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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.


Reviews
Spectre (Blu-ray Review)   11 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

Some good action scenes and the prospect of the return of a classic James Bond bad guy get bogged...more >>

Walmart and Best Buy 'Spectre' cover variants Blog
'Spectre' Reigns Over Retail   9 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: The latest James Bond film, 'Spectre,' arrived at retail Feb. 9 with several options...more >>

News
Public Media Bows Kidvid Label SkipRope   8 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

Public Media Distribution Feb. 8 launched a new label called SkipRope for the release of...more >>

News
Projections: 'Bridge of Spies' Maneuvering for Strong Debut   8 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

DreamWorks' 'Bridge of Spies' leads the crop of newcomers looking to take over the sales charts the...more >>

Best Bey's 'Batman: Bad Blood' and 'Snow White' exclusives Blog
Retailers Bring Special Packaging for 'Batman,' 'Snow White'   2 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: At least three of the major Feb. 2 new releases were offered with retail exclusives...more >>

News
Projections: 'Goosebumps' Hopes to Creep Up the Charts   1 Feb, 2016
By: John Latchem

Sony Pictures' 'Goosebumps' will look to take advantage of a relatively slow week of new releases...more >>

Reviews
Bridge of Spies (Blu-ray Review)   29 Jan, 2016
By: John Latchem

This is the kind of movie that is right in the wheelhouse of director Steven Spielberg, who is now...more >>

Straight Outta Compton News
'Straight Outta Compton' Heads Straight to the Top of Disc Sales   27 Jan, 2016
By: John Latchem

Universal Pictures' 'Straight Outta Compton' debuted at No. 1 the week ended Jan. 24 on the Nielsen...more >>

Blog
Deals Designed to Give Shoppers 'Goosebumps'   26 Jan, 2016
By: John Latchem

Merchandising: Retailers were quick to attach exclusives to Sony Pictures' 'Goosebumps' upon its...more >>

News
Projections: 'Straight Outta Compton' Seeks to Top Disc Sales Chart   25 Jan, 2016
By: John Latchem

Universal's 'Straight Outta Compton' will look to take over the home video sales charts the week...more >>