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  • noun Attributive form of action movie

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Examples

  • Factory manager Samuel Bernstein—who was anything but a beloved boss under normal circumstances—seems to have been practically an action-movie hero during the fire, saving lives on both the eighth and tenth floors, and on the roof.

    Uprising

  • In the meantime, Stewart's big vehicle is Snow White and the Huntsman (released 1 June), an action-movie twist on the traditional tale (not a million miles away from the retooled gothic of Twilight).

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  • Here there are no shortage of great performances to keep things moving as Scott has to defeat his new girlfriend's evil exes, videogame-style; Brandon Routh and Chris Evans spoof their action-movie credentials; Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ellen Wong make suitable suitors for Scott; while Alison Pill completely nails the sulky, aggressive girl routine.

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  • Factory manager Samuel Bernstein—who was anything but a beloved boss under normal circumstances—seems to have been practically an action-movie hero during the fire, saving lives on both the eighth and tenth floors, and on the roof.

    Uprising

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former action-movie hero, said he would "blow up the boxes" of state government when he became governor of the nation's most populous state more than six years ago.

    Schwarzenegger Exits, Legacy Vague

  • It will have the dialogue that action-movie nerds will be quoting at each other to see who “gets it.”

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  • Running fast and loose with Robert Heinlein's still-controversial novel (where James Cameron also found inspiration for the space marines and the power suits in Aliens), Verhoeven kicks things off with a spectacular battle between men and bugs in gung-ho, action-movie style.

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  • However, while Dudikoff wasn't exactly known for his martial arts skills (and it shows in some of the fight scenes), "American Ninja" also featured a pair of actors with legitimate action-movie cred in James and Yamashita, The former gets to flex his karate chops in a few cool scenes, including a grand finale that features James going all one-man-army on the evil ninja training camp.

    ‘American Ninja’ Leaves Us Thankful For Awesome In Today’s Sick Day Stash » MTV Movies Blog

  • After all, there may be no one in the global pop cultural universe bigger than Mr. Pacquiao — boxing's most magnetic performer; a congressman in the Philippines; a part-time ballad-crooning action-movie hero.

    Manny Returns

  • Factory manager Samuel Bernstein—who was anything but a beloved boss under normal circumstances—seems to have been practically an action-movie hero during the fire, saving lives on both the eighth and tenth floors, and on the roof.

    Uprising

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