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Assault on Precinct 13

An updated version of John Carpenter's 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13 revolves around Sergeant Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke), a Detroit police officer in for one heck of a New Year's Eve. As one of the sole officers manning the soon-to-be-decommissioned Precinct 13, Roenick finds his station under attack from gunmen bent on killing anyone inside.

The only solution? Release the prisoners, arm them, and make a stand together. Compared to that way of ringing in the New Year, missing the Times Square ball drop because the party needed more salsa doesn't seem so bad.

Not that we wouldn't all love to arm up and fight the good fight alongside Laurence Fishburne, but there are better things to do when you know you don't have to get up for work in the morning. Safer things.

Less exciting things, sure, but we'll take an incoming regular cocktail over a Molotov one any day.

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