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On Skillset, every guest is an expert, and every week they teach you and me a new way to look at the movies. MTV Chief Film Critic Amy Nicholson talks to behind-the-scenes specialists who make movie magic and actors about the obsessions that shaped them. Season two is about high school movies, which means it’s actually about dozens of things like, the lost “Breakfast Club” footage you’ve never seen, what a principal thinks about “Ferris Bueller” and how Laney Boggs got her makeover in “She’s All That.” Skillset is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network. You can check out other great shows including Speed Dial, Lady Problems, The Stakes, and Happy Sad Confused at

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Season 2 Finale: Who Was The Worst Professor At Hogwarts?


Plus: the cheerleading moves from ‘Bring It On’ and updating Carrie’s iconic prom look.

30 Min

Dec 14, 2016

William Shakespeare , Class Of So Freakin’ Baked


A high school stoner comedy episode.

32 Min

Dec 7, 2016

Don't You Forget About John Hughes


This week Amy talks shop with an actual high school principal, the guitar player of an '80s cover band, and an editor who worked on The Breakfast Club.

31 Min

Nov 29, 2016

34 min
Nov 16, 2016

This week: James Dean, The Edge of Seventeen, and Tom Cruise's sunglasses.

31 min
Nov 9, 2016

This week on Skillset: Lindsay Lucas Bartlett exposes the dark heart of croquet; Mark Duplass talks Blue Jay and more.

35 min
Nov 1, 2016

The season’s ongoing salute to high school movies dedicates this episode to the president/ruler/queen of ’90s high school movies: Reese Witherspoon.

35 min
Oct 25, 2016

Amy takes a look at the legacy of The Craft, Jawbreaker, and Final Destination.

30 min
Jun 17, 2016

Did you know that Skillset made one of the best p…

19 min
Jun 10, 2016

In this episode of Skillset: Amy talks to actor D…

29 min
May 26, 2016

In this episode of Skillset: Amy asks actor Ethan…

14 min
May 19, 2016

In this episode of Skillset: Amy asks actor Tye S…

24 min
May 12, 2016

In this episode of Skillset: Amy talks to the kit…

26 min
May 5, 2016

In this episode of Skillset, Amy watches "Elvis a…

33 min
Apr 25, 2016

On “Skillset,” every guest is an expert. And in e…

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