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August 18, 2005

Top Fives


1. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey

2. "Pon de Replay," Rihanna

3. "Don't Cha," the Pussycat Dolls

4. "Let Me Hold You," Bow Wow

5. "Lose Control," Missy Elliott



1. Now 19, Various Artists

2. Let's Get It: Thug Motivations 101, Young Jeezy

3. The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey

4. Retaliation, Dane Cook

5. Mr. A-Z, Jason Mraz



1. Dave Matthews Band

2. Kenny Chesney

3. James Taylor

4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

5. Stevie Nicks / Don Henley



1. Constantine (widescreen)

2. Constantine (full screen)

3. Ice Princess (full screen)

4. Ice Princess (widescreen)

5. Constantine (deluxe edition)



"Most of the comedies will have some similarity because most comedy roles are about guys that aren't that bright. Every once in a while you'll get a Sideways, not that I'm doing it." -- Seann William Scott, who plays Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard

Meet the Band / The Hint

Hometown: Washington

Current members: Tim Foltyn, guitar and vocals; Jeff Hurn, drums; Geoffrey Blake, bass and vocals; Joe Jayson, vocals and guitar

Founded in: 2004

Style: rock / indie / pop

Influenced by: the Pixies, the Police, Weezer

Notable: The band worked with producer Sal Villanueva (Taking Back Sunday and Thursday) for its latest EP, The Story of a Boy.

Quotable: "We really wanted to go to somebody who would give us edge and not make us really cheese-pop," Jayson said. "We didn't want to go and make a super-clean record that sounded like everything on the radio, and he helped us do that."

Hear the Hint Wednesday at ESPN Zone. The music starts at 6 p.m. Free. ESPN Zone is at 601 E. Pratt St. For more information, call 410-685-3776 or visit / baltimore.

For more information about the Hint, visit

-- Sam Sessa

Know a local act you'd like to see highlighted here? E-mail the band's contact information to To see the archive of profiled artists, visit / meettheband.

The Monitor


What's the point? Ever watch a movie and realize that something was wrong?

For instance, in The Wizard of Oz, while on her way to meet the wizard, Dorothy momentarily is wearing black shoes instead of the powerful ruby slippers. Or, during a fight scene in Charlie's Angels, Drew Barrymore breaks character and yells "Lucy," to get the attention of co-star Lucy Liu, whose character is named Alex.

This site points out all the flaws, errors and mess-ups in the movies, and no film is above reproach. It even found nine errors in Citizen Kane.

What to look for: Besides the mistakes, the site also has movie quotes and trivia. There is also a section called "Perfect," which lists movies it could not find fault in.

Visitors can take issue and submit the problems they have found, disclaiming most of the movies in the category.

-- Erica Kritt

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