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Top show: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face The Music

Top show: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face The Music

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Top show: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face The Music

My children love to ask what life was like "in the olden days". The days they're referring to are the late Eighties and early Nineties when I was a teenager, a time that doesn't seem all that long ago to me. To them, however, it seems like several lifetimes ago and it's hard not to take offence when the youngest asks me if life was in black and white or colour when I was young, clearly confusing the old films I love to watch with family video footage.

My kids love to browse through old pictures, laughing at those of me in stonewashed dungarees and fluorescent, tie-dyed T-shirts that I thought made me look incredibly cool, but which actually left me resembling an oversized toddler. Move on a few pages and there I am in cut off T-shirts and jeans and wearing my daddy's waistcoats over the top, a look that I had stolen from the film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure which starred Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. I thought I was setting the fashion world alight but all I was doing was giving my poor father a headache every time he went looking for his three-piece suit to put on.

While the waistcoat look may have stayed firmly in the past for me, Bill and Ted have made a reappearance back on to our cinema screens. It's the third in the film series - the first came out back in 1989 when I was just 14. Being a big film fan, I remember being so excited to go and see it when it arrived at our local cinema. The additional lure of the gorgeous Keanu in a starring role certainly didn't dampen my enthusiasm either.