Too cool for school

Hair Brained and these four cool school movies score straight A’s in our books. Watch them over the holidays.

Hair Brained on Saturday 8 June on M-Net (101) at 15:30

Former Nickelodeon star Alex Wolff is precocious and wild-haired child prodigy Eli Pettifog, who is starting college at the age of just 13. Having had his hopes of attending Harvard dashed, he is forced to attend the much smaller “37th best liberal arts college on the East Coast”. Eli is befriended by another outsider, 41 year-old freshman Leo Searly (Brendan Fraser) and together they navigate their first year of college in this enjoyable and quirky PG13 indie comedy.

Watch it on Saturday 8 June on M-Net (101) at 15:30

Middle School: The worst years of my life

Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck) is a highly imaginative but non-conformist misfit who is starting his third new school after being kicked out of two previous ones for petty rule-breaking. Based on the book co-authored by James Patterson, Middle School is a hilarious send-up of the one-size-fits-all school system.

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Fourth grader Cecil Stevens’ parents are splitting up, he’s moving in with his cool granny and he’s starting a new school. As if that’s not enough, he’s also got a lisp, which makes even pronouncing his own name something he gets teased about wherever he goes. When a new friend suggests he change it to something easier to pronounce, a life-changing and lucrative money-making scheme ensues.

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School of Rock

The uproariously funny and talented Jack Black stars as highly-strung and struggling guitarist Dewey Finn who masquerades as a music teacher in his roommate’s place in this sleeper hit that earned a cult following.

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Spy School

This entertaining tween caper follows 12-year-old Thomas, who is known for his pranks and tales … but also for crying wolf. So when he gets wind of a plot to kidnap the President’s daughter, he is forced to take matters into his own hands, and sets off on the quest of a lifetime in order to save her.

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