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John Latchem

Managing Editor


A graduate of UCLA, John Latchem worked as a newspaper editor and did freelance work for such publications as The Hollywood Reporter before joining Home Media Magazine in 2005. He serves as editor of the reviews, TV DVD and research sections, as well as the annual Home Media Insider consumer issue that coincides with San Diego Comic-Con International.


Target's 'Secret Life of Watler Mitty' Exclusive Blog
A 'Ride Along' With 'Mitty'   15 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: The April 15 title getting the most retail attention was Fox’s 'The Secret Life of...more >>

News
Projections: 'Hobbit' On a Quest for Top Spot   14 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Warner's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' will likely end the three-week reign of Disney's...more >>

Reviews
Practice: The Final Season, The (DVD Review)   9 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

In fact, this final season of “The Practice” is essentially the real first season of “Boston...more >>

Target's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' with Lego figure Blog
Combining Lego and 'The Hobbit'   8 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: Target offered Warner’s new Blu-ray combo pack of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of...more >>

News
'Breaking Bad' Getting Slimmed Down Complete-Series Set   7 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing 'Breaking Bad: The Complete Series' as a slimmed...more >>

News
Projections: 'Anchorman 2' Primed for Chart Success   7 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Paramount's 'Anchorman 2' should be able to ride a huge marketing push to the top spot of the home...more >>

News
'Walking Dead' Fourth Season Disc Coming Aug. 26   3 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

In the wake of the airing of the finale of the fourth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,”...more >>

Reviews
Side Out (DVD Review)   3 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Combining the simplistic character beats of a teen angst comedy with the clichéd plotting of a...more >>

News
'Frozen' Powers Another Record Week for Blu-ray   1 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

The huge success of Disney’s 'Frozen' in its debut week led to a record week for Blu-ray sales in...more >>

Walmart's 'Anchorman' double-feature steelbook Blog
'Anchorman' Anchors Deals   1 Apr, 2014
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: Two of the April 1 new disc releases attracted some big retail promotions, led by...more >>