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  • n. Plural form of shoot-'em-up.


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  • Mr. Carnahan has till now been pigeonholed, and rightly, by comedy shoot-'em-ups like "Smokin' Aces" and "The A-Team."

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  • Mr. Jackson, who is making his Broadway debut, racked up a number of solid stage credits in the late 1970s, after which he spent the next three decades making Hollywood shoot-'em-ups.

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  • The show was wildly popular in its day, airing originally from 1959-1973, and in reruns since; a western more about character than shoot-'em-ups.

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  • Live started out eight years ago as a hangout for matches of FIFA Soccer or shoot-'em-ups like Halo and Modern Warfare.

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  • Gibson has since gone on to make a mix of crowd-pleasing shoot-'em-ups such as the "Lethal Weapon" franchise, and has established himself as a director. 1995's "Braveheart" earned Gibson two Oscars for best picture and best director.

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  • I get a hash of forties cheapie Lash La Rue oaters; florid, wide-screen, Technicolor Douglas Sirk melodramas; lyrical Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns; homoerotic John Woo gangster shoot-'em-ups; and even George A Romero splatterfests.

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  • Until recently, game fanatics played shoot-'em-ups either alone on a PC or head to head with friends on TV consoles made by the likes of Nintendo and Sony.

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  • Klawe has been working with Electronic Arts, an established purveyor of shoot-'em-ups, to develop a gender-neutral game for kids who are in the 10-to-14 age group.

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  • Influenced by the fantasy of role-playing games more than the ultra-violence of shoot-'em-ups, an early vision of Second Life came together at the annual Burning Man Festival.

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  • Likewise, Charlie Sheen, the paradigm of the Hollywood bad boy, has gone from starring in Academy Award-caliber films like "" Platoon '' to cheesy shoot-'em-ups.

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