"Lone Survivor" (2013): Dramatization of the Middle East Navy SEAL...

"Lone Survivor" (2013): Dramatization of the Middle East Navy SEAL operation known as Red Wings, Taylor Kitsch plays Patchogue-raised Michael Murphy, though the starring role goes to Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell. Credit: Greg Peters

WHO Benedict Cumberbatch

THE MOVIE "Paddington"

THE DEAL He isn't even in the movie, but the actor known as TV's "Sherlock Holmes" has designed a sleuth-outfitted statue of the bear known as Paddington. The fuzzy children's book character, due to hit U.S. screens Jan. 16, is getting celebrity treatment in the United Kingdom, with other Paddingtons designed by Emma Watson, David Beckham and Kate Moss. The statues are to be stationed around London and auctioned off to benefit charity.

WHO Darren Aronofsky

THE DEAL The director and co-writer of the controversial biblical epic "Noah" will serve as president of the Berlin Film Festival's international jury. Officially called the Berlinale, it's one of the major festivals where none of Aronofsky's films has ever been screened (his films have been shown at Cannes, Sundance and Venice). The Berlinale will run Feb. 5-15.

THE MOVIE "Lone Survivor"

THE DEAL Peter Berg's drama about Navy SEALs in Afghanistan will screen next week in honor of Veterans Day. The film stars Taylor Kitsch as Michael Murphy, a SEAL from Patchogue who was killed in action. Half of box-office proceeds, and all proceeds from sales of Murph Golden Ale, will go to a scholarship fund in Murphy's name.

INFO Tuesday at 4 p.m. and next Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. Tickets are $9. Call 631-438-0083 or go to plazamac.org.

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