Catherine (Julianne Moore), a successful middle aged gynaecologist that has what seems to be a perfect marriage with college professor David (Liam Neeson), is raising their teenage son in a beautiful Toronto home, living a happy middle-class life. Or maybe not exactly as flawless as it seems? After he misses his big surprise birthday party, Catherine begins to suspect her husband of infidelity. She decides to hire an escort, Chloe (Amanda Seyfried), to test his loyalty and carefully directs her actions of seduction. What starts off as a good idea slowly becomes more complicated and puts the whole family in danger.
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), is a bass guitarist in a band called Sex Bob-Omb who falls in love with a delivery girl, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The catch: he needs to defeat all of her seven evil exes first to be able to date her. This long-awaited movie is a film adaptation of the six graphic novels (written between 2004 and 2010) by Bryan Lee O'Malley. Set in a surreal world of a computer system video game, the movie tells the story of 23-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim. If you realize that the original story is set in Toronto, the movie was filmed mostly in Toronto, and the story was written by a guy from Toronto, you understand the excitement of the locals about this big production being shot literally in their streets.
The Time Traveler's Wife is based on the best-selling novel by the American author Audrey Niffenegger. It's a love story with the main theme: love that transcends time. The main character artist Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with a Chicago librarian, Henry DeTamble (Eric Bana) since the first time they have met. But her chosen one is rather special: Henry was born with a rare genetic anomaly that breaks the timeline of his life apart. He unpredictably shifts back and forth through his life without any control over when it's going to happen. Despite the fact that he is a time traveller, Clare tries to live a normal life together with her husband, knowing that they can be separated for an unknown amount of time in a split second and with no warning. Although she has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences, she just can't live without him.
In the near future, some children are born with an extra twist in their genes: the X-factor, which gives them super powers. These mutants are feared and persecuted by normal humans. A group of them calling themselves The X-Men forms around Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who teaches his students at his School for Gifted Youngsters how to live with the superhuman abilities, providing them a safe haven with and a friendly mutant community. After the death of his family in the Holocaust during his childhood, full of hatred against all humans, the extremely powerful mutant, Magneto (Ian McKellen) sets out to destroy all humanity.
The movie is set in the year of 2025 (which is not that far in the future considering the number of huge changes that humans supposedly have by then achieved according to this film) and revolves around the idea of using perfectly functioning artificial organs instead of human transplants. The Union is a powerful corporation that creates and sells these on credit and at high interest rates. The problem is that if the customer is unable to repay his new organ within three months, the company sends its special force to reclaim it (literally to take it out of the body again without concern for the health of the patient at all). This movie contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.
A retired CIA agent, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), finds his peaceful (but quite boring) retirement disturbed when his suburban house is destroyed by masked assassins. The secrets he knows made him CIA target. After this incident, he jumps back into the world of danger together with Pension Department employee Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Finding out that his file lies with the RED. or Retired Extremely Dangerous section in the CIA Headquarters he contacts his former colleagues. Once again, they unite in an impossible mission to stop the operation and rescue the VP, Stanton, from being killed by his own people.
Both the second and the fourth instalments of the Resident Evil film series (of the science-fiction/horror/action genre) written by Paul W.S. Anderson were shot in Ontario, with Toronto and its suburbs depicting cities in the distant future ruined after a viral outbreak. This time Toronto isn't pretending to be New York, Detroit, or Chicago, but is playing an apocalyptic wasteland full of flesh-eating zombies — which gives the authors the freedom to feature all the recognizable landmarks without stating that it actually is Toronto. Would you call this progress? Toronto really seems to be a favourite destination for the undead; just remember movies such as Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, or Dawn of the Dead that were also shot here. Resident Evil: Apocalypse began filming started in August, 2003.
In her directorial debut, Sofia Coppola (daughter of the famous Francis Ford Coppola) goes her own way. She stays true to the book by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides and follows its very atypical first person plural narrator of the teenage boys, complimenting it with a very distinctive visual language that later became her trademark. This movie is a beautiful, eclectic story. Even though the film is set in Grosse Pointe, Michigan during the 1970s, Coppola decided to shoot a great deal of the movie here in Toronto. The story in this movie is told by a group of teenage boys who live in a Michigan suburb and become quite obsessed with the lives of their beautiful neighbours, five doomed sisters between the ages of 13 and 17. Living what seems a perfect life, the Catholic Lisbon family receives a shock when one of the sisters, Cecilia, tries to commit suicide.