‘Too Cool for School’: Top 10 Random Films Making the Grade

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June 2014. So what does the month of June usually remind one of during this time of year? Well, besides Father’s Day and possible scheduled weddings this sixth month in the calendar year marks the celebrated occasion for the ending of the school semester. Whether students are simply looking forward to their summer vacation or managed to complete a milestone in graduating from said grammar school, middle school, high school or college the month of June is closely identified with the school season coming to a close (unless one can escape the doldrums of a summer school session).

So to mark this auspicious occasion we should take a look at some random films with an educational theme. Hence, “Too Cool for School: Top 10 Random Films Making the Grade” will briefly examine a selection of higher education ditties that taught us something (or perhaps nothing) during our heyday of cramming for tests.
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Cameron Diaz Signs On as Producer for CBS’s ‘Bad Teacher’

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Cameron Diaz Signs On as Producer for CBS’s ‘Bad Teacher’
Cameron Diaz is ready to get “Bad” again. The actress has signed on for CBS’s series adaptation of her 2011 film “Bad Teacher,” which starred Diaz as Elizabeth Halsey, an individual familiar with the move told TheWrap on Thursday. Also read: Ari Graynor Lands Lead in CBS’s ‘Bad Teacher’ Pilot The series will star “Fringe” actress Ari Graynor as Meredith Davis, a hot, confident, unapologetic trophy wife who takes a job at a middle school to meet a new man after her husband leaves her without a dime. “Sex and the City” alum Kristin Davis will play Meredith’s nemesis Ginny,
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Cameron Diaz Joins CBS’ ‘Bad Teacher’ Comedy Series As Producer

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Exclusive: Cameron Diaz, who played the title role in the hit 2011 Columbia Pictures comedy Bad Teacher, is boarding the feature’s upcoming series adaptation for CBS. Diaz will serve as a producer on the midseason comedy produced by Sony TV, CBS TV Studios and Mosaic. She reunites with the movie’s writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg who serve as executive producers on the series alongside the show’s writer/showrunner Hilary Winston, Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Michael Lasker. The single-camera Bad Teacher centers on hot, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife Meredith Davis (Ari Graynor, also a producer) who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless. The role was played by Diaz in the movie where the character was named Elizabeth Halsey. Diaz will next be seen next in Ridley Scott’s The Counselor and is currently filming Columbia PicturesSex Tape,
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'Bad Teacher 2' given green light by Sony

'Bad Teacher 2' given green light by Sony
Sony Pictures has given Bad Teacher 2 the green light.

Cameron Diaz is yet to commit to the sequel to her 2011 R-rated comedy, which Deadline reports is being developed for her to star in.

Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch and Jason Segel also starred in the original film, which saw Diaz's amoral gold-digger Elizabeth Halsey forced back into teaching when her rich fiancé dumped her.

The actress declined a large fee, opting for a percentage of the back end, and this proved a lucrative choice when the film grossed over $200 million worldwide.

Jake Kasdan will return to direct Bad Teacher 2, with Justin Malen writing.

Sony Pictures production president Hanna Minghella said the studio "loves Justin's take on the material".

"It hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun," she said.

A Bad Teacher
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Sony To Make Bad Teacher 2

Sometimes an attempt at a female-led comedy doesn’t turn out as successful as Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids and you end up with something like Bad Teacher. Despite not being received too well by critics, Sony has announced today that they will be bringing us a sequel to the Cameron Diaz-starring film.

Many found Bad Teacher to be a disappointment. The main complaint seemed to be that the unconventional teacher really was not all that bad. Irresponsible and rude, yes, but not shockingly bad. In spite of this, the movie went on to bring in $216 million worldwide and these earnings led Sony to decide to make a sequel, as is the usual response to a movie with a high profit value.

Jake Kasdan will return as director, working from a script by Justin Malen, who previously wrote Black List. The scribes of the first film, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky,
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Ari Graynor Joins the Bad Teacher Adaptation for CBS

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Ari Graynor Joins the Bad Teacher Adaptation for CBS
CBS has found its foul-mouthed teacher for their upcoming Bad Teacher comedy pilot. Ari Graynor has signed on to star in the role originated by Cameron Diaz in the hit 2011 movie Bad Teacher. We first reported on the project back in October when CBS ordered the single-camera pilot.

Ari Graynor will play Meredith Davis, a crass and sexy divorcee who takes a job as a teacher to make ends meet. The plot will divert slightly from the movie, where Cameron Diaz's Elizabeth Halsey was already a teacher who was ready to leave her job and marry a rich man, before she is dumped and forced to go back to work. David Alan Grier also stars in the pilot as Meredith's boss, Principal Carl Gaines.

Community and Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston wrote the pilot script and will executive produce, alongside Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, the writing team behind the comedy feature.
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Ari Graynor to Headline CBS' Bad Teacher

As was reported last October , CBS is developing a television version of the 2011 comedy Bad Teacher . Today, Deadline has revealed that the show has found its titular lead in For a Good Time, Call... actress Ari Graynor. Graynor, who also made a brief appearance in last year's The Guilt Trip , will play Meredith Davis, a former trophy wife who, now divorced and penniless, is forced to take a job at a local middle school. Despite their similar origins, it appears that Graynor's character will not be the same as Elizabeth Halsey, who Cameron Diaz played in the feature film version. Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, the screenwriters behind the film, are attached to executive produce alongside lead writer Hilary Winston. (Photo Credit: Stefan Jeremiah /
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Bad Teacher movie review. Cameron Diaz comedy is good, not great

I had high hopes for Bad Teacher. I have always had a thing for dark comedies. It didn’t hurt that director Jake Kasdan (Zero Effect, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) was helming this project. I imagined something like “Bad Santa”, but with a female lead. As you recall “Bad Santa” starred Billy Bob Thorton in possibly his best role. He was an irredeemable alcoholic thief who poses as Santa to rob various malls. That movie took no prisoners and was not afraid to wallow in the muck. Bad Teacher falls short of these lofty goals, but does provide some laughs. Cameron Diaz stars in basically the Thorton role as Elizabeth Halsey, a teacher at John Adams Middle School. To say that Elizabeth is a nasty piece work would be an understatement. She couldn’t care less about her students, doesn’t bond with any of the other teachers
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Cameron Diaz Talks Bad Teacher!

Kristen Wiig and her Bridesmaids ensemble of raunchy women thrilled audiences earlier this summer and Cameron Diaz looked to match them laugh for raunchy laugh in her comedy Bad Teacher, opening Friday from Sony Pictures. Diaz, who plays Elizabeth Halsey, a foul-mouthed Chicago middle school teacher trying to pursue Justin Timberlake’s good-looking substitute teacher, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t consider Bad Teacher “raunchy” despite all its hype and shock comedy promotion. “I don’t consider this raunchy,” Diaz said at the premiere for the film. “I think that raunchy insinuates that you are trying to shock people. I feel this is a story line. There’s a lot to it."
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