Trailer Park: Black Metal and High Camp

Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. Perhaps because most of the film world (including our own Jason Bailey) has converged in Park City for Sundance, the pickings feel a bit slim, not to mention random. What unites this week’s most and least promising offerings is a whole lot of camp, from space Nazis and hotties with tails to Kirk Cameron and Nicolas Cage.


Monumental: starring a handful of monuments, the American flag, some blurry archival footage of Ronald Reagan, and… Kirk Cameron! Well, of course Cameron is behind this, um, “documentary.” In the trailer, the Growing Pains star-turned-Christian soldier tells us that “something is sick in the soul of our country, and we’re headed for disaster if we don’t change our course now.” Then he talks to a whole bunch of dudes who say basically the same thing. But don’t worry! This film is not going to be a major bummer! No way! This is a righteous road-trip movie that finds Cameron visiting — what is that, Plimouth Plantation? Colonial Williamsburg? — to talk to people dressed in pilgrim costumes about America’s religious heritage.