A befuddling ending is hardly the only perplexing choice by the filmmakers of "The Turning," the latest update to the 19th-century horror novella "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James, a man we could say is now "turning" in his grave, but we'll spare you the pun.

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Guy Ritchie's honor-among-thieves meta-caper "The Gentlemen," with Matthew McConaughey, has all the tailored tweed suits and smoky atmosphere of a handsome scotch commercial. "The Gentlemen" might not be an ad, but Ritchie's film is most assuredly selling something.

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But if they could speak, no realm of the animal kingdom, no penguin, parakeet or panda, would have anything good to say about Stephen Gaghan's "Dolittle," a big-budget train wreck in which things go so awry that it can't even be said to be strictly for the dogs.

J.J. Abrams' "Rise of Skywalker" is a scattershot, impatiently paced, fan-servicing finale that repurposes so much of what came before that it feels as though someone searching for the hyperspace button accidentally pressed the spin cycle instead.

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