Also anticpating: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life- This is at the top of my list and has been for a while. Premise: the tale of a Midwestern boy's journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a "lost soul in the modern world", and his quest to regain meaning in life.
True Grit- The Coen Brothers do a western. 'Nuff said. Release date: 12/25. As good a Christmas present as any I'll receive this year.