If you’re looking to spice up any practice time you have between yoga lessons in NYC, you could also use that time to muti-task and throw on some movies that you feel like checking out in the background. But not all movies are fit for this type of viewing (in fact, most probably aren’t), so here’s a few of our recommendations for movies to throw on while you’re getting ready for your yoga lessons in NYC.
Enter the Void
This movie is completely insane. It’s definitely not for everyone (actually, it’s probably not even for most people), but if you can get past Gasper Noe’s lack of boundaries or regard for narrative convention, the trippy imagery and lulling atmosphere of this movie will suck you in.
The Last Boy Scout
In honor of the great Tony Scott’s recent passing, you owe it to yourself to watch his mercilessly underrated 1991 buddy action comedy, The Last Boy Scout. Shane Black (writer of Lethal Weapon, writer/director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the upcoming Iron Man 3) turns in a consistently delightful script here, with dialogue so arch, meta, clever, and well-considered that you don’t even need to watch the screen to have a blast. (Though it certainly helps if you do, considering what a great job this movie does of exhibiting Scott’s classic-90s hard-boiled style.)
Now here’s a movie with stunts so impressive they’ve make you really excited about getting limber with some yoga. Steven Soderbergh’s star vehicle for MMA fighter Gina Carano is one stylish time at the movies that’s light on plot, heavy on action, and brought together by a fantastic David Holmes score that feels like the lost accompaniment to a 60s Bond picture. You just can’t go wrong there.