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Here are the top ten articles for the Drama Movies Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Movie Terminology Definitions
Much of filmmaking jargon is useless to the casual movie goer but some concepts are actually useful for adding to your enjoyment of movie viewing.

2. Luc Besson's Crazy Saint Joan
The last feature made about Joan of Arc in the 20th century is typical of the time. Cynical and based on pop psychology, The Messenger (1999) does a disservice to France's national heroine.

3. Idiocracy Scarier Than Terminator!
If you have never heard of the film Idiocracy (2006), it's not surprising. Fox Studios did all they could to minimize publicity for it. Its satire strikes too close to the corporate interest.

4. The Blind Side Movie Review
Michael Oher is known and loved as a tackle for the Baltimore Ravens football team. Now the world has a chance to known him as a conquering individual and to know the woman who gave him the chance to be that.

5. Magic Mike Review
A surprising success for 2012, Magic Mike is dazzling audiences with a story of male stripper revue. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, and Starring, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey.

6. Becoming Jane Fact and Fiction
Cassandra Austen burned most of Jane Austenís letters after Janeís death. We cannot know the secrets of her heart or the tears of her sufferings, but we can soar with her on the wings of her novels to imagine what her life must have been.

7. Ladies in Lavender Movie Review
Ladies in Lavender put a little in your smile along with the little blush in their own cheeks. A Polish violinist is washed overboard and washes ashore then is awash with affection and attention.

8. Matt Damon's Linus in Oceanís 11, 12 and 13
Linus Caldwell, the apprentice with moxie in Oceanís Eleven, played by Oscar winner Matt Damon of The Bourne Identity fame, undergoes a metamorphosis before reappearing in Oceanís Twelve and Oceanís Thirteen. Ah. But was the metamorphosis a good change or a bad change?

9. 21st Century Take on Grendel
Gunnarsson's Beowulf and Grendel isn't your English teacher's Beowulf, but it's entertaining cinema and a heck of a lot better than the Zemeckis film.

10. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire appeals to American audiences with its story of true love and rags to riches theme, but it also packs a critical punch when it comes to American cultural shortsightedness and the shallowness of celebrity.



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