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>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY,
WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW ALREADY IN PROGRESS HERE AT THE ED
SULLIVAN THEATER. FOLKS, MY FIRST GUEST IS AN
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER REDEMPTION” “MYSTIC RIVER” AND
“CASTLE ROCK.” HE NOW STARS IN THE NEW FILM
“DARK WATERS.” PLEASE WELCOME TO “THE LATE
SHOW,” TIM ROBBINS! ♪ ♪ ♪
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>IT’S BEEN SO LONG!>>Stephen: HOW LONG HAS IT
BEEN? I KNOW I INTERVIEWED YOU ON THE
OLD GIG.>>THE OLD GIG. THE COLBERT REPORT. DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST
QUESTION YOU ASKED ME WHEN I WAS ON YOUR SHOW?>>Stephen: NOPE.>>LET ME REMIND YOU.>>Stephen: THERE WERE A LOT
OF GUESTS. I’M SORRY. WHAT WAS THE FIRST QUESTION?>>YOU SAID, “WHAT IS IT LIKE TO
WORK WITH CLINT EASTWOOD AND WHY DO YOU HATE OUR TROOPS?”
>>Stephen: I REMEMBER THAT ONE. I THINK I MODELED EVERY ACTOR I
TALKED TO AFTER THAT BASED ON YOU. BECAUSE I ADMIRE YOU AS AN
AJTOR, BUT, OBVIOUSLY, YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM BECAUSE
YOU’RE ONE OF THE HOLLYWOOD LIBERAL ELITE.>>RIGHT, YEAH.>>Stephen: CORRUPTING OUR
MINDS, WARPING OUR SPINES, LOSING THE WAR FOR THE ALLIES.>>I KNOW, RIGHT? BUT YOU’VE EVOLVED.>>Stephen: HAVE I? I DON’T KNOW. I’VE AGED. I’VE AGED, I KNOW THAT.>>SO HAVE I!>>Stephen: NO!>>NO WAY! SO THE SECOND TIME I WAS ON THE
SHOWUE KNOW– I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THAT
SHOW, WHENEVER STEPHEN WOULD COME OUT, MAKE HIS ENTRANCE, HE
WOULD HIGH-FIVE THE AUDIENCE.>>Stephen: THE GUESTS WOULD
BE SEATED AND I WOULD INJURY BECAUSE I WAS THE GUEST.>>AFTER YOU INTRODUCED THE
GUEST. I THOUGHT WELL, YOU KNOW, WHAT? WHY IS HE THE ONLY ONE WHO GETS
TO DO THAT? SOY– JIM, DO YOU HAVE A CLIP OF
WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT?>>>Stephen: WOOOO!>>WOOOO!>>Stephen: WOOOO! WOOOO!>>WOOOO!>>Stephen: WOOOO! WOOOO!( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: NICELY DONE. I HAD FORGOTTEN. ABOUT THAT. I FORGOT ABOUT THAT. THAT’S NICE. WHAT DID WE TALK ABOUT? THAT TOOK, LIKE, TWO MINUTES. WE ONLY TALKED SIX MINUTES.>>WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO TALK
AFTER THAT.>>Stephen: NOW THAT I CAN
TALK TO YOU IN MY OWN VOICE, NOT MY CHARACTER VOICE, I DO MEAN
IT, I DO ADMIRE YOU AS AN ARTIST. BUT I HAVE TO CONFESS, I HAVE
NEVER SEEN “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.” IT’S A MAJOR HOLE IN MY CULTURAL
MILIEU. BUT I DON’T EYE DON’T KNOW. THERE’S, LIKE, YOU’RE IN THE
RAIN AT ONE POINT. AND THEN–
( LAUGHTER )
I KNOW THAT PART. THERE’S RAIN AND RITA HAYWORTH
OR SOMETHING LAKE THAT THERE NTHERE.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: I WANT TO WATCH IT
WITH YOU.>>OKAY, WE WILL.>>Stephen:IMENT TO WATCH IT
WITH YOU AND MORGAN FREEMAN.>>OH, WOW. YOU’RE GETTING DEMANDING NOW.>>Stephen: I AM. I WANT TO DO A REACTION VIDEO OF
ME WATCHING IT WITH YOU GUYS. THAT WOULD BE FUN.>>SO I HAD HEARD A RUMOR ABOUT
THIS.>>Stephen: THAT I HADN’T SEEN
IT.>>THAT YOU HADN’T SEEN IT.>>Stephen: ARE YOU MAD?>>NO, NOT AT ALL. I CAME PREPARED WITH SOME
QUESTIONS. ACTUALLY, A QUIZ.>>Stephen: “THE SHAWSHANK
REDEMPTION” QUIZ. IS THIS LIKE A QUIZ, WHICH
PRISONER AM I FROM “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.”>>NECESSARY A PRISON. THE QUIZ IS I’M GOING TO READ
SOME LINES FROM MOVIES, AND YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHETHER THEY ARE
LINES FROM “SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION” OR NOT.>>Stephen: OKAY. I PROMISE YOU, I PROMISE YOU I
HAVE NOT HEARD ONE LINE FROM “THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.”>>OKAY, GOOD.>>Stephen: I’VE SEEN PICTURES
AND THAT’S IT.>>THIS WILL BE GOOD THEN.>>Stephen: IT LOOKS GOOD.>>HERE WE GO: “HOPE IS LIKE THE
SUN. IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE IT WHEN YOU
SEE IT, YOU’LL NEVER MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT.” “SHAWSHANK OR NO “SHAWSHANK?”
>>Stephen: “SHAWSHANK.”>>ACTUALLY, THAT’S PRINCESS
LEAH.>>Stephen: KEEP GOING.>>IN JUST A FEW HOURS, YOU’LL
BE SITTING AROUND A CAMPFIRE WITH ANDY, MAKING DELICIOUS HOT
SCHMOS.”( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: IS THAT FROM “TOY STORY?”
>>YES.>>Stephen: OKAY. OKAY.( APPLAUSE )
>>IS””–>>Stephen: THAT I’VE SEEN. I’VE SEEN THAT ONE.>>”I GUESS I JUST MISS MY
FRIEND.”>>Stephen: “SHAWSHANK.”>>VERY GOOD!( APPLAUSE )
“ALL WE HAVE TO DECIDE IS WHAT TO DO WITH THE TIME THAT IS
GIVEN US.”>>Stephen: COME ON, THAT’S
GANDOLF.>>OKAY, ALL RIGHT.>>Stephen: NOW YOU’RE IN MY
‘HOOD.>>”RUNNING AIN’T FREEDOM.”>>Stephen: “SHAWSHANK.”>>ACTUALLY VIN DIESEL IN “FAST
FIVE.”( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: IT’S A FINE LINE. IT’S A FINE LINE, SURE, SURE.>>”I GUESS IT COMES DOWN TO A
SIMPLE CHOICE, REALLY– GET BUSY LIVING OR GET BUSY DYING.”>>Stephen: IS THAT “TOY
STORY,” TOO? WHAT’S THAT.>>THAT’S “SHAWSHANK.”>>Stephen: “THAT’S
“SHAWSHANK.”>>YOU GOT THREE.>>Stephen: I GOT 50%.>>YOU WIN.>>Stephen: I WIN?>>YOU WIN A SCREENING WITH
MORGAN FREEMAN AND TIM ROBBINS.>>Stephen: IT’S A DEAL. IT’S A DEAL.( APPLAUSE )
NOW THE NEW FILM “DARK WATERS,” WHAT IS IT BASED ON?>>SO IT’S BASED ON THE WORK
OF– WHAT I FEEL IS A GENUINE AMERICAN HERO, A LAWYER NAMED
ROB BELL ON THE WHO WAS WORKING FOR A LAW FIRM TAWLD TAFT IN
CINCINNATI. AND THIS LAW FIRM, IT WAS–
IT’S– WHAT THEY DO IS THEY REPRESENT CORPORATE CLIMATE
CLIENTS– CHEMICAL COMPANIES. AND ROB WAS APPROACHED BY A
FAMILY FRIEND, A FARMER, WHOSE LAND HAD BEEN POLLUTED BY
DUPONT. AND HE ASKED ROB TO TAKE ON HIS
CASE. AND IT WAS COMPLETELY AGAINST
THE CULTURE OF THAT LAW FIRM FOR ROB TO DO IT. I PLAY THE– ONE OF THE MANAGING
PARTNERS OF THE FIRM. AND I AGREE WITH ROB THAT WE
SHOULD DO THIS. AND I PROVIDE THE RESOURCES OF
THE FIRM FOR HIM TO INVESTIGATE. AND WHAT WE FIND OUT IS THAT IN
FACT DUPONT WAS NEGLIGENT AND IN FACT KNEW FOR YEARS THAT THEY
WERE POLLUTING THE WEST VIRGINIA AREA AROUND WHERE THEIR PLANT
WAS. AND IN FACT, THIS– I THINK SOME
OF YOU MAY REMEMBER IT. IT WAS TEFLON, WHICH MANY YEARS
AGO, THEY HAD A LAWSUIT AND REALIZED THAT TEFLON WAS
ACTUALLY POISONING US, AND SO THEY GOT RID OF TEFLON. BUT WHAT THEY DEFENSE THEY
ACTUALLY REINVENTED IT, AND IT WENT BACK INTO THE STORES UNDER
A DIFFERENT BRAND NAME. SO THIS IS THE STORY OF ROB
BLOTT’S STRUGGLE FOR 20 YEARS TO GET JUSTICE FOR THIS FARMER IN
WEST VIRGINIA.>>Stephen: WE HAVE A CLIP
HERE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S IN THE BOARD
ROOM OR THE LAW OFFICE?>>YES, IT’S WHERE– I’VE GONE
TO THE PARTNERS OF THE FIRM, AND I’VE PRESENTED ROB’S CASE, AND
WE’RE AGREEING– WE’RE DISCUSSING WHETHER OR NOT WE
SHOULD TAKE ON THIS MASSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST DI DUPONT.>>Stephen: JIM.>>HAS ANYONE EVEN READ THE
EVIDENCE THIS MAN HAS COLLECTED, THE WILLFULL WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE,
CORRUPTION? READ IT, AND THEN TELL ME WE
SHOULD BE SITTING ON OUR ASSES. THAT’S THE REASON WHY AMERICANS
HATE LAWYERS. IT’S THE CRAP THAT FUELS THE
RALPH NADERS OF THE WORLD. WE SHOULD WANT TO NAIL DUPONT. ALL OF US SHOULD! AMERICAN BUSINESS IS BETTER THAN
THIS, GENTLEMEN. AND WHEN IT’S NOT, WE SHOULD
HOLD THEM TO IT. THAT’S HOW YOU BUILD FAITH IN
THE SYSTEM!( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: DID THAT GUY REALLY SAY THAT? NOW, HERE’S THE THING–
>>THAT GUY’S NAME IS TOM TERP. HE REALLY EXISTS. I MET HIM VIA SKYPE. THIS IS THE KIND OF– THIS IS
WHAT WE NEED THIS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED PEOPLE THAT POSSESS THE
POWER TO CHANGE THINGS, TO LOOK TO THEMSELVES AND TO DECIDE FOR
THEMSELVES WHAT IS MORAL AND WHAT IS NOT. AND TO– TO RISK AT TIMES THEIR
LIVELIHOOD, THEIR INCOME TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY.( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS ).
>>Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR BEING HERE. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU. THANKS FOR BRINGING THE QUIZ. “DARK WATERS” IS IN THEATERS
NEXT FRIDAY. TIM ROBBINS, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MSNBC’S
NICOLLE WALLACE.

100 thoughts on “Tim Robbins Quizzes Stephen About “The Shawshank Redemption,” A Movie Stephen Has Never Seen

  1. Every time I visit my family my brother enjoys teasing me when I ask what we're going to watch. He's like, Shawshank is on (because cable recycles it every week). Then he does his Morgan Freeman imitation, "Andy Dufresne…"

  2. I got busy living. Then my wife got stage 4 lung cancer. Then I no longer have a shit. That's why they call them the movies

  3. Look, What DuPont did was terrible. They should have taken the necessary steps to ensure their plant was not negatively impacting the surrounding environment and the health and livelihoods of the local community. My heart goes out to all those affected by DuPont's selfishness. However, on behalf of all engineers, Teflon is one of the most blessed materials to ever grace this earth, right up there with things like carbon fiber, Stainless steel, and tungsten carbide. It of course needs to be made the right way with all the proper health and safety procedures, but it needs to be made. Need to seal a pipe carrying cryogenic oxidizer? Slap a Teflon O-ring on that shit. Need to make super low friction rotating joint but don't have room for a ball bearing? Throw in a Teflon lined bushing, kick back, and watch that shit run smooth as silk. Need to make a large mixing vat for manufacturing medicine but don't want anything to stick to the walls and potentially go bad over time and contaminate future batches? Lay down a thin coat of Teflon and even a gecko could skate barefoot across tat surface. We. Need. Teflon.

  4. Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well….. Andy Dufresne

  5. Shawshank, one of the best movies ever. Filmed at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. You can take Ghost tours there, and see some of the props, and the room where it's inscribed "Red was Here".
    Yes, the place is haunted. Highly recommend.

  6. The Chemical of concern in this movie is called PFOS OR PFAS. ITS Bioprevalent. In other words, we all have it in our bodies. The researchers had to go back to Korean War Veterans to find blood samples that were free of this contaminant. It's used broadly, in everything from Gortex to firefighting foam. It's recently been recognized as a contaminant in many waters in Michigan. Congress there is supposedly developing new regulations to try and control it's spread better, which is fine, but, if they'd simply enforce and fund existing programs like the Stormwater Industrial program, as intended under federal law, it would be appropriately addressed. Placing numerical limits won't make a difference without having a strong compliance and enforcement program, which Michigan seriously lacks.
    Netflix had a documentary on it last year. It's important that everyone is aware of it. Hopefully this movie will draw some much needed attention to the issue.

  7. This video is still the scariest thing I've ever seen. It lays out the story of Du-Pont and Teflon:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v4NvQqVrF0

  8. Why didn't the characters age in The Shawshank Redemption? This is what he looks like after 25 years, only five years longer than he spent in prison, a place where you age much quicker than on a millionaire's life style.

  9. Shawshank Redemption moved me when I was a teen and influenced the compassion I have for people in prison, and more generally, people trying to be better even while stuck in dreadful situations. One of my favorite stories.

  10. Shawshank Redemption is my all time favorite movie! It's definitely in the pantheon of best pictures ever made. I am appalled that Stephen has not seen this movie, yet he's seen Toy Story! Absurd!

  11. Stephen. I hope by now, between the filming of this episode and it being uploaded on YouTube, that you have watched The Shawshank Redemption. Stephen. If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for???? Stephen. SEE THE MOVIE!!! My son and I watched it and he cried and I cried and he said, "Why haven't I seen this before?"

  12. I used to think this guy was ok,but when he left Susan,I lost all respect for him.
    Looks omg , I didn’t even recognize him . ,he looks 79 .
    She’s absolutely stunning and always will be . Your loss man .

  13. Shawshank; one of the greatest movies of all time (IMO) with one of the biggest plot holes of all time. Plot spoiler below.

    Once Andy got into the tunnel for the last time and made his mistake, how in the hell did he get the poster of Raquel Welch taped back up to cover the hole?

  14. Gawd damn I love Tim Robbins. What an Uber talented excellent example of a good moral human being, who has the means to keep himself cozy and ignore the rest of the world but chooses to repeatedly push for change and affect people he doesn’t know or owe in a positive way.

  15. There's a great documentary on Netflix about the movie Tim is promoting. It's called "The Devil We Know" and is all about how Dupont and 3M polluted not just West Virginia, but the whole Ohio River Valley. That means West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, western Pennsylvania, and eastern Illinois. Millions of lives intentionally destroyed for the sake of DuPont's profits.

  16. I don't know what the best part of the interview is: the video with young/old Colbert playing with the audience or the shawshank quiz.
    I love Tim Robbins. Totally underrated. Wish I could see him more often.
    Also, HOW COME STEPHEN COLBERT HAS NEVER SEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE???

  17. I saw a documentary about this it’s called “The Devil We Know” and ACTUALLY….. DuPont sold the formula of this insanely toxic poisonous chemical and then the new company changed ONE molecule thus “changing” the molecular component and giving it a new name but actually it’s still poisoning as killing everything and everyone.
    Also, by the time DuPont sold it, the chemical poison, it’s been discovered that literally every single human in this earth and every animal has been poisoned by it. The good guys didn’t win. This is a very dark story that didn’t end well. Matter of fact: it didn’t end at all.

    https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/devil-we-know-how-dupont-poisoned-world-teflon

  18. “We need the people who possess the power to change things to look to themselves and decide for themselves what is moral and what is not…"

    Gotta love how uncomfortable Stephen suddenly felt. He knows that line was meant for him. 👏

  19. One of my favorite movies! My ex-bf also has not seen Shawshank Redemption, and he has a website where he reviews movies.

  20. Regarding the "Dark Waters" movie, and the case against DuPont for toxic PFAS pollution around Parkersburg, West Virginia, and the implications for the chemicals used in non-stick pans and fire-fighting foam, read http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-duponts-worst-nightmare.html

  21. I randomly met Tim Robbins before I had ever seen shawshank redemption. He was very disappointed in me for not recognizing him. Even though he had TIM R. written on his forehead.

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