4 WapReview - Entertainment and Leisure Sites

All things leisure and entertainment. Entertainment news, TV and movie listings and reviews. Online ticket sites, song lyrics. Pets, hobbies and both electronic and traditional games. Music industry news and gossip. Live events listings, humor and joke sites, mobile magazines, photo sharing sites, mobile video and eBooks.


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Movie Reviews, ticket booking and industry News.

Entertainment News

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Entertainment News and Gossip mobile web sites.

Theater and Dance

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Sites offering theater and dance industy news and reviews of plays and performances.

Art & Design

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Mobile sites dedicated to the fine and applied visual arts and crafts including museums, art auctions, industrial design and aesthetics.


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Band and Music Industry News, Live event and nightlife calendars.


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The latest entertainment gossip, Hollywood scandals, paparazzi photos, Brittney's latest, it's all here.


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Jokes, Satire, Bizarre and Silly News.


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Daily comic strips and manga.


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Industry News, Fan and promotional sites related to non-mobile broadcast television.


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A directory of mobile gaming sites of all kinds including PC, console and mobile electronic games, cardgames like poker, contests and games of chance including the lottery.


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Dogs, cats, fish, birds: all about pet care, buying or adopting a pet and pet friendly vacations.

Mobile Video-Audio

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Sites offering streaming video and audio for mobile devices. Beware, these are all very large downloads which be prohibitively expensive if you are not on an unlimited data plan.

Life Style

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Sites devoted to better living; Fashion, Home Decorating, Cooking.


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Sites about books and writting including book reviews, book recomendation services and sites offering electronic books to read on your mobile phone.


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View great photography or show off you artistic talents and share memories with family and friends on your phone. Here's a collection of the best photo galleries and sharing sites on the mobile web plus a unique mobile web based image manipulation tool.

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www.jwz.org/blog/ (xhtml-mp)

An entertaining and popular blog by Netscape and Mozilla.org, founder and developer(XEmacs) turned nightclub operator/restaurateur Jamie Zawinski. On his blog, Jamie covers everything from techie conundrums to hardware hacking to all the weird and wacky stuff he finds on the web and in real life.

jwz is a Responsive Web Design (RWD) site that adapts itself to fit narrow mobile browser viewports.

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www.people.com/people/mobile/home/ (xhtml-mp)

People.com Mobile - Photo PagePeople Magazine is a US weekly print magazine that is a top seller on newsstands. Owned by Time Inc., People is know for its celebrity coverage and human interest stories. People Magazine bids aggressively for interviews and exclusive rights to photos and has scored a number of scoops including the first photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's baby and Jenifer Lopez' twins.

The magazine has a popular website at people.com and recently launched a mobile website, m.people.com. The mobile site mirrors the content of people.com with about 100 "news" stories about movie and TV stars and other celebrities, around the same number of celebrity photos plus a dozen movie, music, TV show and book reviews. There are also supposed to be videos in both Windows Media and mpeg4 formats, however the half dozen links I tried all returned "File Not Found" errors.

Other than the broken video links the site is well done from a design and usability standpoint. Page sizes, photo width, video format and markup (xhtml or wml) are all optimized to match the capabilities of your handset. Source: oh.dirlink.mobi

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m.theurbantwist.com/ (xhtml-mp)

Enterainment blog featuring music, videos, news, and opinions with a youthful, urban slant. Mobile View by Mobify.

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entertainmentafrica.mobi/ (xhtml-mp)

South African based Entertainmentafrica offers music, movie, gadget and computer game news and reviews, a calendar of live events and contests with memorabilia and merchandise prizes.  Source: Mobility.mobi

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m.autoblog.com/ (HTML5)

Blog style news , review and comentary site for car lovers.

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Content: ***1/2  Usability: XXXX
mobile.scifi.com/inf/infomo (HTML5)
Mobile edition of SciFi magazine and television's SciFi channel. Includes program guide for SciFi Channel, blog, message board and news of upcoming SciFi movies and SciFi star gossip. There's alternate PDA version at scifi.com/handheld/ which has longer versions of the news items but is missing other features like the blog
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disney.com/ (xhtml-mp)

Disney Mobile

Disney's official mobile site looks like lots of fun for children of all ages. There are free online games, movie trailers, a "Radio Disney" channel featuring teen-themed music and much more including a special page of games, activities and videos just for preschoolers. On the practical side the site also has TV schedules, Disney on Ice tour schedules and information on Disney theme parks.

The coolest feature is probably the personalized Disney character voice tones generator. It lets you create ringtones with Tigger, Mini or Donald speaking your child's name and other customizable information like a favorite food.

However there are some things about the Disney site that seem poorly thought out. Radio Disney uses a voice call rather than using streaming media so the sound quality is awful. I'm also not impressed with the site's adaptation to the huge variety of mobile devices in the market. There is some attempt made to adjust page and image sizes to browser capabilities but the minimum page size seems to be about 76 KB. The big, image and JavaScript heavy site does work reasonably well on my Android phone and Nokia N95. However, I'm pretty sure that it's too large to even load on most of the low end prepaid feature phones I see kids carrying. Plus the page layout seems optimized to 240x320 or larger screens and doesn't scale well to smaller ones.

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www.thrillnetwork.com/ (HTML5)

 ThrillNetwork Image ThrillNetwork.com is a roller coaster and amusement park fan site. The mobile edition of ThrillNetwork (mobile.thrillnetwork.com) is aimed at PDAs and Smartphones and works best on devices with screens at least 220px wide and able to handle pages up to 100 KB in size including images. The site also works very in Opera Mini. If you want to visit ThrillNetwork with a typical phone's built in browser you should probably use a transcoder like Skweezer or Google's.

ThrillNetwork Mobile features ride and park reviews and ratings and an amusement industry news section with announcements of new rides and parks. Registered users can comment on the news and rate and write reviews of coasters and and parks. Anyone can read the news and reviews and search for rides and parks. For each park there is a list of the major rides with links to each ride's rating and review. The site also features several lists; top rated steel coasters, top rated wooden coasters, most visited rides and most visited parks. ThrillNetwork is great fun for anyone who enjoys amusement parks and their rides or who has children who do.

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My Santa Talk

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m.mysantatalk.com/ (xhtml-mp)

Ad-free, child safe site lets kids talk to a Santa bot and view cutesy animated Christmas gifs.


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Content - 0-5 *'s indicating the quality of the site's writing, depth, timeliness and accuracy.

Usability - 0-5 X's indicating the usability of the site on a mobile device, based on ease and intuitivness of navigation and lack of excessive scrolling through ads etc. to reach main content.