinished roman a clef from 1941.

    The series and novel follow Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), a "boy wonder" film producer who rises to prominence in Hollywood at the fictional Brady-American Productions studio. He often butts heads with studio head Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) over decisions in casting and finances....

    Matt Bomer is Monroe Stahr in Amazon's The Last Tycoon.
  5. What to watch this week: 'Midnight, Texas,' Shark Week specials


    It's that time of year again. No, not back-to-school month or geek convention season - it's Shark Week.

    For almost 30 years, Discovery Channel has brought fascinating and educational stories about those sharp-toothed fish that make us afraid to go in the water. Television's longest-running event continues today through Sunday .

    This year, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps races against a shark (because, why not?) and gets schooled at the Bimini Shark Lab in the Bahamas....

    Midnight, Texas, a new supernatural series on NBC, premieres at 10 p.m. Monday.
  6. Five important meetings we saw on 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 episode 2, 'Stormborn'


    This week's episode of Game of Thrones was one of its best yet.

    Plot-defining meetings and dark reunions occurred and the two icy blonde queens staked their claims to the Iron Throne by negotiating alliances.

    Oh, and Euron Greyjoy proved what he could do with a thousand ships and two good hands.

    Here are some of the important meetings we saw during Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 2: "Stormborn"....

    In the second episode of Season 7, Daenerys (left) assembles her powerful group of allies on Dragonstone.
  7. What to watch this weekend: 'Ozark,' 'Insecure,' 'Midnight, Texas'


    This side of Hell: Midnight, Texas

    I don't know about you, but I've been itching for a good supernatural show (besides Supernatural) since The Vampire Diaries and True Blood ended. Enter Midnight, Texas on NBC. It's got all the great supernatural characters (vampires, angels, psychics, ghosts) and some new ones I don't have a name for yet (is it a were-tiger?). The series follows Manfred (Francois Arnaud), a powerful psychic who finds safety in Midnight, a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. He finds friends in Bobo (Dylan Bruce), the local pawn shop owner; Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), a witch who owns a Wiccan shop; Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), a talented assassin with a store of weapons to match; Joe (Jason Lewis), a sweet angel who knows quite a lot of secrets; Lemuel (Peter Mensah), a wise vampire; Creek (Sarah Ramos), an aspiring writer; and the Rev. Emilio Sheehan (Yul Vazquez), who gets a little crazy during the full moon. Oh, and the town sits on a veil between the living and hell. Sounds like a great vacation destination. 10 p.m. Monday, NBC....

    Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae in Insecure.
  8. Shark Week 2017: Michael Phelps races a shark and other must-see specials


    It's that time of year again. No, not back to school month or geek convention season -- it's Shark Week.

    For almost 30 years, Discovery Channel has brought fascinating and educational stories about those sharp-toothed fish that make us afraid to go in the water. Television's longest-running event returns Sunday at 7 p.m. and continues through July 30.

    This year, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps races against a freaking shark (because, why not?) and gets schooled at the Bimini Shark Lab in the Bahamas....

    For almost 30 years, Discovery Channel has brought a full week of special programs on the toothy underwater predators through Shark Week.
  9. Review: 'Midnight, Texas' overloads on supernatural, lacks luster


    There is a cemetery full of great supernatural shows out there. Unfortunately, Midnight, Texas isn't one of them.

    The new drama from NBC mixes a gaggle of creatures of the occult -- witches, vampires, psychics and even angels -- and crowds them into a small Texas town that just so happens to sit on the veil between the living and hell.

    Midnight, Texas is based on the series of novels by True Blood author Charlaine Harris. Though any comparison to the sexy vampire series is lost in the seemingly bloodless Midnight, Texas....

    Parisa Fitz-Henley, center, and Francois Arnaud in Midnight, Texas.
  10. It's possible to do Tampa Bay Comic Con on a budget. Here's how.


    One of the best parts about being a geek is going to conventions. Huge halls packed with cosplayers, celebrities, comic books, collectibles and a community of like-minded weirdos. It's paradise.

    However, attending conventions can also make money disappear faster than Barry Allen after two cups of coffee. But as the Times' resident geek and comic con expert, I've assembled a list of helpful tips to getting your nerd on without spending money like Tony Stark....

    Luis Romero of Tampa has five Spider-Man suits and has made 25 different covers and inside panels out of $3 presentation boards. 
“I spent three years of research trying to find the perfect red and blue classic Spider-Man suit,” the 37-year-old said.
  11. Review: 'Ozark' is heavy on prestige, light on fresh concepts


    By the end of Ozark's first episode, Jason Bateman's Marty has witnessed multiple murders and is scrambling to placate the powerful drug lord he's been laundering money for.

    Netflix's new crime drama isn't the next Breaking Bad or Bloodline. But in the era of Peak TV, it's hard not to draw comparisons to the prestige TV that came before. Especially one that features drugs, money laundering and a toxic family....

    Laura Linney and Jason Bateman in Ozark.
  12. What to watch and listen to this week: 'Rogue One' on Netflix, Something True podcast


    Plug in

    Something True

    Like its title states, the new podcast from Idle Thumbs delves into a short, fascinating and true story from the footnotes of history.

    Part of the podcast's perfectionism lies in its simplicity. Just two people assemble the series. Duncan Fyfe researches and writes the episodes and Alex Ashby hosts and produces the audio. The two produce a charming and sometimes ridiculous series about parts of history that would have otherwise not been told....

    Something True podcast.
  13. Five things we learned during 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 premiere


    Game of Thrones's seventh season premiered last night with sweet new maps and two queens and a king vying for the Iron Throne of Westeros.

    This episode checked in on every important character to the Game of Thrones cause, including warg Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), the charming Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) and everyone's favorite ruler of Bear Island, Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey)....

    Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere.
  14. What to watch this weekend: 'Game of Thrones' returns, 'To The Bone'


    War of ice and fire: Game of Thrones

    We get it, winter is coming. But after six seasons of ominous warnings, the cold season might finally be here. HBO's hit epic fantasy Game of Thrones returns Sunday for its seventh and penultimate season, and it's gearing up to be the wildest yet. At the end of last season, lots of people died and there are still at least two claimants to the throne (and one who doesn't know they have a claim at all). Fan theories were confirmed and debunked, dragons did their thing and their mother, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), finally set sail for Westeros. Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) got the ultimate revenge on all those who have scorned her, all while wearing a chic military gown. As if all this wasn't enough to worry about, there's also the impending doom of a horde of undead White Walkers preparing to invade Westeros and destroy mankind. Cheery! We've only got two seasons left, so enjoy Game of Thrones' bloody politics while you can. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO....

    Lena Headey and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau in Game of Thrones.
  15. Emmy noms 2017: What they got right ('The Handmaid's Tale') and who they snubbed ('Insecure')


    Are you sick of reading about television yet? We sure aren't.

    The summer months mean a bit of a lull in new series, a gluttony of cheesy game shows and the arrival of Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

    Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) and Anna Chlumsky (Veep) announced the winners this morning. Moore will be coming back to the small screen in CBS's S.W.A.T. Team this fall, thank heavens, but it was cute watching him get giddy with Chlumsky, who was nominated for the fifth consecutive time for Veep....

    Anthony Hopkins in Westworld.