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Reg Bartley Spins A Yarn Reg Bartley, in his olde style, homespun, down-to-earth fashion, shares with us his philosophy on life. Or, is he just having a go at all of us followers of fashions and trends? Reg Bartley Spins A Yarn
Movies : Letters to Juliet Our WebWombatMovie reviewer found that the story was surprise-free but pleasant enough, the countryside looked great, and while Christopher Egan was pretty wooden Amanda Seyfried was charming enough for two. Movies : Letters to Juliet
Weekend Recipe Robin Hood has shot to the top of the charts and is earning squillions. It's up there with Iron Man 2. Check out what is new, on the way up and on the way out. Weekend Recipe
Motoring : Toyota Rukus Our WebWombatMotoring reviewer reports that Toyota has launched its head-turning Rukus which is described as a "hot and hip urban alternative to small sports-utility vehicles and sports wagons". Motoring : Toyota Rukus
Wine of the Week This week our wine connoisseur samples a 2007 Southern Highland Wines Merlot from the NSW Southern Highlands & a Long Flats Pink Moscato from the Murray Darling. Wine of the Week
DVD Review : Zombieland Our WebWombatDVD reviewer says "Movie over Shaun Of The Dead, there is a new Zombie King in town - and it's as American as a Big Mac, it's Zombieland". DVD Review : Zombieland
Travel : Rajang River, Borneo And, not only did our intrepid traveller navigate the river, but the longhouse chief proudly showed him a basket full of human skulls, trophies of conquests past. Travel : Rajang River, Borneo
Theatre : Anything Goes According to our WebWombatTheatre reviewer this production is a welcome addition to Melbourne's thriving musical theatre scene, it is a joy for audiences to see this classic musical. Theatre : Anything Goes
Motoring : Lotus Australia Our WebWombatMotoring reviewer notes that Lotus Australia has announced that Mr Fabian Abal will be their new General Manager of Sales and Marketing in Australia. Motoring : Lotus Australia
Games Trailer Due to hit the shops this Friday, the Red Dead Redemption official launch trailer will give you a final sneek peek at what's in store for you. Happy hunting! Games Trailer
Celebrities : Scarlett Johansson Iron Man 2 is making a big splash at the box office and not least because of our featured celebrity this week. Read our profile on the glamorous Scarlett Johansson. Celebrities : Scarlett Johansson
Music : Oasis According to our WebWombatMusic guru, while Dig Out Your Soul is not likely to win over too many new fans it is certainly one that takes a few spins to really appreciate and fall in love with. Music : Oasis
Education : Biodiversity Loss Did you know that thanks to a kind of frog that can no longer be found, millions of people suffering from peptic ulcers have lost a chance to heal better? Education : Biodiversity Loss
Motoring : Range Rover Range_e Hybrid Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that Land Rover has confirmed it will be releasing the Range_e, a diesel-electric hybrid based on their Range Rover Sport. Motoring : Range Rover Range_e Hybrid
Recipe Scalloped Potatoes are served as a vegetable side helping to your main dish. Serve hot with a sprig of parsley. You will just love the taste. Recipe
Travel : Italy - Venice Our travel writer visits the galleries, museums, theatres, workshops, churches, beautiful hotels, endless cafes and restaurants as she roams the grand canals of Venice. Travel : Italy - Venice
DVD Review : Sherlock Holmes To our WebWombatDVD reviewer part of the fun from watching this version is seeing the ways that Holmes has been updated while still keeping his core essence intact. DVD Review : Sherlock Holmes
Games : Transformers: War for Cybertron Follow the Cybertrons (those cute little robots who want to dominate the Universe) as they begin their new quest. Being developed for all platforms. Take a sneak peek here! Games : Transformers: War for Cybertron
Motoring : Lotus Elise Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that the Lotus Elise will sport a new look for 2011, with the introduction of face-lifted variants of both models and much more! Motoring : Lotus Elise
DVD Review : McCloud More for the nostalgia buffs as our WebWombatDVD reviewer looks at The Complete First Season comprising the six 1970's one-hour episodes, apparently, only for Australian release. DVD Review : McCloud
Finance : Insurance & Divorce How is life insurance taken into account when going through divorce proceedings? What impact does it have? And what should you consider after the event. Finance : Insurance & Divorce
Interview : The Wog Boy 2 Our WebWombatMovie reviewer sat down with Nick Giannopoulos and Vince Colosimo to talk all things ethnic and to find out once and for all if it's really A Wog's Life. Interview : The Wog Boy 2
DVD Review : Banacek Our WebWombatDVD reviewer takes us down memory lane as he reviews The Complete First Season of the Banacek series. If you're a collector then, add this one to your set. DVD Review : Banacek
Motoring News : GSX-R1000 AMA Superbike Team Suzuki Superbike star, and reigning Australian Superbike Champion, Josh Waters, has secured a test with the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory AMA Superbike Team. Motoring News : GSX-R1000 AMA Superbike
DVD Review : My Life In Ruins This is a movie that our WebWombatDVD reviewer wasn't overly impressed by. If you want to read what he really has to say about it, then be prepared! DVD Review : My Life In Ruins
Wine of the Week This week our wine connoisseur samples a RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2007 and talks about some wines to lay down as investment options. Maybe a bit pricey now, but what of the future? Wine of the Week
Travel : Oberndorf, Austria Our WebWombatTravel writer takes a nostalgic trip through the churches of Oberndorf to visit the Church of St Nikolas where that classic Christmas carol Silent Night was first sung. Travel : Oberndorf, Austria
Weekly Horoscopes The bleakness of winter in just around the corner, but does that mean it has to be reflected in your life. Look to your Star to see what will unfold for you this week: bleakness or vibrancy and colour. Weekly Horoscopes
Theatre : Anything Goes Our WebWombatTheatre critic caught up with James Rooney, Tamara Finch, Rachel Juhasz & Nathan Toovey to find out about what audiences can expect from this production of "Anything Goes". Theatre : Anything Goes
Health & Beauty Products: Are They Good For You? Many natural consumers today are concerned about what we eat and what we put on our bodies but what qualifies as a "natural" and "pure" product? Health & Beauty Products: Are They Good For You?
Games : Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors Just finished playing this game with my kids and boy, was it addictive, and fun. Seems Hidden Object Games are the flavour in the downloadable games segment this month. Give it a try! Games : Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors
Recipe A Rum Log / Chocolate Ripple Cake is a simple dessert to make: with sugar, cream, chopped nuts & Chocolate Ripple biscuits. But, there is a secret ingredient! Recipe
Motoring : MINI Performance Packages Nowack Motors have released a variety of performance packages for the MINI Cooper S & MINI JCW and power upgrades for the MINI One, the Cooper, the MINI One D and Cooper D. Motoring : MINI Performance Packages
Motoring : Off-Road Defense Vehicle Indigen Armor unveils its extreme off-road defense vehicle for commercial use and our WebWombatMotoring writer wonders how long before we see this beast in "private" hands. Motoring : Off-Road Defense Vehicle
Movie Trailers Get a sneek preview of some of what's coming up at the movies over the next several months. Three are in the Horror genre with the odd-one-out being a Romance. Movie Trailers
Education : Adobe Photoshop 8 Adobe Photoshop 8 is amongst the most sophisticated graphics software around with features that even the experts rarely use. Upgrade your skills in the use of this tool now. Education : Adobe Photoshop 8
Lifestyle : Twitter Nuke Here is a tip for those crazy twitterers out there who just want out but are either too afraid or too daunted by the task. There is no turning back from this solution. Lifestyle : Twitter Nuke
Motoring : VW Golf Blue-E-Motion Concept Volkswagen showcased its latest in electric car technology when they unveiled the Golf blue-e-motion concept car, a pure electric drive version of its Golf, reports our WebWombatMotoring writer. Motoring : VW Golf Blue-E-Motion Concept
Movies : New York, I Love You Our WebWombatMovies reviewer describes this as a collection of short films that add up to one long love letter to the City of New York (well, Manhattan mostly). Movies : New York, I Love You
DVD Review :Avatar If you were blown away by this movie in 3D on the big screen then how will you react to it on your teeny-weeny screen at home (and in 2D). Regardless, it is a must have for your collection. DVD Review :Avatar
Games Trailer : Call of Duty: Black Ops This will be the seventh instalment in the Call of Duty series where players take the role of a Black Ops operative involved in missions behind enemy lines. Due for release this September. Games Trailer : Call of Duty: Black Ops
Boxoffice : Australia & USA We said in our review of Iron Man 2 that it would be a Boxoffice smash, well the numbers are proving us correct. What will happen in the US Charts when it's released there? Boxoffice : Australia & USA
Motoring : Renault Koleos Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that Renault Australia has released details of the 2010 Renault Koleos with it's range of new standard features and some price adjustments. Motoring : Renault Koleos
Movies : The White Ribbon Starring Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur & Ursina Lardi & directed by Michael Haneke, who according to our WebWombatMovies reviewer has "outdone himself here". Movies : The White Ribbon
Music : Songs With Attitude Over the years many songs have provided inspiration to millions. But not all of them have inspired in a clean wholesome boy next door way! Music : Songs With Attitude
Wine of the Week This week our wine connoisseur samples an Ant Moore Kiki Marlborough Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and a Brookland Valley Estate Cabernet Merlot 2008. Wine of the Week
Movies : Iron Man 2 Our WebWombatMovies reviewer sits down with a big box of popcorn and takes a look at the most anticipated blockbuster of 2010. Was he impressed? Movies : Iron Man 2
Games : GTA: Episodes From Liberty City Our gaming expert reviews Grand Theft Auto which is a standalone combination of the down-loadable episodes from Grand Theft Auto IV and contains The Lost & Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Games : GTA: Episodes From Liberty City
DVD Review : Planet 51 Our WebWombatDVD reviewer felt that while not as sharp and sassy as its multitude of competitors, Planet 51 is cute enough and solid enough for school holiday crowds. DVD Review : Planet 51
Travel : Haberfield, Sydney Visit Haberfield, Sydney for an Italian food experience. This suburb, 6 km west of Sydney's CBD, celebrates three different cultures at Piazza Federazione on Ramsay Street. Travel : Haberfield, Sydney
Careers : A Quiz Are you in the right job? Are you satisfied in your job? Do you still get the same buzz going to work every day? Or is it time to reinvent your career? Take our fast quiz to find out. Careers : A Quiz
Movie Trailers : What's Coming If you can't wait for your next fix of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte & Miranda then let WebWombatMovies give you a sneek-peek of what they'll be up to! Also trailers of other upcoming movies. Movie Trailers : What's Coming
Motoring : Renault Mégane 225 Sport Our WebWombatMotoring writer took the Renault Mégane 225 Sport for a spin over a week recently. Find out what he thought of this little beauty. Motoring : Renault Mégane 225 Sport
Games : Tips & Cheats To help get around that stumbling-block or to open new vistas in MotoGP 09/10 for PS3 or Xbox360 or in Just Cause 2 for PS3 or Xbox360 do we have tips for you. Games : Tips & Cheats
Careers : Education Birch & Paul, in their book Life & Work, claimed 88% of people are dissatisfied in their job. Further, expect 5-7 career changes. To upskill & prepare, further Education may be the answer. Careers : Education
DVD Review : Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Our WebWombatDVD reviewer says, all you have to do with this one is leave your brain at the door, chuck on some futuristic looking glasses and just enjoy the ride. DVD Review : Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Wine of the Week This week in honour of Baccus our Wine connoisseur samples a Longview Red Bucket Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2009 from Adelaide Hills & a Barwang's 2008 Hilltops Shiraz from Canberra. Wine of the Week
Motoring News : New F1 Engine Formula Our WebWombatMotoring writer reveals that F1 teams are close to agreeing upon a new engine formula for the six-year period beginning in 2013. Motoring News : New F1 Engine Formula
Funny & Weird Photos If you missed seeing our Funny Photos yesterday because you were unable to get on due to the public holiday, well then, here they are again, and 1000's more like them. Funny & Weird Photos
Weekly Horoscopes What do your Stars say for you for the week ahead. Will it be health, wealth or happiness, or, will it be, meeting up with that long lost friend? Hopefully it won't be heartache or loss. Weekly Horoscopes
Games : MotoGP 09/10 Our games expert and motorcycle nut reviews the latest MotoGP game on Xbox 360 where players can take control of their career on and off of the track. Games : MotoGP 09/10
Music : The Stands Our WebWombatMusic guru reports that Horse Fabulous is a near impossible album to find on shelves these days, but it's definitely worth chasing up if your a fan of some great English rock tunes. Music : The Stands
DVD : Night At The Museum 2 Our WebWombatDVD reviewer found that, by and large, Night At The Museum 2 : Battle Of The Smithsonian is bigger and much, much better than the original. DVD : Night At The Museum 2
Interview : Shane Jacobson Our WebWombatMovie writer sat down with Shane Jacobson, star of Charlie & Boots to talk outback travel, toilets, beer and transgender actors. Interview : Shane Jacobson
Recipe Veal Parmagiana had it's roots over 400 years ago in Parma, Italy, Today this, easy to make dish, is served will all the toppings and is generally dished up with a smattering of vegetables. Recipe
Music : Sarah Blasko Sarah Blasko has quickly risen from Indie Princess to Australian music Queen in a very short time. This, a prediction from WebWombatMusic, but where is she heading? Music : Sarah Blasko
DVD : The Twilight Saga - New Moon Good luck if you want a copy. This is a hot-cake seller for all those Twilight aficionados out there. And, of course, it's a Two-Disc Special Edition. DVD : The Twilight Saga - New Moon
Vorsteiner GTRS3 Meets BMW M3 E92 Our WebWombatMotoring writer gives us a first look at what Tuning company Vorsteiner has done with its new body kit for the BMW M3 E92. Vorsteiner GTRS3 Meets BMW M3 E92
Wine of the Week Our wine connoisseur has tantilised his taste buds with a Tintilla Estate Sparkling Red 2009 from NSW's Hunter Valley and a Yilgarnia Classic White 2009 from Western Australia's Denmark region. Wine of the Week
Movies : Beneath Hill 60 Our WebWombatMovie reviewer sees Beneath Hill 60 and finds is an extraordinary true story which tells the tale of love, mud and carnage on the Western Front. Movies : Beneath Hill 60
Movies : Hot Tub Time Machine The frame work is all there for a comedy classic - silly premise, Cusack as your main "story" guy, witty barbs from Corddry, Robinson, Duke and the criminally underused Chevy Chase, but ... Movies : Hot Tub Time Machine
Downloadable Games If you haven't tried Action, Adventure, Puzzle, Mahjong and many more genre of downloadable, addictive, simple and fun to play games, then, what planet have you been on? Downloadable Games
Two Wheels : Suzuki GSX1250FA The WebWombatMotoring team take a first look at Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA, the fully faired all-rounder adds a versatile sports bike option to Suzuki's street bike range. Two Wheels : Suzuki GSX1250FA
DVD Review : The Informant! Our WebWombatDVD reviewer describes this as a bizarre white-collar tale (true story) follows Damon as Mark Whitacre, a rising star at an agri-industry giant company who turns FBI whistle blower. DVD Review : The Informant!
Movie Boxoffice Kiss-Ass is kicking ass in the USA but not so in Australia, whereas How to Train Your Dragon is doing so in both countries. What else is happening? Movie Boxoffice
Celebrity Profile : Christina Hendricks Born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho from third through eighth grade and in 1989, her family moved to Fairfax, Virginia. And she has come a long way since then! Celebrity Profile : Christina Hendricks
Travel : Bridge on the River Kwai Built in 1942-43 the iron bridge was just one of many along a route hacked through mountainous jungle by Allied prisoners of war and enforced Asian labourers. Travel : Bridge on the River Kwai
Movies : Accidents Happen Our WebWombatMoview reviewer felt, acting wobbles aside, this is a rare example of a poignant tale of teen yearning that actually does come across as heartfelt and true. Movies : Accidents Happen
Motoring News : Hyundai i30 Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that the Hyundai's i30 range has passed cumulative sales of 500,000 units worldwide with 42,430 units being sold in Australia. Motoring News : Hyundai i30
Weekly Horoscopes This is your last days under the influence of Aries. Later this week you will come under the influence of The Bull. What will the change mean for you? Wealth, health or happiness? Weekly Horoscopes
Movie Interview : Brendan Cowell WebWombatMovies interviews Brendan Cowell, star & writer of the award winning Australian drama Love My Way and now seen in Beneath Hill 60 as a WWI hero. Movie Interview : Brendan Cowell
Book Review : Getting Even With Fran This book by Christine Stinson is a one to read with a glass of wine and in front of an open fire on a cold winters night when you just want to relax and not be over taxed. Book Review : Getting Even With Fran
Recipe Apricot Chicken is the perfect winters meal served with a few steamed vegitables and on a bed of boiled rice. Easy to make and ready to serve in less than 90 minutes. Recipe
Game Review : God Of War III Our WebWombatGames reviewer played the latest game developed by Sony Santa Monica and it has everything: Greek gods and tragedy, mayhem, violence, revenge & betrayal. Game Review : God Of War III
Movies : Book Of Eli Our WebWombatMovie reviewer says, the action is gripping, Washington is a convincing badass, everyone else hams it up and the whole thing looks great. Movies : Book Of Eli
Games : Def Jam Rapstar Def Jam Rapstar is the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience for consoles and will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 & Nintendo WiiTM later this year. See the video here! Games : Def Jam Rapstar
Motoring : Brabus Vanish Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that Brabus has created a new one-off sports car tuning kit for the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Motoring : Brabus Vanish Mercedes-Benz SL 65
Travel :
Honolulu, Hawaii The Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the sands of Waikiki beach has a long and distinguished history, so says our WebWombatTravel writer. Read some of it here. Travel : Honolulu, Hawaii
DVD Review : Paranormal Activity (Blu Ray) Our WebWombatDVD reviewer found Paranormal Activity to be a bit of a light weight even though the concept was potentially chilling. But for an $11,000 budget what can one expect. DVD Review : Paranormal Activity (Blu Ray)
Motoring : Motorcycle Sales Down Our WebWombatMotoring writer reports that sales of motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles were sold were down in the first quarter of this year - a decrease of 12.2 per cent from the same period last year. Motoring : Motorcycle Sales Down
Wine of the Week This week our wine connoisseur rolls around his palate a Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and a sparkling wine from Italy's Piedmont region, a Gabbiano Asti. Wine of the Week
Movies Box Office What's kicking-ass at the movies this week, well it's not Kick-Ass, yet! Check out what's on the way up and what's on the way out of the charts in Australia & the USA. Movies Box Office
Weekly Horoscope Read our weekly update on your Stars. How are you going to fair this week? Love, good fortune, meet an old friend, take on a new job or will it be more of the same for you? Weekly Horoscope
Movies : Date Night Our WebWombatMovie buff reviews Date Night, starring Tina Fey & Steve Carell who attempt to reignite the marital spark but get involved in a series of crazy events. Movies : Date Night
Travel :
Oxfordshire, England You can't travel far in England without being regaled about the old haunted house or castle or one with a mysterious past. Our WebWombatTravel writer visited one and lived to tell the tale. Travel : Oxfordshire, England
Games Interview : Chris Avelone Our WebWombatGames reviewer interviewed Chris Avelone, Obsidian's Creative Director, about their new forthcoming game Fallout: New Vegas. Games Interview : Chris Avelone
Weekend Recipe A Plum Sago Pudding is very simple to make and can be served as hot dessert. A little pre-preparation required but that's it. A mouthwatering treat. Weekend Recipe
Motoring : Subaru Impreza WRX Club Spec 10 WebWombatMotoring gives our readers a first look at Subaru Australia's release next month of their special edition Impreza WRX Club Spec 10. Motoring : Subaru Impreza WRX Club Spec 10
Movie : Micmacs Our WebWombatMovie reviewer found that individual scenes worked brilliantly and the visuals were often stunning, but, unfortunately, the whole thing turned stale well before the end. Movie : Micmacs
Finance :
Life Insurance Mistakes To Avoid There are some common mistakes that are easily preventable; like buying insurance when finalising your mortgage or through your superannuation fund may not always be the best options. Finance : Life Insurance Mistakes To Avoid
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