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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.


Blog
'Heaven' Gets Real at Retail   22 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

For the July 22 new releases, retailers focused their attention on Sony Pictures' 'Heaven Is for...more >>

News
Comic-Con Ready to Celebrate Past, Make Way for the Future   21 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Anniversaries, premieres and the digital evolution highlight this year’s pop culture fest, to be...more >>

News
Projections: 'Rio 2' Ready to Fly Onto Sales Charts   21 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Fox's 'Rio 2' is poised to shake up the sales charts after a slow several weeks for new releases,...more >>

Reviews
Big Chill, The (Blu-ray Review)   20 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Lawrence Kasdan's 'The Big Chill' gets a sparkling Blu-ray edition showcasing its soundtrack of...more >>

Reviews
Noah (Blu-ray Review)   18 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

For whatever ways director Darren Aronofsky’s 'Noah' strays from the biblical tale, at least it...more >>

News
Remastered 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' on Blu-ray in October   17 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Shout! Factory Oct. 21 will release an eight-disc Blu-ray boxed set of 1980s kids show...more >>

Target's 'Rio 2' With Plush Blog
Retail Gift Sets for 'Rio 2'   15 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: Each of the big three major retail chains offered consumers its own exclusive...more >>

News
Projections: 'Lego Movie' Faces Little Competition   14 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

A light slate of new releases should pave the way for Warner's 'The Lego Movie' to repeat atop the...more >>

News
Disc Favorites 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' Among Top Emmy Nominees   10 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

A mix of new and old favorites dominated the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, with...more >>

Reviews
Bad Words (Blu-ray Review)   9 Jul, 2014
By: John Latchem

Jason Bateman's directorial debut is a subversively funny send-up of the national spelling bee.