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  • n. Alternative spelling of shoot 'em up.


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  • All the shoot-em-up arcade game depictions of the war between a US-like Rome and the Balkan-like Volscians, and the putting of Shakespeare's lines into the mouths of newscasters such as Peter Snow, seem moot since those very words describe defunct codes of military honour.

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  • However in some ways, I felt the same as I do after watching a really violent, "blow-em-up, shoot-em-up, drop-em-dead" film, especially when I'm with a bunch of "normal" people.

    Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.: Toddlers & Tiaras: A Cultural Car Wreck

  • I've made it so far through four episodes — and will probably watch more if they're supplied to me — and was even reminded at times of a more cartoonish MI-6 one of my spy faves in the way it's willing to sacrifice key characters, so also like 24, it keeps you a bit on edge even as it traffics in its almost ridiculously macho shoot-em-up antics.

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  • If the trailer is to be believed, this should be a funny, bloody shoot-em-up.

    The Sci-Fi Cast ·

  • The plotline is a standard serial actioneer pumped with Bruce Willis shoot-em-up.

    Sunday Cinema: The Fifth Element

  • August 5th, 2009 1: 29 pm ET huge win for diplomacy ... major blow to shoot-em-up cowboy style.

    Freed journalist: 'We knew the nightmare was...coming to an end

  • What could a Broadway show about Bonnie and Clyde possibly have over the shoot-em-up screen romance in the 1967 film starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway?

    Rochelle Jewel Shapiro: Bonnie & Clyde: Don't We Just Love Those Bad Guys and Gals?

  • Based, apparently, on a popular Japanese strategy game, Front Mission Evolved is a solid, if uninspiring, shoot-em-up.

    Front Mission Evolved

  • Cinemax's bloody, bawdy guilty pleasure Strike Back 10/9c, having lost one of its team quite explosively a week ago, reels in a few notable guest stars — Game of Thrones' Iain Glen as a weapons dealer and Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as a Sudanese sadist of a militia leader — for this week's latest shoot-em-up heroics.

    Matt's Guide to Weekend TV

  • Speaking of which, this week's Grey's (9/8c) presents a new challenge to Cristina, still suffering the effects of the shoot-em-up cliffhanger, when she's put in sole charge of a lung-transplant patient.

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