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The 10 worst movies made in Toronto

Posted by JP Larocque / November 30, 2010

worst movies TorontoThe ten worst movies made in Toronto have one positive side: almost all of them purport to be set elsewhere, sparing the city the embarrassment of starring in all but two of these stinkers.

With the aid of government subsidies and the benefit of a close proximity to the U.S., Toronto continues to be an attractive and affordable shooting location for visiting international productions. Plus, the old girl can look like pretty much any place on earth, from New York to Detroit to Raccoon City, and so countless films are shot here, and a lot of them are... well, crap.

That may seem unfair, but the truth is that for every American Psycho and A History of Violence, there are three Death to Smoochys. It all comes down to basic economics. Go cheap, or go home. With that in mind, here is my list of the 10 worst Toronto-based productions. With so many to choose from, however, it's far from definitive -- so let me know if there are any films I've missed that you think deserve this dubious honour.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

When Toronto isn't pretending to be New York, Detroit or Chicago, it also does a bang-up job playing an apocalyptic wasteland riddled with flesh-eating zombies. What is it about our fair city and the undead? George A. Romero has been unleashing animated corpses here for years (Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead) and Zack Snyder's surprisingly good Dawn of the Dead remake had Sarah Polley battling her way through a Thornhill mall. But did any of those films contain an elaborate final fight scene outside of City Hall? I mean, Milla Jovovich scales the damn thing and BLOWS IT UP. Or what about the crowds of Raccoon City residents trapped on the Prince Edward Viaduct? Hell, the TD Canada Trust Tower is even prominent on the poster! Toronto. Apocalypse. City Hall. The jokes write themselves.

Picture Claire (2001)

So you have a thriller directed by the legendary Bruce McDonald, written by The Eleventh Hour co-creator Semi Chellas, and starring Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon and Mickey Rourke. Sounds like it could be pretty good, right? Or maybe a bit fun and campy? It's neither. Mistaken identity, vengeful drug dealers, and Lewis delivering what has to be the worst faux-French Canadian accent ever committed to celluloid (when she's not mute and over-emoting). On the upside, the pic is a bit of a time-capsule of Toronto in flux - a chase scene utilizes the now-defunct moving sidewalk in Spadina Station, Shampoo in Kensington Market doubles as a coffee shop, and the gaping hole in the ground that would become 10 Dundas East figures largely in one sequence. Nearly 10 years on, who would have thought Mickey Rourke would be the biggest name on this project?

Four Brothers (2005)

John Singleton deserves a lot of credit for 1991's Boyz n the Hood, especially when you consider that he wrote and directed the film at the tender age of 24. Well, lightning only struck once it seems, because all of his subsequent films have been less than stellar - particularly this Mark Wahlberg vehicle about four adoptive brothers avenging their mother's death in Detroit. Shooting for this flick was split between Hamilton and Toronto, with certain scenes playing out in Regent Park and at Grossman's Tavern and the Horseshoe. Check out a pre-Tron Legacy's Garrett Hedlund as ill-fated brother Jack, OutKast's Andre "3000" Benjamin in his first film role, and Toronto's own "Maestro Fresh" Wesley Williams in the final showdown. More homoeroticism than you can shake a stick at!

Urban Legend (1998)

Way back in 1996, a little movie called Scream revitalized the horror genre, and the market was suddenly flooded with derivative self-referential horror films starring desperate WB stars in search of an out from their contracts. Sadly, Kevin Williamson was unable to write all of them (try as he might), and so we have Urban Legend, a perfunctory slasher film about a mysterious killer offing a bunch of desperate WB stars on the University of Toronto, Ryerson and Humber-Lakeshore campuses. Watch out, Rebecca Gayheart! There's a killer in the Ryerson Athletic Centre! Watch out, Alicia Witt! There's a killer in Convocation Hall! Watch out, Tara Reid! The only thing to fear is your future.

Three to Tango (1999)

Oh, that Matthew Perry. So gay. Wait, you mean he's not? Oh. My bad. Now imagine if Hollywood built an entire romantic comedy around this very concept, and then cast Canada's own Neve Campbell as his love interest? Oh, how the sparks will fly! Add Dylan McDermott, have Toronto play Chicago, and the crowds will just flock to this picture. Is that Chicago's majestic skyline looming over the Ontario Government Building? Does Perry's Oscar work in the ultra-chic Distillery District? Is he accepting his Gay Professional Man of the Year award (ugh) in the Winter Garden Theatre? Everything about this film just feels so real and genuine, like a straight man playing gay to win a girl's heart. Now there's a plot I can get behind.

The Ladies Man (2000)

How those responsible for this film convinced the lovely and talented Julianne Moore to don clown make-up and jump Tim Meadows will remain a mystery until the end of time. Meadows takes a relatively unfunny Saturday Night Live sketch and stretches it out to an unbearable 84 minutes. (This would probably be the time to ask Mr. Meadows what he was thinking, but the imminent release of Mean Girls 2 suggests to me that thought doesn't really factor into his script selection process.) In any case, the film hits a number of popular GTA haunts, including the waterfront, the Masonic Temple, and the TD Canada Trust Centre.

New York Minute (2004)

Back when the Olsen twins used to act instead of haunt people, they attempted to bridge the gap between their childish output and more grown-up cinematic fare with this glorious little turd about two sisters reenacting the plot of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Eugene Levy or something. And considering that the film is so New York-centric as to have "New York" in the title, why not shoot parts of it... in Toronto! Most of the Toronto scenes are interiors, but there is one particularly stellar sequence involving taekwondo, Andy Richter and Lower Bay Station. Poor Eugene Levy. Has anyone seen him recently?

The Love Guru (2008)

Toronto native Michael Myers (the comedian, not the masked killer) made this little doozy as a love letter to his home town. And what a doozy! When the Toronto Maple Leafs' star player gets into some marital trouble, Myers' Love Guru is brought in to fix things and help lead the team to Stanley Cup victory. Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, offensive stereotypes, toilet humour, the Scarborough Bluffs, Casa Loma, and Maple Leaf Gardens abound. Reports from the set at the time of filming characterized Myers as a bit of a tyrant, which may explain why this pic lacks the warmth of his previous projects. Oh well.

Jason X (2002)

Camp Crystal Lake native Jason Vorhees (the masked killer, not the comedian) is placed in cryogenic suspension in 2010, only to awaken in 2455 and decimate a crew of unknown actors on a soundstage in East Toronto. Seeing as the plot takes place in the distant future and on a spacecraft, Toronto doesn't make any onscreen appearances, but I once knew a handsome server at Insomnia who made his film debut in this hunk of junk as a space soldier. That's gotta count for something.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

For some reason, Hollywood felt that Ang Lee's thoughtful Hulk adaptation needed to be erased from the popular consciousness, and so they hired the guy behind those Transporter movies to reboot the franchise. The result is this horrible (but financially successful) clap-trap, with Ed Norton angrily stomping around Knox College and Morningside Park, leaving personal assistants, Liv Tyler, and the majority of the writer's room cowering in his wake. My favourite part of this film is the epic showdown between the Hulk and the Abomination on Yonge Street-as-Harlem, right in front of Zanzibar. I mean, who hasn't gotten into a fist fight outside of that place?

Got a Toronto-based dud to share? Let us know in the comments.

Discussion

85 Comments

Ryan L. / November 30, 2010 at 09:48 am
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Disagreeing comments in 3...2...1...
Wilansky / November 30, 2010 at 09:49 am
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10?
andrew / November 30, 2010 at 09:56 am
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wheres the 10 best movies shot in toronto? who cares about these ones.
Damon / November 30, 2010 at 10:00 am
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All the way through, I was thinking "What about the Incredible Hulk?" And then there it was. Thank you!
qwerty / November 30, 2010 at 10:06 am
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Glitter
max payne / November 30, 2010 at 10:10 am
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I kept waiting for my movie to rear its dreadful head.
AMMOIR / November 30, 2010 at 10:12 am
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I cant believe "Chloe" isn't listed...worst movie ever.
cathy / November 30, 2010 at 10:23 am
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Bulletproof Monk, hands down. They didn't even *try* to disguise the fact that it was filmed in Toronto. I think I even remember a scene where they were out on the water and a shot of the city showed the CN Tower.
Marion Cobretti / November 30, 2010 at 10:37 am
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Poster above had it right. List ten good movies shot in Toronto. Go ahead, TRY!
Jason / November 30, 2010 at 10:42 am
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Boyz N the Hood was actually made in '91, not '94.
DeadRobot / November 30, 2010 at 10:52 am
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How can you overlook the ugliest blip on both Eugine Levy and Samuel Jackson's careers: THE MAN
twigby / November 30, 2010 at 10:53 am
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Proper title of this Article: The 10 worst movies made in Toronto without the words "Police Academy" in their title
Lyne / November 30, 2010 at 10:53 am
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OK, I'm just gonna say it, I actually liked 4 brothers.
gerrit / November 30, 2010 at 10:53 am
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Funny. I saw that Hulk fight @ Yonge & Dundas in the AMC @ Yonge & Dundas. It was crazy to see a mega-fight happen right where you're sitting. Terrible movie though.
Matt C. / November 30, 2010 at 10:55 am
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You want cheese? You want a movie that will make you want to erase its memory? You want a man in a robot suit?

I bring you 1989's Millennium (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097883/)
momi / November 30, 2010 at 10:55 am
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you forgot Detroit Rock City
shittiest movie ever. it was filmed at my highschool - Cedarbrae C.I
HUK / November 30, 2010 at 10:56 am
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World should be on this list.
Brad / November 30, 2010 at 10:57 am
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Eugene Levy is the chair of the Canadian Film Centre's Comedy Lab program now. Helping to train the next generation of Canadian comedy directors.. He's doing fine. More than can be said for the Olsens, unfortunately...
Colby / November 30, 2010 at 10:59 am
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I'd have to add Body Parts to that list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGeNnrbKxa4
el burro replying to a comment from max payne / November 30, 2010 at 11:03 am
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max, there's no such thing as a bad movie with olga kurylenko in it.
SMELLS BAD / November 30, 2010 at 11:05 am
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Family of Cops II - a Charles Bronson turdfest

Dog Park - a Luke Wilson turdfest

eXistenZ - A Cronenberg turdfest

Owning Mahowny - A Seymour Hoffman turdfest filmed for 39 cents

Saw 2 3 4 5 - .

DeadRobot replying to a comment from Matt C. / November 30, 2010 at 11:11 am
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I LOVED MILLENNIUM! It had Scott Thompson in it!

And Cheryl Ladd's hair. MEOW!
Greg / November 30, 2010 at 11:12 am
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Your favourite, unappreciated indie movie should be no. 1.
John / November 30, 2010 at 11:13 am
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What? So we've only had bad movies made here in the last ten years?
Dig a little deeper! There's been embarassments shot here for DECADES.
michelle / November 30, 2010 at 11:14 am
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I know everyone here loves it, but I thought the Scott Pilgrim movie was unbearable.
Carly / November 30, 2010 at 11:15 am
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What about "HONEY" with Jessica Alba?? LMAO!! didn't that movie even have Shawn Desman in it?! HAHAHAAHAHA!! That was BAAAADDD!!!!
Carly / November 30, 2010 at 11:17 am
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@Brad The Olsens are designers now. And trust me, THEY are doing great!
brad replying to a comment from Carly / November 30, 2010 at 11:25 am
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Except for the eating disorder a few years ago, the suspected drug use, and mysterious involvement in Heath Ledger's death..

And then there's this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wusGIl3v044



Josh / November 30, 2010 at 11:52 am
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This is a pretty weak list of middling Hollywood junk. And only one real Canadian film listed? Shame. Check out Canuxploitation.com for some actual homegrown bad movies made in T.O.

And since everybody asked, here's my picks for the best Toronto films:
Black Christmas (1974)
Goin' Down the Road
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Videodrome
The Silent Partner
Last Night
Exotica
The Brood
Regina / November 30, 2010 at 11:59 am
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@Josh
No Canadian Bacon?
miro / November 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm
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So many movies get shot here, it's like saying "10 worst movies made in Los Angeles" there's countless, it's pointless, these are far from the worst. Since Toronto is attractive because it's cheap, a lot of the especially crap movies get shot here too. A BEST movies list would of taken much more editorial and research talent than just compiling a list of crap, what use is this list to anyone? ... slow clap to you.
maggie / November 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm
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GLITTER!

that "film" should definitely be on the list.
dave / November 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm
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I thought Repo Men was pretty atrocious, despite a good concept.
Rob / November 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm
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I'm pretty sure Steven Seagal made a movie here with DMX years ago. I can't remember the title of it. It was to take place in Detroit but you can clearly see the Toronto skyline in some shots.
Matt C. replying to a comment from DeadRobot / November 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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Oh sure, provide *perspective*. I have to live with a man screaming in a robot suit seared into my brain.
papa / November 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm
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I'm sorry, but if this (link) doesn't say worst movie ever shot in toronto, I don't know what does. shoot'em up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJaADSMkzY
alan / November 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm
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i'm going with undercover brother...add it to the list...also, on new york minute...there was a bit shot at the royal york, west entrance...i was an extra in the movie...
LJ replying to a comment from Colby / November 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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Body Parts wasn't a bad movie for its day! i watched it last week, still love it
Matt / November 30, 2010 at 01:08 pm
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I live in Roncesvalles and my downstairs neighbour is the blonde who gets her face frozen and then smashed in by Jason in Jason X. Great stuff, no!?
Johnny / November 30, 2010 at 01:54 pm
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"Ang Lee's thoughtful Hulk adaptation", you must have hit your head outside of Zanzibar. Only Ang Lee could make a 2+ hour snooze-fest using one of the most violent forces in the Marvel Universe.

As a COMIC BOOK FAN, The Incredible Hulk (2008) was exactly what I wanted from a Hulk movie. Maybe people who don't LOVE COMICS should just shut the hell up about the movies made about them. 70,000+ fans on IMDb agree.

Go watch Brokeback Mountain instead.
steve-o / November 30, 2010 at 02:08 pm
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SHORT CIRCUIT 2
Randy / November 30, 2010 at 03:16 pm
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Another article the does nothing more than serve to reinforce the Canadian Collective Insecurity Complex. Sure. "10 worst movies made in Toronto" is fair game, but really, I challenge you to find me an American website that proudly states "10 worst movies made in New York/Chicago/New Orleans" etc.

We are FIXATED on this country through the eyes of the rest of the world. Regis and what-her-face come to the east coast of Canada, and the media practically wets itself in anticipation. Do you think the Yanks give a rat's ass when a Canadian goes there for a talk show? They don't care -- why should we? (Yes, I digress, I know).

Funny thing, the meaning of the word "worst." To a major film producer, "worst" is bad box office, and has nothing to do with a film's artistic merit. Of the films listed above, let's see the box offce gross for each, then decide what "worst" truly means.

Critic: "Your last movie was a piece of crap!"

Producer: "Who cares? That piece of crap cost $5 million, and grossed $100 mil!"
Spencer / November 30, 2010 at 03:16 pm
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Shoot 'Em Up was abysmal.
Randy / November 30, 2010 at 03:29 pm
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ember 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM
Another article the does nothing more than serve to reinforce the Canadian Collective Insecurity Complex. Sure. "10 worst movies made in Toronto" is fair game, but really, I challenge you to find me an American website that proudly states "10 worst movies made in New York/Chicago/New Orleans" etc.

We are FIXATED on this country through the eyes of the rest of the world. Regis and what-her-face come to the east coast of Canada, and the media practically wets itself in anticipation. Do you think the Yanks give a rat's ass when a Canadian goes there for a talk show? They don't care -- why should we? (Yes, I digress, I know).

Funny thing, the meaning of the word "worst." To a major film producer, "worst" is bad box office, and has nothing to do with a film's artistic merit. Of the films listed above, let's see the box offce gross for each, then decide what "worst" truly means.

Critic: "Your last movie was a piece of crap!"

Producer: "Who cares? That piece of crap cost $5 million, and grossed $100 mil!"
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sam / November 30, 2010 at 03:31 pm
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that girl mila gives me a b0ner. for real.
agentsmith replying to a comment from dave / November 30, 2010 at 06:04 pm
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I thought "Repo Men" was okay, but not great. I like how in the subway scene there's an obvious TTC logo on the car that they didn't bother to hide. But hey, it makes sense that the TTC would look exactly the same in 2025 as it does now.
bertal / November 30, 2010 at 06:57 pm
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anyone catch "lightening"?
RealTalk / November 30, 2010 at 07:13 pm
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The fact that Glitter is not on this list makes this list irrelevant.


Glitter is one of the worst movies made ever, let alone filmed in Toronto.
Fantomex replying to a comment from Randy / November 30, 2010 at 08:15 pm
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Word, 100X!
sam2 / November 30, 2010 at 08:42 pm
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Response to someone who said Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
You suck.
This movie rocked.
Randy / November 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm
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It would take a helluva lot of research, but it would make an interesting article to know where pivitol scenes in classic Canadian movies were filmed. Example: Cronenberg filmed part of The Brood in a house on Riverview Drive(#27), and parts of A Christmas Story were filmed in a restaurant on Gerrard which is today Batifole (744 Gerrard St. E.)

What would be even cooler if readers out there have production stills they could submit!
Marlon / November 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm
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Definitely shoulda had glitter and the seagal dmx mess on there. I'd like to add driven as well. Stallones failed attempt at a comeback before the later successful comeback.
The Liquor / December 1, 2010 at 01:47 am
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good call on Shoot Em Up, brutal!
Ryan L. / December 1, 2010 at 06:54 am
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Perhaps next time you should compile the list using Rotten Tomatoes ratings instead of your own personal preference.
Myron / December 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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Regarding John Singleton: I suppose it could qualify as a bad tongue in cheek statement to say that "lightening" doesn't strike twice (As in: Boyz In The Hood has black characters, and Four Brothers is about white ones), but I think the word you are looking for is "lightning"...
bobbala replying to a comment from Johnny / December 1, 2010 at 01:45 pm
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Being a fan of the comics doesn't mean your opinion is somehow more correct than any one else's.

I too thought it was meaningful, maybe smashing shit everywhere floats your boat, but some of use want insight on the actual people and characters of the story.
nippleholic / December 1, 2010 at 03:56 pm
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This Movie Is Broken is pretty awful...
Fantomex replying to a comment from Randy / December 4, 2010 at 12:36 am
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Word, 100X!
Margot / December 7, 2010 at 11:06 am
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Haha just had a conversation over the weekend with someone who worked on "Love Guru," He said Mike Meyers was a princess who had several people fired for "making eye contact" with him and had hissy fits if the temperature wasn't perfect on set.
GooglyBoogly / December 27, 2010 at 10:28 am
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RED with Bruce Willis! Enter Toronto Reference Library and Royal York hotel as "Fairmont CHICAGO".....
JK / February 24, 2011 at 09:24 pm
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If this list was honest, Canadian movies would dominate all ten of the worst slots. The Hulk 2008 is Citizen Kane next to our average homegrown cinematic clunkers filled with insincere, emotionally vacant characters and plots about illness, failure and sexual deviancy. Why does Australia and New Zealand have more respectable watchable films as their top grossing achievements and we still have Porky's after almost 3 decades? Good Cop, Bon Cop can fudge its numbers to pretend it is the top grosser (not exactly an improvement over Porky's) but don't forget English Canada or international box office.
As a fellow Canadian once quipped on a forum, Canada is to film and television what the Taliban are to modern technological society. Yeah I know that's a little unfair-the Taliban have cell phones.
Fantomex replying to a comment from Margot / March 24, 2011 at 07:42 pm
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That reminds me of something: when I was a movie extra, I was told that we lowly extras were not to make <i>any</i> eye contact with 'the stars' whatsoever by our supervisor. I guess some people forgot that.
Jacko / April 21, 2011 at 03:30 pm
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That was a terrible count down.

You don't know or understand good movies.
You just take some of these movies, (Four Brothers & The Incredible Hulk e.g.) by the hand only judge by what goes on in the movie instead of studying the meaning, studying the background and studying it's content nuity.

That's how movies you claim that is bad is good in their own ways like that.

You by far are a horrible reviewer JP Larocque, I honestly don't know how else you watch movies.

Your as horrible as Armond White. (Pph Toy Story 3 is only bad because of its brand names it had, comparing Inception with Grand Theft Auto because of how he claims why both of those GREAT movies are bad.)
Dr Phil / July 30, 2011 at 12:17 am
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I remember a bad film made in Toronto in the early seventies, that had an evil Dracula type and some college kids were trying to find out who the evil old guy was. At one point, the kids are looking at a crypt whose lid starts to swing open and then closes. It wasn't very scary and some fo the movie patrons were gooing "OOOOHHHHH, OOOOHHHH" just to make fun of the silly thing. I remember seeing the TTC streetcars in the backgropund. Does anyone remember the name of this pathetic excuse for a movie?
Chris / November 9, 2011 at 05:10 pm
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I know everyone thinks it's a classic but 'Strange Brew' was another crap-fest filmed in our city. It should be at least number 5. Come to think of it, just about every film I've seen featuring Toronto as a set-piece has been crap. (I'm looking at you Scott Pilgrim and Chloe) Lets not forget that Hollywood only comes to Toronto when they want to get something done quick and dirty. We're the cheap whores of the film industry. You can't expect greatness to come from that...I'd like to see a Top 10 Hollywood Films Featuring Toronto Actors list. That would have some decent stuff on it...
Murphy / November 30, 2011 at 04:11 pm
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I disagree with all of you. I have the real winner. Flying (1986) Starring Keanu Reeves. I lived across the street from where they filmed most of the film when I was 8 years old. It was filmed in the Pape & Mortimer Avenue Centennial College. The same place where they filmed the later (original) Degrassi.
Actually replying to a comment from HUK / December 4, 2011 at 12:44 am
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Agree with you 100% I can't believe I watched the whole thing.
Anne / December 22, 2011 at 01:54 am
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BELLS made in the 80's starring Richard Chamberlain no less. A little horror flick about exploding Mickey Mouse phones. I kid you not. Talk about horrendous film making. John Houseman even has a little part in this one but, oh the camp! Simply AWFUL and I cannot imagine another film topping this one as the worst.
JC / April 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm
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Ten good or decent movies (depending on preference)? Fine:

Kick Ass
Chicago
American Psycho
X-men
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Mean Girls
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
RED
The Sweet Hereafter
Good Will Hunting
The Fly
Brokeback Mountain
Away From Her
Cinderella Man
The Hurricane
Spider

I'm sure the Total Recall remake won't be too bad as well.
Tony / July 15, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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Anyone remember a flick called "The Kidnapping of the President" starring William Shatner?? lol
pre / December 15, 2012 at 09:06 pm
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The Boondock Saints.
some people love it, I do not.
Adam / February 20, 2013 at 03:36 pm
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Eric Bana's Hulk was good to you and Ed Norton's was bad??

The author is huffing paint fumes it seems.
Shelley K / December 3, 2013 at 10:28 am
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You forgot the movie TAKE THIS WALTZ with Seth Rogan and Michelle Williams. I want my 116 mins back please.
Anon / January 29, 2014 at 02:06 pm
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Back in 2008, there was an absolutely terrible tv film called Princess that was filmed in Toronto. That was a real embarrassment. I don't know what Nora Zehetner and Kip Pardue were thinking of when they signed up for that piece of garbage.
Aaron replying to a comment from HUK / March 11, 2014 at 02:25 pm
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I think you're thinking again of the Best Movies Shot In Toronto List. That's where Scott Pilgrim belongs.
aaron replying to a comment from JC / June 30, 2014 at 05:13 pm
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No, I'm not posting this just be contrary and argue, but I would argue against Red and My Big Fat Greek Wedding and instead add Pacific Rim and Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (the fast food place ironically not available in Canada).
aaron / June 30, 2014 at 05:14 pm
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I just read that Warner Bros is filming Batman vs. Superman in Toronto, if anyone knows where they'r filming, please post it!
doug / October 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm
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What about "Against The Ropes" with Meg Ryan. Come on that was/is really awful!!!!!
Jim / November 2, 2014 at 08:12 pm
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How could you not include the Frank D'Angelo opus 'Real Gangsters'. Makes all these other movies look like Citizen Kane.
Joey / November 2, 2014 at 08:38 pm
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I really think Chloe deserves to be on this list. It was an awful movie. The references to Toronto are littered throughout the film and are comically bad. Egoyan should have all his awards rescinded for that piece of junk.
Paul / December 3, 2014 at 08:32 pm
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Heavenly Bodies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087399/

Written by the Toronto Star's movie critic, Ron Base. It was the first movie I ever walked out of. I saw it years later on TV and I was right the first time.
tony shamas / December 3, 2014 at 09:01 pm
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I agree Urban Legends was pretty bad!
Kelly / December 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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Tangled (2001) not the Disney flick was shpt at Knox College and U of T campus. Epic bad with Jonathan Rhys Meyer
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238137/
jormantha / December 5, 2014 at 02:00 am
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I second Body Parts. Part of it was filmed on my street. I thought it was cool. Until I actually WATCHED the movie.

I also have to add "Murder at 1600". A Wesley Snipes movie. Shot partly in Thornhill with Shouldice Hospital acting as back drop for the White House Rose Garden.
Paul / December 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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You forgot "Millennium" with Kris Kristophenson and Cheryl Ladd. Worse than Ishtar.

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