American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An entertainment, such as a movie or television show, featuring gunfire and violence.
- n. alternative spelling of shoot 'em up.
- n. a movie featuring shooting and violence
“Nor was he impressed by the shoot-'em-up videogames of the day.”
“Even though you know what's coming, it still stands as a shocking, masterfully edited, gorgeously conceived piece of cinema, one that set a standard for shoot-'em-up scenes for decades to come.”
“Mr. Yates attacks this twist with shoot-'em-up verve, but it never meshes with the Bridgewaters' drama, in part because it's too reminiscent of the premise for the X-Men.”
“There are a few notable exceptions, such as nightclub owner Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince in the shoot-'em-up sequel "Grand Theft Auto IV" and the blue-skinned bisexual alien Liara T'Soni in the galactic hopper "Mass Effect.”
“Something like the lauded 1998 2D shoot-'em-up Radiant Silvergun Xbox 360, download, out now, which has just been re-released.”
“Under California's law, only adults would be able to purchase games like "Postal 2," the first-person shooter by developer Running With Scissors that features the ability to light unarmed bystanders on fire, and "Grand Theft Auto IV," the popular third-person shoot-'em-up from Rockstar Games that allows gamers to portray carjacking, gun-toting gangsters.”
“The fan-favorite science fiction shoot-'em-up has all of the ingredients you could possibly want â€ a vicious and visceral world filled with equally eye-grabbing creatures, weaponry, technology and all sorts of other visual wonders that would hold an audience's attention for a two-hour runtime.”
“Sawyer was always Lost's funniest character, rivaled only by Hurley, and Holloway brought his dry wit and penchant for nicknames to NBC's genius collegiate comedy as the Man with No Name other than Black Rider in a Spaghetti Western-themed sequel to last year's paintball shoot-'em-up.”
“That would be "The Expendables," the shoot-'em-up summer blockbuster.”
“I didn't even know it existed," says Pham Thanh Cong, a fourth-year physics student at Hanoi Polytechnic as he waits his turn to play an online shoot-'em-up game at a street-side Internet caf é.”
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Terms with multiple hyphens, such as rent-a-crowd. Not intended to be a see-how-many-words-one-can-string-together-with-hyphens-used-adjectively sort of list.
Film genres. Also see film--1 by bradleyrturner.
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