Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Ghostbusters” Reveal: Dan Aykroyd Says You Can Make Contact with the Dead Using a Good “Trans Channel Medium”

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It doesn’t come as a total surprise, but Dan Aykroyd is “out there.”

On CBS Mornings today, Dan — with the cast of the latest “Ghostbusters” — reveals his adamant beliefs in all kinds of out there stuff. (He would be a great guest on George Noory’s over night radio show.)

At about 8 minutes into the interview, Aykroyd explains his family history with “mediumship, trans-channeling, and all that.” Aykroyd says: “If you had to ask what my religion would be, it’s spiritualism. I believe not only in the survival of the soul and the spirit energy after death, but survival of the consciousness.”

Aykroyd says he believes you can identify “someone on the other side” with a “good transchannel medium” and cites John Edwards — not the former US senator — as an expert. Gayle King does not ask him, then, seriously, if he’s been in touch with his late friend, John Belushi.

“Ghostbusters Frozen Empire” — the 40th anniversary edition — opens a week from tonight. But Sony seems a little scared of it. The actual smallish red carpet premiere is tonight followed by a party for just 85 people. The critics screening isn’t until next Tuesday, and reviews are being held until the last minute. The movie is not directed by Jason Reitman, son of the late Ivan, but by Brit Gil Kenan, who has a sparse resume.

PS There’s also a rumor that a major character dies in this chapter. But, going by Aykroyd, that wouldn’t be the end of their character necessarily.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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