1 Ornette: Made in America on Blu-ray: Fort Worth’s native son and award-winning jazz musician is celebrated in Shirley Clarke’s innovative documentary, freshly remastered and newly available, after long being out of regular circulation, on a dazzling new Blu-ray disc. The 1986 film follows the parallel path of Ornette Coleman in the late ’60s and during his triumphant 1983 homecoming, where he premiered Skies of America. The disc, in stores now, includes a handful of bonus features, among them a 2012 interview with Coleman’s son and collaborator, Denardo.
— Preston Jones
2 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3 and 4: The billion-dollar “Call of Duty” franchise offers its most purely enjoyable — although it’s odd describing a game built around annihilating faceless villains as “enjoyable” — outing yet with this Kevin Spacey-anchored thriller, in stores now. As much a white-knuckle, first-person shooter as a subtle indictment of unchecked power and the military-industrial complex, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is one of the year’s most visceral pleasures.
— Preston Jones
3 Abelló in April, Alba in September: The Meadows Museum in Dallas is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year in a very big way, and has been loading up the calendar with huge exhibitions. The latest addition, the private collection of Juan Abelló and his wife, Ana Gamazo, will open April 18. The Alba family collection, originally scheduled for spring, will move to September, opening on the 4th. Both of these collections are spectacular and are rarely seen in public. Put these dates in your 2015 calendar.
— Gaile Robinson