THE ABOUT PAGE
Flicks is New Zealand and Australia’s most authoritative and comprehensive nationwide movie & cinema guide.
We show every movie playing, nationwide cinemas, nationwide movie times/ticket booking links, videos and trailers, reviews (user and critical), and editorial pieces from Australasia’s best writing talent. All this is bundled up with an unashamed, passionate to the point of disgusting, love of the movies.
Our coverage is also extending to films available on demand. We already show you where to watch any movie in cinemas, and now where to rent it, buy it, stream it or download it.
Flicks Limited is a company of Vista Group International Ltd.
Flicks began life in 2005 - a good five years after the lucrative dot-com boom - from a grim, third story, High Street office.
It was started by the Brothers Scantlebury. One brother, noble and righteous, would go on to run the company and write this about page. The other, feeble and cruel, would provide resources and judgement from afar.
The original concept was simple, ‘Nationwide movie listings online’.
Through 11 rock solid years, Flicks has put one foot in front of the other, led by a simple guiding principle: Whatever our public demands of us, we will look into and - if we agree - will endeavour to find a course of action to make it happen in due course.
Never losing sight of being the movie-going guide, Flicks has been obsessively improved and fawned over by its makers and seen its user base grow annually.
It’s had four editors (Paul Scantlebury, Ashley Bird, Andrew Hedley and - currently - Steve Newall), all dedicated to making Flicks the most comprehensive and legit film publication in the country.
In 2014, Flicks launched in Australia as Fliks.com.au (to the owner of the flicks.com.au domain, we remain willing to re-enter negotiations).
In 2016, Flicks’ founders sold the company to the mighty Vista Group Limited. Today, co-founder Paul Scantlebury is still Flicks’ General Manager.